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Demographic Data Report by State
Poverty: Persons below 150% of poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Data
Sorted by Value
State
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Value (Percent)
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People (<150% Of Poverty)
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Rank within US
(of 52 states)
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United States 22.0 69,762,719 N/A
Puerto Rico 60.5 1,990,218 52
Mississippi 31.9 921,198 51
New Mexico 30.4 623,262 50
Louisiana 29.5 1,337,660 49
Arkansas 28.7 835,867 48
West Virginia 28.1 495,635 47
Kentucky 27.1 1,166,927 46
Alabama 26.8 1,274,751 45
Oklahoma 26.1 996,871 44
Tennessee 25.1 1,641,903 43
South Carolina 25.0 1,217,901 42
Texas 24.7 6,820,935 41
Arizona 24.6 1,697,248 40
Georgia 24.6 2,494,416 39
North Carolina 24.5 2,447,468 38
Florida 23.9 4,896,251 37
Idaho 23.0 388,155 36
Michigan 22.8 2,225,740 35
Missouri 22.6 1,340,940 34
District of Columbia 22.5 148,589 33
Ohio 22.4 2,536,747 32
Nevada 22.4 655,402 31
Montana 22.3 228,910 30
Indiana 22.3 1,438,857 29
California 22.1 8,533,480 28
New York 22.0 4,193,463 27
Oregon 21.8 884,476 26
South Dakota 21.4 179,899 25
Kansas 20.6 581,239 24
Illinois 20.3 2,537,256 23
Maine 20.2 262,155 22
Pennsylvania 20.0 2,481,942 21
Iowa 19.5 592,203 20
Rhode Island 19.3 196,678 19
Nebraska 19.3 359,409 18
Wisconsin 18.8 1,063,536 17
Vermont 18.8 112,567 16
Delaware 18.6 173,348 15
Wyoming 18.4 104,454 14
Alaska 17.9 128,422 13
Washington 17.8 1,292,680 12
North Dakota 17.7 129,734 11
Utah 17.4 531,861 10
Virginia 17.3 1,422,057 9
Colorado 17.3 949,684 8
Minnesota 16.6 900,380 7
New Jersey 16.4 1,423,721 6
Massachusetts 16.2 1,074,316 5
Connecticut 16.2 561,892 4
Hawaii 15.0 208,048 3
Maryland 15.0 882,901 2
New Hampshire 13.0 169,285 1
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/18/2022 10:14 am.
Source: Demographic data provided by the Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
For more information about Poverty: Persons below 150% of 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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