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

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Hawaii
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $66,352 (the highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $15,926 (the highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $8,458 (the highest)
> Median family income: $95,448 (5th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (13th lowest)

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Idaho
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $46,179 (9th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,413 (7th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,889 (25th highest)
> Median family income: $65,987 (11th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.8% (18th lowest)

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Illinois
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $51,039 (19th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $10,564 (18th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,506 (11th lowest)
> Median family income: $81,313 (17th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.3% (25th highest)

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Indiana
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $44,878 (5th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,771 (14th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,266 (the lowest)
> Median family income: $70,150 (17th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.8% (18th highest)

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Iowa
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $46,541 (11th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,196 (5th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,399 (5th lowest)
> Median family income: $76,068 (24th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (13th lowest)