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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 65 Years and Over

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 37,788 12,256 129 32.4 0.3 13,688 132 36.2 0.3 1.00 -.000053 1,998
Alabama 710 239 22 33.7 2.6 275 23 38.8 2.6 1.05 -.000455 1,998
Alaska 54 9 2 (B) 3.0 10 2 (B) 3.2 0.18 -.000542 1,998
Arizona 732 228 23 31.2 2.7 237 24 32.3 2.7 1.23 -.000379 1,998
Arkansas 356 140 13 39.2 3.0 151 14 42.5 3.1 0.68 -.000482 1,998
California 4,007 1,249 55 31.2 1.2 1,353 57 33.8 1.2 1.25 -.000069 1,998
Colorado 524 153 19 29.1 3.1 163 19 31.2 3.1 1.20 -.000488 1,998
Connecticut 448 112 14 24.9 2.7 119 14 26.6 2.8 0.88 -.000510 1,998
Delaware 121 40 4 33.0 2.8 43 4 35.9 2.9 0.22 -.000508 1,998
District of Columbia 64 22 3 (B) 3.6 24 3 (B) 3.6 0.18 -.000617 1,998
Florida 3,027 1,005 46 33.2 1.3 1,111 48 36.7 1.3 1.12 -.000124 1,998
Georgia 882 348 27 39.5 2.4 377 28 42.8 2.4 1.08 -.000226 1,998
Hawaii 203 46 5 22.5 2.2 50 5 24.7 2.3 0.29 -.000462 1,998
Idaho 191 61 6 32.1 2.9 66 7 34.8 2.9 0.36 -.000475 1,998
Illinois 1,390 381 29 27.4 1.8 420 30 30.2 1.9 1.13 -.000177 1,998
Indiana 834 289 24 34.7 2.4 310 25 37.2 2.5 1.08 -.000342 1,998
Iowa 377 107 13 28.4 2.9 131 14 34.7 3.0 0.77 -.000519 1,998
Kansas 311 90 11 28.9 3.1 104 12 33.3 3.2 0.73 -.000529 1,998
Kentucky 563 215 21 38.1 3.0 236 22 42.0 3.0 1.05 -.000498 1,998
Louisiana 557 275 23 49.3 3.1 303 24 54.4 3.1 1.05 -.000483 1,998
Maine 215 68 7 31.5 2.8 73 7 33.8 2.8 0.39 -.000599 1,998
Maryland 642 188 20 29.3 2.7 213 21 33.1 2.8 1.13 -.000407 1,998
Massachusetts 888 292 24 32.9 2.3 342 26 38.5 2.4 1.06 -.000330 1,998
Michigan 1,247 339 27 27.2 1.9 395 29 31.7 1.9 1.09 -.000221 1,998
Minnesota 647 143 17 22.1 2.4 178 19 27.6 2.6 1.07 -.000413 1,998
Mississippi 378 154 14 40.7 3.0 166 15 43.9 3.0 0.71 -.000492 1,998
Missouri 784 253 23 32.3 2.5 285 25 36.4 2.6 1.11 -.000381 1,998
Montana 146 52 5 35.4 2.7 58 5 39.4 2.8 0.24 -.000501 1,998
Nebraska 211 55 7 26.0 2.9 61 7 29.0 3.0 0.46 -.000522 1,998
Nevada 285 80 10 27.9 3.1 89 11 31.2 3.2 0.67 -.000515 1,998
New Hampshire 157 34 5 21.9 2.7 44 5 27.8 2.9 0.34 -.000521 1,998
New Jersey 1,094 310 26 28.3 2.0 350 27 32.0 2.1 1.12 -.000261 1,998
New Mexico 245 88 10 35.9 3.3 106 11 43.3 3.4 0.58 -.000588 1,998
New York 2,506 839 43 33.5 1.4 918 45 36.6 1.5 1.17 -.000121 1,998
North Carolina 1,155 426 30 36.9 2.1 480 32 41.6 2.2 1.11 -.000243 1,998
North Dakota 80 30 3 37.6 3.1 32 3 39.7 3.1 0.16 -.000510 1,998
Ohio 1,536 471 31 30.7 1.7 521 33 33.9 1.8 1.09 -.000192 1,998
Oklahoma 518 173 17 33.3 2.8 185 18 35.7 2.8 0.91 -.000509 1,998
Oregon 509 137 16 27.0 2.8 161 18 31.7 2.9 1.01 -.000535 1,998
Pennsylvania 1,848 590 35 31.9 1.6 678 37 36.7 1.7 1.09 -.000178 1,998
Rhode Island 138 40 5 29.0 3.0 44 5 32.1 3.1 0.30 -.000581 1,998
South Carolina 653 236 22 36.2 2.7 276 23 42.2 2.8 1.06 -.000479 1,998
South Dakota 113 27 3 24.3 2.4 31 3 27.6 2.5 0.17 -.000429 1,998
Tennessee 851 343 26 40.3 2.5 394 28 46.2 2.5 1.08 -.000350 1,998
Texas 2,503 935 48 37.3 1.5 1,045 51 41.7 1.6 1.28 -.000106 1,998
Utah 238 57 8 23.9 2.9 65 8 27.5 3.0 0.54 -.000392 1,998
Vermont 88 32 3 36.5 3.1 35 3 39.7 3.1 0.18 -.000584 1,998
Virginia 920 280 24 30.5 2.2 316 26 34.4 2.3 1.08 -.000284 1,998
Washington 761 214 22 28.2 2.5 243 23 32.0 2.6 1.15 -.000353 1,998
West Virginia 296 107 9 36.1 2.5 121 9 41.0 2.5 0.39 -.000435 1,998
Wisconsin 720 229 22 31.9 2.6 269 24 37.4 2.7 1.10 -.000395 1,998
Wyoming 67 26 3 (B) 3.2 28 3 (B) 3.3 0.15 -.000565 1,998

Poverty Footnotes


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