Population: 2,893,768 Number in Poverty: 695,915

Poverty Rate

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Gender & Age

Overall

24.1%
Percentage of people who had incomes below the poverty line ($23,834 for a family of four) in 2013.

Children

33.7%
Percentage of children under 18 in related families who had incomes below the poverty line in 2013.

Working-Age Women

25.7%
Percentage of working-age women (ages 18-64) who had incomes below the poverty line in 2013.
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Race & Ethnicity

African American

37.7%

Asian American

28.0%

Latino

34.5%

Native American

18.6%

White

13.4%

Creating Good Jobs

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Income Inequality Ratio

16.9
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.
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Unemployment

8.6%
Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2013.
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High School Graduation

75.0%
Percentage of high school students who graduated on time at the end of the 2011–12 school year.
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Disconnected Youth

22.0%
Percentage of youth ages 18 to 24 who were not in school or working in 2012.
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Higher Education Attainment

32.0%
Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher from 2010 to 2012.
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Gender Wage Gap

77¢
Women’s median earnings for every dollar of men’s median earnings among full-time, year-round workers in 2013.

Strengthening Families and Communities

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Children Living Apart from Parents

5 kids
Number of children who lived in foster care for every 1,000 children under age 18 in 2012.
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Teen Birth Rate

46.1 births
Number of births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19 in 2012.

Promoting Family Economic Security

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Hunger and Food Insecurity

21.1%
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2011 to 2013, 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

67 units
Number of apartments or other units that were affordable and available for every 100 renter households with very low incomes in 2013. 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

30.4%
Percentage of households that were “asset poor” in 2011. 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.
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Unemployment Insurance

36.5%
Percentage of unemployed workers who were helped by unemployment insurance in 2013.
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Health Insurance Coverage

29.7%
Percentage of people under age 65 and below 138 percent of the poverty line who did not have health insurance at any time in 2013.