Poverty Rates, 20122016

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 Persons for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, 20122016Persons Below Poverty Level, 20122016Poverty Rate, 20122016Poverty Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 20122016
United States310,629,645 46,932,225 15.1% 100.0%
Appalachian Region24,678,297 4,126,520 16.7% 110.7%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama4,720,592 868,666 18.4% 121.8%
Georgia9,829,056 1,746,894 17.8% 117.6%
Kentucky4,275,202 804,139 18.8% 124.5%
Maryland5,819,563 576,835 9.9% 65.6%
Mississippi2,893,091 645,553 22.3% 147.7%
New York19,186,062 2,967,564 15.5% 102.4%
North Carolina9,685,511 1,631,704 16.8% 111.5%
Ohio11,267,500 1,732,839 15.4% 101.8%
Pennsylvania12,369,671 1,647,762 13.3% 88.2%
South Carolina4,693,266 806,422 17.2% 113.7%
Tennessee6,386,751 1,100,169 17.2% 114.0%
Virginia8,060,892 921,664 11.4% 75.7%
West Virginia1,792,808 318,060 17.7% 117.4%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama3,022,952 516,441 17.1% 113.1%
Appalachian Georgia3,044,302 444,296 14.6% 96.6%
Appalachian Kentucky1,136,310 294,620 25.9% 171.6%
Appalachian Maryland235,349 33,262 14.1% 93.5%
Appalachian Mississippi610,700 137,116 22.5% 148.6%
Appalachian New York992,152 165,518 16.7% 110.4%
Appalachian North Carolina1,678,388 304,288 18.1% 120.0%
Appalachian Ohio1,951,090 342,501 17.6% 116.2%
Appalachian Pennsylvania5,530,196 744,859 13.5% 89.1%
Appalachian South Carolina1,189,575 194,328 16.3% 108.1%
Appalachian Tennessee2,768,025 494,607 17.9% 118.3%
Appalachian Virginia726,450 136,624 18.8% 124.5%
West Virginia1,792,808 318,060 17.7% 117.4%