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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)
Related Children 5 to 17
Years of Age (14)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 57,816 9,651 (N/A) 16.7 (N/A) 12,920 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Alabama 512 111 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 137 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
Alaska 730 58 (N/A) 7.9 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A)
Arizona 779 195 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Arkansas 612 103 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 143 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
California 5,442 1,062 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 1,407 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
Colorado 1,273 179 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,260 127 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A) 191 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
Delaware 823 110 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A) 179 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 493 134 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Florida 1,907 298 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 439 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Georgia 1,352 274 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A) 339 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
Hawaii 844 124 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
Idaho 843 137 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Illinois 1,933 346 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 441 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Indiana 1,014 228 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 280 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Iowa 1,143 149 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Kansas 935 151 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 228 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A)
Kentucky 728 166 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A) 198 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Louisiana 596 140 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A)
Maine 921 143 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Maryland 1,256 110 (N/A) 8.8 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 904 155 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 179 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Michigan 1,379 253 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 320 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,354 184 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Mississippi 464 113 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 36.6 (N/A)
Missouri 940 163 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Montana 468 76 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 110 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Nebraska 889 118 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 171 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A)
Nevada 832 127 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,146 84 (N/A) 7.3 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 10.6 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,322 172 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
New Mexico 604 152 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A) 188 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
New York 2,417 477 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A) 603 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,126 196 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A) 277 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A)
North Dakota 678 111 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 142 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A)
Ohio 1,496 265 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A) 338 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 714 157 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Oregon 842 116 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 192 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,626 232 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A) 298 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
Rhode Island 926 176 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
South Carolina 720 121 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 156 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 906 160 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A) 190 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
Tennessee 684 132 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
Texas 3,659 813 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 1,117 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
Utah 966 82 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A) 114 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A)
Vermont 718 62 (N/A) 8.6 (N/A) 100 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A)
Virginia 1,200 156 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
Washington 1,009 121 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 152 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A)
West Virginia 550 111 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A) 156 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,137 139 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 191 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 744 82 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 101 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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