Poverty Increasing in Most States

Last Updated: September 28, 2011

This article appeared in the September 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

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For decades the percentages of people living poverty in the United States trended downward. That trend has reversed, markedly, since 2000. This map shows poverty percentages in each of the 50 states since 1980. In most states, the percentage of people living in poverty was lowest in 2000.

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