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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)
Families /10

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 54,551 8,703 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A) 10,075 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A)
Alabama 595 108 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 129 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
Alaska 692 75 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A)
Arizona 666 140 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 165 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A)
Arkansas 597 116 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
California 4,869 895 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 1,025 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Colorado 1,157 178 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,194 141 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A)
Delaware 828 119 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
District of Columbia 554 120 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 131 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A)
Florida 2,205 358 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 420 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
Georgia 1,211 236 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Hawaii 931 110 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A)
Idaho 643 117 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 132 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Illinois 1,718 262 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 309 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
Indiana 887 161 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Iowa 992 110 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A)
Kansas 758 135 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
Kentucky 790 154 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Louisiana 550 128 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A) 144 (N/A) 26.2 (N/A)
Maine 962 140 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 163 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Maryland 1,275 132 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 815 107 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Michigan 1,297 206 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,218 139 (N/A) 11.4 (N/A) 161 (N/A) 13.2 (N/A)
Mississippi 517 130 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Missouri 887 147 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 166 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A)
Montana 448 72 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 87 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 780 100 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A)
Nevada 806 108 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,110 95 (N/A) 8.6 (N/A) 109 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,178 134 (N/A) 11.4 (N/A) 157 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 575 138 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A) 157 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A)
New York 2,392 438 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 493 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,125 193 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A)
North Dakota 643 89 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 112 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A)
Ohio 1,482 251 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 291 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 694 125 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Oregon 779 121 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A) 141 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,622 205 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A)
Rhode Island 865 147 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
South Carolina 767 146 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
South Dakota 793 120 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A) 141 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Tennessee 727 140 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Texas 3,173 714 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 812 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A)
Utah 669 69 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 82 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A)
Vermont 724 86 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A)
Virginia 1,183 144 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A)
Washington 925 111 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 605 113 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,015 110 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 132 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)
Wyoming 663 70 (N/A) 10.6 (N/A) 79 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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