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  Back Child Poverty Rate (Percent of Children Under Age 18 in Families Below 100% Federal Poverty Level)
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 19.8% 18.8% 16.8% 16.1% 16.2% 16.6% 17.6% 17.8% 17.6% 17.3% 18.0%
  District of Columbia 37.6% 40.8% 36.1% 31.1% 26.7% 29.7% 31.9% 30.8% 32.6% 32.7% 33.2%
  Alabama 25.1% 23.8% 24.5% 22.4% 22.2% 20.6% 21.5% 21.8% 23.7% 22.5% 22.0%
  Alaska 10.2% 10.7% 9.9% 9.2% 9.8% 10.9% 11.6% 11.3% 11.6% 11.8% 10.8%
  Arizona 27.4% 27.7% 22.4% 20.0% 18.9% 19.9% 20.2% 19.8% 20.5% 20.8% 20.5%
  Arkansas 24.2% 22.5% 21.0% 19.6% 23.4% 27.6% 28.7% 26.6% 22.5% 22.4% 21.4%
  California 25.3% 24.8% 23.1% 20.6% 18.2% 17.7% 17.8% 18.7% 18.6% 18.5% 18.1%
  Colorado 11.2% 12.0% 11.7% 12.9% 11.9% 12.2% 11.5% 11.9% 12.6% 13.3% 13.6%
  Connecticut 17.1% 15.3% 10.3% 10.5% 9.6% 10.5% 10.1% 11.1% 11.5% 11.7% 12.1%
  Delaware 15.3% 15.5% 16.6% 15.6% 13.4% 11.6% 10.9% 12.1% 12.6% 13.1% 13.3%
  Florida 22.8% 21.6% 20.3% 18.8% 17.9% 17.2% 18.1% 17.5% 17.3% 15.8% 16.1%
  Georgia 21.0% 23.4% 22.8% 20.0% 18.8% 17.6% 17.8% 17.8% 19.5% 20.4% 20.7%
  Hawaii 16.8% 17.3% 16.3% 13.5% 13.7% 14.0% 14.0% 12.2% 10.7% 10.1% 10.7%
  Idaho 19.7% 19.6% 21.1% 20.1% 18.6% 16.3% 14.8% 13.7% 12.8% 12.6% 12.7%
  Illinois 19.0% 16.2% 15.1% 14.9% 15.7% 16.6% 16.9% 17.7% 17.1% 16.2% 15.0%
  Indiana 12.1% 11.2% 10.9% 10.4% 10.2% 10.9% 11.8% 14.2% 16.9% 17.1% 17.2%
  Iowa 14.0% 13.2% 12.4% 11.8% 9.2% 9.5% 10.1% 11.8% 13.0% 13.7% 14.0%
  Kansas 12.9% 13.0% 14.6% 13.8% 14.3% 12.1% 13.5% 14.0% 15.9% 17.7% 18.3%
  Kentucky 23.3% 22.6% 19.9% 17.5% 17.0% 18.5% 18.8% 21.0% 21.0% 22.8% 21.8%
  Louisiana 28.5% 28.4% 26.6% 26.8% 24.7% 24.7% 25.0% 24.3% 23.8% 23.1% 23.7%
  Maine 15.2% 14.9% 15.4% 14.9% 14.3% 14.7% 15.7% 16.1% 15.0% 14.1% 14.3%
  Maryland 15.3% 12.7% 9.3% 7.7% 7.6% 7.7% 8.4% 9.8% 11.7% 11.9% 11.9%
  Massachusetts 17.2% 16.1% 17.8% 15.9% 15.3% 12.9% 12.1% 11.6% 11.2% 11.7% 14.0%
  Michigan 16.9% 16.0% 14.8% 14.4% 13.5% 13.8% 14.2% 16.2% 16.7% 18.3% 17.1%
  Minnesota 13.8% 15.1% 13.4% 10.1% 7.6% 7.5% 8.6% 8.7% 9.5% 10.0% 11.6%
  Mississippi 29.6% 24.6% 22.0% 21.6% 22.1% 23.1% 23.9% 25.0% 26.7% 28.6% 30.7%
  Missouri 13.9% 15.1% 17.3% 15.0% 14.2% 13.2% 14.3% 15.9% 16.7% 17.7% 19.2%
  Montana 23.1% 23.1% 21.4% 21.7% 19.6% 18.6% 18.3% 18.4% 18.8% 17.7% 17.4%
  Nebraska 13.0% 14.6% 13.4% 12.9% 11.8% 12.2% 12.4% 11.3% 11.1% 11.8% 12.7%
  Nevada 14.2% 14.0% 15.8% 14.3% 12.8% 11.1% 11.8% 13.5% 13.9% 13.2% 13.3%
  New Hampshire 9.4% 12.9% 12.2% 9.7% 7.3% 6.5% 7.0% 6.9% 6.8% 6.2% 5.8%
  New Jersey 12.7% 13.6% 12.2% 10.5% 9.6% 9.3% 10.0% 9.4% 9.3% 9.8% 10.6%
  New Mexico 33.7% 30.2% 28.7% 26.4% 26.2% 24.2% 25.4% 24.7% 24.9% 23.7% 21.9%
  New York 25.3% 25.0% 23.8% 22.0% 20.5% 20.0% 20.0% 20.5% 20.6% 20.3% 19.9%
  North Carolina 18.6% 18.8% 18.8% 19.2% 17.5% 18.1% 19.9% 20.9% 20.1% 19.3% 19.9%
  North Dakota 15.4% 17.7% 19.7% 17.9% 17.3% 16.3% 16.1% 13.7% 12.6% 13.7% 13.9%
  Ohio 17.9% 17.3% 16.9% 17.0% 16.5% 14.5% 14.7% 15.0% 16.9% 17.7% 18.4%
  Oklahoma 23.2% 21.5% 18.2% 19.3% 19.7% 20.4% 18.9% 16.7% 17.3% 18.3% 19.9%
  Oregon 18.5% 19.7% 18.6% 18.3% 16.0% 15.0% 16.2% 16.5% 17.7% 16.4% 16.4%
  Pennsylvania 17.0% 17.0% 16.1% 14.2% 12.7% 13.0% 14.4% 15.5% 16.5% 17.0% 16.2%
  Rhode Island 17.3% 18.7% 18.3% 16.3% 13.5% 13.9% 14.3% 16.8% 17.7% 17.4% 16.5%
  South Carolina 23.8% 18.9% 18.2% 16.9% 18.4% 19.0% 19.6% 19.1% 19.2% 18.6% 18.6%
  South Dakota 17.5% 14.3% 12.1% 10.9% 9.7% 11.3% 11.6% 15.0% 16.3% 16.1% 14.5%
  Tennessee 21.7% 20.3% 18.5% 18.3% 19.1% 19.9% 19.7% 19.6% 19.5% 20.3% 20.2%
  Texas 24.0% 23.1% 22.4% 21.8% 21.5% 21.5% 22.3% 23.0% 23.0% 22.3% 23.0%
  Utah 10.5% 12.0% 11.0% 10.1% 9.7% 11.5% 12.4% 12.7% 12.4% 12.5% 12.3%
  Vermont 15.5% 15.0% 13.3% 13.3% 12.5% 12.5% 11.9% 11.3% 9.5% 8.9% 9.0%
  Virginia 16.9% 15.0% 12.8% 10.1% 9.9% 10.9% 11.9% 13.0% 12.6% 12.4% 12.9%
  Washington 16.2% 14.0% 12.0% 12.1% 12.9% 14.1% 15.5% 16.2% 16.5% 13.7% 12.3%
  West Virginia 25.1% 25.3% 23.9% 23.1% 21.5% 22.4% 24.6% 23.2% 22.0% 20.2% 22.2%
  Wisconsin 12.7% 13.0% 11.7% 11.7% 11.2% 12.3% 13.1% 15.1% 15.7% 15.7% 15.0%
  Wyoming 15.9% 15.5% 15.5% 14.6% 13.2% 11.8% 11.5% 12.3% 13.3% 13.5% 13.4%