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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
Related Children 5 to 17


WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 52,639 9,166 182 17.4 0.3 12,242 206 23.3 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 825 188 28 22.8 3.0 235 31 28.5 3.2 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 130 10 3 7.8 2.0 15 3 11.3 2.4 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,206 282 37 23.3 2.7 359 41 29.8 2.9 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 502 93 16 18.4 2.9 123 18 24.6 3.2 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 6,672 1,266 79 19.0 1.1 1,667 90 25.0 1.2 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 858 124 24 14.4 2.7 172 28 20.0 3.0 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 606 54 14 9.0 2.2 89 18 14.7 2.7 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 140 18 4 12.7 2.7 31 5 22.5 3.3 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 71 21 4 (B) 4.6 27 4 (B) 4.9 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 2,884 443 44 15.4 1.4 690 55 23.9 1.7 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 1,779 347 38 19.5 2.0 422 42 23.7 2.1 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 190 29 6 15.4 2.8 38 7 20.1 3.2 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 289 38 7 13.1 2.4 59 9 20.3 2.9 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 2,202 393 42 17.8 1.8 503 47 22.9 1.9 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,155 246 32 21.3 2.5 306 36 26.5 2.7 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 509 65 14 12.7 2.6 91 17 17.8 3.0 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 489 84 16 17.2 2.9 116 18 23.7 3.3 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 692 144 24 20.8 3.2 177 27 25.6 3.4 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 816 195 28 23.9 3.1 257 32 31.5 3.4 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 203 31 7 15.3 3.2 40 8 19.7 3.5 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 947 88 20 9.3 2.0 144 25 15.3 2.5 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,090 198 29 18.1 2.4 230 31 21.1 2.6 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 1,773 329 38 18.6 1.9 422 42 23.8 2.1 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 831 116 22 14.0 2.5 151 25 18.2 2.8 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 551 119 18 21.5 3.0 185 22 33.5 3.4 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 992 168 27 17.0 2.5 214 31 21.6 2.8 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 149 25 5 16.9 3.0 33 6 21.9 3.3 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 313 42 9 13.4 2.6 57 10 18.3 3.0 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 453 66 13 14.5 2.7 85 15 18.7 3.0 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 221 18 5 8.1 2.2 25 6 11.3 2.5 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 1,513 215 31 14.2 1.9 276 35 18.3 2.1 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 355 82 14 23.0 3.4 102 15 28.9 3.7 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 3,141 611 53 19.5 1.5 787 60 25.1 1.7 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 1,604 251 33 15.7 1.9 381 41 23.7 2.3 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 103 14 3 13.8 2.7 19 3 18.9 3.1 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 1,946 377 40 19.4 1.9 471 45 24.2 2.0 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 610 122 21 19.9 3.1 170 24 27.8 3.5 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 634 94 19 14.9 2.9 151 24 23.8 3.4 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,021 272 34 13.5 1.6 347 39 17.2 1.8 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 164 27 6 16.2 3.2 33 6 20.0 3.4 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 747 129 23 17.2 2.9 170 27 22.8 3.2 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 142 24 4 17.2 2.6 29 4 20.6 2.8 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,023 201 29 19.6 2.6 273 34 26.7 2.9 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 4,647 982 70 21.1 1.4 1,359 82 29.2 1.5 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 579 47 10 8.1 1.7 66 12 11.3 2.0 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 90 7 2 8.0 2.4 11 3 12.1 2.9 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,363 165 27 12.1 1.9 228 31 16.7 2.1 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,103 124 24 11.2 2.1 154 27 13.9 2.3 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 266 57 9 21.6 3.2 79 11 29.6 3.5 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 954 115 22 12.0 2.2 160 26 16.8 2.6 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 94 11 3 11.7 2.6 12 3 13.2 2.7 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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