Population: 2,865,098 Number in Poverty: 568,065

Poverty Rate


Gender & Age


Percentage of people with income below the official poverty line ($23,492 for a family of four) in 2012.


Percentage of children under 18 living in related families with income below the official poverty line ($23,834 for a family of four) in 2012.

Creating Good Jobs


Income Inequality Ratio

The ratio of the share of income going to the top 20 percent of households and the share of income going to the bottom 20 percent of households in 2013.


Percentage of all workers that were unemployed in 2012.

High School Graduation

Percentage of high school students graduating on time at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

Disconnected Youth

Percentage of youth ages 16 to 24 who were not in school or working in 2011.

Higher Education Attainment

Percentage of young adults ages 25-34 who had an associates degree or higher from 2009-2011.

Gender Wage Gap

Amount a woman earns for every dollar a man would earn in the same job in 2012.

Strengthening Families and Communities


Children Living Apart from Parents

5.0 kids
Number of children who lived in foster care for every 1,000 children under 18 in 2011.

Teen Birth Rate

50.7 births
Number of births that took place for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 in 2011.

Promoting Family Economic Security


Hunger and Food Insecurity

Percentage of households that were food insecure on average from 2010-2012, meaning they experienced difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of money or resources.

Affordable Housing

73.0 units
Number of apartments (or other units) that were affordable and available for every 100 renter households with very-low incomes in 2010. Very low-income households are those with income at or below 50% of the area median income.

Assets and Savings

Percentage of households that were "asset poor" in 2010. This is the share of households whose total assets, including any home equity (minus their total liabilities) are less than three times the monthly federal poverty threshold.

Unemployment Insurance

Percentage of unemployed workers that were helped by unemployment insurance in 2012.

Health Insurance Coverage

Percentage of people under 65 and below 138% FPL who did not have health insurance at any time during 2012.