Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $56,535 (12th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $12,431 (9th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,372 (16th highest)
> Median family income: $95,164 (7th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.2% (5th lowest – tied)

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Connecticut
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $60,177 (6th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $13,700 (7th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,649 (6th highest)
> Median family income: $101,272 (4th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.6% (7th lowest – tied)

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Delaware
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $56,681 (11th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $11,157 (16th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,379 (15th highest)
> Median family income: $87,148 (16th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 2.7% (15th lowest – tied)

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Florida
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $52,059 (24th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $11,049 (17th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,522 (11th highest)
> Median family income: $71,348 (11th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.5% (18th highest – tied)

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Georgia
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $52,605 (22nd highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $9,772 (22nd highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $6,035 (22nd lowest)
> Median family income: $74,833 (18th lowest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.7% (14th highest – tied)