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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 18 to 64

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 189,185 22,105 326 11.7 0.2 29,234 368 15.5 0.2 1.00 -.000022 5,282
Alabama 2,888 335 41 11.6 1.4 435 47 15.0 1.6 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 438 35 6 8.0 1.3 49 7 11.3 1.5 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 4,064 630 61 15.5 1.4 768 66 18.9 1.6 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 1,760 252 29 14.3 1.6 337 33 19.1 1.8 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 23,224 3,081 136 13.3 0.6 4,030 154 17.4 0.6 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 3,177 317 43 10.0 1.3 426 50 13.4 1.5 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 2,167 162 27 7.5 1.2 221 31 10.2 1.4 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 532 46 7 8.6 1.3 67 8 12.7 1.6 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 417 57 7 13.7 1.6 74 8 17.7 1.8 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 10,975 1,338 86 12.2 0.8 1,807 98 16.5 0.9 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 6,133 826 66 13.5 1.0 1,050 73 17.1 1.1 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 767 67 10 8.8 1.3 96 12 12.5 1.5 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 908 98 13 10.8 1.4 141 16 15.5 1.7 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 8,117 832 68 10.2 0.8 1,128 78 13.9 0.9 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 3,867 444 49 11.5 1.2 564 54 14.6 1.4 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 1,898 157 25 8.3 1.3 218 29 11.5 1.5 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 1,706 198 27 11.6 1.5 285 31 16.7 1.8 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 2,673 425 46 15.9 1.7 543 51 20.3 1.8 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 2,651 436 47 16.4 1.7 559 52 21.1 1.9 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 829 94 13 11.4 1.6 121 15 14.5 1.8 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 3,553 271 39 7.6 1.1 362 45 10.2 1.2 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 4,078 396 46 9.7 1.1 502 51 12.3 1.2 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 6,187 730 62 11.8 1.0 967 71 15.6 1.1 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 3,242 269 38 8.3 1.2 356 43 11.0 1.3 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 1,743 285 31 16.3 1.7 402 36 23.1 2.0 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 3,673 464 50 12.6 1.3 590 56 16.1 1.5 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 611 76 9 12.4 1.5 101 11 16.6 1.7 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,111 103 15 9.3 1.4 141 18 12.7 1.6 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 1,625 146 22 9.0 1.3 200 26 12.3 1.5 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 847 53 10 6.3 1.1 73 11 8.6 1.3 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 5,386 415 48 7.7 0.9 565 56 10.5 1.0 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,225 219 24 17.8 1.9 293 28 23.9 2.1 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 12,459 1,582 95 12.7 0.7 1,963 104 15.8 0.8 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 5,781 727 63 12.6 1.1 965 71 16.7 1.2 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 400 40 6 9.9 1.4 52 6 13.1 1.6 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 7,108 845 67 11.9 0.9 1,095 75 15.4 1.0 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 2,132 241 33 11.3 1.5 321 37 15.0 1.7 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 2,427 258 36 10.7 1.4 344 41 14.2 1.6 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 7,572 738 63 9.7 0.8 949 71 12.5 0.9 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 670 77 11 11.5 1.6 95 12 14.2 1.7 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 2,745 332 41 12.1 1.5 470 48 17.1 1.7 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 486 57 7 11.8 1.4 72 8 14.8 1.5 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 3,859 516 52 13.4 1.3 737 61 19.1 1.5 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 14,908 1,956 110 13.1 0.7 2,751 128 18.5 0.8 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 1,654 125 18 7.5 1.1 170 21 10.3 1.3 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 395 32 5 8.1 1.3 43 6 10.8 1.5 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 4,953 404 47 8.2 0.9 556 54 11.2 1.1 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 4,218 416 49 9.9 1.1 506 53 12.0 1.2 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,116 156 17 14.0 1.5 215 20 19.3 1.7 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 3,502 319 42 9.1 1.2 420 47 12.0 1.3 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 330 30 5 9.2 1.4 39 5 11.9 1.6 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes


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