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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 18 to 64

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 189,185 32,285 384 17.1 0.2 36,701 405 19.4 0.2 1.00 -.000022 5,282
Alabama 2,888 479 49 16.6 1.6 569 53 19.7 1.7 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 438 57 7 13.0 1.6 64 7 14.6 1.6 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 4,064 846 69 20.8 1.6 1,000 74 24.6 1.7 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 1,760 366 34 20.8 1.8 413 36 23.5 1.9 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 23,224 4,458 161 19.2 0.7 5,015 169 21.6 0.7 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 3,177 471 52 14.8 1.6 519 54 16.3 1.7 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 2,167 254 33 11.7 1.5 293 35 13.5 1.6 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 532 77 9 14.6 1.6 90 10 16.9 1.8 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 417 81 8 19.5 1.9 87 8 20.9 1.9 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 10,975 1,976 102 18.0 0.9 2,254 108 20.5 0.9 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 6,133 1,153 76 18.8 1.2 1,327 81 21.6 1.3 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 767 101 12 13.2 1.5 114 13 14.9 1.6 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 908 165 17 18.1 1.8 185 18 20.4 1.8 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 8,117 1,248 82 15.4 1.0 1,436 87 17.7 1.0 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 3,867 639 57 16.5 1.4 747 61 19.3 1.5 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 1,898 246 30 13.0 1.6 290 33 15.3 1.7 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 1,706 319 33 18.7 1.9 346 34 20.3 1.9 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 2,673 586 53 21.9 1.9 658 55 24.6 2.0 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 2,651 598 53 22.6 1.9 671 56 25.3 2.0 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 829 135 16 16.2 1.8 156 17 18.8 1.9 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 3,553 405 47 11.4 1.3 467 51 13.1 1.4 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 4,078 528 52 12.9 1.2 597 55 14.6 1.3 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 6,187 1,045 73 16.9 1.1 1,183 77 19.1 1.2 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 3,242 404 46 12.5 1.4 470 49 14.5 1.5 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 1,743 429 37 24.6 2.0 500 39 28.7 2.1 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 3,673 650 58 17.7 1.5 713 61 19.4 1.6 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 611 108 11 17.7 1.7 120 12 19.6 1.8 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,111 160 19 14.4 1.6 179 20 16.1 1.7 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 1,625 219 27 13.5 1.6 246 28 15.2 1.7 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 847 85 12 10.0 1.4 92 12 10.9 1.4 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 5,386 638 59 11.9 1.1 723 63 13.4 1.1 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,225 327 29 26.7 2.2 359 30 29.3 2.3 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 12,459 2,175 109 17.5 0.8 2,409 114 19.3 0.9 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 5,781 1,061 74 18.3 1.2 1,263 80 21.8 1.3 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 400 57 7 14.2 1.6 65 7 16.1 1.7 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 7,108 1,234 80 17.4 1.1 1,399 84 19.7 1.1 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 2,132 360 39 16.9 1.8 399 41 18.7 1.9 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 2,427 398 44 16.4 1.7 450 46 18.6 1.8 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 7,572 1,012 73 13.4 0.9 1,150 77 15.2 1.0 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 670 108 12 16.2 1.8 121 13 18.1 1.9 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 2,745 532 51 19.4 1.8 616 54 22.4 1.9 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 486 79 8 16.3 1.6 93 9 19.1 1.7 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 3,859 807 63 20.9 1.6 919 67 23.8 1.6 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 14,908 3,021 134 20.3 0.9 3,420 141 22.9 0.9 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 1,654 187 22 11.3 1.3 216 24 13.1 1.4 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 395 49 7 12.4 1.6 59 7 14.9 1.7 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 4,953 622 57 12.5 1.1 722 61 14.6 1.2 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 4,218 590 57 14.0 1.3 677 61 16.0 1.4 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,116 232 20 20.8 1.7 256 21 23.0 1.8 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 3,502 465 50 13.3 1.4 534 53 15.2 1.5 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 330 43 6 13.1 1.7 48 6 14.6 1.7 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes


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