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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
People Under 18

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 74,068 20,093 249 27.1 0.3 22,622 259 30.5 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,118 348 37 31.1 2.9 407 40 36.4 3.0 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 180 27 4 14.8 2.3 30 5 17.0 2.4 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,732 608 53 35.1 2.6 688 55 39.7 2.6 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 706 211 23 29.9 2.9 255 25 36.2 3.0 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,407 2,742 114 29.1 1.1 3,023 119 32.1 1.1 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,208 267 35 22.1 2.6 293 37 24.3 2.7 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 818 145 22 17.7 2.5 161 23 19.7 2.6 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 208 51 7 24.4 2.8 56 7 26.9 2.9 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 109 42 5 38.5 4.0 46 6 42.5 4.1 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 4,020 1,116 69 27.8 1.5 1,257 73 31.3 1.6 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,527 706 54 27.9 1.9 792 57 31.4 1.9 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 286 60 8 21.0 2.6 65 9 22.9 2.7 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 416 123 13 29.5 2.7 134 13 32.3 2.8 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,180 824 60 25.9 1.7 920 63 28.9 1.7 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,587 480 44 30.3 2.4 526 46 33.2 2.5 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 711 143 21 20.1 2.7 162 22 22.8 2.8 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 699 203 24 29.1 3.0 220 25 31.4 3.0 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 1,010 309 35 30.5 3.0 351 37 34.7 3.1 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,118 371 38 33.1 2.9 420 40 37.6 3.0 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 272 66 10 24.3 3.3 76 11 27.7 3.4 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,333 222 31 16.6 2.2 264 34 19.8 2.3 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,454 301 35 20.7 2.2 326 37 22.4 2.3 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,371 618 51 26.1 1.9 691 53 29.2 2.0 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,231 277 34 22.5 2.5 310 36 25.1 2.6 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 779 285 27 36.6 2.9 329 29 42.2 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,403 376 40 26.8 2.5 408 41 29.1 2.6 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 216 59 7 27.5 3.0 67 8 31.0 3.1 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 452 107 14 23.6 2.7 121 15 26.6 2.8 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 671 166 21 24.7 2.7 191 22 28.4 2.9 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 296 40 7 13.4 2.3 45 8 15.2 2.5 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,035 398 42 19.6 1.9 453 44 22.3 2.0 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 507 186 20 36.7 3.3 206 21 40.6 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,345 1,238 74 28.5 1.5 1,397 79 32.1 1.5 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,299 673 53 29.3 2.0 765 56 33.3 2.1 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 144 34 5 23.5 2.8 40 5 27.7 3.0 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,742 747 56 27.2 1.8 839 59 30.6 1.9 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 899 289 31 32.1 3.0 323 33 35.9 3.1 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 870 229 30 26.3 3.0 268 32 30.7 3.2 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,758 567 49 20.6 1.6 661 53 23.9 1.7 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 234 61 8 26.2 3.2 67 9 28.7 3.3 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,064 294 34 27.6 2.8 355 38 33.4 3.0 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 196 52 6 26.4 2.6 58 6 29.7 2.7 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,453 486 44 33.4 2.6 550 47 37.8 2.7 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,763 2,303 104 34.1 1.3 2,588 110 38.3 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 862 124 16 14.4 1.8 156 18 18.1 1.9 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 127 22 4 17.4 2.9 27 4 21.4 3.1 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,862 388 40 20.8 2.0 414 42 22.2 2.0 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,547 298 36 19.2 2.2 353 40 22.8 2.3 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 384 121 13 31.4 3.0 128 14 33.5 3.0 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,325 272 34 20.6 2.3 315 36 23.7 2.5 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 132 21 3 15.6 2.5 23 4 17.5 2.6 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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