New Hampshire
the state with the lowest percentage of people in poverty — 7.3%, as of 2019

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Additional Information: Overall, 12.3% of Americans were living below the poverty level in 2019. Mississippi had the highest percentage of people in poverty at 19.6%.
Reference: For more information, see the 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data, "Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months." "Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months."

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