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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2008.

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22% - Mississippi: 21.2% Arkansas: 17.3% Kentucky: 17.3% Louisiana: 17.3% District of Columbia: 17.2% New Mexico: 17.1% West Virginia: 17.0% Oklahoma: 15.9% Texas: 15.8% Alabama: 15.7% South Carolina: 15.7% Tennessee: 15.5% Montana: 14.8% Arizona: 14.7% Georgia: 14.7% North Carolina: 14.6% Michigan: 14.4% New York: 13.6% Oregon: 13.6% Missouri: 13.4% Ohio: 13.4% California: 13.3% Florida: 13.2% United States of America: 13.2% Indiana: 13.1% Idaho: 12.6% South Dakota: 12.5% Maine: 12.3% Illinois: 12.2% Pennsylvania: 12.1% North Dakota: 12.0% Rhode Island: 11.7% Iowa: 11.5% Colorado: 11.4% Kansas: 11.3% Nevada: 11.3% Washington: 11.3% Nebraska: 10.8% Vermont: 10.6% Wisconsin: 10.4% Virginia: 10.2% Delaware: 10.0% Massachusetts: 10.0% Minnesota: 9.6% Utah: 9.6% Wyoming: 9.4% Connecticut: 9.3% Hawaii: 9.1% New Jersey: 8.7% Alaska: 8.4% Maryland: 8.1% New Hampshire: 7.6%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Mississippi

Arkansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

District of Columbia

New Mexico

West Virginia

Oklahoma

Texas

Alabama

South Carolina

Tennessee

Montana

Arizona

Georgia

North Carolina

Michigan

New York

Oregon

Missouri

Ohio

California

Florida

United States of America

Indiana

Idaho

South Dakota

Maine

Illinois

Pennsylvania

North Dakota

Rhode Island

Iowa

Colorado

Kansas

Nevada

Washington

Nebraska

Vermont

Wisconsin

Virginia

Delaware

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Utah

Wyoming

Connecticut

Hawaii

New Jersey

Alaska

Maryland

New Hampshire

 

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