Tennessee's Poverty Rate

Tennessee's latest poverty rate (as of 2019) is 13.1%, the 35th highest in all states. The average poverty rate in recent 10 years is 14.7%.

Year Poverty Rate Source
2019 13.1 [29]
2018 12.0 [29]
2017 11.5 [29]
2017 11.3 [29]
2016 14.9 [29]
2015 14.7 [29]
2014 17.3 [29]
2013 18.1 [29]
2013 15.5 [29]
2012 18.6 [29]
2011 16.3 [29]
2010 16.7 [29]
2009 16.5 [29]
2008 15.0 [29]
2007 14.8 [29]
2006 14.9 [29]
2005 14.9 [29]
2004 15.9 [29]
2003 14.0 [29]
2002 14.8 [29]
2001 14.1 [29]
2000 13.5 [29]
1999 11.9 [29]
1998 13.4 [29]
1997 14.3 [29]
1996 15.9 [29]
1995 15.5 [29]
1994 14.6 [29]
1993 19.6 [29]
1992 17.0 [29]
1991 15.5 [29]
1990 16.9 [29]
1989 18.4 [29]
1988 18.0 [29]
1987 16.9 [29]
1986 18.3 [29]
1985 18.1 [29]
1984 17.4 [29]
1983 20.0 [29]
1982 23.6 [29]
1981 20.9 [29]
1980 19.6 [29]

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