While poverty and economic insecurity are too high across the country, some parts of the nation fare better than others. Use our interactive map to learn more about the economic health of your state and congressional district across a variety of indicators.


37 million people in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2020.

Gender Wage Gap - 2020

Map Key
  • Less than 72 ¢
  • 72.1 - 76 ¢
  • 76.1 - 80 ¢
  • 80.1 - 84 ¢
  • More than 84 ¢

Women’s median earnings for every dollar of men’s median earnings among full-time, year-round workers in 2019

States Ranked by Gender Wage Gap Rate (2020)

State Name Gender Wage Gap Rank
Vermont 91.0¢1st
Hawaii 89.4¢2nd
Maryland 89.4¢2nd
California 88.1¢4th
Nevada 87.3¢5th
New York 85.6¢6th
North Carolina 85.5¢7th
Rhode Island 84.8¢8th
Alaska 84.5¢9th
Connecticut 83.7¢10th
Arizona 83.4¢11th
Delaware 83.2¢12th
District of Columbia 83.0¢13th
Florida 83.0¢13th
New Hampshire 81.6¢15th
Minnesota 81.5¢16th
Massachusetts 81.3¢17th
Wisconsin 81.0¢18th
Georgia 80.4¢19th
Tennessee 80.4¢19th
New Jersey 80.3¢21st
Oregon 80.2¢22nd
Missouri 80.1¢23rd
Maine 80.1¢23rd
Virginia 80.0¢25th
Colorado 80.0¢25th
Nebraska 80.0¢25th
Kentucky 79.8¢28th
Texas 79.6¢29th
Kansas 79.6¢29th
Arkansas 79.5¢31st
Pennsylvania 79.3¢32nd
Ohio 79.1¢33rd
Washington 79.1¢33rd
Illinois 78.5¢35th
Iowa 78.1¢36th
Michigan 78.0¢37th
New Mexico 78.0¢37th
Montana 77.8¢39th
South Carolina 77.4¢40th
Mississippi 77.0¢41st
West Virginia 76.1¢42nd
North Dakota 76.0¢43rd
Indiana 75.8¢44th
Idaho 75.2¢45th
South Dakota 75.2¢45th
Alabama 74.3¢47th
Oklahoma 73.4¢48th
Louisiana 71.7¢49th
Utah 69.7¢50th
Wyoming 65.1¢51st