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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.

(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)
All Ages (1)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 207,543 40,395 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 46,121 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Alabama 2,115 462 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 552 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
Alaska 2,611 343 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 390 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A)
Arizona 2,646 674 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 787 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A)
Arkansas 2,139 496 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A) 588 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
California 19,803 4,448 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 5,020 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Colorado 4,392 796 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 900 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 4,482 623 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 718 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
Delaware 3,072 551 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 636 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 2,619 637 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 696 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A)
Florida 7,992 1,587 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 1,826 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Georgia 4,547 1,019 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 1,164 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A)
Hawaii 3,663 554 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A) 618 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Idaho 2,482 544 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A) 604 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Illinois 6,642 1,239 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 1,439 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
Indiana 3,272 697 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A) 785 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Iowa 3,798 590 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A) 693 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Kansas 3,008 672 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 726 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A)
Kentucky 2,809 672 (N/A) 23.9 (N/A) 772 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 2,014 554 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 623 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A)
Maine 3,532 648 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 746 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Maryland 4,935 645 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 758 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 3,172 518 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 567 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Michigan 4,808 951 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A) 1,074 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 4,665 701 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 805 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,865 551 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 634 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Missouri 3,296 679 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 749 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
Montana 1,708 358 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 412 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A)
Nebraska 2,996 497 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 565 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
Nevada 3,168 536 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 610 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
New Hampshire 4,078 452 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 509 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 4,623 677 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 772 (N/A) 16.7 (N/A)
New Mexico 2,185 623 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 699 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
New York 9,154 1,988 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 2,212 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A)
North Carolina 4,088 892 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 1,056 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
North Dakota 2,333 410 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A) 486 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Ohio 5,411 1,075 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 1,233 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Oklahoma 2,520 565 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 635 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A)
Oregon 2,965 571 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 671 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 6,143 993 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 1,146 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A)
Rhode Island 3,267 640 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 722 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A)
South Carolina 2,759 600 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 708 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 2,966 592 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 679 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Tennessee 2,657 606 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A) 705 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A)
Texas 12,195 3,119 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 3,531 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A)
Utah 2,726 330 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 403 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
Vermont 2,709 391 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 485 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Virginia 4,356 659 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A) 738 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Washington 3,578 535 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 631 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 2,136 488 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A) 544 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 3,907 600 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A) 700 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Wyoming 2,536 347 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A) 399 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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