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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 32,031 20,768 220 64.8 0.3 21,676 227 67.7 0.3 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 623 482 25 77.4 1.9 505 26 81.1 1.8 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 62 34 3 (B) 3.0 37 3 (B) 2.9 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 747 530 29 70.9 2.1 542 29 72.6 2.0 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 342 255 15 74.5 2.2 262 15 76.5 2.1 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 3,509 2,051 59 58.5 1.0 2,125 60 60.5 1.0 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 384 229 19 59.6 3.1 238 19 62.0 3.0 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 330 203 15 61.6 2.8 210 15 63.7 2.8 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 88 54 4 61.7 2.7 56 4 64.3 2.7 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 98 58 4 59.2 2.3 59 4 59.7 2.3 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 1,981 1,214 42 61.3 1.3 1,262 43 63.7 1.3 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 1,339 936 36 69.9 1.5 984 37 73.5 1.4 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 126 53 4 42.3 2.6 58 5 45.8 2.7 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 107 74 6 69.2 3.0 77 6 71.8 2.9 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 1,388 882 36 63.5 1.5 981 38 70.7 1.4 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 784 615 29 78.4 1.7 629 29 80.2 1.6 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 221 137 11 62.1 3.2 151 12 68.6 3.1 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 242 186 13 77.0 2.6 193 13 79.8 2.5 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 435 300 20 69.0 2.5 314 20 72.2 2.5 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 629 452 25 71.9 2.0 473 25 75.2 2.0 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 96 57 5 59.5 3.5 62 5 64.5 3.4 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 634 308 21 48.6 2.4 330 22 52.0 2.4 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 654 375 22 57.3 2.2 392 23 59.9 2.2 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 1,063 704 31 66.2 1.7 727 32 68.5 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 357 203 16 56.8 3.0 229 18 64.3 2.9 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 442 373 18 84.3 1.6 379 18 85.7 1.6 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 520 318 21 61.1 2.5 330 21 63.3 2.5 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 67 52 4 (B) 2.8 53 4 (B) 2.7 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 161 115 8 71.4 2.7 117 8 72.3 2.7 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 244 128 10 52.6 2.9 132 11 54.2 2.9 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 86 44 4 50.8 3.5 46 4 53.3 3.5 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 841 465 26 55.3 2.0 478 26 56.9 2.0 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 239 173 11 72.5 2.5 173 11 72.5 2.5 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 2,322 1,486 48 64.0 1.2 1,532 49 66.0 1.2 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 1,094 786 33 71.9 1.6 794 34 72.6 1.6 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 49 37 3 (B) 2.7 38 3 (B) 2.7 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 1,347 970 37 72.0 1.4 1,017 38 75.5 1.4 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 378 265 17 70.2 2.5 269 18 71.3 2.5 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 312 190 16 61.0 3.1 211 16 67.6 3.0 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 1,203 726 32 60.3 1.6 738 32 61.3 1.6 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 114 71 5 62.2 2.8 72 5 63.7 2.8 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 622 391 23 62.9 2.2 413 24 66.4 2.2 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 69 46 3 (B) 2.6 48 3 (B) 2.6 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 630 473 25 75.2 2.0 494 26 78.4 1.9 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 2,932 2,056 60 70.1 1.1 2,153 61 73.4 1.0 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 155 77 7 49.4 3.3 85 8 54.8 3.3 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 49 29 3 (B) 3.3 33 3 (B) 3.2 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 750 409 24 54.6 2.1 430 24 57.3 2.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 552 326 22 59.1 2.5 347 22 62.8 2.5 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 120 86 6 71.4 2.9 86 6 71.4 2.9 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 456 262 19 57.5 2.7 293 20 64.2 2.6 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 38 19 2 (B) 3.5 21 2 (B) 3.5 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes


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