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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 18 to 64

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 125,761 21,102 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 23,997 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
Alabama 1,281 227 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A) 267 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Alaska 1,669 216 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 243 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Arizona 1,581 340 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A) 401 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
Arkansas 1,279 269 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 305 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A)
California 12,257 2,429 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A) 2,749 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Colorado 2,707 439 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 489 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Connecticut 2,723 330 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 379 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A)
Delaware 1,844 281 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A) 324 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
District of Columbia 1,797 360 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 391 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
Florida 4,839 847 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A) 968 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A)
Georgia 2,789 546 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 626 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Hawaii 2,178 285 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 323 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
Idaho 1,397 254 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 284 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Illinois 4,080 656 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 759 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A)
Indiana 1,886 327 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 373 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Iowa 2,280 298 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 358 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A)
Kansas 1,774 341 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 367 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
Kentucky 1,715 376 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A) 427 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A)
Louisiana 1,169 269 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Maine 2,124 351 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 404 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
Maryland 3,104 341 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 402 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)
Massachusetts 1,895 252 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 280 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
Michigan 2,899 505 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A) 568 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Minnesota 2,840 356 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 410 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,122 282 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 328 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Missouri 1,973 357 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 392 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
Montana 1,017 183 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 1,772 255 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 286 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A)
Nevada 1,985 281 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 316 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
New Hampshire 2,519 250 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 276 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
New Jersey 2,804 347 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 390 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A)
New Mexico 1,301 333 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 371 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
New York 5,654 1,038 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 1,152 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
North Carolina 2,484 469 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 558 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
North Dakota 1,417 204 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Ohio 3,268 563 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 639 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 1,480 270 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 297 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A)
Oregon 1,779 302 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 348 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 3,691 516 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 586 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Rhode Island 1,959 334 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 374 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
South Carolina 1,644 317 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 367 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,720 299 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A) 347 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 1,614 321 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 368 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Texas 7,279 1,547 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A) 1,748 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Utah 1,539 173 (N/A) 11.2 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)
Vermont 1,651 200 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
Virginia 2,670 323 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 375 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A)
Washington 2,211 298 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 346 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 1,273 263 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 292 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Wisconsin 2,321 299 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 345 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A)
Wyoming 1,507 183 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 206 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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