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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
Families (10)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 78,874 8,147 117 10.3 0.1 11,164 143 14.2 0.1 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 1,288 147 14 11.4 1.0 190 16 14.7 1.1 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 170 10 1 5.8 0.8 15 2 8.8 1.0 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 1,653 226 19 13.7 1.0 298 21 18.0 1.2 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 798 105 9 13.2 1.1 137 11 17.1 1.2 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 8,836 1,011 40 11.4 0.4 1,375 48 15.6 0.5 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 1,277 116 13 9.1 1.0 160 16 12.5 1.1 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 907 59 8 6.5 0.9 82 9 9.0 1.0 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 231 18 2 7.6 0.9 28 3 12.3 1.1 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 117 17 2 14.6 1.5 22 2 19.0 1.7 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 4,840 461 26 9.5 0.5 692 31 14.3 0.6 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 2,549 315 21 12.3 0.8 408 24 16.0 0.8 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 318 22 3 7.0 0.9 35 4 10.9 1.1 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 415 40 4 9.6 1.0 61 5 14.7 1.2 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 3,284 327 22 9.9 0.6 424 25 12.9 0.7 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 1,753 207 17 11.8 0.9 263 19 15.0 1.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 800 51 7 6.4 0.8 72 8 9.0 1.0 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 697 62 8 8.9 1.0 93 9 13.4 1.2 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 1,172 151 14 12.9 1.1 196 16 16.7 1.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 1,176 168 15 14.3 1.2 239 18 20.3 1.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 363 31 4 8.4 1.0 41 4 11.4 1.2 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 1,399 94 12 6.7 0.8 137 14 9.8 0.9 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 1,638 153 14 9.3 0.8 180 15 11.0 0.9 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 2,657 265 19 10.0 0.7 347 22 13.1 0.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 1,333 90 11 6.8 0.8 123 13 9.2 0.9 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 761 107 10 14.1 1.2 168 12 22.1 1.4 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 1,602 157 15 9.8 0.9 209 17 13.1 1.0 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 257 24 3 9.3 1.0 33 3 12.9 1.1 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 467 37 5 7.9 0.9 50 5 10.8 1.1 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 629 53 7 8.4 1.0 73 8 11.6 1.2 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 358 16 3 4.6 0.7 23 3 6.4 0.8 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 2,187 144 14 6.6 0.6 204 17 9.3 0.7 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 511 82 8 16.1 1.4 113 9 22.1 1.6 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 5,003 568 29 11.4 0.5 751 34 15.0 0.6 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 2,520 276 20 10.9 0.7 378 23 15.0 0.8 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 176 15 2 8.4 0.9 20 2 11.5 1.1 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 3,131 353 22 11.3 0.7 457 25 14.6 0.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 989 104 11 10.5 1.0 146 13 14.8 1.2 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 1,023 86 10 8.4 1.0 133 13 13.0 1.2 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 3,232 256 19 7.9 0.6 341 22 10.5 0.6 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 278 28 3 10.1 1.1 36 4 13.0 1.2 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 1,224 133 13 10.9 1.0 191 16 15.6 1.2 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 218 20 2 9.2 0.9 25 2 11.2 1.0 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 1,662 196 16 11.8 0.9 286 20 17.2 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 6,195 816 37 13.2 0.5 1,181 44 19.1 0.6 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 689 46 6 6.7 0.8 63 7 9.1 0.9 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 160 10 2 6.4 0.9 15 2 9.1 1.1 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 2,130 176 15 8.3 0.7 247 18 11.6 0.8 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 1,708 135 14 7.9 0.8 171 16 10.0 0.9 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 510 57 5 11.3 1.0 82 6 16.1 1.1 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 1,443 95 11 6.6 0.8 137 14 9.5 0.9 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 138 10 1 7.5 1.0 14 2 10.1 1.1 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes


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