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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 18 to 64

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 189,185 47,896 450 25.3 0.2 52,274 465 27.6 0.2 1.00 -.000022 5,282
Alabama 2,888 791 60 27.4 2.0 849 62 29.4 2.0 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 438 85 8 19.4 1.8 93 9 21.3 1.9 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 4,064 1,218 80 30.0 1.8 1,335 83 32.9 1.9 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 1,760 555 40 31.5 2.1 625 42 35.5 2.2 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 23,224 6,459 187 27.8 0.8 7,034 194 30.3 0.8 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 3,177 650 60 20.5 1.8 697 62 21.9 1.8 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 2,167 383 40 17.7 1.8 416 41 19.2 1.8 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 532 116 11 21.8 1.9 125 11 23.4 2.0 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 417 109 9 26.1 2.1 114 9 27.3 2.1 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 10,975 2,981 121 27.2 1.0 3,255 126 29.7 1.1 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 6,133 1,733 90 28.3 1.4 1,883 93 30.7 1.4 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 767 152 14 19.8 1.8 167 15 21.8 1.8 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 908 241 20 26.6 2.0 270 21 29.8 2.1 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 8,117 1,838 97 22.7 1.1 2,038 101 25.1 1.2 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 3,867 989 69 25.6 1.7 1,050 71 27.2 1.7 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 1,898 402 38 21.2 1.9 441 39 23.2 2.0 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 1,706 431 37 25.3 2.1 464 39 27.2 2.1 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 2,673 847 61 31.7 2.1 914 63 34.2 2.2 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 2,651 844 61 31.8 2.1 908 63 34.2 2.2 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 829 207 19 25.0 2.2 222 19 26.7 2.2 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 3,553 646 58 18.2 1.6 700 60 19.7 1.6 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 4,078 752 61 18.4 1.4 794 62 19.5 1.5 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 6,187 1,554 87 25.1 1.3 1,651 89 26.7 1.3 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 3,242 597 55 18.4 1.6 665 57 20.5 1.7 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 1,743 615 43 35.3 2.2 655 44 37.6 2.2 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 3,673 949 68 25.8 1.7 1,036 71 28.2 1.8 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 611 163 13 26.7 2.0 181 14 29.7 2.1 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,111 239 22 21.6 1.9 273 24 24.6 2.0 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 1,625 337 32 20.7 1.9 373 34 22.9 2.0 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 847 122 14 14.5 1.6 138 15 16.3 1.7 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 5,386 972 71 18.0 1.3 1,130 76 21.0 1.3 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,225 445 32 36.3 2.4 469 33 38.3 2.4 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 12,459 3,073 126 24.7 1.0 3,392 131 27.2 1.0 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 5,781 1,654 89 28.6 1.4 1,814 92 31.4 1.5 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 400 89 8 22.2 1.9 98 8 24.5 2.0 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 7,108 1,809 94 25.4 1.2 1,964 97 27.6 1.3 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 2,132 518 46 24.3 2.0 575 48 27.0 2.1 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 2,427 607 52 25.0 2.0 699 55 28.8 2.1 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 7,572 1,542 88 20.4 1.1 1,668 91 22.0 1.1 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 670 149 14 22.3 2.0 160 15 24.0 2.1 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 2,745 812 61 29.6 2.1 873 63 31.8 2.1 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 486 117 9 24.1 1.8 129 10 26.5 1.9 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 3,859 1,192 74 30.9 1.8 1,279 76 33.2 1.8 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 14,908 4,543 158 30.5 1.0 4,902 163 32.9 1.0 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 1,654 297 27 18.0 1.6 342 29 20.7 1.7 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 395 83 8 21.0 2.0 93 9 23.6 2.1 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 4,953 961 69 19.4 1.3 1,080 73 21.8 1.4 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 4,218 883 68 20.9 1.5 995 72 23.6 1.6 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,116 337 24 30.2 2.0 349 24 31.3 2.0 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 3,502 742 61 21.2 1.7 823 64 23.5 1.7 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 330 67 7 20.2 2.0 74 7 22.4 2.0 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes


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