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Demographic Data Report by State
Poverty: Persons below poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2014-2018 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 14.1 44,257,979 N/A
Puerto Rico 44.5 1,495,160 52
Mississippi 20.8 599,795 51
New Mexico 20.0 410,389 50
Louisiana 19.4 878,394 49
Kentucky 17.9 772,080 48
West Virginia 17.8 315,464 47
Arkansas 17.6 510,337 46
Alabama 17.5 829,400 45
District of Columbia 16.8 109,497 44
Tennessee 16.1 1,046,508 43
Arizona 16.1 1,092,192 42
Georgia 16.0 1,607,714 41
South Carolina 16.0 770,632 40
Oklahoma 16.0 607,810 39
Texas 15.5 4,213,938 38
North Carolina 15.4 1,523,949 37
Michigan 15.0 1,457,008 36
Florida 14.8 2,983,851 35
New York 14.6 2,797,985 34
Ohio 14.5 1,645,986 33
California 14.3 5,487,141 32
Missouri 14.2 837,930 31
Oregon 14.1 565,247 30
Indiana 14.1 908,359 29
Idaho 13.8 228,882 28
Montana 13.7 139,063 27
Nevada 13.7 393,431 26
South Dakota 13.6 113,144 25
Rhode Island 13.1 133,055 24
Illinois 13.1 1,635,603 23
Pennsylvania 12.8 1,578,949 22
Maine 12.5 161,743 21
Kansas 12.4 350,280 20
Delaware 11.9 109,798 19
Wisconsin 11.9 668,220 18
Iowa 11.7 353,634 17
Nebraska 11.6 213,790 16
Washington 11.5 821,621 15
Vermont 11.2 67,034 14
Wyoming 11.1 63,311 13
Virginia 10.9 893,580 12
Colorado 10.9 590,504 11
North Dakota 10.9 79,270 10
Alaska 10.8 77,865 9
Massachusetts 10.8 710,305 8
New Jersey 10.4 904,132 7
Utah 10.3 309,904 6
Minnesota 10.1 547,442 5
Connecticut 10.0 348,449 4
Hawaii 9.9 137,516 3
Maryland 9.4 553,496 2
New Hampshire 7.9 102,352 1
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/29/2021 8:58 pm.
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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