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States Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line

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50. New Hampshire
> Poverty rate: 7.3%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 95,711 (5th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 6.0% (3rd lowest)
> Median household income: $77,933 (8th highest)

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49. Utah
> Poverty rate: 8.9%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 281,279 (15th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 5.5% (2nd lowest)
> Median household income: $75,780 (11th highest)

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48. Minnesota
> Poverty rate: 9.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 494,683 (23rd lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.4% (7th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $74,593 (13th highest)

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47. Maryland
> Poverty rate: 9.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 532,241 (25th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.8% (19th lowest)
> Median household income: $86,738 (the highest)

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46. New Jersey
> Poverty rate: 9.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 798,262 (15th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.4% (7th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $85,751 (3rd highest)

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