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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
Families (10)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 78,874 19,119 207 24.2 0.2 20,969 221 26.6 0.2 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 1,288 352 22 27.3 1.4 390 23 30.3 1.5 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 170 26 2 15.2 1.3 29 3 16.8 1.4 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 1,653 462 27 28.0 1.4 499 28 30.2 1.4 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 798 250 15 31.3 1.5 275 15 34.4 1.5 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 8,836 2,282 62 25.8 0.6 2,486 65 28.1 0.6 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 1,277 248 19 19.4 1.4 266 20 20.8 1.4 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 907 152 13 16.8 1.3 163 13 18.0 1.3 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 231 51 4 22.0 1.4 54 4 23.5 1.5 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 117 33 3 27.7 2.0 35 3 29.5 2.0 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 4,840 1,217 42 25.1 0.7 1,343 44 27.7 0.8 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 2,549 718 32 28.2 1.0 776 33 30.4 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 318 58 5 18.4 1.3 66 5 20.9 1.4 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 415 110 7 26.5 1.4 122 7 29.4 1.5 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 3,284 695 32 21.2 0.8 783 34 23.9 0.9 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 1,753 455 25 25.9 1.2 483 26 27.5 1.2 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 800 141 12 17.6 1.3 167 13 20.9 1.4 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 697 155 12 22.2 1.5 173 13 24.8 1.6 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 1,172 348 21 29.7 1.5 383 23 32.7 1.6 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 1,176 385 23 32.8 1.6 417 24 35.5 1.6 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 363 79 6 21.7 1.5 86 6 23.6 1.6 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 1,399 250 19 17.9 1.2 272 20 19.5 1.3 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 1,638 291 20 17.8 1.1 310 20 18.9 1.1 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 2,657 608 29 22.9 0.9 652 30 24.5 1.0 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 1,333 209 17 15.7 1.1 242 18 18.1 1.2 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 761 250 15 32.9 1.6 269 15 35.4 1.6 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 1,602 380 23 23.8 1.2 417 24 26.0 1.3 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 257 63 4 24.4 1.5 70 5 27.3 1.5 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 467 93 7 19.9 1.4 104 8 22.2 1.5 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 629 126 10 20.0 1.5 140 11 22.2 1.5 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 358 45 4 12.6 1.1 54 5 15.0 1.2 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 2,187 379 23 17.3 1.0 436 25 19.9 1.0 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 511 172 11 33.7 1.8 183 12 35.9 1.8 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 5,003 1,234 43 24.7 0.7 1,361 46 27.2 0.8 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 2,520 665 31 26.4 1.0 731 32 29.0 1.1 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 176 38 3 21.9 1.4 43 3 24.3 1.4 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 3,131 769 33 24.6 0.9 844 34 27.0 0.9 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 989 245 17 24.7 1.5 269 18 27.2 1.5 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 1,023 236 17 23.0 1.5 276 19 26.9 1.6 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 3,232 620 29 19.2 0.8 689 31 21.3 0.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 278 59 5 21.4 1.5 64 5 23.0 1.5 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 1,224 354 22 28.9 1.5 387 23 31.6 1.5 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 218 43 3 19.6 1.2 48 3 21.8 1.3 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 1,662 522 27 31.4 1.3 557 28 33.5 1.3 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 6,195 1,927 58 31.1 0.7 2,076 60 33.5 0.8 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 689 118 9 17.0 1.2 139 10 20.2 1.3 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 160 31 3 19.4 1.5 36 3 22.4 1.6 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 2,130 404 23 19.0 1.0 456 25 21.4 1.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 1,708 333 22 19.5 1.1 373 23 21.9 1.2 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 510 143 8 28.1 1.4 152 9 29.9 1.4 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 1,443 270 19 18.7 1.2 298 20 20.6 1.2 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 138 24 2 17.7 1.4 28 2 20.0 1.5 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes


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