Special Report

States Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line

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20. Montana
> Poverty rate: 12.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 131,882 (10th lowest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 8.7% (14th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $57,153 (11th lowest)

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19. Florida
> Poverty rate: 12.7%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,664,772 (3rd highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.8% (14th highest — tied)
> Median household income: $59,227 (17th lowest)

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18. Missouri
> Poverty rate: 12.9%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 770,175 (17th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.2% (23rd lowest)
> Median household income: $57,409 (13th lowest)

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17. Michigan
> Poverty rate: 13.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,269,062 (10th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.7% (16th highest)
> Median household income: $59,584 (19th lowest)

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16. New York
> Poverty rate: 13.0%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 2,467,006 (4th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 14.1% (5th highest)
> Median household income: $72,108 (14th highest)

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