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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)
People Under 18

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 60,380 10,444 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 13,926 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A)
Alabama 545 122 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Alaska 751 64 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A) 91 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A)
Arizona 819 209 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 263 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 643 122 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 166 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
California 5,741 1,154 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 1,526 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A)
Colorado 1,313 189 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,302 132 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
Delaware 864 119 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 523 141 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 35.0 (N/A)
Florida 1,994 331 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 477 (N/A) 23.9 (N/A)
Georgia 1,414 297 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 368 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Hawaii 931 133 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Idaho 871 151 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 219 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
Illinois 2,001 362 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 462 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A)
Indiana 1,048 236 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 291 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A)
Iowa 1,180 161 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A)
Kansas 978 166 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A)
Kentucky 771 180 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Louisiana 620 150 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A) 198 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
Maine 958 158 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Maryland 1,325 119 (N/A) 9.0 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Massachusetts 923 159 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Michigan 1,432 269 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 345 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,404 198 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 263 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A)
Mississippi 510 128 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 190 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
Missouri 982 177 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Montana 487 92 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 127 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
Nebraska 936 138 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
Nevada 877 140 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,181 94 (N/A) 8.0 (N/A) 131 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,365 181 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 633 159 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 202 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
New York 2,514 508 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A) 644 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,170 217 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
North Dakota 698 119 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
Ohio 1,571 305 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 382 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Oklahoma 736 164 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A)
Oregon 877 124 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 204 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,705 249 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
Rhode Island 963 186 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 224 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A)
South Carolina 744 132 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
South Dakota 939 178 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Tennessee 724 142 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 190 (N/A) 26.2 (N/A)
Texas 3,848 870 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 1,196 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Utah 1,003 87 (N/A) 8.7 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A)
Vermont 738 67 (N/A) 9.1 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A)
Virginia 1,250 171 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A) 235 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A)
Washington 1,049 130 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 161 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 569 122 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,178 149 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A) 202 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
Wyoming 782 93 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A) 112 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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