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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2007.

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22% - Mississippi: 20.6% Louisiana: 18.6% New Mexico: 18.1% Arkansas: 17.9% Kentucky: 17.3% Alabama: 16.9% West Virginia: 16.9% District of Columbia: 16.4% Texas: 16.3% Oklahoma: 15.9% Tennessee: 15.9% South Carolina: 15.0% Georgia: 14.3% North Carolina: 14.3% Arizona: 14.2% Montana: 14.1% Michigan: 14.0% New York: 13.7% Ohio: 13.1% South Dakota: 13.1% Missouri: 13.0% United States of America: 13.0% Oregon: 12.9% California: 12.4% Indiana: 12.3% Florida: 12.1% Idaho: 12.1% North Dakota: 12.1% Colorado: 12.0% Maine: 12.0% Rhode Island: 12.0% Illinois: 11.9% Pennsylvania: 11.6% Washington: 11.4% Kansas: 11.2% Nebraska: 11.2% Iowa: 11.0% Wisconsin: 10.8% Nevada: 10.7% Delaware: 10.5% Vermont: 10.1% Massachusetts: 9.9% Virginia: 9.9% Utah: 9.7% Minnesota: 9.5% Alaska: 8.9% Wyoming: 8.7% New Jersey: 8.6% Maryland: 8.3% Hawaii: 8.0% Connecticut: 7.9% New Hampshire: 7.1%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Mississippi

Louisiana

New Mexico

Arkansas

Kentucky

Alabama

West Virginia

District of Columbia

Texas

Oklahoma

Tennessee

South Carolina

Georgia

North Carolina

Arizona

Montana

Michigan

New York

Ohio

South Dakota

Missouri

United States of America

Oregon

California

Indiana

Florida

Idaho

North Dakota

Colorado

Maine

Rhode Island

Illinois

Pennsylvania

Washington

Kansas

Nebraska

Iowa

Wisconsin

Nevada

Delaware

Vermont

Massachusetts

Virginia

Utah

Minnesota

Alaska

Wyoming

New Jersey

Maryland

Hawaii

Connecticut

New Hampshire

 

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