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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
Families (10)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 78,874 12,279 152 15.6 0.1 14,235 168 18.0 0.2 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 1,288 207 17 16.1 1.2 249 18 19.3 1.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 170 17 2 10.2 1.1 20 2 11.5 1.2 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 1,653 321 22 19.4 1.2 381 24 23.0 1.3 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 798 150 11 18.8 1.3 182 12 22.8 1.4 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 8,836 1,510 50 17.1 0.5 1,727 54 19.5 0.5 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 1,277 175 16 13.7 1.2 195 17 15.2 1.2 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 907 95 10 10.5 1.1 114 11 12.6 1.2 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 231 31 3 13.5 1.2 37 3 16.2 1.3 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 117 25 2 21.1 1.8 27 2 22.9 1.8 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 4,840 749 33 15.5 0.6 880 36 18.2 0.7 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 2,549 451 25 17.7 0.9 521 27 20.4 0.9 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 318 38 4 11.8 1.1 42 4 13.2 1.1 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 415 72 6 17.3 1.2 82 6 19.6 1.3 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 3,284 459 26 14.0 0.7 538 28 16.4 0.8 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 1,753 288 20 16.4 1.0 328 21 18.7 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 800 78 9 9.7 1.0 95 10 11.8 1.1 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 697 109 10 15.7 1.3 120 10 17.2 1.4 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 1,172 212 17 18.1 1.3 251 18 21.4 1.4 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 1,176 257 18 21.8 1.4 285 19 24.2 1.4 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 363 47 5 12.9 1.2 56 5 15.4 1.3 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 1,399 151 15 10.8 1.0 175 16 12.5 1.0 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 1,638 193 16 11.8 0.9 217 17 13.2 1.0 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 2,657 378 23 14.2 0.8 438 25 16.5 0.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 1,333 142 14 10.7 1.0 164 15 12.3 1.0 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 761 176 13 23.2 1.4 205 14 27.0 1.5 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 1,602 239 18 14.9 1.0 271 19 16.9 1.1 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 257 37 3 14.3 1.2 44 4 17.1 1.3 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 467 57 6 12.1 1.1 67 6 14.3 1.2 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 629 80 8 12.8 1.2 92 9 14.7 1.3 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 358 29 3 8.0 0.9 33 4 9.1 1.0 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 2,187 223 18 10.2 0.8 266 19 12.2 0.8 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 511 123 9 24.1 1.6 138 10 27.0 1.7 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 5,003 842 36 16.8 0.6 945 38 18.9 0.7 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 2,520 411 24 16.3 0.9 503 27 19.9 0.9 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 176 22 2 12.4 1.1 27 2 15.5 1.2 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 3,131 510 27 16.3 0.8 590 29 18.8 0.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 989 160 13 16.2 1.2 183 14 18.5 1.3 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 1,023 149 14 14.6 1.2 171 15 16.7 1.3 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 3,232 374 23 11.6 0.7 436 25 13.5 0.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 278 42 4 15.1 1.3 48 4 17.3 1.4 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 1,224 214 17 17.5 1.2 263 19 21.5 1.3 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 218 28 2 12.9 1.0 34 3 15.4 1.1 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 1,662 328 21 19.7 1.1 393 23 23.6 1.2 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 6,195 1,281 46 20.7 0.6 1,464 50 23.6 0.7 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 689 69 7 9.9 0.9 81 7 11.7 1.0 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 160 18 2 11.2 1.2 22 2 13.9 1.3 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 2,130 263 19 12.4 0.8 304 20 14.3 0.9 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 1,708 197 17 11.5 0.9 238 19 13.9 1.0 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 510 89 7 17.5 1.2 99 7 19.5 1.2 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 1,443 151 14 10.4 0.9 181 16 12.5 1.0 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 138 15 2 10.8 1.1 17 2 12.0 1.2 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes


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