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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 72,980 13,507 215 18.5 0.3 17,893 239 24.5 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,101 253 32 23.0 2.6 311 35 28.3 2.8 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 177 16 3 9.1 1.8 22 4 12.5 2.1 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,709 441 45 25.8 2.4 558 51 32.6 2.5 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 692 136 19 19.6 2.5 182 22 26.4 2.8 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,250 1,826 94 19.7 0.9 2,433 107 26.3 1.0 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,189 165 28 13.9 2.2 233 33 19.6 2.5 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 810 81 17 10.0 2.0 122 21 15.1 2.4 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 204 27 5 13.3 2.2 46 6 22.5 2.8 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 108 32 5 29.2 3.7 39 5 36.3 4.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 3,951 688 55 17.4 1.3 1,002 66 25.4 1.5 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,494 518 46 20.8 1.7 628 51 25.2 1.8 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 281 39 7 13.9 2.2 55 8 19.5 2.6 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 408 66 10 16.2 2.2 100 12 24.4 2.6 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,148 600 51 19.1 1.5 753 57 23.9 1.6 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,574 362 39 23.0 2.2 444 43 28.2 2.4 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 700 94 17 13.4 2.3 129 20 18.4 2.6 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 682 111 18 16.2 2.4 168 22 24.6 2.8 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 990 238 31 24.0 2.8 288 34 29.1 3.0 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,111 255 32 23.0 2.6 338 37 30.4 2.9 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 265 42 8 15.9 2.8 54 9 20.4 3.1 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,318 127 24 9.6 1.7 203 30 15.4 2.1 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,449 245 32 16.9 2.0 283 34 19.5 2.2 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,335 435 43 18.6 1.7 554 48 23.7 1.9 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,213 182 28 15.0 2.1 236 31 19.4 2.4 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 770 178 22 23.1 2.6 273 27 35.5 2.9 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,368 246 33 17.9 2.2 311 36 22.7 2.4 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 209 36 6 17.3 2.6 51 7 24.3 2.9 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 446 69 11 15.6 2.3 95 13 21.2 2.6 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 658 105 17 16.0 2.4 144 19 21.9 2.7 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 292 24 6 8.2 1.9 33 7 11.3 2.2 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,008 269 34 13.4 1.6 351 39 17.5 1.8 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 501 130 17 25.9 3.0 163 19 32.5 3.2 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,284 842 62 19.7 1.3 1,074 70 25.1 1.4 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,255 421 43 18.7 1.7 580 50 25.7 2.0 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 142 24 4 16.6 2.5 31 4 21.8 2.8 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,702 543 48 20.1 1.6 677 53 25.1 1.8 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 884 188 26 21.2 2.6 259 30 29.3 2.9 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 850 117 22 13.7 2.4 194 28 22.9 2.9 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,713 407 42 15.0 1.4 524 47 19.3 1.6 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 229 44 7 19.0 2.9 53 8 23.0 3.1 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,043 194 28 18.6 2.5 248 32 23.7 2.7 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 193 37 5 19.4 2.4 43 5 22.5 2.5 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,423 301 36 21.2 2.3 410 41 28.8 2.5 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,676 1,537 87 23.0 1.2 2,104 100 31.5 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 855 75 13 8.8 1.4 104 15 12.1 1.7 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 126 12 3 9.5 2.2 18 4 14.4 2.7 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,848 270 34 14.6 1.7 369 39 20.0 2.0 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,531 196 30 12.8 1.8 246 33 16.0 2.0 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 381 81 11 21.3 2.6 113 13 29.6 2.9 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,304 166 27 12.7 2.0 229 31 17.5 2.2 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 130 15 3 11.9 2.2 18 3 14.0 2.4 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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