Poverty Rates, 2000

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 Persons for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, 2000Persons Below Poverty Level, 2000Poverty Rate, 2000Poverty Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 2000
United States273,882,232 33,899,812 12.4% 100.0%
Appalachian Region22,944,990 3,120,197 13.6% 109.9%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama4,334,919 698,097 16.1% 130.1%
Georgia7,959,649 1,033,793 13.0% 104.9%
Kentucky3,927,047 621,096 15.8% 127.8%
Maryland5,164,376 438,676 8.5% 68.6%
Mississippi2,750,677 548,079 19.9% 161.0%
New York18,449,899 2,692,202 14.6% 117.9%
North Carolina7,805,328 958,667 12.3% 99.2%
Ohio11,046,987 1,170,698 10.6% 85.6%
Pennsylvania11,879,950 1,304,117 11.0% 88.7%
South Carolina3,883,329 547,869 14.1% 114.0%
Tennessee5,539,896 746,789 13.5% 108.9%
Virginia6,844,372 656,641 9.6% 77.5%
West Virginia1,763,866 315,794 17.9% 144.6%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama2,767,821 397,223 14.4% 115.9%
Appalachian Georgia2,169,854 200,543 9.2% 74.7%
Appalachian Kentucky1,128,190 274,818 24.4% 196.8%
Appalachian Maryland220,722 25,719 11.7% 94.1%
Appalachian Mississippi598,698 116,283 19.4% 156.9%
Appalachian New York1,016,532 138,586 13.6% 110.1%
Appalachian North Carolina1,482,507 173,822 11.7% 94.7%
Appalachian Ohio1,981,503 257,780 13.0% 105.1%
Appalachian Pennsylvania5,613,487 639,853 11.4% 92.1%
Appalachian South Carolina1,000,780 117,314 11.7% 94.7%
Appalachian Tennessee2,471,465 349,934 14.2% 114.4%
Appalachian Virginia729,565 112,528 15.4% 124.6%
Appalachian West Virginia1,763,866 315,794 17.9% 144.6%