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 ($24,250 for a family of four) in 2015.
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 8.2%1st
Maryland 9.7%2nd
Minnesota 10.2%3rd
Vermont 10.2%4th
Alaska 10.3%5th
Connecticut 10.5%6th
Hawaii 10.6%7th
New Jersey 10.8%8th
North Dakota 11.0%9th
Wyoming 11.1%10th
Virginia 11.2%11th
Utah 11.3%12th
Massachusetts 11.5%13th
Colorado 11.5%14th
Wisconsin 12.1%15th
Iowa 12.2%16th
Washington 12.2%17th
Delaware 12.4%18th
Nebraska 12.6%19th
Kansas 13.0%20th
Pennsylvania 13.2%21st
Maine 13.4%22nd
Illinois 13.6%23rd
South Dakota 13.8%24th
Rhode Island 13.9%25th
Indiana 14.5%26th
Montana 14.6%27th
Nevada 14.7%28th
Ohio 14.8%29th
Missouri 14.8%30th
Idaho 15.1%31st
California 15.3%32nd
Oregon 15.4%33rd
New York 15.4%34th
Florida 15.7%35th
Michigan 15.8%36th
Texas 15.9%37th
Oklahoma 16.1%38th
North Carolina 16.4%39th
South Carolina 16.7%40th
Tennessee 16.7%41st
Georgia 17.1%42nd
District of Columbia 17.3%43rd
Arizona 17.4%44th
West Virginia 17.9%45th
Alabama 18.5%46th
Kentucky 18.5%47th
Arkansas 19.1%48th
Louisiana 19.6%49th
New Mexico 20.4%50th
Mississippi 22.0%51st