Total Population: 12,385,716 Number in Poverty: 1,629,995
POVERTY RATE & /RANKING
GENDER & AGE
Percentage of people who had incomes below the poverty line ($24,250 for a family of four) in 2015.
Percentage of children under 18 in related families who had incomes below the poverty line in 2015.
Percentage of working-age women (ages 18-64) who had incomes below the poverty line in 2015.
RACE & ETHNICITY
CREATING GOOD JOBS
Income Inequality Ratio
The ratio of the share of income going to the top 20 percent of households and the share of income going to the bottom 20 percent of households in 2015.
Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2015.
High School Graduation
Percentage of high school students who graduated on time at the end of the 2013–14 school year.
Percentage of youth ages 18 to 24 who were not in school or working in 2014.
Higher Education Attainment
Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher from 2015.
Gender Wage Gap
Women’s median earnings for every dollar of men’s median earnings among full-time, year-round workers in 2015.
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Children Living Apart from Parents
Number of children who lived in foster care for every 1,000 children under age 18 in 2014.
Teen Birth Rate
Number of births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19 in 2014.
PROMOTING FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY
Hunger and Food Insecurity
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2013 to 2015, meaning that at some point during the year, they experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or resources.
Number of apartments or other units that were affordable and available for every 100 renter households with very low incomes in 2015. Very low-income households are those with incomes at or below half of median income in the metropolitan or other area where they live.
Assets and Savings
Percentage of households that used high-cost, high-risk forms of credit to make ends meet during 2013. This includes payday loans, automobile title loans, refund anticipation loans, rent-to-own, and pawning.
Percentage of unemployed workers who were helped by unemployment insurance in 2015.
Health Insurance Coverage
Percentage of people under age 65 and below 138 percent of the poverty line who did not have health insurance at any time in 2015.