Map Key
  • 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 ($25,926 for a family of four) in 2019
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 7.3%1st
Utah 8.9%2nd
Maryland 9.0%3rd
Minnesota 9.0%3rd
New Jersey 9.2%5th
Hawaii 9.3%6th
Colorado 9.3%6th
Massachusetts 9.4%8th
Washington 9.8%9th
Virginia 9.9%10th
Nebraska 9.9%10th
Connecticut 10.0%12th
Alaska 10.1%13th
Wyoming 10.1%13th
Vermont 10.2%15th
Wisconsin 10.4%16th
North Dakota 10.6%17th
Rhode Island 10.8%18th
Maine 10.9%19th
Idaho 11.2%20th
Iowa 11.2%20th
Delaware 11.3%22nd
Oregon 11.4%23rd
Kansas 11.4%23rd
Illinois 11.5%25th
California 11.8%26th
Indiana 11.9%27th
South Dakota 11.9%27th
Pennsylvania 12.0%29th
Nevada 12.5%30th
Montana 12.6%31st
Florida 12.7%32nd
Missouri 12.9%33rd
New York 13.0%34th
Michigan 13.0%34th
Ohio 13.1%36th
Georgia 13.3%37th
Arizona 13.5%38th
District of Columbia 13.5%38th
Texas 13.6%40th
North Carolina 13.6%40th
South Carolina 13.8%42nd
Tennessee 13.9%43rd
Oklahoma 15.2%44th
Alabama 15.5%45th
West Virginia 16.0%46th
Arkansas 16.2%47th
Kentucky 16.3%48th
New Mexico 18.2%49th
Louisiana 19.0%50th
Mississippi 19.6%51st