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Arizona is second poorest state in the nation

• Capitol Media Services

More than one out of five Arizonans live in poverty, a figure higher than anywhere else in the nation except for Mississippi.

New figures Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau show nearly 1.4 million Arizonans live in households earning less than the federal poverty level. That computes out to 21.2 percent.

By contrast, the national figure is approaching 43.6 million, just 14.3 percent.


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