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With August being Child Support Awareness Month and the U.S. having the seventh highest child poverty rate among economically developed countries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children as well as accompanying videos.

In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.

States with the Most Underprivileged Kids
1 Mississippi 11 Alabama
2 New Mexico 12 Oregon
3 Nevada 13 Kentucky
4 Alaska 14 Georgia
5 District of Columbia 15 Tennessee
6 Louisiana 16 Florida
7 West Virginia 17 South Carolina
8 Arkansas 18 Indiana
9 Arizona 19 Montana
10 Oklahoma 20 Michigan

Key Stats

  • New Mexico has the highest child food-insecurity rate, 25.6 percent, which is 2.7 times higher than in North Dakota, the state with the lowest at 9.4 percent.
  • Alabama has the most infant deaths (per 1,000 live births), nine, which is three times more than in Vermont, the state with the fewest at three.
  • West Virginia has the highest share of children in foster care, 1.57 percent, which is six times higher than in Virginia, the state with the lowest at 0.26 percent.
  • Alaska has the highest share of uninsured children aged 0 to 17, 11.5 percent, which is 8.8 times higher than in Massachusetts, the state with the lowest at 1.3 percent.
  • Massachusetts has the highest share of maltreated children, 2.31 percent, which is 14.4 times higher than in Pennsylvania, the state with the lowest at 0.16 percent.

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