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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)
Families /10

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 54,551 5,706 (N/A) 10.5 (N/A) 7,883 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A)
Alabama 595 74 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 97 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A)
Alaska 692 41 (N/A) 5.9 (N/A) 63 (N/A) 9.1 (N/A)
Arizona 666 96 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 129 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Arkansas 597 77 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
California 4,869 597 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A) 815 (N/A) 16.7 (N/A)
Colorado 1,157 113 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 161 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,194 89 (N/A) 7.5 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A)
Delaware 828 68 (N/A) 8.2 (N/A) 108 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)
District of Columbia 554 81 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
Florida 2,205 218 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 330 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Georgia 1,211 163 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 931 66 (N/A) 7.1 (N/A) 102 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
Idaho 643 67 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A) 100 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
Illinois 1,718 185 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 241 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A)
Indiana 887 116 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 147 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A)
Iowa 992 72 (N/A) 7.3 (N/A) 102 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A)
Kansas 758 78 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 117 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Kentucky 790 112 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 143 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Louisiana 550 85 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
Maine 962 90 (N/A) 9.4 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A)
Maryland 1,275 78 (N/A) 6.1 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 9.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 815 86 (N/A) 10.6 (N/A) 100 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A)
Michigan 1,297 144 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 190 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,218 91 (N/A) 7.5 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 10.1 (N/A)
Mississippi 517 81 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A)
Missouri 887 96 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 130 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A)
Montana 448 46 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 65 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A)
Nebraska 780 63 (N/A) 8.1 (N/A) 89 (N/A) 11.4 (N/A)
Nevada 806 71 (N/A) 8.8 (N/A) 98 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,110 55 (N/A) 5.0 (N/A) 77 (N/A) 6.9 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,178 85 (N/A) 7.2 (N/A) 122 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A)
New Mexico 575 90 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
New York 2,392 299 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 394 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,125 125 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
North Dakota 643 62 (N/A) 9.6 (N/A) 84 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A)
Ohio 1,482 177 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A) 229 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A)
Oklahoma 694 83 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 115 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A)
Oregon 779 72 (N/A) 9.2 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,622 140 (N/A) 8.6 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 11.7 (N/A)
Rhode Island 865 99 (N/A) 11.4 (N/A) 127 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A)
South Carolina 767 90 (N/A) 11.7 (N/A) 130 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
South Dakota 793 86 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 13.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 727 87 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
Texas 3,173 454 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A) 657 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
Utah 669 46 (N/A) 6.9 (N/A) 64 (N/A) 9.6 (N/A)
Vermont 724 47 (N/A) 6.5 (N/A) 70 (N/A) 9.7 (N/A)
Virginia 1,183 96 (N/A) 8.1 (N/A) 136 (N/A) 11.5 (N/A)
Washington 925 78 (N/A) 8.4 (N/A) 97 (N/A) 10.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 605 73 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,015 69 (N/A) 6.8 (N/A) 100 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A)
Wyoming 663 49 (N/A) 7.4 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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