- Economic Justice
Top 10 Poorest States in the U.S.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national poverty rate was 10.5% or 34 million Americans in 2019. These states and territories have the highest percentages of poverty in the country: Puerto Rico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
As a Quaker organization, FCNL seeks to eliminate poverty at home and abroad through economic policies that expand opportunities for all people.
View the Top 10 Hungriest States in the U.S.