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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
Related Children 5 to 17


WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 52,639 13,337 214 25.3 0.4 15,143 225 28.8 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 825 251 32 30.4 3.3 296 34 35.9 3.5 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 130 17 3 12.7 2.5 19 4 14.5 2.6 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,206 386 43 32.0 3.0 439 45 36.4 3.1 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 502 134 19 26.7 3.3 168 21 33.4 3.5 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 6,672 1,831 94 27.4 1.2 2,052 99 30.8 1.3 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 858 189 30 22.0 3.1 207 31 24.2 3.2 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 606 103 19 17.0 2.9 114 20 18.8 3.0 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 140 34 5 24.1 3.4 37 6 26.6 3.5 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 71 29 5 (B) 5.0 32 5 (B) 5.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 2,884 739 57 25.6 1.7 842 61 29.2 1.8 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 1,779 455 44 25.6 2.2 517 46 29.0 2.3 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 190 40 7 21.1 3.2 45 7 23.5 3.3 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 289 72 10 24.8 3.1 79 11 27.5 3.2 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 2,202 535 49 24.3 2.0 605 52 27.5 2.0 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,155 330 37 28.6 2.8 355 38 30.7 2.8 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 509 96 17 19.0 3.1 111 18 21.8 3.2 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 489 133 19 27.2 3.5 140 20 28.7 3.5 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 692 183 27 26.5 3.5 219 30 31.7 3.7 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 816 278 33 34.1 3.4 308 35 37.8 3.5 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 203 46 8 22.5 3.7 51 9 25.1 3.8 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 947 154 26 16.3 2.6 185 29 19.6 2.8 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,090 242 32 22.2 2.6 266 33 24.4 2.7 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 1,773 439 43 24.7 2.2 495 46 27.9 2.2 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 831 172 27 20.6 2.9 192 28 23.1 3.1 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 551 190 23 34.4 3.4 222 24 40.2 3.6 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 992 259 33 26.1 3.0 279 35 28.2 3.0 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 149 34 6 22.9 3.4 38 6 25.2 3.5 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 313 61 11 19.5 3.1 72 11 23.0 3.3 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 453 95 16 21.0 3.2 112 17 24.7 3.3 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 221 28 6 12.8 2.6 33 7 15.0 2.8 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 1,513 304 37 20.1 2.2 341 39 22.5 2.3 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 355 119 16 33.4 3.8 131 17 36.9 3.9 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 3,141 874 63 27.8 1.7 996 67 31.7 1.8 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 1,604 418 42 26.1 2.3 474 45 29.5 2.4 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 103 20 4 19.7 3.2 25 4 24.2 3.4 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 1,946 493 46 25.3 2.1 568 49 29.2 2.2 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 610 188 26 30.8 3.6 206 27 33.8 3.7 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 634 163 25 25.7 3.5 194 27 30.5 3.7 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,021 362 39 17.9 1.8 437 43 21.6 1.9 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 164 37 7 22.3 3.6 41 7 24.9 3.7 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 747 191 28 25.5 3.3 239 31 31.9 3.5 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 142 32 5 22.6 2.9 36 5 25.0 3.0 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,023 311 36 30.4 3.0 358 39 35.0 3.1 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 4,647 1,473 85 31.7 1.6 1,662 90 35.8 1.6 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 579 80 13 13.8 2.1 100 15 17.3 2.3 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 90 13 3 14.6 3.2 17 3 18.9 3.5 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,363 238 32 17.4 2.2 249 33 18.2 2.2 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,103 189 29 17.2 2.5 228 32 20.7 2.6 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 266 81 11 30.5 3.6 88 12 33.2 3.6 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 954 185 28 19.4 2.7 208 30 21.8 2.8 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 94 13 3 13.9 2.8 14 3 15.3 2.9 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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