Poverty Rates, 20112015

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 Persons for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, 20112015Persons Below Poverty Level, 20112015Poverty Rate, 20112015Poverty Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 20112015
United States308,619,550 47,749,043 15.5% 100.0%
Appalachian Region24,640,191 4,219,279 17.1% 110.7%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama4,711,439 887,260 18.8% 121.7%
Georgia9,737,146 1,788,947 18.4% 118.7%
Kentucky4,263,217 805,841 18.9% 122.2%
Maryland5,789,228 576,805 10.0% 64.4%
Mississippi2,890,915 651,545 22.5% 145.7%
New York19,164,034 3,005,943 15.7% 101.4%
North Carolina9,592,619 1,667,465 17.4% 112.4%
Ohio11,258,461 1,775,836 15.8% 101.9%
Pennsylvania12,365,782 1,666,569 13.5% 87.1%
South Carolina4,636,314 830,901 17.9% 115.8%
Tennessee6,339,352 1,117,594 17.6% 113.9%
Virginia8,008,050 921,822 11.5% 74.4%
West Virginia1,797,793 323,384 18.0% 116.3%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama3,016,424 531,115 17.6% 113.8%
Appalachian Georgia3,003,691 461,383 15.4% 99.3%
Appalachian Kentucky1,138,344 293,236 25.8% 166.5%
Appalachian Maryland235,621 33,636 14.3% 92.3%
Appalachian Mississippi611,107 139,237 22.8% 147.3%
Appalachian New York997,532 168,049 16.8% 108.9%
Appalachian North Carolina1,671,599 313,335 18.7% 121.2%
Appalachian Ohio1,958,172 348,278 17.8% 115.0%
Appalachian Pennsylvania5,547,802 757,187 13.6% 88.2%
Appalachian South Carolina1,176,393 203,284 17.3% 111.7%
Appalachian Tennessee2,755,226 508,665 18.5% 119.3%
Appalachian Virginia730,487 138,490 19.0% 122.5%
West Virginia1,797,793 323,384 18.0% 116.3%