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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)
Related Children 5 to 17
Years of Age (14)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 57,816 20,096 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A) 21,690 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A)
Alabama 512 218 (N/A) 42.6 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A)
Alaska 730 171 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A) 191 (N/A) 26.2 (N/A)
Arizona 779 346 (N/A) 44.4 (N/A) 377 (N/A) 48.4 (N/A)
Arkansas 612 272 (N/A) 44.4 (N/A) 293 (N/A) 47.9 (N/A)
California 5,442 2,137 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A) 2,297 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,273 397 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A) 421 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,260 304 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A) 327 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Delaware 823 250 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 272 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A)
District of Columbia 493 238 (N/A) 48.3 (N/A) 243 (N/A) 49.3 (N/A)
Florida 1,907 673 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A) 741 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A)
Georgia 1,352 528 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A) 562 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A)
Hawaii 844 253 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 283 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A)
Idaho 843 349 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A) 382 (N/A) 45.3 (N/A)
Illinois 1,933 651 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 720 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A)
Indiana 1,014 417 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A) 430 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A)
Iowa 1,143 334 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A) 365 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
Kansas 935 346 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A) 370 (N/A) 39.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 728 297 (N/A) 40.8 (N/A) 325 (N/A) 44.6 (N/A)
Louisiana 596 265 (N/A) 44.5 (N/A) 279 (N/A) 46.8 (N/A)
Maine 921 286 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 305 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Maryland 1,256 314 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 331 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 904 241 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A)
Michigan 1,379 468 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A) 496 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,354 371 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 420 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A)
Mississippi 464 237 (N/A) 51.1 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 53.0 (N/A)
Missouri 940 324 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A) 337 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A)
Montana 468 183 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 42.9 (N/A)
Nebraska 889 280 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A) 314 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Nevada 832 290 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 310 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,146 212 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 251 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,322 362 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 402 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
New Mexico 604 300 (N/A) 49.7 (N/A) 306 (N/A) 50.7 (N/A)
New York 2,417 887 (N/A) 36.7 (N/A) 950 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,126 411 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A) 443 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A)
North Dakota 678 227 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Ohio 1,496 534 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A) 581 (N/A) 38.8 (N/A)
Oklahoma 714 308 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A) 324 (N/A) 45.4 (N/A)
Oregon 842 318 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 353 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,626 474 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A) 516 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
Rhode Island 926 316 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A) 338 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A)
South Carolina 720 273 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A) 291 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A)
South Dakota 906 303 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A) 328 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 684 273 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A) 287 (N/A) 42.0 (N/A)
Texas 3,659 1,723 (N/A) 47.1 (N/A) 1,813 (N/A) 49.5 (N/A)
Utah 966 237 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A) 271 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Vermont 718 195 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Virginia 1,200 317 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A) 348 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A)
Washington 1,009 271 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 301 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
West Virginia 550 222 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A) 234 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,137 316 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A) 356 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
Wyoming 744 177 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 198 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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