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Percent of those living below poverty by state

The U.S. Census Bureau released new  national and state data Tuesday of income, poverty and health insurance coverge in 2010.

The map below shows  the percentage of those living below poverty by state.

As defined by the Office of Management and Budget and updated for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, the weighted average poverty threshold for a family of four in 2010 was $22,314.

 

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Toggle the drop-down box on the left hand side to see percentages for all, for families, for those 65 years and older and for those under 18.

Hover over each state to see specific percentages.

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey 2010

 

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