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

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Massachusetts
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $55,734 (10th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $13,579 (6th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,498 (4th highest)
> Median family income: $101,548 (the highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (13th lowest)

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Michigan
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $45,145 (6th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,170 (21st lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,548 (13th lowest)
> Median family income: $72,036 (22nd lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.0% (13th highest)

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Minnesota
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $51,051 (18th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $9,201 (24th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,913 (22nd highest)
> Median family income: $89,039 (8th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.1% (the lowest)

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Mississippi
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $46,141 (8th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,464 (9th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,871 (24th lowest)
> Median family income: $57,380 (the lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 6.5% (the highest)

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Missouri
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $46,603 (12th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,563 (11th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,501 (10th lowest)
> Median family income: $69,188 (15th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.5% (20th highest)