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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 65 Years and Over

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 37,788 7,050 107 18.7 0.3 8,596 115 22.7 0.3 1.00 -.000053 1,998
Alabama 710 137 17 19.2 2.1 177 19 25.0 2.4 1.05 -.000455 1,998
Alaska 54 5 1 (B) 2.5 6 1 (B) 2.6 0.18 -.000542 1,998
Arizona 732 139 18 19.0 2.3 173 20 23.6 2.5 1.23 -.000379 1,998
Arkansas 356 70 10 19.6 2.5 99 11 27.8 2.8 0.68 -.000482 1,998
California 4,007 742 43 18.5 1.0 899 47 22.4 1.0 1.25 -.000069 1,998
Colorado 524 79 14 15.1 2.4 112 16 21.3 2.8 1.20 -.000488 1,998
Connecticut 448 63 10 14.1 2.2 81 12 18.1 2.4 0.88 -.000510 1,998
Delaware 121 20 3 16.8 2.3 27 3 22.6 2.5 0.22 -.000508 1,998
District of Columbia 64 16 2 (B) 3.3 17 2 (B) 3.3 0.18 -.000617 1,998
Florida 3,027 553 35 18.3 1.1 681 38 22.5 1.1 1.12 -.000124 1,998
Georgia 882 170 19 19.3 2.0 209 21 23.8 2.1 1.08 -.000226 1,998
Hawaii 203 29 4 14.2 1.9 32 4 15.6 1.9 0.29 -.000462 1,998
Idaho 191 35 5 18.6 2.4 41 5 21.4 2.5 0.36 -.000475 1,998
Illinois 1,390 199 21 14.3 1.4 273 25 19.6 1.6 1.13 -.000177 1,998
Indiana 834 150 18 18.0 2.0 188 20 22.6 2.1 1.08 -.000342 1,998
Iowa 377 64 10 17.0 2.4 75 11 19.8 2.5 0.77 -.000519 1,998
Kansas 311 59 9 19.0 2.7 68 10 21.9 2.8 0.73 -.000529 1,998
Kentucky 563 119 16 21.2 2.5 148 17 26.4 2.7 1.05 -.000498 1,998
Louisiana 557 180 19 32.3 2.9 198 20 35.6 2.9 1.05 -.000483 1,998
Maine 215 32 5 15.0 2.2 39 5 18.2 2.3 0.39 -.000599 1,998
Maryland 642 126 17 19.5 2.4 136 17 21.2 2.4 1.13 -.000407 1,998
Massachusetts 888 180 19 20.3 2.0 197 20 22.2 2.0 1.06 -.000330 1,998
Michigan 1,247 173 19 13.9 1.4 215 21 17.2 1.6 1.09 -.000221 1,998
Minnesota 647 77 13 11.9 1.9 96 14 14.8 2.0 1.07 -.000413 1,998
Mississippi 378 106 12 27.9 2.7 122 13 32.2 2.9 0.71 -.000492 1,998
Missouri 784 133 17 16.9 2.0 159 19 20.3 2.1 1.11 -.000381 1,998
Montana 146 26 4 18.1 2.2 35 4 23.7 2.4 0.24 -.000501 1,998
Nebraska 211 24 5 11.4 2.1 30 5 14.1 2.3 0.46 -.000522 1,998
Nevada 285 44 8 15.3 2.5 48 8 16.9 2.6 0.67 -.000515 1,998
New Hampshire 157 21 4 13.1 2.2 24 4 15.3 2.4 0.34 -.000521 1,998
New Jersey 1,094 165 19 15.0 1.6 213 22 19.5 1.8 1.12 -.000261 1,998
New Mexico 245 55 8 22.3 2.9 64 8 26.3 3.0 0.58 -.000588 1,998
New York 2,506 583 36 23.3 1.3 618 37 24.7 1.3 1.17 -.000121 1,998
North Carolina 1,155 230 22 20.0 1.8 311 26 26.9 1.9 1.11 -.000243 1,998
North Dakota 80 17 2 20.8 2.6 20 3 25.4 2.8 0.16 -.000510 1,998
Ohio 1,536 284 25 18.5 1.5 361 28 23.5 1.6 1.09 -.000192 1,998
Oklahoma 518 87 12 16.7 2.2 116 14 22.4 2.5 0.91 -.000509 1,998
Oregon 509 68 12 13.3 2.1 82 13 16.1 2.3 1.01 -.000535 1,998
Pennsylvania 1,848 329 26 17.8 1.3 407 29 22.1 1.4 1.09 -.000178 1,998
Rhode Island 138 21 4 15.1 2.4 28 4 20.3 2.6 0.30 -.000581 1,998
South Carolina 653 135 17 20.7 2.3 168 18 25.7 2.5 1.06 -.000479 1,998
South Dakota 113 17 2 15.2 2.0 20 3 17.9 2.1 0.17 -.000429 1,998
Tennessee 851 195 20 22.9 2.1 248 23 29.1 2.3 1.08 -.000350 1,998
Texas 2,503 577 38 23.0 1.3 703 42 28.1 1.4 1.28 -.000106 1,998
Utah 238 22 5 9.3 2.0 32 6 13.5 2.3 0.54 -.000392 1,998
Vermont 88 18 2 20.1 2.6 23 3 26.1 2.8 0.18 -.000584 1,998
Virginia 920 184 20 20.0 1.9 201 21 21.8 2.0 1.08 -.000284 1,998
Washington 761 108 16 14.2 1.9 141 18 18.6 2.1 1.15 -.000353 1,998
West Virginia 296 50 6 16.8 1.9 65 7 21.9 2.1 0.39 -.000435 1,998
Wisconsin 720 124 16 17.2 2.1 150 18 20.9 2.2 1.10 -.000395 1,998
Wyoming 67 14 2 (B) 2.7 17 2 (B) 2.9 0.15 -.000565 1,998

Poverty Footnotes


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