Map Key
  • Less than 15 %
  • 15.1 - 19 %
  • 19.1 - 23 %
  • 23.1 - 27 %
  • More than 27 %
Percentage of children under 18 in related families who had incomes below the poverty line in 2015.
State Child Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 10.2%1st
North Dakota 11.5%2nd
Vermont 12.4%3rd
Utah 12.5%4th
Minnesota 12.7%5th
Maryland 12.8%6th
Wyoming 12.9%7th
Hawaii 13.6%8th
Connecticut 14.2%9th
Colorado 14.4%10th
Iowa 14.4%11th
Massachusetts 14.5%12th
Virginia 14.5%13th
Alaska 14.7%14th
Washington 15.0%15th
New Jersey 15.5%16th
Wisconsin 15.9%17th
Nebraska 16.3%18th
Maine 16.6%19th
Kansas 16.8%20th
Idaho 17.4%21st
South Dakota 17.7%22nd
Illinois 18.9%23rd
Montana 18.9%24th
Pennsylvania 19.0%25th
Delaware 19.1%26th
Rhode Island 19.1%27th
Oregon 19.7%28th
Missouri 19.9%29th
Indiana 20.5%30th
Nevada 20.5%31st
California 20.8%32nd
Ohio 20.9%33rd
New York 21.7%34th
Oklahoma 21.8%35th
Michigan 22.0%36th
Texas 22.7%37th
Florida 22.8%38th
North Carolina 23.2%39th
South Carolina 23.8%40th
Tennessee 23.8%41st
Georgia 24.2%42nd
Arizona 24.4%43rd
West Virginia 24.6%44th
District of Columbia 25.3%45th
Kentucky 25.6%46th
Alabama 26.4%47th
Arkansas 26.8%48th
Louisiana 28.1%49th
New Mexico 28.5%50th
Mississippi 31.1%51st