Poverty in Pennsylvania has risen slightly, but remains below the national average.
The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 1.8 million people in Pennsylvania, or 13.9-percent, were living in poverty during 2012.
That's up slightly from 13.8-percent in 2011 and 13.4-percent in 2010. Pennsylvania's population is almost 12.8 million. Nationally, the number of people living in poverty was 15-percent in 2012.
The Census Bureau's annual report offers a snapshot of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2012. Broken down by state, Mississippi had the highest share of poor people, at 22-percent, according to rough calculations by the Census Bureau.
On the other end of the scale New Hampshire had the lowest share, at 8.1 percent.
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