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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 65 Years and Over

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 21,402 2,190 (N/A) 10.2 (N/A) 3,552 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A)
Alabama 289 40 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 59 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
Alaska 191 10 (N/A) 5.2 (N/A) 15 (N/A) 7.9 (N/A)
Arizona 246 33 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A) 47 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 217 21 (N/A) 9.7 (N/A) 41 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
California 1,805 174 (N/A) 9.6 (N/A) 313 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A)
Colorado 372 41 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 61 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Connecticut 457 35 (N/A) 7.7 (N/A) 54 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A)
Delaware 364 27 (N/A) 7.4 (N/A) 52 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 299 44 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A)
Florida 1,159 129 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A)
Georgia 344 51 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A) 71 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A)
Hawaii 554 44 (N/A) 7.9 (N/A) 71 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A)
Idaho 214 18 (N/A) 8.4 (N/A) 34 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Illinois 561 55 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 70 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A)
Indiana 338 34 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A) 55 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A)
Iowa 338 26 (N/A) 7.7 (N/A) 50 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
Kansas 256 24 (N/A) 9.4 (N/A) 39 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
Kentucky 323 32 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 57 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
Louisiana 225 38 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 60 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A)
Maine 450 39 (N/A) 8.7 (N/A) 62 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A)
Maryland 506 61 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 88 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 354 33 (N/A) 9.3 (N/A) 60 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Michigan 477 43 (N/A) 9.0 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A)
Minnesota 421 32 (N/A) 7.6 (N/A) 45 (N/A) 10.7 (N/A)
Mississippi 233 44 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Missouri 341 26 (N/A) 7.6 (N/A) 51 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Montana 204 14 (N/A) 6.9 (N/A) 30 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A)
Nebraska 288 15 (N/A) 5.2 (N/A) 28 (N/A) 9.7 (N/A)
Nevada 306 22 (N/A) 7.2 (N/A) 38 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 378 30 (N/A) 7.9 (N/A) 41 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A)
New Jersey 454 41 (N/A) 9.0 (N/A) 64 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A)
New Mexico 251 37 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 58 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A)
New York 986 116 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
North Carolina 434 45 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A) 71 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
North Dakota 218 25 (N/A) 11.5 (N/A) 38 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A)
Ohio 572 56 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 91 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Oklahoma 304 33 (N/A) 10.9 (N/A) 51 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Oregon 309 15 (N/A) 4.9 (N/A) 34 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 747 73 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 117 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A)
Rhode Island 345 28 (N/A) 8.1 (N/A) 45 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 371 60 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 86 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
South Dakota 307 26 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A) 44 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)
Tennessee 319 38 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A) 67 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
Texas 1,068 153 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A) 241 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Utah 184 8 (N/A) 4.3 (N/A) 17 (N/A) 9.2 (N/A)
Vermont 320 35 (N/A) 10.9 (N/A) 51 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Virginia 436 62 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
Washington 318 28 (N/A) 8.8 (N/A) 38 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A)
West Virginia 294 21 (N/A) 7.1 (N/A) 37 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A)
Wisconsin 408 33 (N/A) 8.1 (N/A) 62 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
Wyoming 247 22 (N/A) 8.9 (N/A) 42 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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