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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 32,031 12,461 154 38.9 0.3 15,618 179 48.8 0.3 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 623 324 21 52.0 2.3 382 23 61.3 2.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 62 16 2 (B) 2.6 20 2 (B) 2.8 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 747 331 23 44.3 2.2 399 25 53.4 2.3 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 342 172 12 50.3 2.5 204 13 59.6 2.4 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 3,509 1,157 43 33.0 1.0 1,503 50 42.8 1.0 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 384 142 15 37.1 3.0 183 17 47.7 3.1 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 330 93 10 28.3 2.6 128 12 38.7 2.8 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 88 21 2 23.9 2.4 40 3 45.1 2.8 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 98 38 3 38.3 2.3 46 3 46.8 2.4 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 1,981 645 30 32.5 1.2 939 37 47.4 1.3 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 1,339 586 28 43.8 1.6 687 31 51.3 1.6 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 126 34 4 27.2 2.4 41 4 32.5 2.5 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 107 48 5 45.3 3.2 59 5 55.3 3.2 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 1,388 581 29 41.8 1.6 672 31 48.4 1.6 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 784 363 22 46.3 2.1 455 25 58.1 2.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 221 77 9 34.8 3.1 101 10 46.0 3.3 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 242 103 10 42.5 3.0 147 12 60.9 3.0 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 435 203 16 46.6 2.7 230 17 53.0 2.7 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 629 273 19 43.4 2.3 383 23 60.9 2.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 96 34 4 35.4 3.4 44 5 45.6 3.5 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 634 135 14 21.3 1.9 182 16 28.7 2.1 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 654 254 18 38.9 2.2 270 19 41.3 2.2 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 1,063 484 26 45.5 1.8 586 29 55.1 1.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 357 120 13 33.5 2.9 147 14 41.3 3.0 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 442 214 14 48.4 2.2 293 16 66.3 2.1 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 520 189 16 36.3 2.5 228 18 43.9 2.6 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 67 34 3 (B) 3.3 39 3 (B) 3.3 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 161 70 6 43.5 3.0 89 7 54.9 3.0 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 244 83 8 34.2 2.8 103 9 42.2 2.9 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 86 23 3 26.8 3.1 29 4 33.5 3.3 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 841 230 18 27.4 1.8 283 20 33.6 1.9 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 239 111 9 46.4 2.7 135 10 56.4 2.7 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 2,322 903 37 38.9 1.2 1,107 41 47.7 1.2 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 1,094 500 27 45.7 1.8 636 30 58.1 1.8 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 49 24 2 (B) 3.2 26 2 (B) 3.2 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 1,347 656 30 48.7 1.6 766 33 56.8 1.6 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 378 147 13 38.9 2.7 203 15 53.8 2.7 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 312 102 11 32.7 3.0 142 13 45.3 3.2 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 1,203 415 24 34.5 1.6 528 27 43.9 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 114 43 4 38.1 2.8 53 4 46.7 2.9 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 622 229 17 36.9 2.2 263 19 42.3 2.3 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 69 38 3 (B) 2.8 41 3 (B) 2.7 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 630 303 20 48.1 2.3 360 22 57.2 2.3 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 2,932 1,251 46 42.7 1.2 1,592 52 54.3 1.2 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 155 42 5 27.4 2.9 49 6 31.5 3.1 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 49 12 2 (B) 2.9 16 2 (B) 3.1 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 750 226 18 30.2 1.9 319 21 42.5 2.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 552 165 15 29.8 2.3 207 17 37.5 2.5 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 120 57 5 47.4 3.2 76 6 63.6 3.1 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 456 146 14 32.1 2.6 176 16 38.7 2.7 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 38 12 1 (B) 3.3 13 2 (B) 3.4 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes


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