Special Report

How Many Children Live in Poverty in Your State

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1. Alabama
> Children in poverty: 255,186 (16th most)
> Child poverty rate: 23.8 % (6th highest)
> State poverty rate: 16.8% (7th highest)
> Families w/ incomes below $10,000/year: 5.1% (6th highest)

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2. Alaska
> Children in poverty: 25,327 (4th least)
> Child poverty rate: 14.1 % (18th lowest)
> State poverty rate: 10.9% (13th lowest)
> Families w/ incomes below $10,000/year: 2.9% (21st lowest)

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3. Arizona
> Children in poverty: 324,622 (12th most)
> Child poverty rate: 20.1 % (14th highest)
> State poverty rate: 14.0% (15th highest)
> Families w/ incomes below $10,000/year: 3.9% (17th highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Children in poverty: 170,769 (25th most)
> Child poverty rate: 24.7 % (4th highest)
> State poverty rate: 17.2% (5th highest)
> Families w/ incomes below $10,000/year: 4.4% (10th highest)

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5. California
> Children in poverty: 1,541,067 (2nd most)
> Child poverty rate: 17.4 % (24th highest)
> State poverty rate: 12.8% (25th highest)
> Families w/ incomes below $10,000/year: 3.4% (24th highest)

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