14.0 – 15.9%
11.5 – 13.9%
7.0 – 11.4%
Highest Rates Of Poverty
Mississippi has the highest percentage of people in poverty, followed by Louisiana and New Mexico.
A band of eight adjoining states stretching from Arizona in the southwest to Georgia in the southeast all feature among the states with the highest rates of poverty.
|State / District||% In Poverty|
|District of Columbia||18.6|
Lowest Rates Of Poverty
By a significant margin, New Hampshire has the lowest rate of poverty in the United States, followed by Hawaii and Maryland.
|State||% In Poverty|
Data source: United States Census Bureau (Figures based on 2016 data)
Published: October 11, 2017