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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
Related Children Under
18 Years of Age (9)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 72,980 27,220 273 37.3 0.4 29,208 278 40.0 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,101 483 43 43.9 3.1 511 44 46.4 3.1 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 177 42 5 23.8 2.7 47 6 26.7 2.8 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,709 773 58 45.3 2.7 832 60 48.7 2.7 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 692 320 28 46.2 3.2 343 29 49.6 3.2 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,250 3,648 129 39.4 1.1 3,913 133 42.3 1.2 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,189 361 40 30.4 2.9 382 41 32.1 3.0 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 810 197 26 24.3 2.9 211 27 26.1 2.9 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 204 64 7 31.1 3.1 68 8 33.4 3.1 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 108 54 6 49.8 4.1 55 6 50.8 4.1 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 3,951 1,475 79 37.3 1.6 1,619 82 41.0 1.7 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,494 978 62 39.2 2.1 1,051 64 42.1 2.1 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 281 82 10 29.3 3.0 91 10 32.5 3.0 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 408 173 15 42.3 3.0 188 16 46.2 3.0 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,148 1,097 68 34.8 1.8 1,210 71 38.4 1.9 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,574 660 51 42.0 2.6 680 52 43.2 2.6 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 700 210 25 30.0 3.1 229 26 32.8 3.1 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 682 256 26 37.5 3.2 273 27 40.0 3.2 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 990 421 40 42.5 3.2 458 42 46.2 3.3 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,111 486 43 43.7 3.1 515 44 46.4 3.1 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 265 85 11 32.1 3.6 92 12 34.9 3.7 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,318 348 39 26.4 2.6 366 40 27.8 2.6 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,449 388 40 26.8 2.4 402 40 27.7 2.4 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,335 813 58 34.8 2.1 853 59 36.5 2.1 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,213 351 38 28.9 2.7 395 40 32.6 2.8 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 770 380 31 49.3 3.1 398 32 51.7 3.1 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,368 485 45 35.4 2.7 517 46 37.8 2.8 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 209 81 8 38.7 3.3 90 9 43.0 3.4 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 446 150 16 33.7 3.1 167 17 37.4 3.1 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 658 235 24 35.8 3.1 253 25 38.4 3.1 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 292 55 9 18.8 2.7 64 9 22.0 2.8 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,008 565 49 28.2 2.1 621 51 30.9 2.2 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 501 255 23 50.8 3.4 259 23 51.7 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,284 1,594 83 37.2 1.6 1,698 86 39.6 1.6 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,255 853 59 37.8 2.2 913 61 40.5 2.2 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 142 49 5 34.6 3.2 53 6 37.3 3.3 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,702 1,011 64 37.4 2.0 1,091 66 40.4 2.0 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 884 387 36 43.8 3.2 407 37 46.1 3.2 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 850 316 35 37.2 3.4 360 37 42.4 3.4 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,713 838 59 30.9 1.9 899 61 33.1 1.9 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 229 78 9 33.8 3.5 83 10 36.3 3.5 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,043 427 41 40.9 3.2 450 42 43.2 3.2 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 193 67 7 34.8 2.9 73 7 37.8 2.9 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,423 635 50 44.6 2.8 664 51 46.7 2.8 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,676 3,191 120 47.8 1.4 3,370 123 50.5 1.4 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 855 218 21 25.5 2.2 251 22 29.3 2.3 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 126 34 5 26.8 3.4 41 5 32.6 3.6 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,848 534 47 28.9 2.2 578 48 31.3 2.3 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,531 448 44 29.3 2.5 495 46 32.3 2.6 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 381 159 15 41.8 3.2 167 15 43.7 3.2 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,304 380 40 29.2 2.7 425 42 32.6 2.7 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 130 31 4 23.6 2.9 34 4 26.2 3.0 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes


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