America's Poor: Where Poverty Is Rising In America (INFOGRAPHIC)

10/18/2010 03:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mint, the personal finance site, put together this chart of regional poverty in America based on statistics recently released by the Census Bureau. In 2009, poverty among Americans reached its highest level in 51 years. The states hardest hit include Louisiana, Mississippi and District of Columbia. States with the lowest poverty statistics include, Wyoming, Hawaii, New Jersey and Minnesota.

Roll over each state to see its poverty rate. Visit Mint Life for more information: