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Last year we helped more than 50,000 people in our five-county service area. The total value of financial assistance and in-kind support exceeded $4,500,000. 752 volunteers from 34 Conferences donated 63,310 hours of time and traveled over 149,000 miles in service to others.

Poverty in Arizona – the poverty line is established by the federal government each year and is calculated on the costs of providing a family with the basic necessities of life divided by annual income.

What is the poverty rate in Arizona?
The poverty rate in Arizona is 17.0%. One out of every 5.9 residents of Arizona lives in poverty.

How many people in Arizona live in poverty?
1,128,046 of 6,654,096 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in Arizona compare to the national average?
Arizona ranks 43rd in Poverty Rate at 17.0% (poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of Arizona is moderately higher than the national average of 14.6%.

In our service area poverty levels are higher than the state as a whole.

Graham County 21.4%
Yuma County 19.7%
Cochise County 18.1%
Pima County 18.3%
Santa Cruz County 21.8%
Pinal County  15.5%