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

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Colorado
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $54,205 (12th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $11,919 (9th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,109 (16th highest)
> Median family income: $88,955 (9th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.6% (10th lowest)

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Connecticut
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $57,696 (6th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $13,135 (7th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,375 (6th highest)
> Median family income: $98,100 (4th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.6% (10th lowest)

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Delaware
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $54,345 (11th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $10,697 (16th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,116 (15th highest)
> Median family income: $79,386 (19th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.0% (22nd lowest)

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Florida
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $49,914 (24th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $10,594 (17th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,253 (11th highest)
> Median family income: $66,995 (12th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.8% (18th highest)

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Georgia
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $50,437 (22nd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $9,369 (22nd highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,786 (22nd lowest)
> Median family income: $71,457 (18th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.5% (8th highest)