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

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Oklahoma
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $48,265 (21st lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $7,453 (8th lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,672 (18th lowest)
> Median family income: $64,082 (8th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.6% (7th highest)

Oregon
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $52,949 (13th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $10,746 (15th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,012 (18th highest)
> Median family income: $77,655 (21st highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.2% (24th lowest)

Pennsylvania
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $50,409 (23rd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $9,559 (21st highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,909 (23rd highest)
> Median family income: $77,491 (22nd highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.5% (20th highest)

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Rhode Island
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $48,983 (23rd lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $10,887 (14th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,259 (10th highest)
> Median family income: $84,212 (14th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.5% (20th highest)

South Carolina
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $49,466 (25th lowest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $8,442 (23rd lowest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,647 (15th lowest)
> Median family income: $65,742 (10th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 4.3% (11th highest)