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 ($24,860 for a family of four) in 2017
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 7.7%1st
Maryland 9.3%2nd
Minnesota 9.5%3rd
Hawaii 9.5%4th
Connecticut 9.6%5th
Utah 9.7%6th
New Jersey 10.0%7th
Colorado 10.3%8th
North Dakota 10.3%9th
Massachusetts 10.5%10th
Virginia 10.6%11th
Iowa 10.7%12th
Nebraska 10.8%13th
Washington 11.0%14th
Maine 11.1%15th
Alaska 11.1%16th
Vermont 11.3%17th
Wisconsin 11.3%18th
Wyoming 11.3%19th
Rhode Island 11.6%20th
Kansas 11.9%21st
Montana 12.5%22nd
Pennsylvania 12.5%23rd
Illinois 12.6%24th
Idaho 12.8%25th
Nevada 13.0%26th
South Dakota 13.0%27th
Oregon 13.2%28th
California 13.3%29th
Missouri 13.4%30th
Indiana 13.5%31st
Delaware 13.6%32nd
Ohio 14.0%33rd
Florida 14.0%34th
New York 14.1%35th
Michigan 14.2%36th
North Carolina 14.7%37th
Texas 14.7%38th
Arizona 14.9%39th
Georgia 14.9%40th
Tennessee 15.0%41st
South Carolina 15.4%42nd
Oklahoma 15.8%43rd
Arkansas 16.4%44th
District of Columbia 16.6%45th
Alabama 16.9%46th
Kentucky 17.2%47th
West Virginia 19.1%48th
New Mexico 19.7%49th
Louisiana 19.7%50th
Mississippi 19.8%51st