From the LA Times "Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That's according to the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income." http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-california-poverty-20180114-story.html
With one of the more aggressive welfare programs while being home to some of the world's largest companies California is at the bottom of the list in terms of individual poverty - could it be because more bureaucracy makes things worse?