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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 59,499 14,600 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A) 16,530 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A)
Alabama 536 155 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Alaska 740 100 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Arizona 809 275 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A) 314 (N/A) 38.8 (N/A)
Arkansas 629 168 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 32.6 (N/A)
California 5,649 1,609 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 1,787 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Colorado 1,296 288 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 318 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,290 220 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
Delaware 848 196 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
District of Columbia 519 196 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 219 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A)
Florida 1,960 483 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 550 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Georgia 1,397 380 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 430 (N/A) 30.8 (N/A)
Hawaii 916 184 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
Idaho 854 235 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 259 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
Illinois 1,982 489 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 554 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Indiana 1,040 303 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A) 331 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A)
Iowa 1,162 226 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 259 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Kansas 956 267 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A) 286 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A)
Kentucky 758 217 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 32.6 (N/A)
Louisiana 615 211 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A)
Maine 932 210 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 239 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A)
Maryland 1,312 200 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 920 191 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Michigan 1,409 349 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 392 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,383 276 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 313 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Mississippi 504 192 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A) 217 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A)
Missouri 958 249 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Montana 473 122 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 141 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
Nebraska 922 197 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Nevada 857 198 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A) 231 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,165 144 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 14.3 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,345 251 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 284 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
New Mexico 627 218 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A)
New York 2,479 681 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 775 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,152 318 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A) 362 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
North Dakota 686 151 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A)
Ohio 1,548 383 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 437 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 724 230 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 35.4 (N/A)
Oregon 860 215 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,680 326 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 375 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Rhode Island 944 241 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 263 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
South Carolina 733 179 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 923 228 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Tennessee 711 201 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A) 233 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A)
Texas 3,805 1,274 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A) 1,425 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A)
Utah 994 133 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
Vermont 728 123 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
Virginia 1,240 240 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Washington 1,037 179 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 565 173 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A) 185 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,159 217 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A)
Wyoming 768 109 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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