Poverty Rates, 20072011

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 Persons for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, 20072011Persons Below Poverty Level, 20072011Poverty Rate, 20072011Poverty Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 20072011
United States298,787,998 42,739,924 14.3% 100.0%
Appalachian Region24,377,459 3,930,024 16.1% 112.7%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama4,631,432 813,385 17.6% 122.8%
Georgia9,336,746 1,541,462 16.5% 115.4%
Kentucky4,186,093 756,947 18.1% 126.4%
Maryland5,597,203 502,610 9.0% 62.8%
Mississippi2,860,440 617,805 21.6% 151.0%
New York18,787,162 2,722,107 14.5% 101.3%
North Carolina9,162,147 1,473,556 16.1% 112.4%
Ohio11,213,528 1,654,193 14.8% 103.1%
Pennsylvania12,246,520 1,548,869 12.6% 88.4%
South Carolina4,433,220 753,705 17.0% 118.9%
Tennessee6,139,176 1,036,199 16.9% 118.0%
Virginia7,681,393 818,422 10.7% 74.5%
West Virginia1,794,220 313,363 17.5% 122.1%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama2,970,650 486,228 16.4% 114.4%
Appalachian Georgia2,854,195 397,391 13.9% 97.3%
Appalachian Kentucky1,143,841 283,169 24.8% 173.1%
Appalachian Maryland236,365 29,343 12.4% 86.8%
Appalachian Mississippi611,379 140,098 22.9% 160.2%
Appalachian New York1,008,359 159,659 15.8% 110.7%
Appalachian North Carolina1,641,745 276,940 16.9% 117.9%
Appalachian Ohio1,981,354 331,147 16.7% 116.8%
Appalachian Pennsylvania5,571,308 726,574 13.0% 91.2%
Appalachian South Carolina1,127,604 181,242 16.1% 112.4%
Appalachian Tennessee2,701,981 471,679 17.5% 122.0%
Appalachian Virginia734,458 133,191 18.1% 126.8%
West Virginia1,794,220 313,363 17.5% 122.1%