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

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New Mexico
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $43,372 (3rd lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,067 (20th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,651 (16th lowest)
> Median family income: $58,760 (4th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 6.4% (2nd highest)

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New York
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $59,420 (3rd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $15,062 (3rd highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,488 (5th highest)
> Median family income: $83,311 (15th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.0% (13th highest)

North Carolina
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $52,857 (14th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,417 (22nd lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,688 (19th lowest)
> Median family income: $67,816 (13th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.0% (13th highest)

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North Dakota
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $46,439 (10th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,977 (17th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,923 (21st highest)
> Median family income: $86,205 (12th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.4% (4th lowest)

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Ohio
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $43,359 (2nd lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,409 (6th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,473 (8th lowest)
> Median family income: $72,028 (21st lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.0% (13th highest)