Poverty in America

The National Poverty Rate across the United States is 15.1%.

In the past year, 46.9 million residents out of 310.6 million reported income below the poverty line.

USA National Poverty Rate County Comparison

What's the US Poverty Rate By Age?

US Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of the United States Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

23.5%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

21.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

18.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

14.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.4%

75 to 84 Years Old

10.1%

Over 85 Years Old

11.6%

US Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in the United States?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in the United States is 13.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in the United States is 16.3%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of the United States

Female residents of the United States have a higher poverty rate than male.

What is the poverty rate for residents of the United States born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of the United States who were born citizens of the United States is 14.7%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of the United States who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of the United States born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of the United States have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 269,012,519 residents of the United States who were born citizens of the United States, 39,464,197 (14.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 7,468,028 (17.9%) of 41,617,126 residents of the United States who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate Rankings By State

Rank State Poverty Rate

1st

New Hampshire

8.5%

2nd

Maryland

9.9%

3rd

Alaska

10.1%

4th

Connecticut

10.4%

5th

Hawaii

10.8%

6th

Minnesota

10.8%

7th

New Jersey

10.9%

8th

North Dakota

11.2%

9th

Massachusetts

11.4%

10th

Virginia

11.4%

11th

Wyoming

11.6%

12th

Vermont

11.6%

13th

Utah

11.7%

14th

Delaware

12.0%

15th

Colorado

12.2%

16th

Iowa

12.3%

17th

Nebraska

12.4%

18th

Washington

12.7%

19th

Wisconsin

12.7%

20th

Kansas

13.3%

21st

Pennsylvania

13.3%

22nd

Maine

13.5%

23rd

Rhode Island

13.8%

24th

Illinois

14.0%

25th

South Dakota

14.0%

26th

Montana

14.9%

27th

Nevada

14.9%

28th

Indiana

15.0%

29th

Idaho

15.2%

30th

Missouri

15.3%

31st

Ohio

15.4%

32nd

New York

15.5%

33rd

Oregon

15.7%

34th

California

15.8%

35th

Florida

16.1%

36th

Michigan

16.3%

37th

Oklahoma

16.5%

38th

Texas

16.7%

39th

North Carolina

16.8%

40th

South Carolina

17.2%

41st

Tennessee

17.2%

42nd

Arizona

17.7%

43rd

West Virginia

17.7%

44th

Georgia

17.8%

45th

Alabama

18.4%

46th

Kentucky

18.8%

47th

Arkansas

18.8%

48th

Louisiana

19.7%

49th

New Mexico

20.9%

50th

Mississippi

22.3%

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