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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 32,031 16,504 186 51.5 0.3 17,976 198 56.1 0.3 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 623 396 23 63.5 2.2 422 24 67.7 2.1 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 62 24 2 (B) 2.9 28 2 (B) 3.0 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 747 426 26 57.0 2.2 469 27 62.8 2.2 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 342 208 13 60.8 2.4 219 14 63.9 2.4 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 3,509 1,598 51 45.5 1.0 1,760 54 50.2 1.1 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 384 191 17 49.8 3.1 194 17 50.6 3.1 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 330 151 13 45.7 2.9 169 14 51.2 2.9 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 88 41 3 47.3 2.8 42 3 48.3 2.8 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 98 48 3 49.2 2.4 53 3 53.6 2.4 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 1,981 992 38 50.1 1.3 1,054 39 53.2 1.3 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 1,339 720 32 53.8 1.6 786 33 58.7 1.6 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 126 41 4 33.0 2.5 47 4 37.4 2.6 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 107 65 5 60.9 3.2 68 6 63.6 3.1 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 1,388 699 32 50.4 1.6 754 33 54.3 1.6 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 784 468 25 59.6 2.0 504 26 64.2 2.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 221 103 10 46.7 3.3 120 11 54.4 3.3 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 242 157 12 64.7 2.9 169 12 69.8 2.8 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 435 237 18 54.4 2.7 263 19 60.5 2.7 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 629 397 23 63.1 2.2 411 23 65.4 2.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 96 47 5 48.8 3.6 52 5 54.0 3.5 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 634 196 17 30.8 2.2 224 18 35.4 2.2 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 654 293 20 44.8 2.2 335 21 51.2 2.2 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 1,063 613 29 57.7 1.8 645 30 60.7 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 357 156 14 43.7 3.0 170 15 47.8 3.0 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 442 311 17 70.4 2.0 349 18 79.1 1.8 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 520 242 18 46.6 2.6 266 19 51.2 2.6 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 67 40 3 (B) 3.3 44 4 (B) 3.2 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 161 97 7 60.2 2.9 107 8 66.3 2.8 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 244 107 9 44.0 2.9 116 10 47.5 2.9 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 86 33 4 37.9 3.4 36 4 41.2 3.4 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 841 295 20 35.0 1.9 344 22 41.0 2.0 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 239 139 10 58.3 2.7 149 10 62.4 2.7 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 2,322 1,208 43 52.0 1.3 1,313 45 56.5 1.2 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 1,094 665 31 60.8 1.7 735 32 67.2 1.7 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 49 27 2 (B) 3.2 33 3 (B) 3.0 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 1,347 796 33 59.1 1.6 879 35 65.3 1.5 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 378 213 16 56.4 2.7 230 16 60.8 2.7 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 312 150 14 48.0 3.2 160 14 51.1 3.2 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 1,203 556 28 46.2 1.7 587 29 48.8 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 114 58 5 50.6 2.9 63 5 55.5 2.8 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 622 296 20 47.6 2.3 347 22 55.8 2.3 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 69 43 3 (B) 2.7 43 3 (B) 2.7 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 630 408 24 64.9 2.2 429 24 68.2 2.2 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 2,932 1,655 53 56.5 1.2 1,809 56 61.7 1.1 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 155 54 6 34.8 3.1 57 6 36.8 3.2 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 49 21 2 (B) 3.3 25 2 (B) 3.4 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 750 333 21 44.4 2.1 349 22 46.5 2.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 552 211 17 38.3 2.5 242 19 43.9 2.5 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 120 78 6 64.6 3.0 79 6 65.9 3.0 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 456 188 16 41.3 2.7 210 17 46.1 2.7 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 38 14 2 (B) 3.4 15 2 (B) 3.5 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes


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