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 2017
State Child Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 9.8%1st
Utah 10.4%2nd
North Dakota 10.7%3rd
Hawaii 11.0%4th
Minnesota 11.3%5th
Maryland 11.7%6th
Colorado 11.7%7th
Iowa 11.9%8th
Connecticut 12.4%9th
Maine 12.4%10th
Wyoming 13.0%11th
Massachusetts 13.2%12th
Vermont 13.4%13th
Nebraska 13.6%14th
Virginia 13.7%15th
New Jersey 13.8%16th
Washington 13.8%17th
Wisconsin 14.0%18th
Alaska 14.3%19th
Montana 14.4%20th
Kansas 14.4%21st
Idaho 15.0%22nd
Oregon 15.9%23rd
South Dakota 16.3%24th
Rhode Island 16.4%25th
Pennsylvania 16.7%26th
Illinois 16.8%27th
California 17.8%28th
Indiana 17.9%29th
Missouri 18.1%30th
Nevada 18.2%31st
Delaware 18.3%32nd
Michigan 19.3%33rd
New York 19.4%34th
Ohio 19.7%35th
Florida 20.0%36th
Arizona 20.4%37th
Texas 20.7%38th
Georgia 20.7%39th
North Carolina 20.9%40th
Tennessee 20.9%41st
Oklahoma 21.2%42nd
Kentucky 22.0%43rd
Arkansas 22.1%44th
South Carolina 22.3%45th
Alabama 24.3%46th
West Virginia 25.5%47th
District of Columbia 25.6%48th
Mississippi 26.7%49th
New Mexico 27.0%50th
Louisiana 27.8%51st