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Contents for Table

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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 59,499 10,004 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 13,413 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Alabama 536 116 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 145 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A)
Alaska 740 59 (N/A) 8.0 (N/A) 86 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A)
Arizona 809 203 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A)
Arkansas 629 111 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
California 5,649 1,108 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 1,472 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
Colorado 1,296 181 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 261 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,290 129 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Delaware 848 113 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 519 141 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Florida 1,960 309 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 453 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A)
Georgia 1,397 287 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 353 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Hawaii 916 127 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A)
Idaho 854 139 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A)
Illinois 1,982 355 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 453 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Indiana 1,040 231 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 286 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Iowa 1,162 154 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Kansas 956 156 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 235 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 758 174 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A)
Louisiana 615 146 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A)
Maine 932 143 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Maryland 1,312 114 (N/A) 8.7 (N/A) 188 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 920 157 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Michigan 1,409 257 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 327 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,383 187 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 248 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Mississippi 504 125 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A)
Missouri 958 166 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 215 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Montana 473 81 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 115 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Nebraska 922 128 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Nevada 857 133 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,165 88 (N/A) 7.6 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 10.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,345 174 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 229 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)
New Mexico 627 157 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 197 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
New York 2,479 486 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 619 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,152 205 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 289 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
North Dakota 686 112 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 144 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
Ohio 1,548 287 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 363 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Oklahoma 724 157 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 211 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A)
Oregon 860 117 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,680 240 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A) 311 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 944 179 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 217 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 733 124 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
South Dakota 923 170 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
Tennessee 711 137 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Texas 3,805 856 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 1,179 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A)
Utah 994 85 (N/A) 8.6 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A)
Vermont 728 63 (N/A) 8.7 (N/A) 101 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A)
Virginia 1,240 168 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 232 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A)
Washington 1,037 124 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 155 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A)
West Virginia 565 118 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A) 166 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,159 142 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 768 85 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 104 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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