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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.

(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)
All Ages (1)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 207,543 26,860 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 36,520 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
Alabama 2,115 316 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 416 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Alaska 2,611 205 (N/A) 7.9 (N/A) 291 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A)
Arizona 2,646 486 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 618 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Arkansas 2,139 321 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 454 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
California 19,803 2,988 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A) 4,029 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Colorado 4,392 519 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A) 724 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 4,482 382 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A) 545 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A)
Delaware 3,072 311 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A) 490 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
District of Columbia 2,619 433 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 574 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
Florida 7,992 1,020 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A) 1,460 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
Georgia 4,547 732 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 932 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 3,663 370 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A) 524 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)
Idaho 2,482 318 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A) 468 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
Illinois 6,642 854 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 1,124 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Indiana 3,272 501 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 636 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Iowa 3,798 381 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A) 534 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A)
Kansas 3,008 400 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 588 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Kentucky 2,809 493 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A) 627 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Louisiana 2,014 382 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 509 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Maine 3,532 438 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 571 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A)
Maryland 4,935 397 (N/A) 8.0 (N/A) 586 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 3,172 385 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 481 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
Michigan 4,808 663 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 880 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 4,665 468 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A) 626 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,865 361 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 520 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
Missouri 3,296 448 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 599 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Montana 1,708 231 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 329 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
Nebraska 2,996 315 (N/A) 10.5 (N/A) 448 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Nevada 3,168 347 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 480 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
New Hampshire 4,078 279 (N/A) 6.8 (N/A) 386 (N/A) 9.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 4,623 447 (N/A) 9.7 (N/A) 609 (N/A) 13.2 (N/A)
New Mexico 2,185 420 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 564 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
New York 9,154 1,375 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 1,793 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 4,088 575 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 800 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
North Dakota 2,333 290 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 380 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A)
Ohio 5,411 757 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 983 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 2,520 376 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 511 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Oregon 2,965 335 (N/A) 11.3 (N/A) 499 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 6,143 687 (N/A) 11.2 (N/A) 921 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Rhode Island 3,267 447 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A) 561 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
South Carolina 2,759 391 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 537 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
South Dakota 2,966 416 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 525 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A)
Tennessee 2,657 389 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 551 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
Texas 12,195 2,016 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 2,841 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A)
Utah 2,726 211 (N/A) 7.7 (N/A) 299 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
Vermont 2,709 226 (N/A) 8.3 (N/A) 327 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A)
Virginia 4,356 442 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A) 611 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A)
Washington 3,578 367 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 451 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 2,136 320 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 452 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
Wisconsin 3,907 384 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 534 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A)
Wyoming 2,536 245 (N/A) 9.7 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 12.7 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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