Population: 4,326,305 Number in Poverty: 730,408

Poverty Rate

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Gender & Age

Overall

16.9%
Percentage of people who had incomes below the poverty line ($25,465 for a family of four) in 2018

Children

22.7%
Percentage of children under 18 in related families who had incomes below the poverty line in 2018

Working-Age Women

18.6%
Percentage of working-age women (ages 18-64) who had incomes below the poverty line in 2018

Working-Age Men

14.1%
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Race & Ethnicity

African American

28.1%

Asian American

12.7%

Latino

24.8%

Native American

24.9%

White

15.6%

Creating Good Jobs

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Income Inequality Ratio

16.4
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 2018.
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Unemployment

4.3%
Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2018
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High School Graduation

89.7%
Percentage of public high school students who graduated on time in 2016-17 school year
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Disconnected Youth

16.0%
Percentage of youth ages 18 to 24 without high school degrees who were not in school or working in 2017
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Higher Education Attainment

38.4%
Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher from 2018
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Gender Wage Gap

78.9¢
Women’s median earnings for every dollar of men’s median earnings among full-time, year-round workers in 2018

Strengthening Families and Communities

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Children Living Apart from Parents

8.0 kids
Children that lived in foster care for every 1,000 children under age 18 in 2016
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Teen Birth Rate

29.0 births
Births that took place for every 1,000 women ages 15 to 19 in 2017

Promoting Family Economic Security

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Hunger and Food Insecurity

14.7%
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2016 to 2018, meaning that at some point during the year, they experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or resources.
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Affordable Housing

77.0 units
Number of apartments or other units that were affordable and available for every 100 renter households with very low incomes in 2017. Very low-income households are those with incomes at or below half of median income in the metropolitan or other area where they live.
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Assets and Savings

11.4%
Percentage of households that used high-cost, high-risk forms of credit to make ends meet during 2017. This includes payday loans, automobile title loans, refund anticipation loans, rent-to-own, and pawning.
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Unemployment Insurance

20.8%
Percentage of unemployed workers who received unemployment insurance in 2018
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Health Insurance Coverage

9.8%
Percentage of people under age 65 and below 138 percent of the poverty line who did not have health insurance at any time in 2018