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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 18 to 64

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 125,761 14,226 (N/A) 11.3 (N/A) 19,042 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A)
Alabama 1,281 154 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 204 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Alaska 1,669 131 (N/A) 7.8 (N/A) 185 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A)
Arizona 1,581 244 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A) 308 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 1,279 178 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
California 12,257 1,660 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 2,190 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Colorado 2,707 289 (N/A) 10.7 (N/A) 394 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Connecticut 2,723 215 (N/A) 7.9 (N/A) 292 (N/A) 10.7 (N/A)
Delaware 1,844 165 (N/A) 8.9 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 1,797 248 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 325 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Florida 4,839 560 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A) 770 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Georgia 2,789 384 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 493 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A)
Hawaii 2,178 193 (N/A) 8.9 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A)
Idaho 1,397 149 (N/A) 10.7 (N/A) 215 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Illinois 4,080 437 (N/A) 10.7 (N/A) 592 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A)
Indiana 1,886 231 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 290 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Iowa 2,280 194 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A)
Kansas 1,774 210 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A) 303 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
Kentucky 1,715 281 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 352 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 1,169 194 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 251 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Maine 2,124 241 (N/A) 11.3 (N/A) 310 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Maryland 3,104 217 (N/A) 7.0 (N/A) 305 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A)
Massachusetts 1,895 193 (N/A) 10.2 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A)
Michigan 2,899 351 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 469 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A)
Minnesota 2,840 238 (N/A) 8.4 (N/A) 318 (N/A) 11.2 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,122 189 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Missouri 1,973 245 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A)
Montana 1,017 125 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Nebraska 1,772 162 (N/A) 9.1 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A)
Nevada 1,985 185 (N/A) 9.3 (N/A) 253 (N/A) 12.7 (N/A)
New Hampshire 2,519 155 (N/A) 6.2 (N/A) 214 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 2,804 225 (N/A) 8.0 (N/A) 309 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
New Mexico 1,301 224 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
New York 5,654 751 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 937 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 2,484 313 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A) 425 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
North Dakota 1,417 146 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 191 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A)
Ohio 3,268 396 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 510 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 1,480 179 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Oregon 1,779 196 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 261 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 3,691 365 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 482 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A)
Rhode Island 1,959 233 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A) 292 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A)
South Carolina 1,644 199 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 283 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,720 212 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
Tennessee 1,614 209 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 294 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Texas 7,279 993 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 1,404 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
Utah 1,539 116 (N/A) 7.5 (N/A) 159 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A)
Vermont 1,651 124 (N/A) 7.5 (N/A) 171 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A)
Virginia 2,670 209 (N/A) 7.8 (N/A) 293 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
Washington 2,211 209 (N/A) 9.5 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 11.4 (N/A)
West Virginia 1,273 177 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A)
Wisconsin 2,321 202 (N/A) 8.7 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A)
Wyoming 1,507 130 (N/A) 8.6 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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