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.

11.4%

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

Child Poverty - 2020

Map Key
  • Less than 15 %
  • 15.1 - 19 %
  • 19.1 - 23 %
  • 23.1 - 27 %
  • More than 27 %

Percentage of children under 18 in related families who had incomes below the poverty line in 2019

States Ranked by Child Poverty Rate (2020)


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State Name Child Poverty Rank
New Hampshire 6.9%1st
Utah 9.5%2nd
Vermont 9.8%3rd
North Dakota 10.1%4th
Nebraska 10.5%5th
Colorado 10.6%6th
Minnesota 10.8%7th
Wyoming 11.0%8th
Massachusetts 11.3%9th
Washington 11.7%10th
Maryland 11.7%10th
Hawaii 12.0%12th
New Jersey 12.1%13th
Iowa 12.6%14th
Oregon 12.6%14th
Alaska 12.6%14th
Idaho 12.9%17th
Virginia 13.0%18th
Wisconsin 13.1%19th
Maine 13.4%20th
Connecticut 13.8%21st
Rhode Island 13.9%22nd
Kansas 14.3%23rd
Montana 14.5%24th
South Dakota 14.6%25th
Indiana 14.8%26th
California 15.3%27th
Illinois 15.5%28th
Delaware 16.0%29th
Missouri 16.6%30th
Pennsylvania 16.6%30th
Nevada 16.6%30th
Michigan 17.3%33rd
Florida 17.4%34th
New York 17.7%35th
Ohio 18.0%36th
Georgia 18.5%37th
District of Columbia 18.6%38th
Arizona 18.8%39th
Texas 18.9%40th
Tennessee 19.3%41st
North Carolina 19.3%41st
South Carolina 19.4%43rd
Oklahoma 19.6%44th
West Virginia 19.6%44th
Alabama 21.1%46th
Kentucky 21.3%47th
Arkansas 21.7%48th
New Mexico 24.7%49th
Louisiana 26.8%50th
Mississippi 27.9%51st