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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)
Related Children 5 to 17
Years of Age (14)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 57,816 14,060 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 15,914 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Alabama 512 146 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A)
Alaska 730 99 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 117 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
Arizona 779 263 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A) 297 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 612 158 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
California 5,442 1,536 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 1,709 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
Colorado 1,273 284 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 312 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,260 216 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
Delaware 823 191 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A) 211 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A)
District of Columbia 493 185 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A)
Florida 1,907 469 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 531 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A)
Georgia 1,352 364 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 411 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Hawaii 844 177 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Idaho 843 232 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A)
Illinois 1,933 475 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 537 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A)
Indiana 1,014 297 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A)
Iowa 1,143 221 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
Kansas 935 259 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A) 276 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Kentucky 728 205 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 234 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A)
Louisiana 596 201 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A)
Maine 921 208 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 234 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
Maryland 1,256 192 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 231 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 904 189 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A) 203 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Michigan 1,379 337 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 379 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,354 273 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A) 308 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
Mississippi 464 174 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A) 197 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A)
Missouri 940 244 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Montana 468 117 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 136 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A)
Nebraska 889 185 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 214 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A)
Nevada 832 187 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,146 140 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 163 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,322 248 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 281 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 604 209 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 235 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A)
New York 2,417 664 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 756 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,126 305 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A) 348 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A)
North Dakota 678 149 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A)
Ohio 1,496 358 (N/A) 23.9 (N/A) 411 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Oklahoma 714 229 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Oregon 842 212 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,626 313 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 359 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A)
Rhode Island 926 234 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
South Carolina 720 173 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A) 211 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A)
South Dakota 906 216 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 684 189 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A) 219 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Texas 3,659 1,208 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A) 1,354 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A)
Utah 966 129 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A) 165 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
Vermont 718 122 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 152 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
Virginia 1,200 224 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A)
Washington 1,009 174 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 550 163 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,137 211 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A) 248 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 744 106 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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