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Demographic Data Report by State
Poverty: Persons below 150% of poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2012-2016 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 24.5 75,977,113 N/A
Puerto Rico 61.6 2,153,490 52
Mississippi 34.3 992,643 51
New Mexico 32.5 662,843 50
Arkansas 30.8 887,876 49
Louisiana 30.3 1,366,790 48
Kentucky 29.3 1,253,512 47
Alabama 29.3 1,381,781 46
West Virginia 28.7 514,746 45
Georgia 28.1 2,760,355 44
Arizona 28.1 1,846,030 43
Tennessee 27.9 1,779,282 42
South Carolina 27.8 1,302,534 41
North Carolina 27.6 2,675,626 40
Oklahoma 27.5 1,033,263 39
Texas 27.3 7,191,237 38
Florida 26.9 5,239,608 37
Idaho 26.3 421,982 36
California 25.8 9,797,309 35
District of Columbia 25.6 160,038 34
Oregon 25.4 993,581 33
Nevada 25.4 710,819 32
Michigan 25.3 2,453,029 31
Montana 25.0 249,624 30
Missouri 24.8 1,457,625 29
Indiana 24.5 1,566,924 28
Ohio 24.3 2,733,035 27
New York 24.1 4,617,228 26
Maine 22.9 297,052 25
South Dakota 22.8 187,634 24
Illinois 22.5 2,827,366 23
Kansas 22.3 627,560 22
Rhode Island 21.8 220,938 21
Pennsylvania 21.6 2,669,742 20
Nebraska 21.2 387,110 19
Wisconsin 20.9 1,173,276 18
Washington 20.9 1,450,436 17
Iowa 20.8 624,878 16
Utah 20.6 597,906 15
Colorado 20.3 1,064,125 14
Vermont 19.9 119,557 13
Delaware 19.8 180,128 12
Wyoming 19.5 111,110 11
Virginia 18.8 1,517,155 10
North Dakota 18.3 130,075 9
Minnesota 18.2 968,970 8
Massachusetts 17.8 1,161,245 7
Alaska 17.8 127,832 6
New Jersey 17.6 1,539,764 5
Hawaii 17.3 238,250 4
Connecticut 16.7 579,803 3
Maryland 16.1 936,787 2
New Hampshire 14.7 189,094 1
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/22/2019 6:02 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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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