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Demographic Data Report by State
Poverty: Persons below poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Data
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State
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Value (Percent)
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People (Below Poverty)
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Rank within US
(of 52 states)
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United States 13.4 42,510,843 N/A
California 13.4 5,149,742 30
Texas 14.7 4,072,194 38
Florida 14.0 2,870,487 33
New York 14.1 2,681,277 35
Ohio 14.0 1,588,343 34
Illinois 12.5 1,557,873 24
Pennsylvania 12.4 1,539,183 23
Georgia 15.1 1,528,558 39
North Carolina 14.7 1,467,591 37
Puerto Rico 44.1 1,449,091 52
Michigan 14.4 1,398,527 36
Arizona 15.1 1,043,764 40
Tennessee 15.2 996,930 42
Louisiana 19.2 871,467 50
New Jersey 10.0 869,081 7
Indiana 13.4 867,996 31
Virginia 10.6 865,691 10
Missouri 13.7 810,045 32
Alabama 16.7 795,989 45
Washington 10.8 785,244 13
Kentucky 17.3 747,010 47
South Carolina 15.2 741,650 41
Massachusetts 10.3 680,962 8
Wisconsin 11.3 639,160 17
Oklahoma 15.7 598,373 43
Mississippi 20.3 585,786 51
Colorado 10.3 565,873 9
Maryland 9.2 539,991 2
Oregon 13.2 533,527 29
Minnesota 9.7 526,065 4
Arkansas 17.0 496,260 46
New Mexico 19.1 392,065 49
Nevada 13.1 384,690 27
Iowa 11.5 348,122 18
Connecticut 9.9 344,146 6
Kansas 12.0 337,739 21
West Virginia 17.6 310,044 48
Utah 9.8 298,537 5
Idaho 13.1 221,256 25
Nebraska 11.1 206,579 16
Maine 11.8 153,131 20
Montana 13.1 134,605 26
Hawaii 9.4 130,649 3
Rhode Island 12.4 125,826 22
South Dakota 13.1 110,553 28
Delaware 11.8 109,400 19
District of Columbia 16.2 107,140 44
New Hampshire 7.6 98,682 1
North Dakota 10.7 78,198 11
Alaska 10.7 76,933 12
Vermont 10.9 65,652 14
Wyoming 11.0 62,257 15
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/30/2021 7:40 am.
Source: Demographic data provided by the Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
For more information about Poverty: Persons below poverty, see the dictionary.
Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page. Puerto Rico is being treated as a Health Service Area for this data presentation.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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