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  Back Number of Children in Low-Income Families (Under Age 18 and Below 200% Federal Poverty Level)
  State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  United States 32,046,610 31,477,304 30,604,079 29,767,495 29,324,665 29,285,670 29,816,893 30,260,895 30,575,313 30,707,355 30,778,080
  District of Columbia 70,048 74,148 69,381 66,748 63,257 65,994 66,759 66,462 66,905 67,298 65,161
  Alabama 566,543 534,041 533,682 523,227 542,315 515,760 509,258 499,888 517,344 502,193 494,656
  Alaska 57,672 57,666 59,098 60,422 60,251 60,449 62,444 66,285 68,102 65,675 58,297
  Arizona 733,093 752,967 739,675 719,882 705,653 676,793 695,422 721,675 806,330 840,587 858,475
  Arkansas 409,303 396,853 365,230 345,563 366,395 383,788 376,665 359,969 350,169 368,573 383,800
  California 4,642,584 4,594,268 4,547,239 4,430,275 4,257,525 4,181,835 4,127,248 4,214,509 4,169,700 4,190,289 4,145,562
  Colorado 344,446 350,209 338,032 357,485 364,522 384,140 392,649 402,905 408,353 415,115 409,954
  Connecticut 281,338 260,262 224,959 239,430 241,831 249,961 227,643 219,098 212,307 218,999 227,910
  Delaware 78,109 77,274 76,872 71,399 62,941 58,714 62,430 68,882 71,438 73,011 73,220
  Florida 1,754,812 1,714,151 1,687,328 1,675,332 1,709,608 1,684,652 1,726,198 1,715,043 1,718,583 1,690,969 1,683,942
  Georgia 1,018,827 1,044,790 1,087,654 1,028,073 1,011,152 959,210 958,629 1,021,251 1,076,122 1,133,179 1,118,978
  Hawaii 135,570 132,595 115,501 110,737 107,419 108,030 107,795 100,229 90,929 88,496 88,513
  Idaho 178,597 178,364 182,406 174,198 172,233 168,734 177,000 179,936 178,063 179,843 177,325
  Illinois 1,314,531 1,235,537 1,179,574 1,135,863 1,133,091 1,193,608 1,230,560 1,259,348 1,238,657 1,199,981 1,190,616
  Indiana 532,126 506,548 518,612 550,443 575,299 583,452 577,126 603,766 650,325 654,137 639,185
  Iowa 294,701 298,862 278,997 248,331 226,589 235,644 234,360 246,021 241,850 260,247 244,254
  Kansas 290,126 268,427 259,957 265,745 262,260 248,272 243,866 252,155 267,121 281,291 289,695
  Kentucky 481,934 457,657 426,950 403,911 407,746 429,074 459,689 467,882 463,530 468,042 466,144
  Louisiana 690,363 666,380 655,283 663,569 645,646 620,435 610,081 606,861 547,077 544,927 527,441
  Maine 125,443 119,879 115,587 105,775 109,290 114,438 116,690 111,269 109,522 103,512 104,265
  Maryland 436,261 387,014 334,283 323,232 323,018 319,997 338,589 380,629 422,426 408,009 380,144
  Massachusetts 532,333 530,518 538,860 547,846 524,939 482,320 465,060 436,004 425,518 411,317 449,730
  Michigan 979,412 963,532 933,357 886,343 873,892 881,096 935,097 971,015 970,907 964,327 940,334
  Minnesota 448,301 423,083 386,043 324,795 314,743 310,088 327,841 317,118 315,013 332,769 367,352
  Mississippi 483,626 449,854 411,899 387,975 394,653 402,268 419,785 409,670 416,436 425,814 437,477
  Missouri 581,321 576,324 552,325 483,054 466,154 461,893 495,896 525,259 552,037 587,403 616,079
  Montana 126,584 123,229 115,086 111,355 107,405 104,328 107,875 108,973 108,628 100,740 98,343
  Nebraska 178,848 179,273 169,316 161,594 149,221 151,398 147,986 158,422 154,416 161,533 152,778
  Nevada 183,303 188,476 200,957 209,760 221,923 233,976 248,565 260,000 259,177 265,815 268,358
  New Hampshire 89,635 97,752 93,539 83,841 78,305 73,419 73,482 67,630 66,646 65,486 61,057
  New Jersey 611,465 670,723 641,772 621,414 579,585 569,925 578,246 533,030 530,945 529,078 579,258
  New Mexico 321,309 307,002 301,239 285,787 284,339 268,919 280,248 276,181 280,466 258,188 243,490
  New York 2,243,305 2,202,655 2,143,865 2,020,235 1,951,971 1,931,643 1,989,352 1,996,808 1,983,076 1,939,314 1,931,590
  North Carolina 847,971 858,029 866,780 877,648 889,327 916,806 964,209 969,315 981,194 992,452 1,019,919
  North Dakota 62,834 70,386 75,099 71,823 66,403 60,760 60,199 56,157 54,328 54,206 54,710
  Ohio 1,137,476 1,144,129 1,144,284 1,108,569 1,070,743 1,001,666 1,003,773 1,023,891 1,048,573 1,083,270 1,092,114
  Oklahoma 461,547 426,341 386,181 412,592 432,942 444,211 434,159 423,017 429,177 439,373 449,957
  Oregon 375,064 394,487 374,604 364,439 338,147 337,424 348,787 354,244 372,586 369,868 359,510
  Pennsylvania 1,145,978 1,133,695 1,120,852 1,070,132 1,030,873 1,023,424 1,040,199 1,052,006 1,071,762 1,094,089 1,089,817
  Rhode Island 88,649 88,864 87,533 85,127 77,563 78,784 81,963 90,746 89,235 86,037 83,421
  South Carolina 513,036 457,105 450,970 435,960 434,650 431,544 447,723 462,138 480,226 496,740 501,533
  South Dakota 87,577 80,143 74,521 70,929 67,953 69,913 68,610 74,313 75,292 79,230 75,551
  Tennessee 717,182 697,487 646,679 597,048 601,025 622,255 638,442 633,612 644,696 656,908 690,415
  Texas 3,032,383 3,065,779 3,007,572 2,977,417 2,964,052 3,078,525 3,215,498 3,299,080 3,365,091 3,320,137 3,363,980
  Utah 291,009 282,904 274,970 269,047 262,517 266,124 280,653 295,835 306,621 325,849 323,656
  Vermont 60,980 55,388 55,082 54,212 53,728 48,088 46,370 43,665 41,195 38,312 40,149
  Virginia 707,705 629,367 557,695 535,254 520,522 554,963 542,998 565,193 568,624 602,669 634,771
  Washington 544,472 530,459 479,746 499,225 527,070 556,170 569,391 571,086 582,809 557,312 532,218
  West Virginia 231,389 225,494 225,041 217,568 209,808 204,897 205,517 198,246 189,990 187,473 190,934
  Wisconsin 465,120 456,347 433,152 442,143 431,100 427,046 449,753 477,235 491,287 483,746 458,131
  Wyoming 60,371 60,588 58,761 54,724 51,067 48,816 48,114 46,944 44,510 43,525 43,910