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 ($25,465 for a family of four) in 2018
State Overall Poverty Rate Rank
New Hampshire 7.6%1st
Hawaii 8.8%2nd
Maryland 9.0%3rd
Utah 9.0%4th
New Jersey 9.5%5th
Colorado 9.6%6th
Minnesota 9.6%7th
Massachusetts 10.0%8th
Washington 10.3%9th
Connecticut 10.4%10th
North Dakota 10.7%11th
Virginia 10.7%12th
Alaska 10.9%13th
Vermont 11.0%14th
Nebraska 11.0%15th
Wisconsin 11.0%16th
Wyoming 11.1%17th
Iowa 11.2%18th
Maine 11.6%19th
Idaho 11.8%20th
Kansas 12.0%21st
Illinois 12.1%22nd
Pennsylvania 12.2%23rd
Delaware 12.5%24th
Oregon 12.6%25th
California 12.8%26th
Rhode Island 12.9%27th
Nevada 12.9%28th
Montana 13.0%29th
South Dakota 13.1%30th
Indiana 13.1%31st
Missouri 13.2%32nd
Florida 13.6%33rd
New York 13.6%34th
Ohio 13.9%35th
Arizona 14.0%36th
North Carolina 14.0%37th
Michigan 14.1%38th
Georgia 14.3%39th
Texas 14.9%40th
South Carolina 15.3%41st
Tennessee 15.3%42nd
Oklahoma 15.6%43rd
District of Columbia 16.2%44th
Alabama 16.8%45th
Kentucky 16.9%46th
Arkansas 17.2%47th
West Virginia 17.8%48th
Louisiana 18.6%49th
New Mexico 19.5%50th
Mississippi 19.7%51st