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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.

(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)
All Ages (1)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 207,543 59,994 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 65,363 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A)
Alabama 2,115 720 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A) 782 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A)
Alaska 2,611 540 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 600 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Arizona 2,646 948 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A) 1,031 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A)
Arkansas 2,139 805 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A) 883 (N/A) 41.3 (N/A)
California 19,803 6,436 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A) 6,963 (N/A) 35.2 (N/A)
Colorado 4,392 1,136 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 1,210 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Connecticut 4,482 932 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 1,004 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Delaware 3,072 797 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 859 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
District of Columbia 2,619 853 (N/A) 32.6 (N/A) 894 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Florida 7,992 2,414 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A) 2,649 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Georgia 4,547 1,536 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A) 1,651 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
Hawaii 3,663 820 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 909 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A)
Idaho 2,482 819 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A) 905 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A)
Illinois 6,642 1,804 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 1,995 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A)
Indiana 3,272 1,053 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A) 1,104 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A)
Iowa 3,798 946 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 1,050 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Kansas 3,008 912 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A) 983 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Kentucky 2,809 995 (N/A) 35.4 (N/A) 1,079 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A)
Louisiana 2,014 760 (N/A) 37.7 (N/A) 814 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A)
Maine 3,532 987 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A) 1,054 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
Maryland 4,935 1,048 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 1,130 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 3,172 713 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 763 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A)
Michigan 4,808 1,389 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 1,489 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A)
Minnesota 4,665 1,025 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 1,159 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,865 775 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A) 825 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A)
Missouri 3,296 984 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A) 1,056 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Montana 1,708 560 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A) 618 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 2,996 769 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 874 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Nevada 3,168 828 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A) 901 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 4,078 678 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 790 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
New Jersey 4,623 1,034 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 1,179 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
New Mexico 2,185 893 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A) 944 (N/A) 43.2 (N/A)
New York 9,154 2,735 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A) 2,972 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A)
North Carolina 4,088 1,336 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A) 1,460 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A)
North Dakota 2,333 649 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A) 710 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Ohio 5,411 1,605 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A) 1,746 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Oklahoma 2,520 818 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A) 876 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A)
Oregon 2,965 891 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A) 1,009 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 6,143 1,538 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 1,680 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A)
Rhode Island 3,267 908 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A) 974 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
South Carolina 2,759 936 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A) 1,014 (N/A) 36.8 (N/A)
South Dakota 2,966 846 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 926 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 2,657 914 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A) 987 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A)
Texas 12,195 4,604 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 4,929 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A)
Utah 2,726 572 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 658 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A)
Vermont 2,709 657 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 758 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Virginia 4,356 983 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 1,102 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Washington 3,578 840 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 942 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 2,136 726 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A) 769 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
Wisconsin 3,907 953 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 1,070 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A)
Wyoming 2,536 574 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 634 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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