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POV46: Poverty Status by State: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands. Use caution when interpreting state-level estimates, because they have high variability. Please observe the size of the standard errors when interpreting the data -- the larger the standard error, the less reliable the estimate)

    Below 100% of poverty (5) Below 125% of poverty (5)  
All income levels Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) State Factors A Parameter B Parameter
All Ages (1)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 301,041 39,829 426 13.2 0.1 53,805 482 17.9 0.2 1.00 -.000018 5,282
Alabama 4,716 675 57 14.3 1.2 873 63 18.5 1.3 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 672 55 7 8.2 1.0 77 8 11.4 1.2 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 6,529 1,172 79 18.0 1.2 1,463 86 22.4 1.3 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 2,822 431 36 15.3 1.3 593 41 21.0 1.5 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 36,637 5,344 174 14.6 0.5 7,196 195 19.6 0.5 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 4,908 541 55 11.0 1.1 748 63 15.2 1.3 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 3,433 276 34 8.1 1.0 395 40 11.5 1.2 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 861 82 9 9.6 1.1 131 11 15.2 1.3 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 590 98 9 16.5 1.5 127 10 21.5 1.6 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 18,022 2,370 110 13.1 0.6 3,366 127 18.7 0.7 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 9,541 1,477 84 15.5 0.9 1,867 93 19.6 1.0 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 1,255 125 13 9.9 1.0 179 15 14.3 1.2 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 1,515 185 18 12.2 1.2 277 21 18.3 1.4 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 12,687 1,564 90 12.3 0.7 2,055 101 16.2 0.8 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 6,288 901 66 14.3 1.1 1,150 73 18.3 1.2 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 2,986 285 32 9.5 1.1 408 38 13.7 1.3 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 2,716 346 34 12.7 1.3 510 40 18.8 1.5 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 4,246 724 58 17.1 1.4 938 64 22.1 1.5 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 4,326 788 60 18.2 1.4 1,055 67 24.4 1.5 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 1,317 158 17 12.0 1.3 208 19 15.8 1.4 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 5,528 481 51 8.7 0.9 682 60 12.3 1.1 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 6,420 727 60 11.3 0.9 934 67 14.6 1.0 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 9,806 1,273 80 13.0 0.8 1,690 90 17.2 0.9 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 5,120 506 51 9.9 1.0 668 57 13.1 1.1 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 2,900 525 40 18.1 1.4 774 46 26.7 1.6 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 5,861 780 63 13.3 1.1 1,023 70 17.5 1.2 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 973 125 12 12.9 1.2 177 14 18.2 1.4 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,774 188 20 10.6 1.1 262 23 14.8 1.3 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 2,581 278 30 10.8 1.1 388 34 15.0 1.3 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 1,300 91 12 7.0 0.9 124 14 9.6 1.1 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 8,515 787 65 9.2 0.8 1,074 75 12.6 0.9 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,977 381 31 19.3 1.6 509 34 25.7 1.7 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 19,309 2,734 120 14.2 0.6 3,585 134 18.6 0.7 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 9,234 1,285 80 13.9 0.9 1,764 91 19.1 1.0 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 625 74 7 11.8 1.2 98 8 15.7 1.3 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 11,386 1,557 88 13.7 0.8 2,035 98 17.9 0.9 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 3,550 484 45 13.6 1.3 662 51 18.6 1.4 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 3,806 403 44 10.6 1.2 605 52 15.9 1.4 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 12,178 1,335 83 11.0 0.7 1,763 93 14.5 0.8 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 1,042 132 14 12.7 1.3 166 15 16.0 1.4 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 4,462 624 55 14.0 1.2 852 62 19.1 1.4 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 794 104 9 13.1 1.1 132 10 16.6 1.3 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 6,163 924 67 15.0 1.1 1,339 77 21.7 1.3 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 24,174 3,834 148 15.9 0.6 5,380 168 22.3 0.7 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 2,754 209 23 7.6 0.9 297 27 10.8 1.0 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 610 55 7 9.0 1.1 75 8 12.4 1.3 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 7,735 799 64 10.3 0.8 1,093 73 14.1 0.9 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 6,526 680 61 10.4 0.9 840 67 12.9 1.0 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,796 260 21 14.5 1.2 369 25 20.5 1.4 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 5,548 544 53 9.8 1.0 757 62 13.6 1.1 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 529 54 6 10.1 1.2 71 7 13.4 1.3 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes


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