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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 65 Years and Over

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 21,402 4,137 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 4,991 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A)
Alabama 289 72 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 90 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Alaska 191 22 (N/A) 11.5 (N/A) 24 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A)
Arizona 246 52 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A) 64 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Arkansas 217 46 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 65 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A)
California 1,805 352 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 423 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Colorado 372 61 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Connecticut 457 68 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 87 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
Delaware 364 65 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
District of Columbia 299 80 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Florida 1,159 233 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 284 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Georgia 344 77 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 92 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A)
Hawaii 554 78 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 86 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A)
Idaho 214 41 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 47 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
Illinois 561 85 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A) 117 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A)
Indiana 338 61 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 75 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Iowa 338 57 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 67 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Kansas 256 49 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 56 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
Kentucky 323 71 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 87 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A)
Louisiana 225 70 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 79 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A)
Maine 450 70 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
Maryland 506 99 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 109 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Massachusetts 354 73 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 80 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Michigan 477 79 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 95 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
Minnesota 421 54 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A)
Mississippi 233 74 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A) 84 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Missouri 341 62 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 74 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
Montana 204 41 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 52 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
Nebraska 288 33 (N/A) 11.5 (N/A) 41 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A)
Nevada 306 46 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 52 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)
New Hampshire 378 50 (N/A) 13.2 (N/A) 58 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
New Jersey 454 71 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 90 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
New Mexico 251 67 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A) 78 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
New York 986 241 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
North Carolina 434 90 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 120 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
North Dakota 218 46 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A) 56 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Ohio 572 110 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 137 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Oklahoma 304 58 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 74 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Oregon 309 43 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 54 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 747 140 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 345 55 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A) 73 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
South Carolina 371 95 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 114 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 307 53 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 62 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 319 75 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 95 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
Texas 1,068 279 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A) 332 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Utah 184 19 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 28 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
Vermont 320 64 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
Virginia 436 92 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A) 101 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Washington 318 49 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A) 63 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
West Virginia 294 48 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 63 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
Wisconsin 408 74 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 89 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 247 47 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 60 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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