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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2006.

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22% - Mississippi: 21.1% District of Columbia: 19.6% Louisiana: 19.0% New Mexico: 18.5% Arkansas: 17.3% West Virginia: 17.3% Kentucky: 17.0% Oklahoma: 17.0% Texas: 16.9% Alabama: 16.6% Tennessee: 16.2% South Carolina: 15.7% Georgia: 14.7% North Carolina: 14.7% Arizona: 14.2% New York: 14.2% Missouri: 13.6% Montana: 13.6% South Dakota: 13.6% Michigan: 13.5% Ohio: 13.3% Oregon: 13.3% United States of America: 13.3% California: 13.1% Maine: 12.9% Indiana: 12.7% Florida: 12.6% Idaho: 12.6% Kansas: 12.4% Illinois: 12.3% Pennsylvania: 12.1% Colorado: 12.0% Washington: 11.8% Nebraska: 11.5% North Dakota: 11.4% Delaware: 11.1% Rhode Island: 11.1% Iowa: 11.0% Wisconsin: 11.0% Alaska: 10.9% Utah: 10.6% Nevada: 10.3% Vermont: 10.3% Massachusetts: 9.9% Minnesota: 9.8% Virginia: 9.6% Wyoming: 9.4% Hawaii: 9.3% New Jersey: 8.7% Connecticut: 8.3% New Hampshire: 8.0% Maryland: 7.8%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Mississippi

District of Columbia

Louisiana

New Mexico

Arkansas

West Virginia

Kentucky

Oklahoma

Texas

Alabama

Tennessee

South Carolina

Georgia

North Carolina

Arizona

New York

Missouri

Montana

South Dakota

Michigan

Ohio

Oregon

United States of America

California

Maine

Indiana

Florida

Idaho

Kansas

Illinois

Pennsylvania

Colorado

Washington

Nebraska

North Dakota

Delaware

Rhode Island

Iowa

Wisconsin

Alaska

Utah

Nevada

Vermont

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Virginia

Wyoming

Hawaii

New Jersey

Connecticut

New Hampshire

Maryland

 

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