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Demographic Data Report by State
Poverty: Persons below poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2017-2021 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 12.6 40,661,636 N/A
Puerto Rico 42.7 1,400,997 52
Mississippi 19.4 557,111 51
Louisiana 18.8 850,486 50
New Mexico 18.3 378,896 49
West Virginia 16.9 295,632 48
Kentucky 16.3 709,140 47
Arkansas 16.0 468,113 46
Alabama 15.8 769,819 45
District of Columbia 15.4 100,618 44
Oklahoma 15.2 583,853 43
South Carolina 14.5 718,345 42
Tennessee 14.3 955,929 41
Texas 14.0 3,965,117 40
Georgia 13.9 1,441,351 39
North Carolina 13.7 1,379,672 38
Arizona 13.5 934,911 37
New York 13.5 2,636,823 36
Ohio 13.4 1,528,963 35
Michigan 13.3 1,310,058 34
Florida 13.1 2,744,612 33
Nevada 12.9 388,814 32
Missouri 12.8 762,023 31
Indiana 12.5 819,005 30
Montana 12.5 131,512 29
South Dakota 12.5 106,291 28
California 12.3 4,741,175 27
Oregon 12.1 498,517 26
Illinois 11.8 1,483,378 25
Pennsylvania 11.8 1,482,811 24
Kansas 11.5 327,209 23
Delaware 11.4 109,274 22
Idaho 11.4 202,560 21
Rhode Island 11.3 118,257 20
Maine 11.0 145,992 19
Iowa 11.0 339,695 18
Wyoming 10.7 60,482 17
North Dakota 10.7 80,390 16
Wisconsin 10.7 610,632 15
Vermont 10.5 64,962 14
Alaska 10.4 75,016 13
Nebraska 10.3 195,455 12
Connecticut 10.0 351,476 11
Washington 10.0 746,904 10
Virginia 9.9 828,664 9
Massachusetts 9.9 668,780 8
New Jersey 9.8 883,896 7
Colorado 9.6 535,976 6
Hawaii 9.5 133,740 5
Minnesota 9.2 512,312 4
Maryland 9.2 550,074 3
Utah 8.8 278,486 2
New Hampshire 7.4 98,429 1
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/22/2024 11:56 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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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