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 fell below the poverty line—$24,340 for a family of four—in 2016
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 7.3%1st
Hawaii 9.3%2nd
Maryland 9.7%3rd
Connecticut 9.8%4th
Minnesota 9.9%5th
Alaska 9.9%6th
Utah 10.2%7th
Massachusetts 10.4%8th
New Jersey 10.4%9th
North Dakota 10.7%10th
Virginia 11.0%11th
Colorado 11.0%12th
Washington 11.3%13th
Wyoming 11.3%14th
Nebraska 11.4%15th
Delaware 11.7%16th
Wisconsin 11.8%17th
Iowa 11.8%18th
Vermont 11.9%19th
Kansas 12.1%20th
Maine 12.5%21st
Rhode Island 12.8%22nd
Pennsylvania 12.9%23rd
Illinois 13.0%24th
South Dakota 13.3%25th
Montana 13.3%26th
Oregon 13.3%27th
Nevada 13.8%28th
Missouri 14.0%29th
Indiana 14.1%30th
California 14.3%31st
Idaho 14.4%32nd
Ohio 14.6%33rd
Florida 14.7%34th
New York 14.7%35th
Michigan 15.0%36th
South Carolina 15.3%37th
North Carolina 15.4%38th
Texas 15.6%39th
Tennessee 15.8%40th
Georgia 16.0%41st
Oklahoma 16.3%42nd
Arizona 16.4%43rd
Alabama 17.1%44th
Arkansas 17.2%45th
West Virginia 17.9%46th
Kentucky 18.5%47th
District of Columbia 18.6%48th
New Mexico 19.8%49th
Louisiana 20.2%50th
Mississippi 20.8%51st