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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
People Under 18

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 74,068 14,068 218 19.0 0.3 18,553 242 25.0 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,118 265 33 23.7 2.6 326 36 29.1 2.8 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 180 17 4 9.6 1.9 23 4 13.0 2.1 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,732 454 46 26.2 2.4 571 51 33.0 2.5 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 706 147 20 20.8 2.5 196 22 27.7 2.8 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,407 1,898 96 20.2 0.9 2,517 109 26.8 1.0 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,208 174 29 14.4 2.2 243 34 20.1 2.6 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 818 83 17 10.2 2.0 126 21 15.4 2.4 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 208 28 5 13.6 2.3 48 6 23.1 2.8 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 109 32 5 29.0 3.7 39 5 36.1 3.9 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 4,020 735 57 18.3 1.3 1,054 67 26.2 1.5 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,527 542 47 21.5 1.7 658 52 26.0 1.8 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 286 41 7 14.3 2.3 57 8 20.0 2.6 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 416 71 10 17.2 2.2 105 12 25.3 2.6 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,180 613 52 19.3 1.5 769 58 24.2 1.6 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,587 370 39 23.3 2.2 452 43 28.5 2.4 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 711 98 17 13.8 2.3 133 20 18.8 2.6 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 699 120 18 17.1 2.5 177 22 25.4 2.8 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 1,010 247 32 24.4 2.8 300 35 29.7 3.0 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,118 261 32 23.3 2.6 344 37 30.7 2.9 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 272 47 8 17.1 2.9 58 9 21.4 3.1 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,333 133 24 10.0 1.8 209 30 15.7 2.1 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,454 248 32 17.1 2.1 286 34 19.7 2.2 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,371 454 44 19.1 1.7 583 49 24.6 1.9 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,231 191 28 15.6 2.2 249 32 20.2 2.4 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 779 183 22 23.5 2.6 278 27 35.7 2.9 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,403 263 34 18.7 2.2 328 37 23.4 2.4 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 216 42 6 19.3 2.7 57 7 26.3 3.0 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 452 74 11 16.2 2.4 100 13 22.1 2.7 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 671 111 17 16.5 2.4 150 20 22.4 2.7 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 296 25 6 8.6 1.9 34 7 11.6 2.2 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,035 280 35 13.8 1.6 362 40 17.8 1.8 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 507 132 17 25.9 3.0 168 19 33.2 3.2 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,345 881 63 20.3 1.3 1,117 71 25.7 1.4 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,299 446 44 19.4 1.8 617 51 26.8 2.0 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 144 25 4 17.2 2.5 32 4 22.3 2.8 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,742 575 49 21.0 1.6 710 54 25.9 1.8 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 899 196 26 21.8 2.6 267 30 29.7 2.9 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 870 124 22 14.3 2.4 207 28 23.8 2.9 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,758 424 43 15.4 1.4 543 48 19.7 1.6 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 234 45 7 19.3 2.9 54 8 23.3 3.1 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,064 211 29 19.8 2.5 264 33 24.8 2.8 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 196 39 5 20.0 2.4 46 5 23.3 2.5 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,453 314 36 21.6 2.3 429 42 29.5 2.5 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,763 1,565 87 23.1 1.2 2,140 101 31.6 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 862 76 13 8.8 1.4 107 15 12.4 1.7 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 127 13 3 9.8 2.3 19 4 14.7 2.7 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,862 275 34 14.8 1.7 374 40 20.1 1.9 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,547 204 30 13.2 1.9 253 34 16.4 2.0 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 384 84 11 21.8 2.7 116 13 30.1 3.0 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,325 174 27 13.1 2.0 236 32 17.8 2.2 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 132 17 3 12.8 2.3 20 3 14.9 2.4 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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