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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.

(Numbers in thousands. 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 185% of poverty (5) Below 200% of poverty (5)  
All income levels Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) State Factors A Parameter B Parameter
All Ages (1)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 301,041 88,216 571 29.3 0.2 96,025 584 31.9 0.2 1.00 -.000018 5,282
Alabama 4,716 1,528 75 32.4 1.6 1,651 77 35.0 1.6 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 672 137 10 20.4 1.5 152 11 22.7 1.6 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 6,529 2,237 98 34.3 1.5 2,421 99 37.1 1.5 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 2,822 1,027 48 36.4 1.7 1,134 49 40.2 1.7 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 36,637 11,477 228 31.3 0.6 12,421 233 33.9 0.6 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 4,908 1,178 75 24.0 1.5 1,257 77 25.6 1.6 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 3,433 695 51 20.2 1.5 750 52 21.8 1.5 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 861 223 14 25.8 1.6 240 14 27.8 1.6 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 590 185 11 31.4 1.9 194 11 32.8 1.9 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 18,022 5,512 150 30.6 0.8 6,036 154 33.5 0.9 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 9,541 3,090 109 32.4 1.1 3,342 111 35.0 1.2 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 1,255 283 18 22.6 1.5 312 19 24.9 1.5 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 1,515 482 25 31.8 1.7 532 26 35.1 1.7 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 12,687 3,332 121 26.3 1.0 3,684 125 29.0 1.0 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 6,288 1,952 88 31.0 1.4 2,054 89 32.7 1.4 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 2,986 728 47 24.4 1.6 809 49 27.1 1.6 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 2,716 791 47 29.1 1.7 855 48 31.5 1.8 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 4,246 1,501 73 35.4 1.7 1,626 74 38.3 1.8 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 4,326 1,610 75 37.2 1.7 1,731 76 40.0 1.8 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 1,317 367 23 27.9 1.8 394 24 29.9 1.8 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 5,528 1,193 75 21.6 1.4 1,290 77 23.3 1.4 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 6,420 1,434 79 22.3 1.2 1,541 81 24.0 1.3 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 9,806 2,740 107 27.9 1.1 2,933 109 29.9 1.1 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 5,120 1,106 70 21.6 1.4 1,254 73 24.5 1.4 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 2,900 1,155 51 39.8 1.8 1,226 51 42.3 1.8 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 5,861 1,716 84 29.3 1.4 1,867 86 31.9 1.5 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 973 302 16 31.0 1.7 335 17 34.4 1.7 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,774 450 29 25.4 1.6 506 30 28.5 1.7 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 2,581 659 42 25.5 1.6 722 43 28.0 1.7 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 1,300 214 18 16.5 1.4 249 19 19.2 1.5 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 8,515 1,865 93 21.9 1.1 2,121 97 24.9 1.1 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,977 793 38 40.1 1.9 840 38 42.5 1.9 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 19,309 5,554 156 28.8 0.8 6,057 160 31.4 0.8 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 9,234 2,976 108 32.2 1.2 3,250 111 35.2 1.2 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 625 170 10 27.2 1.6 185 10 29.6 1.7 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 11,386 3,325 116 29.2 1.0 3,611 119 31.7 1.0 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 3,550 1,088 60 30.7 1.7 1,178 62 33.2 1.7 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 3,806 1,077 64 28.3 1.7 1,237 67 32.5 1.8 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 12,178 3,002 114 24.7 0.9 3,277 118 26.9 1.0 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 1,042 271 18 26.0 1.7 292 18 28.0 1.8 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 4,462 1,495 74 33.5 1.7 1,619 76 36.3 1.7 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 794 214 12 26.9 1.5 235 12 29.6 1.5 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 6,163 2,195 90 35.6 1.5 2,364 91 38.4 1.5 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 24,174 8,721 194 36.1 0.8 9,371 197 38.8 0.8 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 2,754 576 36 20.9 1.3 662 38 24.0 1.4 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 610 149 10 24.5 1.7 170 11 27.9 1.8 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 7,735 1,782 88 23.0 1.1 1,981 91 25.6 1.2 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 6,526 1,558 85 23.9 1.3 1,747 88 26.8 1.4 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,796 605 29 33.7 1.6 640 29 35.7 1.6 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 5,548 1,367 77 24.7 1.4 1,532 80 27.6 1.4 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 529 125 9 23.6 1.6 138 9 26.0 1.7 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes


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