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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 23,738 11,796 (N/A) 49.7 (N/A) 12,916 (N/A) 54.4 (N/A)
Alabama 302 187 (N/A) 61.9 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 66.2 (N/A)
Alaska 256 91 (N/A) 35.5 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A)
Arizona 328 184 (N/A) 56.1 (N/A) 208 (N/A) 63.4 (N/A)
Arkansas 288 166 (N/A) 57.6 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 60.8 (N/A)
California 2,050 932 (N/A) 45.5 (N/A) 1,036 (N/A) 50.5 (N/A)
Colorado 411 205 (N/A) 49.9 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 50.9 (N/A)
Connecticut 502 231 (N/A) 46.0 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 51.2 (N/A)
Delaware 339 158 (N/A) 46.6 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 47.8 (N/A)
District of Columbia 443 228 (N/A) 51.5 (N/A) 248 (N/A) 56.0 (N/A)
Florida 926 437 (N/A) 47.2 (N/A) 468 (N/A) 50.5 (N/A)
Georgia 714 384 (N/A) 53.8 (N/A) 418 (N/A) 58.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 375 123 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A) 136 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
Idaho 217 128 (N/A) 59.0 (N/A) 134 (N/A) 61.8 (N/A)
Illinois 806 390 (N/A) 48.4 (N/A) 427 (N/A) 53.0 (N/A)
Indiana 489 295 (N/A) 60.3 (N/A) 314 (N/A) 64.2 (N/A)
Iowa 352 161 (N/A) 45.7 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 53.1 (N/A)
Kansas 316 210 (N/A) 66.5 (N/A) 222 (N/A) 70.3 (N/A)
Kentucky 331 177 (N/A) 53.5 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 60.4 (N/A)
Louisiana 332 208 (N/A) 62.7 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 65.1 (N/A)
Maine 316 160 (N/A) 50.6 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 55.4 (N/A)
Maryland 600 174 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 203 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A)
Massachusetts 402 190 (N/A) 47.3 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 52.0 (N/A)
Michigan 597 340 (N/A) 57.0 (N/A) 360 (N/A) 60.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 412 185 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 48.5 (N/A)
Mississippi 302 216 (N/A) 71.5 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 78.8 (N/A)
Missouri 362 170 (N/A) 47.0 (N/A) 186 (N/A) 51.4 (N/A)
Montana 148 86 (N/A) 58.1 (N/A) 97 (N/A) 65.5 (N/A)
Nebraska 296 173 (N/A) 58.4 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 65.9 (N/A)
Nevada 306 134 (N/A) 43.8 (N/A) 148 (N/A) 48.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 323 111 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A)
New Jersey 509 192 (N/A) 37.7 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 43.2 (N/A)
New Mexico 279 161 (N/A) 57.7 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 62.7 (N/A)
New York 1,268 655 (N/A) 51.7 (N/A) 718 (N/A) 56.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 526 308 (N/A) 58.6 (N/A) 341 (N/A) 64.8 (N/A)
North Dakota 231 124 (N/A) 53.7 (N/A) 154 (N/A) 66.7 (N/A)
Ohio 724 412 (N/A) 56.9 (N/A) 460 (N/A) 63.5 (N/A)
Oklahoma 308 172 (N/A) 55.8 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 60.7 (N/A)
Oregon 302 141 (N/A) 46.7 (N/A) 152 (N/A) 50.3 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 695 319 (N/A) 45.9 (N/A) 338 (N/A) 48.6 (N/A)
Rhode Island 449 236 (N/A) 52.6 (N/A) 259 (N/A) 57.7 (N/A)
South Carolina 413 187 (N/A) 45.3 (N/A) 217 (N/A) 52.5 (N/A)
South Dakota 308 190 (N/A) 61.7 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 62.7 (N/A)
Tennessee 277 164 (N/A) 59.2 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 64.3 (N/A)
Texas 1,613 888 (N/A) 55.1 (N/A) 969 (N/A) 60.1 (N/A)
Utah 172 57 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A) 60 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Vermont 274 113 (N/A) 41.2 (N/A) 138 (N/A) 50.4 (N/A)
Virginia 452 192 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A) 203 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A)
Washington 351 127 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A) 147 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A)
West Virginia 177 114 (N/A) 64.4 (N/A) 116 (N/A) 65.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 355 133 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A) 148 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A)
Wyoming 214 77 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A) 84 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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