Special Report

How Many Children Live in Poverty in Your State

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Alabama
> Children in poverty: 228,412 (18th most)
> Child poverty rate: 21.4% (6th highest)
> Overall poverty rate: 15.5% (7th highest)
> Families with annual incomes below $10,000: 4.6% (6th highest)

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Alaska
> Children in poverty: 22,921 (5th fewest)
> Child poverty rate: 13.0% (15th lowest)
> Overall poverty rate: 10.1% (13th lowest)
> Families with annual incomes below $10,000: 2.0% (4th lowest)

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Arizona
> Children in poverty: 308,459 (11th most)
> Child poverty rate: 19.1% (13th highest)
> Overall poverty rate: 13.5% (13th highest)
> Families with annual incomes below $10,000: 3.9% (9th highest)

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Arkansas
> Children in poverty: 151,448 (24th fewest)
> Child poverty rate: 22.1% (4th highest)
> Overall poverty rate: 16.2% (5th highest)
> Families with annual incomes below $10,000: 3.9% (9th highest)

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California
> Children in poverty: 1.4 million (2nd most)
> Child poverty rate: 15.6% (24th highest)
> Overall poverty rate: 11.8% (25th highest)
> Families with annual incomes below $10,000: 2.9% (25th lowest)