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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2004.

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22% - Mississippi: 21.6% Louisiana: 19.4% New Mexico: 19.3% District of Columbia: 18.9% Arkansas: 17.9% West Virginia: 17.9% Kentucky: 17.4% Texas: 16.6% Alabama: 16.1% South Carolina: 15.7% Oklahoma: 15.3% North Carolina: 15.2% Georgia: 14.8% Idaho: 14.5% Tennessee: 14.5% Arizona: 14.2% Montana: 14.2% New York: 14.2% Oregon: 14.1% California: 13.3% United States of America: 13.1% Washington: 13.1% Rhode Island: 12.8% Nevada: 12.6% Ohio: 12.5% Maine: 12.3% Michigan: 12.3% Florida: 12.2% North Dakota: 12.1% Illinois: 11.9% Missouri: 11.8% Pennsylvania: 11.7% Colorado: 11.1% Nebraska: 11.0% South Dakota: 11.0% Utah: 10.9% Indiana: 10.8% Wisconsin: 10.7% Hawaii: 10.6% Kansas: 10.5% Wyoming: 10.3% Delaware: 9.9% Iowa: 9.9% Virginia: 9.5% Massachusetts: 9.2% Vermont: 9.0% Maryland: 8.8% New Jersey: 8.5% Minnesota: 8.3% Alaska: 8.2% Connecticut: 7.6% New Hampshire: 7.6%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Mississippi

Louisiana

New Mexico

District of Columbia

Arkansas

West Virginia

Kentucky

Texas

Alabama

South Carolina

Oklahoma

North Carolina

Georgia

Idaho

Tennessee

Arizona

Montana

New York

Oregon

California

United States of America

Washington

Rhode Island

Nevada

Ohio

Maine

Michigan

Florida

North Dakota

Illinois

Missouri

Pennsylvania

Colorado

Nebraska

South Dakota

Utah

Indiana

Wisconsin

Hawaii

Kansas

Wyoming

Delaware

Iowa

Virginia

Massachusetts

Vermont

Maryland

New Jersey

Minnesota

Alaska

Connecticut

New Hampshire

 

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Source of Data: U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder
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