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State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

PERSONS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL, 2008

[When states share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, states may have identical values shown, but different ranks. Cautionary note]

State Percent Rank
    United States 13.2 (X)
Alabama 15.7 9
Alaska 8.4 48
Arizona 14.7 13
Arkansas 17.3 2
California 13.3 21
Colorado 11.4 32
Connecticut 9.3 45
Delaware 10.0 40
District of Columbia 17.2 (X)
Florida 13.2 22
Georgia 14.7 13
Hawaii 9.1 46
Idaho 12.6 24
Illinois 12.2 27
Indiana 13.1 23
Iowa 11.5 31
Kansas 11.3 33
Kentucky 17.3 2
Louisiana 17.3 2
Maine 12.3 26
Maryland 8.1 49
Massachusetts 10.0 40
Michigan 14.4 16
Minnesota 9.6 42
Mississippi 21.2 1
Missouri 13.4 19
Montana 14.8 12
Nebraska 10.8 36
Nevada 11.3 33
New Hampshire 7.6 50
New Jersey 8.7 47
New Mexico 17.1 5
New York 13.6 17
North Carolina 14.6 15
North Dakota 12.0 29
Ohio 13.4 19
Oklahoma 15.9 7
Oregon 13.6 17
Pennsylvania 12.1 28
Rhode Island 11.7 30
South Carolina 15.7 9
South Dakota 12.5 25
Tennessee 15.5 11
Texas 15.8 8
Utah 9.6 42
Vermont 10.6 37
Virginia 10.2 39
Washington 11.3 33
West Virginia 17.0 6
Wisconsin 10.4 38
Wyoming 9.4 44

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau,
2008 American Community Survey; R1701. Percent of People Below
Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months (For Whom Poverty Status is Determined):
2008 using American FactFinder;
http://factfinder.census.gov/

For more information:
American Community Survey