Population Below Poverty Level by U.S. State

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Population Below Poverty Level by U.S. State

Population Below Poverty Level by U.S. State – click to enlarge

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 2016

 

The poverty rate is the portion of the population with income below the government’s official poverty level, which is the same nationwide but is adjusted each year for inflation.

 

Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in 2018:

  • $12,140 for individuals
  • $16,460 for a family of 2
  • $20,780 for a family of 3
  • $25,100 for a family of 4
  • $29,420 for a family of 5
  • $33,740 for a family of 6
  • $38,060 for a family of 7
  • $42,380 for a family of 8
  • For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,320 for each additional person.

 

Federal Poverty Level by U.S. State in 2016 (%):

New Hampshire 6.4
Maryland 7.1
Colorado 8.5
Utah 8.6
Minnesota 8.7
Hawaii 9.3
New Jersey 9.4
Massachusetts 9.6
Nebraska 9.6
Vermont 9.6
Connecticut 9.8
Iowa 9.8
Nevada 10.1
Wisconsin 10.7
Wyoming 10.9
Washington 11.0
Idaho 11.1
Michigan 11.1
North Dakota 11.1
Pennsylvania 11.1
Kansas 11.2
Rhode Island 11.4
Virginia 11.4
Delaware 11.6
Montana 11.7
Indiana 11.8
Oregon 11.8
New York 11.9
Illinois 12.1
Alaska 12.6
Maine 12.7
Florida 13.0
Missouri 13.0
North Carolina 13.6
Ohio 13.7
Texas 13.8
California 13.9
South Carolina 14.1
South Dakota 14.5
Oklahoma 14.6
Tennessee 14.9
Kentucky 15.2
Georgia 15.4
Arkansas 16.0
Arizona 16.1
Alabama 16.2
New Mexico 17.8
West Virginia 18.0
Louisiana 20.2
Mississippi 21.1
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