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Economy Statistics > Percent of Children Below Poverty Level (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Percent of Children Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months (For Whom Poverty Status is Determined), 2004
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     District of Columbia: 33.9 %  
# 2     Mississippi: 31 %  
# 3     Louisiana: 30 %  
# 4     New Mexico: 27.7 %  
# 5     Arkansas: 25.9 %  
# 6     Kentucky: 25 %  
# 7     West Virginia: 24.4 %  
# 8     Alabama: 23.3 %  
# 9     Texas: 22.9 %  
# 10     South Carolina: 22.8 %  
# 11     North Carolina: 21.9 %  
# 12     Georgia: 21.3 %  
# 13     Tennessee: 21.1 %  
# 14     Rhode Island: 21 %  
= 15     New York: 20.7 %  
= 15     Oklahoma: 20.7 %  
# 17     Arizona: 20.3 %  
# 18     Idaho: 19.6 %  
# 19     Montana: 19.2 %  
# 20     Oregon: 19.1 %  
# 21     California: 18.9 %  
# 22     Nevada: 18.8 %  
# 23     Ohio: 18.3 %  
# 24     Florida: 17.7 %  
# 25     Michigan: 17.6 %  
# 26     Washington: 17.2 %  
# 27     Maine: 17.1 %  
= 28     Illinois: 16.8 %  
= 28     Pennsylvania: 16.8 %  
# 30     Missouri: 16.2 %  
# 31     North Dakota: 15.5 %  
= 32     South Dakota: 14.8 %  
= 32     Indiana: 14.8 %  
# 34     Colorado: 14.5 %  
# 35     Hawaii: 14.4 %  
= 36     Wyoming: 14 %  
= 36     Wisconsin: 14 %  
# 38     Delaware: 13.8 %  
# 39     Utah: 13.3 %  
# 40     Nebraska: 13.1 %  
# 41     Virginia: 12.9 %  
= 42     Massachusetts: 12.5 %  
= 42     Kansas: 12.5 %  
# 44     Iowa: 12.4 %  
# 45     New Jersey: 11.8 %  
# 46     Vermont: 11.7 %  
# 47     Maryland: 11.4 %  
# 48     Alaska: 11.2 %  
# 49     Minnesota: 10.7 %  
# 50     Connecticut: 10.5 %  
# 51     New Hampshire: 9.7 %  
Weighted average: 18.0 %  

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"Percent of Children Below Poverty Level by state", American Community Survey 2004 . Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/eco_per_of_chi_bel_pov_lev-percent-children-below-poverty-level

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