Special Report

States Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line

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35. Wisconsin
> Poverty rate: 10.4%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 591,486 (23rd highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.4% (16th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $64,168 (21st highest)

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34. North Dakota
> Poverty rate: 10.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 78,112 (4th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 6.9% (4th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $64,577 (20th highest)

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33. Rhode Island
> Poverty rate: 10.8%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 110,244 (8th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.5% (3rd highest)
> Median household income: $71,169 (15th highest)

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32. Maine
> Poverty rate: 10.9%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 141,803 (11th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 12.3% (10th highest)
> Median household income: $58,924 (16th lowest)

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31. Iowa
> Poverty rate: 11.2%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 341,613 (17th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.5% (18th lowest)
> Median household income: $61,691 (21st lowest)

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