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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
People Under 18

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 74,068 28,064 275 37.9 0.4 30,064 280 40.6 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,118 498 44 44.5 3.1 528 45 47.2 3.1 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 180 44 5 24.2 2.7 49 6 27.1 2.8 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,732 791 59 45.6 2.7 849 61 49.0 2.7 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 706 333 29 47.2 3.1 357 29 50.6 3.1 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,407 3,769 131 40.1 1.1 4,034 135 42.9 1.2 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,208 376 41 31.1 2.9 396 42 32.8 3.0 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 818 200 26 24.5 2.8 214 27 26.2 2.9 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 208 67 7 32.1 3.1 71 8 34.4 3.1 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 109 54 6 49.9 4.1 55 6 50.9 4.1 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 4,020 1,526 80 38.0 1.6 1,670 83 41.6 1.7 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,527 1,009 63 39.9 2.0 1,082 65 42.8 2.1 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 286 86 10 30.0 2.9 95 10 33.1 3.0 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 416 180 15 43.2 2.9 195 16 47.0 3.0 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,180 1,113 68 35.0 1.8 1,226 71 38.6 1.9 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,587 674 51 42.4 2.6 694 52 43.7 2.6 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 711 219 25 30.8 3.1 238 26 33.5 3.1 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 699 270 27 38.6 3.2 287 28 41.1 3.2 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 1,010 439 41 43.5 3.2 476 42 47.1 3.2 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,118 491 43 43.9 3.1 521 44 46.6 3.1 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 272 92 12 33.8 3.6 99 12 36.5 3.7 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,333 358 39 26.9 2.6 377 40 28.3 2.6 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,454 391 40 26.9 2.4 405 40 27.9 2.4 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,371 847 59 35.7 2.1 887 60 37.4 2.1 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,231 366 38 29.7 2.7 410 41 33.3 2.8 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 779 387 31 49.6 3.0 405 32 52.0 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,403 514 46 36.6 2.7 545 47 38.9 2.8 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 216 87 9 40.2 3.3 96 9 44.4 3.3 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 452 156 16 34.4 3.1 172 17 38.0 3.1 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 671 243 25 36.2 3.1 260 25 38.8 3.1 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 296 58 9 19.4 2.7 67 9 22.7 2.9 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,035 584 50 28.7 2.1 640 52 31.5 2.2 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 507 260 23 51.3 3.4 265 23 52.2 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,345 1,642 85 37.8 1.6 1,748 87 40.2 1.6 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,299 896 60 39.0 2.2 957 62 41.6 2.2 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 144 51 6 35.3 3.2 55 6 38.0 3.3 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,742 1,046 65 38.1 2.0 1,126 67 41.1 2.0 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 899 398 36 44.2 3.2 418 37 46.5 3.2 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 870 333 35 38.3 3.3 377 37 43.3 3.4 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,758 870 60 31.5 1.9 931 62 33.8 1.9 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 234 81 10 34.8 3.4 87 10 37.2 3.5 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,064 446 42 41.9 3.1 470 43 44.2 3.2 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 196 70 7 35.5 2.8 75 7 38.4 2.9 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,453 660 51 45.4 2.7 691 52 47.6 2.7 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,763 3,244 121 48.0 1.4 3,424 124 50.6 1.4 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 862 222 21 25.8 2.2 254 23 29.5 2.3 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 127 35 5 27.1 3.4 42 5 33.0 3.6 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,862 541 47 29.0 2.2 585 49 31.4 2.3 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,547 460 45 29.8 2.5 509 47 32.9 2.6 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 384 162 15 42.2 3.2 169 16 44.2 3.2 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,325 396 41 29.9 2.7 440 43 33.2 2.7 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 132 33 4 24.7 2.9 36 5 27.4 3.0 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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