Rank State People Below The Poverty Rate
1 Mississippi 21.6%
2 New Mexico 19.0%
3 Arkansas 18.4%
4 Louisiana 18.4%
5 District Of Columbia 18.2%
6 Kentucky 18.1%
7 Alabama 17.6%
8 West Virginia 17.5%
9 South Carolina 17.0%
10 Texas 17.0%
11 Tennessee 16.9%
12 Georgia 16.5%
13 Oklahoma 16.3%
14 Arizona 16.2%
15 North Carolina 16.1%
16 Michigan 15.7%
17 Ohio 14.8%
18 Oregon 14.8%
19 Florida 14.7%
20 Montana 14.6%
21 New York 14.5%
22 California 14.4%
23 Idaho 14.3%
24 Missouri 14.3%
25 Indiana 14.1%
26 South Dakota 13.8%
27 Illinois 13.1%
28 Nevada 12.9%
29 Maine 12.8%
30 Rhode Island 12.8%
31 Kansas 12.6%
32 Pennsylvania 12.6%
33 Colorado 12.5%
34 Washington 12.5%
35 North Dakota 12.3%
36 Nebraska 12.0%
37 Wisconsin 12.0%
38 Iowa 11.9%
39 Utah 11.4%
40 Vermont 11.3%
41 Delaware 11.2%
42 Minnesota 11.0%
43 Massachusetts 10.7%
44 Virginia 10.7%
45 Hawaii 10.2%
46 Wyoming 10.1%
47 Alaska 9.5%
48 Connecticut 9.5%
49 New Jersey 9.4%
50 Maryland 9.0%
51 New Hampshire 8.0%