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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)
People Under 18

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 60,380 21,558 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A) 23,228 (N/A) 38.5 (N/A)
Alabama 545 239 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A) 254 (N/A) 46.6 (N/A)
Alaska 751 180 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
Arizona 819 374 (N/A) 45.7 (N/A) 405 (N/A) 49.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 643 299 (N/A) 46.5 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 50.1 (N/A)
California 5,741 2,307 (N/A) 40.2 (N/A) 2,471 (N/A) 43.0 (N/A)
Colorado 1,313 418 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A) 442 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,302 316 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 339 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Delaware 864 269 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 291 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 523 259 (N/A) 49.5 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 50.5 (N/A)
Florida 1,994 721 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A) 793 (N/A) 39.8 (N/A)
Georgia 1,414 567 (N/A) 40.1 (N/A) 604 (N/A) 42.7 (N/A)
Hawaii 931 275 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 306 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Idaho 871 369 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A) 403 (N/A) 46.3 (N/A)
Illinois 2,001 683 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A) 754 (N/A) 37.7 (N/A)
Indiana 1,048 436 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A) 449 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A)
Iowa 1,180 357 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A) 390 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Kansas 978 374 (N/A) 38.2 (N/A) 398 (N/A) 40.7 (N/A)
Kentucky 771 323 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A) 351 (N/A) 45.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 620 279 (N/A) 45.0 (N/A) 294 (N/A) 47.4 (N/A)
Maine 958 315 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A) 336 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A)
Maryland 1,325 338 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 357 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 923 245 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Michigan 1,432 506 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A) 534 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,404 397 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A) 448 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
Mississippi 510 265 (N/A) 52.0 (N/A) 277 (N/A) 54.3 (N/A)
Missouri 982 350 (N/A) 35.6 (N/A) 367 (N/A) 37.4 (N/A)
Montana 487 200 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 44.8 (N/A)
Nebraska 936 307 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A) 344 (N/A) 36.8 (N/A)
Nevada 877 314 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A) 334 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,181 227 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 268 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,365 382 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 424 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
New Mexico 633 320 (N/A) 50.6 (N/A) 327 (N/A) 51.7 (N/A)
New York 2,514 939 (N/A) 37.4 (N/A) 1,004 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,170 445 (N/A) 38.0 (N/A) 478 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A)
North Dakota 698 240 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A)
Ohio 1,571 583 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A) 630 (N/A) 40.1 (N/A)
Oklahoma 736 324 (N/A) 44.0 (N/A) 340 (N/A) 46.2 (N/A)
Oregon 877 340 (N/A) 38.8 (N/A) 378 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,705 512 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 554 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 963 340 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A) 362 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A)
South Carolina 744 293 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A) 311 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A)
South Dakota 939 328 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 355 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A)
Tennessee 724 299 (N/A) 41.3 (N/A) 315 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A)
Texas 3,848 1,845 (N/A) 47.9 (N/A) 1,947 (N/A) 50.6 (N/A)
Utah 1,003 250 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 285 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Vermont 738 201 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Virginia 1,250 344 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 377 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A)
Washington 1,049 293 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A) 324 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A)
West Virginia 569 238 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,178 339 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A) 380 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Wyoming 782 194 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 215 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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