Poverty Rates, 20082012

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 Persons for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, 20082012Persons Below Poverty Level, 20082012Poverty Rate, 20082012Poverty Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 20082012
United States301,333,410 44,852,527 14.9% 100.0%
Appalachian Region24,471,864 4,060,430 16.6% 111.5%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama4,662,094 842,292 18.1% 121.4%
Georgia9,448,393 1,645,272 17.4% 117.0%
Kentucky4,209,861 781,485 18.6% 124.7%
Maryland5,645,390 532,116 9.4% 63.3%
Mississippi2,872,106 640,132 22.3% 149.7%
New York18,885,925 2,814,409 14.9% 100.1%
North Carolina9,289,467 1,563,464 16.8% 113.1%
Ohio11,222,568 1,723,485 15.4% 103.2%
Pennsylvania12,289,177 1,604,464 13.1% 87.7%
South Carolina4,488,442 787,788 17.6% 117.9%
Tennessee6,194,236 1,069,017 17.3% 115.9%
Virginia7,769,128 859,032 11.1% 74.3%
West Virginia1,798,265 316,526 17.6% 118.3%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama2,989,317 504,125 16.9% 113.3%
Appalachian Georgia2,893,934 426,796 14.7% 99.1%
Appalachian Kentucky1,144,058 287,153 25.1% 168.6%
Appalachian Maryland236,357 31,246 13.2% 88.8%
Appalachian Mississippi611,820 142,811 23.3% 156.8%
Appalachian New York1,006,955 161,749 16.1% 107.9%
Appalachian North Carolina1,651,831 295,748 17.9% 120.3%
Appalachian Ohio1,975,725 338,151 17.1% 115.0%
Appalachian Pennsylvania5,570,326 743,893 13.4% 89.7%
Appalachian South Carolina1,140,637 190,798 16.7% 112.4%
Appalachian Tennessee2,717,974 484,816 17.8% 119.8%
Appalachian Virginia734,665 136,618 18.6% 124.9%
West Virginia1,798,265 316,526 17.6% 118.3%