Special Report

States Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line

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45. Hawaii
> Poverty rate: 9.3%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 128,722 (9th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.4% (25th lowest)
> Median household income: $83,102 (4th highest)

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44. Colorado
> Poverty rate: 9.3%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 526,979 (24th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 6.9% (4th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $77,127 (9th highest)

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43. Massachusetts
> Poverty rate: 9.4%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 625,763 (22nd highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.2% (19th highest — tied)
> Median household income: $85,843 (2nd highest)

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42. Washington
> Poverty rate: 9.8%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 730,240 (19th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.6% (24th highest)
> Median household income: $78,687 (7th highest)

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41. Nebraska
> Poverty rate: 9.9%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 185,761 (12th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.6% (9th lowest)
> Median household income: $63,229 (25th highest)

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