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Complete Health Indicator Report of New Mexico Population - Poverty Among All Persons

Definition

The estimated percentage of persons living in households whose income is at or below the federal poverty level.

Numerator

Estimated number of persons living in households whose income is below 100% of the federal poverty level as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Denominator

Estimated number of persons in the population.

Data Interpretation Issues

The U.S. Poverty Guidelines are published in January of each year, and may be found online at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/. Beginning with the year 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau switched from the Current Population Survey as a data source for these data to the American Community Survey. Poverty estimates from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program are modeled, using ACS data as inputs, and are considered more accurate than estimates directly from the American Community Survey (ACS). Data views for NM and U.S. by year, county, and U.S. States are from SAIPE. Estimates for NM Small Areas, health regions, and race/ethnicity are not available on SAIPE, so the ACS 5-year poverty estimates have been used for those data views. Population size estimates from the UNM Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) program are considered more accurate for New Mexico. For the county, New Mexico by year, Small Area, and health region data views, the poverty percentage estimates were applied to the GPS population estimates to calculate counts and population size. GPS population estimates are not available for U.S. states or school districts, so the SAIPE population estimates were used for those data views. The race/ethnicity categories provided by the U.S. Census do not match those used by NMDOH, so the population estimates provided are ACS 5-year estimates.

Why Is This Important?

Poverty takes into account both income and family size, and has both immediate and long-lasting effects on health. Income provides an assessment of the financial resources available to individual persons or families for basic necessities (e.g., food, clothing, and health care) to maintain or improve their well-being. Persons living in poverty are worse off than persons in more affluent households for many of the indicators tracked by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Healthy People Objective: SDOH-3.1, Proportion of persons living in poverty

U.S. Target: Not applicable

How Are We Doing?

New Mexico's poverty rate peaked at 21.4% in 2013, the highest it had been over the past two decades. The rate has begun to decline, but at 19.0% is still higher than average for New Mexico, and is 42% higher than the U.S. rate of 13.4%.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2017, with 19% of its population (nearly 400,000 individuals) living in households with incomes below the poverty threshold, New Mexico's poverty rate was the third highest in the nation, behind Mississippi and Louisiana.


Related Indicators

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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Persons Living in Poverty by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 1995-2017

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NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage of Persons in PovertyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 46
New Mexico199520.2%19.0%21.4%340,1661,683,988
New Mexico199620.6%19.2%22.0%352,7811,712,531
New Mexico199719.3%17.9%20.7%336,0271,741,074
New Mexico199819.0%17.6%20.4%336,2271,769,618
New Mexico199918.2%16.9%19.5%327,2651,798,162
New Mexico200017.3%16.2%18.4%316,3471,828,596
New Mexico200118.0%17.0%19.0%333,2751,851,525
New Mexico200217.7%16.7%18.7%331,8031,874,593
New Mexico200317.7%16.6%18.8%335,8851,897,658
New Mexico200416.7%15.4%18.0%320,7661,920,756
New Mexico200518.4%17.8%19.0%357,6641,943,827
New Mexico200618.3%17.8%18.8%359,9411,966,890
New Mexico200717.9%17.3%18.5%356,2091,989,996
New Mexico200817.0%16.5%17.5%342,2212,013,064
New Mexico200918.2%17.6%18.8%370,5752,036,124
New Mexico201019.8%19.1%20.5%408,9082,065,194
New Mexico201120.9%20.3%21.5%435,0442,081,550
New Mexico201220.6%20.0%21.2%431,0032,092,246
New Mexico201321.4%20.8%22.0%448,5732,096,134
New Mexico201420.6%20.0%21.2%432,4992,099,510
New Mexico201519.8%19.2%20.4%416,3242,102,646
New Mexico201619.1%18.5%19.7%401,7852,103,586
New Mexico201719.0%18.4%19.6%399,4792,102,521
United States199513.8%13.5%14.1%36,424,609263,946,442
United States199613.7%13.4%14.1%36,529,140266,636,058
United States199713.3%12.9%13.6%35,573,858267,472,617
United States199812.7%12.4%13.1%34,475,762271,059,449
United States199911.9%11.5%12.2%32,791,272276,207,757
United States200011.3%11.0%11.6%31,581,086278,944,452
United States200111.7%11.5%11.9%32,906,511281,474,939
United States200212.1%11.9%12.3%34,569,951285,317,346
United States200312.5%12.2%12.7%35,861,170287,699,184
United States200412.7%12.5%13.0%37,039,804290,616,537
United States200513.3%13.2%13.4%38,231,474287,270,432
United States200613.3%13.2%13.4%38,757,253291,531,091
United States200713.0%12.9%13.0%38,052,247293,744,043
United States200813.2%13.1%13.3%39,108,422296,184,480
United States200914.3%14.3%14.4%42,868,163299,026,555
United States201015.3%15.2%15.4%46,215,956301,535,021
United States201115.9%15.8%16.0%48,452,035303,778,193
United States201215.9%15.8%16.0%48,760,123306,086,063
United States201315.8%15.7%15.9%48,810,868308,196,783
United States201415.5%15.4%15.6%48,208,387310,899,910
United States201514.7%14.6%14.8%46,153,077313,476,400
United States201614.0%13.9%14.1%44,268,996315,165,470
United States201713.4%13.3%13.5%42,583,651317,741,588

Data Notes

Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau, Data Integration Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Percentage of Persons Living in Poverty by County, New Mexico, 2017

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CountyPercentage of Persons in PovertyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo14.6%13.2%16.0%99,255679,827
Catron21.2%14.8%27.6%7593,581
Chaves18.9%14.6%23.2%12,42265,727
Cibola30.1%24.3%35.9%8,17527,160
Colfax19.8%14.9%24.7%2,45512,399
Curry18.9%15.1%22.7%9,45550,024
De Baca22.0%16.4%27.6%4091,859
Dona Ana26.3%23.3%29.3%56,976216,637
Eddy16.9%13.6%20.2%9,78557,901
Grant20.3%15.4%25.2%5,71828,168
Guadalupe22.6%15.6%29.6%1,0114,474
Harding15.1%10.8%19.4%105698
Hidalgo24.8%17.8%31.8%1,0944,412
Lea16.1%12.2%20.0%11,34570,463
Lincoln15.8%10.9%20.7%3,09719,601
Los Alamos3.7%2.7%4.7%69418,749
Luna28.3%21.4%35.2%6,92124,456
McKinley37.8%33.9%41.7%27,50872,772
Mora22.6%15.9%29.3%1,0384,593
Otero18.5%13.9%23.1%12,18465,858
Quay23.9%17.2%30.6%2,0248,469
Rio Arriba28.9%25.0%32.8%11,37239,350
Roosevelt25.7%20.9%30.5%4,98819,409
Sandoval15.3%13.3%17.3%21,834142,705
San Juan23.1%19.9%26.3%29,597128,125
San Miguel29.2%23.4%35.0%8,18728,037
Santa Fe12.2%9.8%14.6%18,263149,694
Sierra26.6%19.6%33.6%3,00711,305
Socorro28.3%20.9%35.7%4,90217,323
Taos22.8%17.8%27.8%7,51832,975
Torrance26.7%20.5%32.9%4,19915,728
Union17.6%12.3%22.9%7484,250
Valencia17.5%13.7%21.3%13,26375,790
New Mexico19.0%18.4%19.6%399,4792,102,521
U.S.13.4%13.3%13.5%42,583,651317,741,588

Data Notes

Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750.   Data by county are from the U.S. Census Bureau SAIPE, modeled Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau, Data Integration Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Percentage of Persons Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2017

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Race/EthnicityPercentage of Persons in PovertyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 9
American Indian/Alaska Native33.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander10.4%
Black/African American24.2%
Hispanic24.8%
White12.4%
New Mexico20.6%
United States14.6%

Data Notes

Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750.   The poverty data by race and Hispanic ethnicity were available from the American Community Survey, but were not reported using New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) standard race and ethnicity categories. American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American groups excluded multi-racial persons, but included persons who were Hispanic or Latino. The Hispanic category include persons of Hispanic/Latino origin of any race. The White category include White non-Hispanic persons only. Comparisons with data using the NMDOH standard race reporting categories should not be made. For more information on race reporting categories, see the IBIS page on Race and Ethnicity Measurement and Reporting (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/RacEth.html).

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.


Percentage of Persons Living in Poverty by Health Region, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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New Mexico Health RegionPersons Living in PovertyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
Northwest27.1%25.9%28.4%62,804231,701
Northeast18.3%17.3%19.3%53,830294,178
Metro18.0%17.4%18.6%163,600909,447
Southeast19.0%17.8%20.1%55,869294,625
Southwest26.2%24.9%27.5%97,663372,695
New Mexico20.6%20.1%21.1%433,1452,102,646
U.S.14.6%14.5%14.7%

Data Notes

Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
  • U.S. Census Bureau, Data Integration Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/


Percentage of Persons Living in Poverty by Small Area, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Small AreaPercentage of Persons in PovertyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 111
1-Bernalillo County, Central Penn40.6%35.9%45.4%11,42228,100
2-Bernalillo County, Central Tabo24.9%20.0%29.9%7,89631,664
3-Bernalillo County, East Gateway7.8%5.3%10.3%1,53619,638
4-Bernalillo County, Lomas San Mateo18.3%14.9%21.7%3,74720,474
5-Bernalillo County, Lomas Girard27.9%23.6%32.1%4,18615,022
6-Bernalillo County, Gibson University32.5%26.6%38.4%4,28813,194
7-Bernalillo County, Rio Bravo Second33.4%26.0%40.8%3,2799,814
8-Bernalillo County, Lomas Broadway30.9%26.5%35.3%6,37120,602
9-Military Bases5.9%2.9%8.9%69811,864
10-Bernalillo County, Isleta Gun Club17.2%12.2%22.3%2,39113,861
11-Bernalillo County, Arenal Unser26.2%18.3%34.0%4,54317,368
12-Bernalillo County, Chavez OneEighteenth16.1%12.8%19.4%4,10725,505
13-Bernalillo County, Southwest17.5%13.2%21.7%2,24312,843
14-Bernalillo County, Arenal Tapia29.1%24.3%34.0%5,77219,804
15-Bernalillo County, Central Coors26.8%20.7%32.9%6,13022,888
16-Bernalillo County, So. Ninetyeight24.3%19.4%29.2%7,13829,400
17-Bernalillo County, No. Ninetyeight12.4%9.2%15.7%3,23726,009
18-Bernalillo County, Montano Rio Grande11.5%7.8%15.2%1,42412,362
19-Bernalillo County, Candelaria Second21.2%16.0%26.4%3,69217,412
20-Bernalillo County, Comanche Carlysle29.6%25.1%34.0%5,27817,836
21-Bernalillo County, Indian School Pennsylvania14.9%11.5%18.3%3,86725,873
22-Bernalillo County, Indian School Juan Tabo21.0%16.8%25.3%4,22020,062
23-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Louisiana17.4%14.3%20.5%3,81621,943
24-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Moon11.1%7.3%14.8%1,43612,984
25-Bernalillo County, Comanche Juan Tabo14.9%10.8%19.0%2,71518,191
26-Bernalillo County, Paseo Louisiana9.2%6.1%12.4%1,87120,276
27-Bernalillo County, Paseo Ventura5.8%3.9%7.7%1,64528,161
28-Bernalillo County, East Mountain7.5%5.1%9.8%1,43619,262
29-Bernalillo County, Del Norte6.9%4.5%9.3%1,35819,646
30-Bernalillo County, Montano Coors11.1%7.1%15.2%1,48813,356
31-Bernalillo County, Alameda Coors12.2%8.0%16.4%2,95024,153
32-Bernalillo County, Alameda Edith14.7%10.5%18.9%2,99920,415
33-Bernalillo County, Academy Tramway8.8%6.3%11.4%2,48128,054
34-Bernalillo County, Irving Unser9.7%7.1%12.2%2,75428,513
35-Chaves County, Roswell N.W.17.1%13.8%20.4%5,47131,989
36-Chaves County, Roswell S.E.26.6%21.1%32.2%4,36316,374
37-Chaves County, Other24.6%19.1%30.0%4,35117,708
38-Cibola County28.1%24.5%31.7%7,73527,550
39-Colfax/Union Counties21.3%17.7%25.0%3,68217,262
40-Curry County, Clovis West32.7%27.1%38.3%5,33116,300
41-Curry County, Clovis East20.9%16.3%25.4%4,49721,564
42-Dona Ana County, Anthony Berino Chaparral45.8%39.6%52.0%11,04224,123
43-Dona Ana County, Central Las Cruces26.6%21.1%32.1%4,95318,641
44-Dona Ana County, Dona Ana Fort Selden20.6%15.5%25.8%4,98624,175
45-Dona Ana County, Hatch and Surrounding Area25.5%19.3%31.7%3,08312,092
46-Dona Ana County, Las Alturas Talavera18.1%13.1%23.1%2,33412,894
47-Dona Ana County, Mesilla Picacho Mesilla Park24.2%18.5%30.0%2,93512,116
48-Dona Ana County, Northwest Las Cruces23.1%18.7%27.4%6,02826,106
49-Dona Ana County, Sonoma Butterfield Moongate21.5%13.0%30.0%6,18828,750
50-Dona Ana County, South Valley19.7%13.0%26.3%2,91014,801
51-Dona Ana County, Sunland Park36.1%30.7%41.6%6,98319,321
52-Dona Ana County, South Las Cruces45.7%39.4%51.9%9,79421,439
53-Eddy County, Carlsbad15.0%11.9%18.2%4,56030,343
54-Eddy County, Other14.8%10.2%19.3%3,98126,945
55-Grant County, Silver City25.2%20.1%30.3%4,23516,810
56-Hidalgo County/Grant County, Other19.7%16.3%23.0%3,34617,010
57-Lea County, Hobbs No.14.5%9.5%19.5%3,14821,775
58-Lea County, Hobbs So.27.1%22.0%32.2%4,06615,016
59-Lea County, Other12.1%9.3%14.8%4,10433,986
60-Lincoln County15.7%11.8%19.5%3,12019,925
61-Los Alamos County5.1%3.1%7.1%91917,879
62-Luna County31.5%27.2%35.8%7,80324,770
63-McKinley County, Gallup32.1%26.4%37.8%8,07425,159
64-McKinley County, NW43.9%40.8%46.9%7,26016,551
65-McKinley County, SW39.4%35.1%43.7%7,89820,049
66-McKinley County, Other38.1%34.2%42.0%4,96313,026
67-San Miguel County, Las Vegas35.9%30.4%41.3%5,54015,444
68-San Miguel County, Pecos/Villanueva28.3%18.6%38.1%2,4288,571
69-Mora/Guadalupe/San Miguel East17.8%12.9%22.7%2,38613,379
70-Otero County, Alamogordo N.E.15.3%11.2%19.5%2,76618,067
71-Otero County, Alamogordo S.W.18.7%13.9%23.5%2,94615,737
72-Otero County, Other29.0%23.9%34.0%8,15728,157
73-Quay/DeBaca/Harding Counties21.6%16.3%26.8%2,40511,159
74-Rio Arriba, Espanola and Pueblos26.8%22.7%30.8%7,45427,862
75-Rio Arriba, North25.2%19.3%31.0%2,98011,832
76-Roosevelt County/Curry County, Other22.4%19.1%25.7%6,65129,701
77-San Juan County, Farmington North10.7%7.2%14.1%1,77716,658
78-San Juan County, Farmington Southeast24.1%18.0%30.3%3,68615,267
79-San Juan County, Farmington West/Kirtland/La Plata19.1%13.9%24.4%4,59824,025
80-San Juan County, North/Aztec11.9%9.2%14.7%3,01525,244
81-San Juan County, Northeast/Bloomfield20.8%15.4%26.2%3,29815,866
82-San Juan County, South30.4%27.8%33.1%4,77115,673
83-San Juan County, West34.7%31.4%38.0%5,76916,633
84-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, No.7.6%4.9%10.3%2,27630,127
85-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, So.15.1%11.3%18.9%2,23514,795
86-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho West17.7%13.3%22.0%4,60826,098
87-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho So.13.0%9.3%16.6%3,10523,910
88-Sandoval County, Bernalillo/Placitas15.1%12.5%17.8%2,30015,182
89-Sandoval County, Corrales6.5%3.1%9.8%5598,668
90-Sandoval County Other East26.0%21.4%30.6%2,5369,743
91-Sandoval County Other West32.6%29.0%36.1%3,32210,202
92-Santa Fe County, East Foothills + Eldorado6.9%5.1%8.8%1,62923,559
93-Santa Fe County, Opera Vicinity7.6%5.2%10.1%1,08614,257
94-Santa Fe County, Pueblos Plus22.1%18.6%25.6%4,43220,034
95-Santa Fe Co., Agua Fria Neighborhood + Downtown18.0%14.8%21.2%4,28423,814
96-Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village17.8%12.7%22.9%2,52214,159
97-Santa Fe, Bellamah/Stamm13.7%9.8%17.5%2,49318,226
98-Santa Fe County, Airport Road17.2%12.5%22.0%3,17318,437
99-Santa Fe County, South10.7%7.1%14.3%1,66315,536
101-Sierra/Catron Counties21.3%17.3%25.3%3,20515,046
102-Socorro County28.3%23.3%33.3%4,93217,439
103-Torrance County27.2%21.6%32.8%4,26715,708
104-Taos County, Northwest24.2%15.6%32.8%2,2779,423
105-Taos County, Downtown and High Road20.7%16.7%24.7%4,92723,815
106-Valencia County, Los Lunas14.8%11.0%18.6%2,39716,193
107-Valencia County, NE23.2%17.9%28.5%3,70515,973
108-Valencia County, SE26.8%21.1%32.4%6,12922,910
109-Valencia County, West and Belen21.6%16.5%26.7%4,55721,125
New Mexico20.6%20.1%21.1%433,1452,102,646
United States14.6%14.5%14.7%

Data Notes

Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750.   Poverty percentages for New Mexico's small areas are from the American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
  • U.S. Census Bureau, Data Integration Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/


Percentage of Persons Living in Poverty by U.S. States, 2017

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Among 50 U.S. states, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico have the highest overall percentages of persons living in poverty. In New Mexico, one in five persons lives in a household whose income is below the poverty level.
StatePersons Living in PovertyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 52
Alabama16.9%16.4%17.4%802,2634,752,519
Alaska11.0%10.3%11.7%79,428720,474
Arizona14.9%14.5%15.3%1,023,3376,856,072
Arkansas16.3%15.8%16.8%475,8832,916,343
California13.3%13.2%13.4%5,164,16938,793,030
Colorado10.3%9.9%10.7%566,1185,483,100
Connecticut9.7%9.2%10.2%338,6513,482,563
Delaware13.0%12.3%13.7%121,592934,947
District of Columbia16.6%15.6%17.6%109,502660,640
Florida14.1%13.9%14.3%2,901,87620,569,893
Georgia15.1%14.7%15.5%1,536,06910,154,766
Hawaii9.5%9.0%10.0%132,2011,388,545
Idaho12.6%12.0%13.2%211,9371,686,488
Illinois12.5%12.3%12.7%1,568,67012,503,704
Indiana13.3%12.9%13.7%860,7536,463,664
Iowa10.8%10.4%11.2%328,6293,044,666
Kansas11.9%11.4%12.4%335,3712,827,374
Kentucky17.1%16.6%17.6%738,5634,317,001
Louisiana19.6%19.1%20.1%893,8274,553,048
Maine11.3%10.8%11.8%147,4131,301,241
Maryland9.4%9.0%9.8%556,5495,915,309
Massachucetts10.5%10.1%10.9%692,9436,622,457
Michigan14.1%13.9%14.3%1,373,3589,730,194
Minnesota9.5%9.3%9.7%517,3485,450,571
Mississippi19.9%19.4%20.4%573,7172,889,837
Missouri13.4%13.0%13.8%793,0015,928,578
Montana12.7%12.1%13.3%130,6161,024,535
Nebraska10.7%10.2%11.2%198,9841,865,022
Nevada13.3%12.8%13.8%392,8572,954,259
New Hampshire7.7%7.2%8.2%100,5501,298,883
New Jersey10.0%9.8%10.2%882,1328,831,188
New Mexico19.0%18.4%19.6%388,7902,044,204
New York14.1%13.9%14.3%2,735,57819,337,642
North Carolina14.7%14.3%15.1%1,468,03210,009,026
North Dakota10.2%9.6%10.8%74,057729,303
Ohio13.9%13.7%14.1%1,575,40111,330,717
Oklahoma15.8%15.4%16.2%600,9113,815,034
Oregon13.2%12.8%13.6%534,8464,064,453
Pennsylvania12.5%12.3%12.7%1,548,55712,398,116
Rhode Island12.3%11.6%13.0%125,2081,018,560
South Carolina15.4%15.0%15.8%750,3594,882,684
South Dakota12.8%12.2%13.4%107,522838,947
Tennessee15.0%14.6%15.4%980,3946,555,396
Texas14.7%14.5%14.9%4,080,37727,676,374
Utah9.7%9.2%10.2%296,1383,052,627
Vermont10.8%10.0%11.6%65,068599,875
Virginia10.7%10.5%10.9%876,4388,221,001
Washington11.0%10.8%11.2%799,6757,273,730
West Virginia18.5%17.9%19.1%326,5021,762,557
Wisconsin11.3%11.1%11.5%640,1745,645,158
Wyoming10.8%10.1%11.5%61,319565,272
United States13.4%13.3%13.5%42,583,651317,741,588

Data Notes

Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, Data Integration Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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