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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 65 Years and Over

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 37,788 3,656 81 9.7 0.2 6,018 101 15.9 0.3 1.00 -.000053 1,998
Alabama 710 76 13 10.7 1.7 112 15 15.8 2.0 1.05 -.000455 1,998
Alaska 54 2 1 (B) 1.7 4 1 (B) 2.1 0.18 -.000542 1,998
Arizona 732 88 15 12.0 1.9 125 17 17.1 2.2 1.23 -.000379 1,998
Arkansas 356 32 7 8.9 1.8 61 9 17.1 2.3 0.68 -.000482 1,998
California 4,007 365 30 9.1 0.7 649 40 16.2 0.9 1.25 -.000069 1,998
Colorado 524 50 11 9.5 2.0 79 14 15.1 2.4 1.20 -.000488 1,998
Connecticut 448 32 7 7.1 1.6 48 9 10.7 1.9 0.88 -.000510 1,998
Delaware 121 8 2 6.6 1.5 16 3 13.0 2.0 0.22 -.000508 1,998
District of Columbia 64 9 2 (B) 2.6 14 2 (B) 3.1 0.18 -.000617 1,998
Florida 3,027 297 26 9.8 0.8 505 33 16.7 1.0 1.12 -.000124 1,998
Georgia 882 110 15 12.5 1.6 159 18 18.1 1.9 1.08 -.000226 1,998
Hawaii 203 17 3 8.3 1.5 26 4 13.0 1.8 0.29 -.000462 1,998
Idaho 191 16 3 8.2 1.7 31 5 16.0 2.3 0.36 -.000475 1,998
Illinois 1,390 119 16 8.5 1.1 159 19 11.4 1.3 1.13 -.000177 1,998
Indiana 834 87 14 10.4 1.6 134 17 16.1 1.9 1.08 -.000342 1,998
Iowa 377 30 7 7.9 1.7 56 9 14.9 2.3 0.77 -.000519 1,998
Kansas 311 28 6 9.0 2.0 47 8 15.1 2.5 0.73 -.000529 1,998
Kentucky 563 53 10 9.3 1.8 95 14 16.9 2.3 1.05 -.000498 1,998
Louisiana 557 91 14 16.4 2.3 152 18 27.4 2.7 1.05 -.000483 1,998
Maine 215 17 4 7.7 1.6 29 5 13.3 2.0 0.39 -.000599 1,998
Maryland 642 77 13 12.0 1.9 110 16 17.2 2.2 1.13 -.000407 1,998
Massachusetts 888 83 13 9.3 1.4 146 17 16.5 1.8 1.06 -.000330 1,998
Michigan 1,247 89 14 7.2 1.1 140 17 11.2 1.3 1.09 -.000221 1,998
Minnesota 647 45 10 6.9 1.5 64 12 9.9 1.7 1.07 -.000413 1,998
Mississippi 378 58 9 15.3 2.2 93 11 24.7 2.6 0.71 -.000492 1,998
Missouri 784 53 11 6.7 1.3 106 15 13.5 1.8 1.11 -.000381 1,998
Montana 146 8 2 5.4 1.3 19 3 13.1 1.9 0.24 -.000501 1,998
Nebraska 211 11 3 5.4 1.5 21 4 10.0 2.0 0.46 -.000522 1,998
Nevada 285 22 5 7.6 1.8 38 7 13.3 2.3 0.67 -.000515 1,998
New Hampshire 157 12 3 7.9 1.8 17 3 10.9 2.1 0.34 -.000521 1,998
New Jersey 1,094 92 14 8.4 1.3 146 18 13.4 1.5 1.12 -.000261 1,998
New Mexico 245 31 6 12.7 2.3 48 7 19.7 2.7 0.58 -.000588 1,998
New York 2,506 271 25 10.8 0.9 504 34 20.1 1.2 1.17 -.000121 1,998
North Carolina 1,155 112 16 9.7 1.3 182 20 15.7 1.6 1.11 -.000243 1,998
North Dakota 80 9 2 11.1 2.0 13 2 16.8 2.4 0.16 -.000510 1,998
Ohio 1,536 137 17 8.9 1.1 230 22 15.0 1.3 1.09 -.000192 1,998
Oklahoma 518 47 9 9.1 1.7 74 11 14.3 2.1 0.91 -.000509 1,998
Oregon 509 20 6 4.0 1.2 54 10 10.5 1.9 1.01 -.000535 1,998
Pennsylvania 1,848 174 19 9.4 1.0 271 24 14.7 1.2 1.09 -.000178 1,998
Rhode Island 138 10 2 7.5 1.7 17 3 12.2 2.2 0.30 -.000581 1,998
South Carolina 653 81 13 12.4 1.9 117 16 18.0 2.2 1.06 -.000479 1,998
South Dakota 113 7 2 6.6 1.4 14 2 12.6 1.8 0.17 -.000429 1,998
Tennessee 851 93 14 10.9 1.6 173 19 20.3 2.0 1.08 -.000350 1,998
Texas 2,503 314 28 12.5 1.1 489 35 19.5 1.3 1.28 -.000106 1,998
Utah 238 8 3 3.5 1.2 20 5 8.3 1.9 0.54 -.000392 1,998
Vermont 88 10 2 11.4 2.0 14 2 16.1 2.4 0.18 -.000584 1,998
Virginia 920 119 16 13.0 1.6 163 19 17.7 1.9 1.08 -.000284 1,998
Washington 761 59 12 7.8 1.5 81 14 10.6 1.7 1.15 -.000353 1,998
West Virginia 296 21 4 7.0 1.3 38 5 12.8 1.7 0.39 -.000435 1,998
Wisconsin 720 52 11 7.2 1.4 101 15 14.0 1.9 1.10 -.000395 1,998
Wyoming 67 6 1 (B) 1.9 12 2 (B) 2.6 0.15 -.000565 1,998

Poverty Footnotes


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