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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 23,738 8,826 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A) 11,116 (N/A) 46.8 (N/A)
Alabama 302 152 (N/A) 50.3 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 59.9 (N/A)
Alaska 256 56 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A) 72 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Arizona 328 144 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 52.4 (N/A)
Arkansas 288 132 (N/A) 45.8 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 56.3 (N/A)
California 2,050 683 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A) 871 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A)
Colorado 411 146 (N/A) 35.5 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 47.4 (N/A)
Connecticut 502 147 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 202 (N/A) 40.2 (N/A)
Delaware 339 87 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 44.5 (N/A)
District of Columbia 443 171 (N/A) 38.6 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 48.8 (N/A)
Florida 926 274 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 409 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A)
Georgia 714 308 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A) 364 (N/A) 51.0 (N/A)
Hawaii 375 105 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Idaho 217 101 (N/A) 46.5 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 55.8 (N/A)
Illinois 806 320 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A) 373 (N/A) 46.3 (N/A)
Indiana 489 230 (N/A) 47.0 (N/A) 287 (N/A) 58.7 (N/A)
Iowa 352 122 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A)
Kansas 316 135 (N/A) 42.7 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 61.7 (N/A)
Kentucky 331 149 (N/A) 45.0 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 52.0 (N/A)
Louisiana 332 142 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 59.9 (N/A)
Maine 316 116 (N/A) 36.7 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 47.5 (N/A)
Maryland 600 115 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A)
Massachusetts 402 165 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 43.8 (N/A)
Michigan 597 267 (N/A) 44.7 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 53.9 (N/A)
Minnesota 412 139 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 173 (N/A) 42.0 (N/A)
Mississippi 302 151 (N/A) 50.0 (N/A) 204 (N/A) 67.5 (N/A)
Missouri 362 130 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A)
Montana 148 71 (N/A) 48.0 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 56.1 (N/A)
Nebraska 296 126 (N/A) 42.6 (N/A) 159 (N/A) 53.7 (N/A)
Nevada 306 104 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A) 131 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A)
New Hampshire 323 78 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A) 99 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 509 148 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A)
New Mexico 279 127 (N/A) 45.5 (N/A) 155 (N/A) 55.6 (N/A)
New York 1,268 494 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A) 610 (N/A) 48.1 (N/A)
North Carolina 526 225 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A) 293 (N/A) 55.7 (N/A)
North Dakota 231 106 (N/A) 45.9 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 52.4 (N/A)
Ohio 724 331 (N/A) 45.7 (N/A) 395 (N/A) 54.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 308 123 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 52.6 (N/A)
Oregon 302 102 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A) 132 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 695 240 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A) 302 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 449 183 (N/A) 40.8 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 48.6 (N/A)
South Carolina 413 145 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 40.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 308 166 (N/A) 53.9 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 59.4 (N/A)
Tennessee 277 127 (N/A) 45.8 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 54.5 (N/A)
Texas 1,613 658 (N/A) 40.8 (N/A) 851 (N/A) 52.8 (N/A)
Utah 172 43 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 51 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A)
Vermont 274 64 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A) 84 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A)
Virginia 452 128 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A) 185 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A)
Washington 351 97 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 177 82 (N/A) 46.3 (N/A) 112 (N/A) 63.3 (N/A)
Wisconsin 355 106 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 35.2 (N/A)
Wyoming 214 65 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 72 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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