All 50 US States Ranked by Poverty [Report 2021]

The USA is one of the most economically solvent countries in the world. Most of its citizens are leading a standard lifestyle. But, still there are a number of people who are facing poverty and living under the poverty line. Based on the report of the Statista Research Department, 19.6% of people in Mississippi live below the poverty line.

Let’s check the 50 US States Ranked by Poverty.



Data of Poverty by States

1. Mississippi19.6%
2. Louisiana19%
3. New Mexico18.2%
4. Kentucky16.3%
5. Arkansas16.2%
6. West Virginia16%
7. Alabama15.5%
8. Oklahoma15.2%
9. Tennessee13.9%
10. South Carolina13.6%
11. Texas13.6%
12. North Carolina13.6%
13. Arizona13.5%
14. District of Columbia13.5%
15. Georgia13.3%
16. Ohio13.1%
17. Michigan13%
18. New York13%
19. Missouri12.9%
20. Florida12.7%
21. Montana12.6%
22. Nevada12.5%
23. Pennsylvania12%
24. South Dakota11.9%
25. Indiana11.9%
26. California11.8%
27. Illinois11.5%
28. Oregon11.4%
29. Kansas11.4%
30. Delaware11.3%
31. Lowa11.2%
32. Idaho11.2%
33. Maine10.9%
34. Rhode Island10.8%
35. North Dakota10.6%
36. Wisconsin10.4%
37. Vermont10.2%
38. Alaska10.1%
39. Wyoming10.1%
40. Connecticut10%
41. Nebraska9.9%
42. Virginia9.9%
43. Washington9.8%
44. Massachusetts9.4%
45. Hawaii9.3%
46. Colorado9.3%
47. New Jersey9.2%
48. Maryland9%
49. Minnesota9%
50. Utah8.9%

The Poverty Measure considers variations in the cost of living between states, as well as housing prices, taxation, and the price of government assistance programs. People are also working to improve their lifestyle. USA government is working on eliminating poverty by taking economic policies and expanding opportunities for the people.

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