Poverty Rates, 1990

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 Persons for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, 1990Persons Below Poverty Level, 1990Poverty Rate, 1990Poverty Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 1990
United States241,977,859 31,742,864 13.1% 100.0%
Appalachian Region21,134,742 3,238,002 15.3% 116.8%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama3,945,798 723,614 18.3% 139.8%
Georgia6,299,654 923,085 14.7% 111.7%
Kentucky3,582,459 681,827 19.0% 145.1%
Maryland4,660,591 385,296 8.3% 63.0%
Mississippi2,502,902 631,029 25.2% 192.2%
New York17,481,762 2,277,296 13.0% 99.3%
North Carolina6,397,185 829,858 13.0% 98.9%
Ohio10,574,315 1,325,768 12.5% 95.6%
Pennsylvania11,536,049 1,283,629 11.1% 84.8%
South Carolina3,368,125 517,793 15.4% 117.2%
Tennessee4,743,685 744,941 15.7% 119.7%
Virginia5,968,596 611,611 10.2% 78.1%
West Virginia1,755,331 345,093 19.7% 149.9%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama2,510,095 404,533 16.1% 122.9%
Appalachian Georgia1,520,643 154,611 10.2% 77.5%
Appalachian Kentucky1,063,288 307,720 28.9% 220.6%
Appalachian Maryland212,688 26,481 12.5% 94.9%
Appalachian Mississippi551,305 129,538 23.5% 179.1%
Appalachian New York1,034,063 133,032 12.9% 98.1%
Appalachian North Carolina1,270,693 158,185 12.4% 94.9%
Appalachian Ohio1,917,596 315,138 16.4% 125.3%
Appalachian Pennsylvania5,593,189 696,729 12.5% 95.0%
Appalachian South Carolina862,416 99,634 11.6% 88.1%
Appalachian Tennessee2,139,422 344,966 16.1% 122.9%
Appalachian Virginia704,013 122,342 17.4% 132.5%
Appalachian West Virginia1,755,331 345,093 19.7% 149.9%