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50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population

Poverty Rate

Description

Percent of the population below the federal poverty level, 2009.

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22% - Mississippi: 21.9% Arkansas: 18.8% Kentucky: 18.6% District of Columbia: 18.4% New Mexico: 18.0% West Virginia: 17.7% Alabama: 17.5% Louisiana: 17.3% Texas: 17.2% South Carolina: 17.1% Tennessee: 17.1% Arizona: 16.5% Georgia: 16.5% North Carolina: 16.3% Michigan: 16.2% Oklahoma: 16.2% Ohio: 15.2% Montana: 15.1% Florida: 14.9% Missouri: 14.6% Indiana: 14.4% Idaho: 14.3% Oregon: 14.3% United States of America: 14.3% California: 14.2% New York: 14.2% South Dakota: 14.2% Kansas: 13.4% Illinois: 13.3% Colorado: 12.9% Pennsylvania: 12.5% Nevada: 12.4% Wisconsin: 12.4% Maine: 12.3% Nebraska: 12.3% Washington: 12.3% Iowa: 11.8% North Dakota: 11.7% Rhode Island: 11.5% Utah: 11.5% Vermont: 11.4% Minnesota: 11.0% Delaware: 10.8% Virginia: 10.5% Hawaii: 10.4% Massachusetts: 10.3% Wyoming: 9.8% Connecticut: 9.4% New Jersey: 9.4% Maryland: 9.1% Alaska: 9.0% New Hampshire: 8.5%  
16% -
11% -
5% -
 

Mississippi

Arkansas

Kentucky

District of Columbia

New Mexico

West Virginia

Alabama

Louisiana

Texas

South Carolina

Tennessee

Arizona

Georgia

North Carolina

Michigan

Oklahoma

Ohio

Montana

Florida

Missouri

Indiana

Idaho

Oregon

United States of America

California

New York

South Dakota

Kansas

Illinois

Colorado

Pennsylvania

Nevada

Wisconsin

Maine

Nebraska

Washington

Iowa

North Dakota

Rhode Island

Utah

Vermont

Minnesota

Delaware

Virginia

Hawaii

Massachusetts

Wyoming

Connecticut

New Jersey

Maryland

Alaska

New Hampshire

 

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