Map Key
  • Less than 15 %
  • 15.1 - 19 %
  • 19.1 - 23 %
  • 23.1 - 27 %
  • More than 27 %
Percentage of children under age 18 who fell below the poverty line in 2016
State Child Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 7.4%1st
Hawaii 9.7%2nd
Wyoming 10.3%3rd
Utah 10.8%4th
North Dakota 12.0%5th
Minnesota 12.3%6th
Maryland 12.4%7th
Connecticut 12.6%8th
Colorado 13.1%9th
Washington 13.2%10th
Massachusetts 13.3%11th
Kansas 13.8%12th
Alaska 13.8%13th
Nebraska 13.9%14th
Virginia 13.9%15th
New Jersey 14.3%16th
Vermont 14.4%17th
Iowa 14.4%18th
Montana 14.8%19th
Wisconsin 15.3%20th
Oregon 16.2%21st
Rhode Island 16.3%22nd
South Dakota 16.5%23rd
Maine 16.6%24th
Delaware 17.0%25th
Idaho 17.2%26th
Illinois 17.5%27th
Pennsylvania 18.1%28th
Missouri 18.6%29th
Nevada 18.6%30th
Indiana 19.1%31st
California 19.6%32nd
Ohio 20.1%33rd
Michigan 20.2%34th
New York 20.4%35th
Florida 20.7%36th
North Carolina 21.3%37th
Texas 22.2%38th
Tennessee 22.4%39th
Oklahoma 22.6%40th
Georgia 22.6%41st
South Carolina 22.7%42nd
Arizona 23.3%43rd
Arkansas 23.5%44th
West Virginia 23.6%45th
Alabama 24.3%46th
Kentucky 24.5%47th
District of Columbia 25.5%48th
Louisiana 28.4%49th
Mississippi 29.4%50th
New Mexico 29.9%51st