South Dakota's Poverty Rate Below National Average
by KDLT News
September 17, 2013 5:55 PM
New Census figures show that South Dakota's poverty rate is below the national average.
About 12.8 percent of the state's residents were below the poverty line in 2012, which is the 32nd-highest rate among states and lower than the national average of 15 percent.
About 17 percent of the state's population saw income that was less than 125 percent of poverty level, which gives South Dakota the 33rd-highest rate among the states. The national average is 19.7 percent.
Mississippi has the highest rate of poverty, while New Hampshire has the lowest.