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Wage growth has been dismal for many American workers, coinciding with record-low unemployment.
The federal poverty line in America is $25,750 for a family of four, except in Alaska and Hawaii, where it's $32,190 and $29,620, respectively.
State - Income - Poverty - Level - State
To better understand what it means to be "poor" in each state, we calculated the income it takes to be at the poverty level in every state based on buying power, or regional price parities.
Depending on which state you live, your dollar may be worth a lot more — or a lot less.
United - States - Census - Bureau - %
According to the United States Census Bureau, 11.8% of the US population is living in poverty, which means they're earning below $25,750 for a family of four, except in Alaska and Hawaii, where it's $32,190 and $29,620, respectively.
But the cost of living varies from state to state, so in order to better understand what it means to be "poor" in each...
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