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

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Kansas
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $47,280 (15th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,724 (13th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,750 (21st lowest)
> Median family income: $74,042 (25th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.8% (18th lowest)

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Kentucky
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $43,661 (4th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $6,986 (2nd lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,375 (4th lowest)
> Median family income: $62,228 (6th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 5.5% (5th highest)

Louisiana
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $48,181 (20th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,487 (24th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,717 (20th lowest)
> Median family income: $61,847 (5th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 5.6% (3rd highest)

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Maine
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $52,710 (15th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $9,748 (19th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,698 (3rd highest)
> Median family income: $72,390 (24th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.1% (23rd lowest)

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Maryland
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $56,552 (7th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $14,304 (4th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,127 (14th highest)
> Median family income: $101,437 (2nd highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.5% (7th lowest)