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15 State of America’s Children 2008 Child Poverty, 2006–2007 Number Poor Poverty Rate (percent poor) Under age 18 Under age 5 Ages 5-17 Under age 18 Under age 5 Ages 5-17 Alabama 269,086 83,983 185,103 24.3% 27.6% 23.1% Alaska 20,439 7,578 12,861 11.5 15.4 10.0 Arizona 330,910 112,548 218,362 20.2 23.0 19.0 Arkansas 177,805 55,736 122,069 25.8 28.7 24.6 California 1,591,295 489,469 1,101,826 17.3 18.7 16.7 Colorado 191,725 65,071 126,654 16.3 18.8 15.3 Connecticut 89,373 26,308 63,065 11.1 12.6 10.5 Delaware 29,382 10,422 18,960 14.7 17.9 13.4 District of Columbia 25,597 6,902 18,695 22.7 19.0 24.5 Florida 678,038 223,733 454,305 17.1 19.9 16.0 Georgia 490,381 166,171 324,210 19.7 23.3 18.3 Hawaii 27,608 9,684 17,924 9.8 11.2 9.1 Idaho 63,591 21,630 41,961 15.9 18.8 14.7 Illinois 525,294 160,039 365,255 16.6 18.2 16.0 Indiana 267,610 91,148 176,462 17.3 21.1 15.8 Iowa 94,586 33,530 61,056 13.6 17.4 12.1 Kansas 99,590 33,791 65,799 14.6 17.6 13.4 Kentucky 234,959 78,250 156,709 23.9 28.7 22.1 Louisiana 283,350 86,648 196,702 26.8 29.7 25.6 Maine 41,973 12,271 29,702 15.4 17.9 14.5 Maryland 140,058 40,255 99,803 10.5 10.9 10.3 Massachusetts 182,159 49,732 132,427 12.9 13.3 12.8 Michigan 468,400 143,080 325,320 19.4 22.9 18.2 Minnesota 148,649 49,539 99,110 12.0 14.2 11.1 Mississippi 220,446 71,456 148,990 29.3 34.1 27.5 Missouri 247,893 84,864 163,029 17.7 21.9 16.1 Montana 39,660 12,320 27,340 18.3 21.1 17.3 Nebraska 65,309 23,014 42,295 14.9 18.2 13.6 Nevada 99,670 29,151 70,519 15.3 15.3 15.3 New Hampshire 25,622 7,655 17,967 8.8 10.4 8.2 New Jersey 236,098 74,722 161,376 11.6 13.6 10.8 New Mexico 123,808 41,559 82,249 25.5 30.0 23.6 New York 844,424 252,879 591,545 19.4 21.4 18.7 North Carolina 426,047 140,920 285,127 19.5 22.6 18.3 North Dakota 18,937 7,130 11,807 13.4 17.7 11.7 Ohio 500,745 162,267 338,478 18.5 22.3 17.1 Oklahoma 198,555 70,915 127,640 22.5 27.8 20.4 Oregon 143,391 45,402 97,989 16.9 19.6 15.9 Pennsylvania 446,832 138,123 308,709 16.3 19.2 15.3 Rhode Island 40,468 12,568 27,900 17.5 20.6 16.4 South Carolina 218,250 74,342 143,908 20.9 25.5 19.1 South Dakota 32,511 12,464 20,047 16.8 22.5 14.5 Tennessee 331,269 113,375 217,894 23.0 28.5 20.9 Texas 1,512,819 521,764 991,055 23.2 26.7 21.7 Utah 88,741 31,051 57,690 11.0 12.4 10.4 Vermont 15,907 4,945 10,962 12.4 15.5 11.3 Virginia 233,841 72,217 161,624 13.0 14.4 12.5 Washington 226,424 73,716 152,708 15.0 17.8 14.0 West Virginia 86,277 29,482 56,795 22.8 28.8 20.6 Wisconsin 186,980 58,550 128,430 14.4 16.6 13.6 Wyoming 14,318 4,751 9,567 11.6 13.6 10.8 United States 13,097,100 4,229,120 8,867,980 18.0 20.8 17.0 Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2007 American Community Survey, Table B17001. Calculations by Children’s Defense Fund. More than 1 in 6—13.3 million—children in the United States are poor. There is great variation among the
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