Special Report

States Where The Most People Live Below The Poverty Line

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15. Ohio
> Poverty rate: 13.1%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,484,862 (6th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 12.0% (11th highest — tied)
> Median household income: $58,642 (15th lowest)

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14. Georgia
> Poverty rate: 13.3%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,373,909 (9th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.2% (19th highest — tied)
> Median household income: $61,980 (22nd lowest)

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13. Arizona
> Poverty rate: 13.5%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 958,442 (11th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 9.4% (16th lowest — tied)
> Median household income: $62,055 (23rd lowest)

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12. North Carolina
> Poverty rate: 13.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 1,386,122 (8th highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 11.6% (17th highest)
> Median household income: $57,341 (12th lowest)

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11. Texas
> Poverty rate: 13.6%
> Number of people living below poverty line: 3,865,010 (2nd highest)
> Households receiving SNAP benefits: 10.8% (23rd highest)
> Median household income: $64,034 (22nd highest)

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