Wealth inequality is a significant issue that impacts Americans across the country. While the wealth gap may differ from state to state, the issue is prevalent in every region.

Services (HHS) sets the federal poverty rate for households. In 2018, that figure is an annual income of $24,600 for a family of four living in the continental United States. (The poverty level is higher for those living in Alaska or Hawaii, because it is more expensive to live in those states.) To determine the poverty level for a larger family, add $4,320 for each additional person in the household.


Poverty and Welfare in the United States

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