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Arizona Has Some of the Highest Rates of Poverty

 
Arizona Has Some of the Highest Rates of Poverty
Posted September 17th, 2013 @ 2:35pm

PHOENIX (AP) _ New figures from the Census Bureau show Arizona has some of the highest rates of poverty in the country.

Nineteen percent of the state's residents were living in poverty in 2012.

That was the fifth-highest rate behind only Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas.

More than 1 in 7 Americans were living in poverty, not statistically different from the 46.2 million of 2011 and the sixth straight year the rate had failed to improve, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

Mississippi has the highest rates of poverty while New Hampshire has the lowest.

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