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  • Less than 10 %
  • 10.1 - 12.8 %
  • 12.9 - 15.6 %
  • 15.7 - 18.5 %
  • More than 18.5 %
Percentage of people who had incomes below the poverty line ($23,834 for a family of four) in 2014.
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 9.2%1st
Maryland 10.1%2nd
Connecticut 10.8%3rd
New Jersey 11.1%4th
Wyoming 11.2%5th
Alaska 11.2%6th
Hawaii 11.4%7th
Minnesota 11.5%8th
North Dakota 11.6%9th
Massachusetts 11.6%10th
Utah 11.7%11th
Virginia 11.8%12th
Colorado 12.0%13th
Vermont 12.2%14th
Iowa 12.2%15th
Nebraska 12.4%16th
Delaware 12.5%17th
Wisconsin 13.2%18th
Washington 13.2%19th
Kansas 13.6%20th
Pennsylvania 13.6%21st
Maine 14.1%22nd
South Dakota 14.2%23rd
Rhode Island 14.3%24th
Illinois 14.4%25th
Idaho 14.9%26th
Nevada 15.2%27th
Indiana 15.2%28th
Montana 15.4%29th
Missouri 15.5%30th
Ohio 15.8%31st
New York 15.9%32nd
Michigan 16.2%33rd
California 16.5%34th
Florida 16.5%35th
Oregon 16.6%36th
Oklahoma 16.6%37th
Texas 17.2%38th
North Carolina 17.2%39th
District of Columbia 17.7%40th
South Carolina 18.0%41st
Arizona 18.2%42nd
West Virginia 18.3%43rd
Georgia 18.3%44th
Tennessee 18.3%45th
Arkansas 18.9%46th
Kentucky 19.1%47th
Alabama 19.3%48th
Louisiana 19.8%49th
New Mexico 21.3%50th
Mississippi 21.5%51st