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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)
People Under 18

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 60,380 15,156 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 17,133 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Alabama 545 163 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A)
Alaska 751 105 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Arizona 819 282 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A)
Arkansas 643 181 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A)
California 5,741 1,667 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 1,848 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,313 296 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 328 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,302 225 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Delaware 864 205 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A) 227 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 523 197 (N/A) 37.7 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A)
Florida 1,994 507 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A) 574 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Georgia 1,414 396 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 446 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 931 191 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Idaho 871 249 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 273 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
Illinois 2,001 498 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 563 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Indiana 1,048 309 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 337 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A)
Iowa 1,180 235 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 268 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
Kansas 978 282 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A) 303 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A)
Kentucky 771 225 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 620 215 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A)
Maine 958 227 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
Maryland 1,325 205 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A)
Massachusetts 923 193 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Michigan 1,432 367 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 411 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,404 291 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 329 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 510 195 (N/A) 38.2 (N/A) 222 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A)
Missouri 982 260 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A) 283 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Montana 487 134 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 936 209 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
Nevada 877 209 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,181 152 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,365 259 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 292 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
New Mexico 633 223 (N/A) 35.2 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 39.5 (N/A)
New York 2,514 709 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 803 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,170 333 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 378 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
North Dakota 698 160 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A) 192 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Ohio 1,571 402 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 457 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A)
Oklahoma 736 237 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A)
Oregon 877 226 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,705 337 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A) 390 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Rhode Island 963 251 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A) 275 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
South Carolina 744 188 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A) 227 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
South Dakota 939 240 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Tennessee 724 210 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
Texas 3,848 1,293 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A) 1,451 (N/A) 37.7 (N/A)
Utah 1,003 138 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A)
Vermont 738 127 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
Virginia 1,250 244 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 262 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
Washington 1,049 188 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 222 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
West Virginia 569 177 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,178 227 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Wyoming 782 117 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 133 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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