The Income a Family Really Needs to Avoid Poverty in Every State

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Virginia
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $55,993 (9th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $12,865 (8th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,186 (12th highest)
> Median family income: $88,929 (10th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.8% (18th lowest)

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Washington
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $50,797 (20th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $11,632 (11th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,167 (13th highest)
> Median family income: $87,652 (11th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.5% (7th lowest)

West Virginia
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $48,704 (22nd lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,157 (4th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,431 (6th lowest)
> Median family income: $57,718 (2nd lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 5.6% (3rd highest)

Wisconsin
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $46,795 (14th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,024 (19th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,457 (7th lowest)
> Median family income: $76,814 (23rd highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.6% (10th lowest)

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Wyoming
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $51,341 (17th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,017 (18th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,028 (17th highest)
> Median family income: $78,352 (20th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.8% (18th lowest)