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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2005.

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22% - Mississippi: 21.3% Louisiana: 19.8% District of Columbia: 19.0% New Mexico: 18.5% West Virginia: 18.0% Texas: 17.6% Arkansas: 17.2% Alabama: 17.0% Kentucky: 16.8% Oklahoma: 16.5% South Carolina: 15.6% Tennessee: 15.5% North Carolina: 15.1% Georgia: 14.4% Montana: 14.4% Arizona: 14.2% Oregon: 14.1% Idaho: 13.9% New York: 13.8% South Dakota: 13.6% California: 13.3% Missouri: 13.3% United States of America: 13.3% Michigan: 13.2% Ohio: 13.0% Florida: 12.8% Maine: 12.6% Rhode Island: 12.3% Indiana: 12.2% Illinois: 12.0% Pennsylvania: 11.9% Washington: 11.9% Kansas: 11.7% Vermont: 11.5% Alaska: 11.2% North Dakota: 11.2% Colorado: 11.1% Nevada: 11.1% Iowa: 10.9% Nebraska: 10.9% Delaware: 10.4% Massachusetts: 10.3% Utah: 10.2% Wisconsin: 10.2% Virginia: 10.0% Hawaii: 9.8% Wyoming: 9.5% Minnesota: 9.2% New Jersey: 8.7% Connecticut: 8.3% Maryland: 8.2% New Hampshire: 7.5%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Mississippi

Louisiana

District of Columbia

New Mexico

West Virginia

Texas

Arkansas

Alabama

Kentucky

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Tennessee

North Carolina

Georgia

Montana

Arizona

Oregon

Idaho

New York

South Dakota

California

Missouri

United States of America

Michigan

Ohio

Florida

Maine

Rhode Island

Indiana

Illinois

Pennsylvania

Washington

Kansas

Vermont

Alaska

North Dakota

Colorado

Nevada

Iowa

Nebraska

Delaware

Massachusetts

Utah

Wisconsin

Virginia

Hawaii

Wyoming

Minnesota

New Jersey

Connecticut

Maryland

New Hampshire

 

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