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The poverty rate among adults has plummeted to the lowest level since the early 1990s, according to a new study.

The report, published by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), found that the median family income for adults in 2018 is $53,000.

This year’s poverty rate is 8.6 percent, lower than the poverty rate in 2015 (9.9 percent), but more than the rates in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

In all, the poverty rates have dropped in 15 states and the District of Columbia since 2000.

“As the poverty numbers are falling in some states, we’ve seen a lot of the gains in some places,” said Amy Myers, director of EPI’s Family Poverty Index.

“But the real story is that this decline has been a big deal for the vast majority of states, even if we’ve got the lowest poverty rate.”

The median family in 2020 was $60,000, down 3.6 percentage points from 2020.

States with the lowest median family incomes were Georgia ($30,000), North Carolina ($32,000) and Louisiana ($34,000).

In North Carolina, the median household income for a family of four was $38,000 in 2020, down from $42,000 a decade earlier.

Overall, states with the highest median income are California ($82,000 and $90,000 for a couple and a family), Florida ($85,000 or more for a married couple and children), New Jersey ($82.5, $84,000 to a married family and a single parent), Texas ($79,000 with two adults and one child) and Washington, D.C. ($81,000.)

The report notes that states that experienced the most decreases in poverty rates in 2020 are also those that have the highest share of the country’s population.

Among the 15 states with a median household earning less than $10,000 per year in 2020 were: Alaska ($5,844); Wyoming ($3,845); Oklahoma ($3.621); South Dakota ($3;724); Kentucky ($2,539); Missouri ($2.942); Montana ($2;937); Idaho ($2:5,977); Arizona ($2).

States with a higher share of poverty income in 2020 include: Connecticut ($18,873); Hawaii ($16,874); New Jersey (16,889); Massachusetts ($15,894); California ($15;8,892); Rhode Island ($15); New Mexico ($15) and New York ($15).

“The poverty rate for adults has dropped in most states, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii, where the poverty has dropped significantly,” Myers said.

“While it may seem counterintuitive to look at the poverty decline and say that poverty has fallen dramatically in these states, these states are all among the top 25 in poverty rate.

They’re also among the 10 highest in median household incomes.”

States with higher rates of poverty in 2020 included: West Virginia ($20,848); Mississippi ($19,085); South Carolina ($19); Texas ($19).

States without a high poverty rate include: Alabama ($23,567); Oklahoma (23); Mississippi (23).

A recent report from the National Academy of Sciences found that states with higher poverty rates experienced lower health care spending growth than states with lower rates of health care access.

That suggests that states in states that have experienced lower rates or higher poverty have benefited from a lower level of Medicaid spending.

“Medicaid spending in states with high poverty has been declining, but this has not been as dramatic as in states where Medicaid coverage is higher,” Myers explained.

“For example, if Medicaid spending is higher in the state, the Medicaid expansion in Texas and West Virginia is more likely to be enacted and more likely lead to greater health care coverage for lower-income residents.”

The report also found that poverty rates for adults living in states without Medicaid declined significantly over the last decade, but not for adults with Medicaid.

In 2020, 15 states had the lowest adult poverty rates, while 10 states had poverty rates that were higher than the national average.

In five of those states, poverty rates were more than 50 percent.

A majority of the states with lowest poverty rates had a median family household income below $15,000; 16 states had a lower median household than $11,000 (see below).

In 20 states, the percentage of adults who live in poverty was higher than 25 percent.

This was the case in six of the 20 states with highest poverty rates.

“In 2020, the share of adults living below the federal poverty line was lower than it had been since the Great Recession, but that’s not necessarily because states have experienced a reduction in poverty,” Myers noted.

“It could be that the poor in many of these states have been living in poverty longer.”

The most recent EPI report found that there are more adults in poverty in the US today than at any point in the past four