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New York

The state of New York is one of the most populous, densely populated, and diverse of the 50 United States. New York State is distinguished from other states by its vast internal differences and diverse treatment and understanding of poverty. Nevertheless, New York shares some of these aspects with other states, such as California, Illinois, and Michigan.

From 2008 through 2012, 14.9 percent of New Yorkers lived below the poverty line. New York State is marked by enormous differences in regard to access to economic resources and financial wealth. According to the New York State Community Action Association, in 2013, 25.8 percent of Latinos and 23 percent of African Americans lived in poverty, compared to 10.9 percent of white New Yorkers; 5.9 percent of Nassau County ...

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