The Census Bureau churned out some number this month showing the poverty percentages, per state, for the past three years. (I’ll beat you to the punch: during the past three years of the OBAMA administration) The picture for Texans, no matter the metric used, is bleak.
The report below (after the jump) is realllllly wonky, so I’ll break it down here.
Percentage of people in poverty, official three-year average:
Mississippi: 21.1 percent
New Mexico: 20 percent
Arizona: 19.2 percent
Louisiana: 19.1 percent
Georgia: 18.6 percent
Texas: 17.8 percent
The lowest? New Hampshire at 7.4 percent
The study also evaluated poverty using a metric known as the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Texas didn’t fare much better: it was still the 10th poorest state, per percentage of impoverished residents.