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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 2013.
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 8.7%1st
Alaska 9.3%2nd
Maryland 10.1%3rd
Connecticut 10.7%4th
Hawaii 10.9%5th
Wyoming 10.9%6th
Minnesota 11.2%7th
New Jersey 11.5%8th
Virginia 11.7%9th
North Dakota 11.8%10th
Massachusetts 11.9%11th
Vermont 12.3%12th
Delaware 12.4%13th
Utah 12.7%14th
Iowa 12.7%15th
Colorado 13.0%16th
Nebraska 13.2%17th
Wisconsin 13.5%18th
Pennsylvania 13.7%19th
Maine 14.0%20th
Kansas 14.0%21st
Washington 14.2%22nd
South Dakota 14.2%23rd
Rhode Island 14.3%24th
Illinois 14.7%25th
Idaho 15.6%26th
Nevada 15.8%27th
Missouri 15.9%28th
Indiana 15.9%29th
New York 16.0%30th
Ohio 16.0%31st
Montana 16.5%32nd
Oregon 16.7%33rd
Oklahoma 16.8%34th
California 16.8%35th
Florida 17.0%36th
Michigan 17.1%37th
Texas 17.5%38th
Tennessee 17.8%39th
North Carolina 17.9%40th
West Virginia 18.5%41st
South Carolina 18.6%42nd
Arizona 18.6%43rd
Alabama 18.7%44th
Kentucky 18.8%45th
District of Columbia 18.9%46th
Georgia 19.0%47th
Arkansas 19.7%48th
Louisiana 19.8%49th
New Mexico 22.0%50th
Mississippi 24.1%51st