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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 72,980 19,386 246 26.6 0.3 21,856 256 29.9 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,101 333 36 30.2 2.9 393 39 35.7 3.0 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 177 25 4 14.3 2.3 29 5 16.5 2.4 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,709 593 52 34.7 2.6 670 55 39.2 2.6 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 692 198 23 28.6 2.9 242 25 35.0 3.0 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,250 2,647 112 28.6 1.1 2,924 117 31.6 1.1 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,189 257 35 21.6 2.6 282 36 23.7 2.7 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 810 141 22 17.4 2.5 158 23 19.5 2.6 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 204 49 6 23.9 2.8 53 7 26.1 2.9 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 108 42 5 38.7 4.0 46 6 42.7 4.1 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 3,951 1,064 68 26.9 1.5 1,205 72 30.5 1.6 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,494 675 53 27.1 1.9 761 55 30.5 1.9 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 281 57 8 20.4 2.6 63 8 22.3 2.7 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 408 116 13 28.5 2.7 128 13 31.4 2.8 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,148 808 59 25.7 1.7 904 62 28.7 1.7 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,574 471 44 29.9 2.4 517 46 32.8 2.5 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 700 137 20 19.6 2.7 157 22 22.4 2.8 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 682 191 23 28.0 3.0 206 24 30.2 3.0 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 990 296 34 29.9 3.0 333 36 33.6 3.1 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,111 365 38 32.9 2.9 415 40 37.3 3.0 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 265 61 10 23.1 3.3 70 10 26.5 3.4 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,318 215 31 16.3 2.2 255 33 19.4 2.3 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,449 298 35 20.6 2.2 323 36 22.3 2.3 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,335 589 50 25.2 1.9 661 52 28.3 2.0 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,213 264 33 21.7 2.5 296 35 24.4 2.6 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 770 280 27 36.4 2.9 322 29 41.8 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,368 359 39 26.2 2.5 387 40 28.3 2.6 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 209 53 7 25.5 3.0 61 7 29.2 3.1 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 446 101 13 22.7 2.7 115 14 25.8 2.8 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 658 158 20 24.0 2.8 183 22 27.8 2.9 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 292 38 7 13.0 2.3 43 8 14.7 2.4 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,008 386 41 19.2 1.9 441 44 22.0 2.0 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 501 181 20 36.1 3.3 201 21 40.1 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,284 1,190 73 27.8 1.5 1,348 77 31.5 1.5 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,255 637 52 28.2 2.0 725 55 32.2 2.1 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 142 32 4 22.7 2.8 38 5 27.0 3.0 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,702 714 54 26.4 1.8 804 58 29.8 1.9 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 884 281 31 31.8 3.0 313 33 35.4 3.1 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 850 216 29 25.4 3.0 253 31 29.7 3.2 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,713 549 48 20.2 1.6 632 52 23.3 1.7 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 229 59 8 25.7 3.2 64 9 28.0 3.3 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,043 276 33 26.4 2.8 337 37 32.3 3.0 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 193 49 6 25.6 2.6 56 6 28.9 2.7 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,423 462 43 32.5 2.6 526 46 37.0 2.7 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,676 2,265 103 33.9 1.3 2,537 109 38.0 1.4 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 855 120 16 14.1 1.8 152 18 17.8 1.9 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 126 22 4 17.2 2.9 27 4 21.1 3.1 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,848 381 40 20.6 2.0 408 41 22.1 2.0 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,531 286 36 18.7 2.2 341 39 22.3 2.3 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 381 118 13 30.9 3.0 126 14 33.0 3.0 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,304 261 33 20.0 2.3 303 36 23.3 2.5 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 130 19 3 14.8 2.4 21 4 16.2 2.5 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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