Special Report

States Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line

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40. Virginia
> Poverty rate: 9.9%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 822,775 (14th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 7.8% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $76,456 (10th highest)

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39. Connecticut
> Poverty rate: 10.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 347,149 (18th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.1% (21st highest)
> Median household income: $78,833 (6th highest)

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38. Alaska
> Poverty rate: 10.1%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 71,938 (3rd lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.3% (24th lowest)
> Median household income: $75,463 (12th highest)

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37. Wyoming
> Poverty rate: 10.1%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 56,945 (the lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 4.7% (the lowest)
> Median household income: $65,003 (19th highest)

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36. Vermont
> Poverty rate: 10.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 60,897 (2nd lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.0% (21st lowest)
> Median household income: $63,001 (25th lowest)

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