Poverty rate by state, 2018

State Change in poverty rate, 2000 to 2018 Change 2007 to 2018 Change in poverty rate, 2017 to 2018 2018 poverty rate relative to national average Poverty rate, 2018
Alabama 1.2% -0.1% -0.1% 3.7% 16.8%
Alaska 1.8% 2.0% -0.2% -2.2% 10.9%
Arizona -1.6% -0.2% -0.9% 0.9% 14.0%
Arkansas 0.2% -0.7% 0.8% 4.1% 17.2%
California -0.9% 0.4% -0.5% -0.3% 12.8%
Colorado 0.9% -2.4% -0.7% -3.5% 9.6%
Connecticut 2.7% 2.5% 0.8% -2.7% 10.4%
Delaware 3.2% 2.0% -1.1% -0.6% 12.5%
DC -1.3% -0.2% -0.4% 3.1% 16.2%
Florida 0.8% 1.5% -0.4% 0.5% 13.6%
Georgia 1.7% 0.0% -0.6% 1.2% 14.3%
Hawaii 0.0% 0.8% -0.7% -4.3% 8.8%
Idaho 0.4% -0.3% -1.0% -1.3% 11.8%
Illinois 1.0% 0.2% -0.5% -1.0% 12.1%
Indiana 3.0% 0.8% -0.4% 0.0% 13.1%
Iowa 1.2% 0.2% 0.5% -1.9% 11.2%
Kansas 2.5% 0.8% 0.1% -1.1% 12.0%
Kentucky 0.5% -0.4% -0.3% 3.8% 16.9%
Louisiana -1.4% 0.0% -1.1% 5.5% 18.6%
Maine 1.5% -0.4% 0.5% -1.5% 11.6%
Maryland -0.3% 0.7% -0.3% -4.1% 9.0%
Massachusetts 0.4% 0.1% -0.5% -3.1% 10.0%
Michigan 4.0% 0.1% -0.1% 1.0% 14.1%
Minnesota 2.7% 0.1% 0.1% -3.5% 9.6%
Mississippi 1.5% -0.9% -0.1% 6.6% 19.7%
Missouri 2.0% 0.2% -0.2% 0.1% 13.2%
Montana -0.4% -1.1% 0.5% -0.1% 13.0%
Nebraska 1.4% -0.2% 0.2% -2.1% 11.0%
Nevada 3.0% 2.2% -0.1% -0.2% 12.9%
New Hampshire 2.3% 0.5% -0.1% -5.5% 7.6%
New Jersey 1.6% 0.9% -0.5% -3.6% 9.5%
New Mexico 1.5% 1.4% -0.2% 6.4% 19.5%
New York 0.5% -0.1% -0.5% 0.5% 13.6%
North Carolina 0.9% -0.3% -0.7% 0.9% 14.0%
North Dakota -0.9% -1.4% 0.4% -2.4% 10.7%
Ohio 2.8% 0.8% -0.1% 0.8% 13.9%
Oklahoma 1.8% -0.3% -0.2% 2.5% 15.6%
Oregon -0.6% -0.3% -0.6% -0.5% 12.6%
Pennsylvania 1.7% 0.6% -0.3% -0.9% 12.2%
Rhode Island 2.2% 0.9% 1.3% -0.2% 12.9%
South Carolina 0.9% 0.3% -0.1% 2.2% 15.3%
South Dakota 1.6% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 13.1%
Tennessee 1.8% -0.6% 0.3% 2.2% 15.3%
Texas -0.2% -1.4% 0.2% 1.8% 14.9%
Utah 0.2% -0.7% -0.7% -4.1% 9.0%
Vermont 0.3% 0.9% -0.3% -2.1% 11.0%
Virginia 1.5% 0.8% 0.1% -2.4% 10.7%
Washington -1.3% -1.1% -0.7% -2.8% 10.3%
West Virginia -0.8% 0.9% -1.3% 4.7% 17.8%
Wisconsin 2.1% 0.2% -0.3% -2.1% 11.0%
Wyoming -0.3% 2.4% -0.2% -2.0% 11.1%

Source: EPI Analysis of American Community Survey data

View the underlying data on epi.org.