U.S. Department of Commerce

State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

PERSONS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL, 2007

[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 13.0 (X)
Alabama 16.9 6
Alaska 8.9 45
Arizona 14.2 15
Arkansas 17.9 4
California 12.4 23
Colorado 12.0 28
Connecticut 7.9 50
Delaware 10.5 39
District of Columbia 16.4 (X)
Florida 12.1 25
Georgia 14.3 13
Hawaii 8.0 49
Idaho 12.1 25
Illinois 11.9 31
Indiana 12.3 24
Iowa 11.0 36
Kansas 11.2 34
Kentucky 17.3 5
Louisiana 18.6 2
Maine 12.0 28
Maryland 8.3 48
Massachusetts 9.9 41
Michigan 14.0 17
Minnesota 9.5 44
Mississippi 20.6 1
Missouri 13.0 21
Montana 14.1 16
Nebraska 11.2 34
Nevada 10.7 38
New Hampshire 7.1 51
New Jersey 8.6 47
New Mexico 18.1 3
New York 13.7 18
North Carolina 14.3 13
North Dakota 12.1 25
Ohio 13.1 19
Oklahoma 15.9 10
Oregon 12.9 22
Pennsylvania 11.6 32
Rhode Island 12.0 28
South Carolina 15.0 12
South Dakota 13.1 19
Tennessee 15.9 10
Texas 16.3 9
Utah 9.7 43
Vermont 10.1 40
Virginia 9.9 41
Washington 11.4 33
West Virginia 16.9 6
Wisconsin 10.8 37
Wyoming 8.7 46

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau,
2007 American Community Survey;
R1701. Percent of People Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months (For Whom Poverty Status is Determined): 2007
using American FactFinder; http://factfinder2.census.gov/

For more information:
American Community Survey