Skip Main Navigation Skip To Navigation Content
Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau

Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


There is also additional background information for this table group.

Contents for Table

POV46: Poverty Status by State: 2008

For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsmar09.pdf [PDF].

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
Related Children 5 to 17


WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 52,639 19,015 244 36.1 0.4 20,442 251 38.8 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 825 369 38 44.7 3.6 388 39 47.0 3.6 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 130 28 4 21.5 3.1 31 5 23.8 3.2 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,206 516 49 42.7 3.2 565 51 46.8 3.2 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 502 227 24 45.3 3.7 244 25 48.5 3.7 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 6,672 2,582 111 38.7 1.3 2,774 114 41.6 1.4 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 858 263 35 30.6 3.5 280 36 32.7 3.5 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 606 144 22 23.8 3.3 156 23 25.8 3.4 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 140 45 6 32.0 3.7 48 6 34.4 3.8 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 71 37 5 (B) 5.1 38 5 (B) 5.1 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 2,884 1,061 67 36.8 1.9 1,164 70 40.4 2.0 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 1,779 668 52 37.6 2.4 718 54 40.4 2.4 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 190 60 8 31.5 3.7 66 9 34.5 3.7 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 289 109 12 37.8 3.5 124 13 43.0 3.5 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 2,202 731 56 33.2 2.2 808 59 36.7 2.2 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,155 466 44 40.3 3.0 481 44 41.6 3.0 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 509 150 21 29.5 3.6 164 22 32.3 3.7 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 489 178 22 36.4 3.8 190 23 38.8 3.8 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 692 276 33 39.8 3.8 302 35 43.7 3.9 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 816 355 37 43.5 3.6 381 39 46.7 3.6 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 203 63 10 30.8 4.1 68 10 33.3 4.2 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 947 256 34 27.0 3.1 268 34 28.3 3.1 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,090 315 36 28.9 2.9 327 37 30.0 2.9 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 1,773 600 50 33.9 2.4 635 51 35.8 2.4 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 831 229 31 27.6 3.2 262 33 31.5 3.4 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 551 263 26 47.7 3.6 273 27 49.5 3.6 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 992 344 38 34.7 3.2 363 39 36.6 3.3 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 149 51 7 34.1 3.8 56 7 37.6 3.9 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 313 95 13 30.2 3.6 107 14 34.3 3.7 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 453 152 20 33.6 3.7 166 21 36.7 3.7 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 221 42 8 19.2 3.1 48 8 21.9 3.3 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 1,513 443 44 29.3 2.5 480 45 31.8 2.6 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 355 167 19 47.0 4.1 170 19 47.8 4.1 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 3,141 1,181 73 37.6 1.9 1,265 75 40.3 1.9 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 1,604 562 49 35.0 2.5 611 51 38.1 2.6 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 103 32 4 31.6 3.7 35 5 34.6 3.8 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 1,946 708 54 36.4 2.3 765 56 39.3 2.3 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 610 251 29 41.2 3.8 265 30 43.4 3.9 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 634 241 30 38.0 3.9 268 32 42.3 4.0 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,021 598 50 29.6 2.1 642 52 31.8 2.2 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 164 52 8 31.9 4.0 56 8 34.4 4.1 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 747 294 34 39.4 3.7 313 35 41.9 3.8 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 142 44 5 30.6 3.2 48 6 33.4 3.3 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,023 439 42 42.9 3.2 458 43 44.8 3.3 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 4,647 2,136 101 46.0 1.7 2,250 103 48.4 1.7 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 579 143 17 24.7 2.7 168 19 29.0 2.8 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 90 22 4 24.3 3.9 27 4 29.9 4.1 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,363 333 37 24.4 2.4 359 39 26.3 2.5 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,103 300 37 27.2 2.9 330 38 30.0 3.0 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 266 110 13 41.3 3.8 116 13 43.6 3.8 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 954 262 33 27.5 3.1 294 35 30.8 3.2 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 94 22 4 23.0 3.4 24 4 25.8 3.5 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)