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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.

(Numbers in thousands. 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 135% of poverty (5) Below 150% of poverty (5)  
All income levels Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) State Factors A Parameter B Parameter
All Ages (1)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 301,041 59,428 500 19.7 0.2 67,918 525 22.6 0.2 1.00 -.000018 5,282
Alabama 4,716 963 65 20.4 1.4 1,154 69 24.5 1.5 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 672 89 9 13.3 1.3 100 9 15.0 1.3 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 6,529 1,593 88 24.4 1.4 1,860 93 28.5 1.4 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 2,822 647 42 22.9 1.5 767 45 27.2 1.6 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 36,637 7,942 203 21.7 0.6 8,938 211 24.4 0.6 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 4,908 817 66 16.6 1.3 924 69 18.8 1.4 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 3,433 462 43 13.5 1.3 535 46 15.6 1.3 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 861 149 12 17.3 1.4 173 13 20.1 1.5 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 590 139 10 23.6 1.7 151 10 25.6 1.8 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 18,022 3,645 131 20.2 0.7 4,192 138 23.3 0.8 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 9,541 2,029 95 21.3 1.0 2,328 100 24.4 1.1 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 1,255 190 16 15.1 1.3 211 16 16.8 1.3 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 1,515 323 22 21.3 1.5 361 23 23.8 1.5 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 12,687 2,271 106 17.9 0.8 2,629 112 20.7 0.9 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 6,288 1,270 76 20.2 1.2 1,462 80 23.3 1.3 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 2,986 453 39 15.2 1.3 527 42 17.7 1.4 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 2,716 582 42 21.4 1.5 634 43 23.3 1.6 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 4,246 1,014 65 23.9 1.5 1,157 68 27.2 1.6 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 4,326 1,149 68 26.6 1.6 1,290 71 29.8 1.6 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 1,317 233 20 17.7 1.5 271 21 20.6 1.6 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 5,528 752 62 13.6 1.1 867 66 15.7 1.2 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 6,420 1,009 69 15.7 1.1 1,121 72 17.5 1.1 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 9,806 1,835 93 18.7 0.9 2,089 97 21.3 1.0 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 5,120 758 60 14.8 1.2 875 64 17.1 1.3 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 2,900 819 47 28.3 1.6 951 49 32.8 1.7 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 5,861 1,159 74 19.8 1.3 1,281 77 21.9 1.3 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 973 194 14 19.9 1.4 221 15 22.7 1.5 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,774 291 24 16.4 1.4 329 25 18.5 1.4 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 2,581 429 36 16.6 1.4 485 37 18.8 1.4 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 1,300 145 15 11.1 1.2 161 16 12.4 1.2 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 8,515 1,201 78 14.1 0.9 1,389 83 16.3 1.0 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,977 567 35 28.7 1.8 630 36 31.8 1.8 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 19,309 3,996 140 20.7 0.7 4,424 145 22.9 0.8 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 9,234 1,964 95 21.3 1.0 2,339 101 25.3 1.1 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 625 107 9 17.2 1.4 125 9 20.0 1.5 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 11,386 2,265 102 19.9 0.9 2,600 107 22.8 0.9 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 3,550 736 53 20.7 1.5 838 56 23.6 1.6 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 3,806 694 55 18.2 1.4 800 58 21.0 1.5 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 12,178 1,908 96 15.7 0.8 2,218 102 18.2 0.8 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 1,042 191 16 18.3 1.5 216 16 20.7 1.6 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 4,462 961 65 21.5 1.5 1,139 69 25.5 1.5 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 794 148 10 18.7 1.3 171 11 21.5 1.4 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 6,163 1,487 80 24.1 1.3 1,716 84 27.9 1.4 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 24,174 5,900 174 24.4 0.7 6,711 181 27.8 0.7 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 2,754 333 29 12.1 1.0 404 31 14.7 1.1 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 610 89 9 14.6 1.4 109 9 17.9 1.5 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 7,735 1,193 76 15.4 1.0 1,336 79 17.3 1.0 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 6,526 996 72 15.3 1.1 1,171 76 17.9 1.2 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,796 402 25 22.4 1.4 450 26 25.0 1.5 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 5,548 861 65 15.5 1.2 999 69 18.0 1.2 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 529 78 7 14.7 1.4 89 8 16.7 1.4 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes


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