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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 59,499 20,878 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A) 22,537 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A)
Alabama 536 231 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 45.7 (N/A)
Alaska 740 174 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Arizona 809 366 (N/A) 45.2 (N/A) 397 (N/A) 49.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 629 286 (N/A) 45.5 (N/A) 308 (N/A) 49.0 (N/A)
California 5,649 2,233 (N/A) 39.5 (N/A) 2,397 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A)
Colorado 1,296 405 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A) 429 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,290 311 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A) 334 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
Delaware 848 256 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A) 278 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A)
District of Columbia 519 256 (N/A) 49.3 (N/A) 261 (N/A) 50.3 (N/A)
Florida 1,960 697 (N/A) 35.6 (N/A) 769 (N/A) 39.2 (N/A)
Georgia 1,397 551 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A) 588 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A)
Hawaii 916 265 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 296 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Idaho 854 354 (N/A) 41.5 (N/A) 388 (N/A) 45.4 (N/A)
Illinois 1,982 674 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A) 745 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A)
Indiana 1,040 428 (N/A) 41.2 (N/A) 441 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A)
Iowa 1,162 342 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A) 375 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Kansas 956 356 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A) 380 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A)
Kentucky 758 312 (N/A) 41.2 (N/A) 340 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A)
Louisiana 615 275 (N/A) 44.7 (N/A) 290 (N/A) 47.2 (N/A)
Maine 932 292 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A) 313 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A)
Maryland 1,312 329 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 347 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 920 243 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A) 253 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Michigan 1,409 484 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A) 512 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,383 380 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 431 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A)
Mississippi 504 260 (N/A) 51.6 (N/A) 272 (N/A) 54.0 (N/A)
Missouri 958 331 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 348 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
Montana 473 188 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A) 206 (N/A) 43.6 (N/A)
Nebraska 922 295 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 332 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
Nevada 857 303 (N/A) 35.4 (N/A) 323 (N/A) 37.7 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,165 216 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,345 369 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 410 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
New Mexico 627 314 (N/A) 50.1 (N/A) 321 (N/A) 51.2 (N/A)
New York 2,479 911 (N/A) 36.7 (N/A) 975 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,152 427 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A) 460 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A)
North Dakota 686 230 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A) 248 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A)
Ohio 1,548 563 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A) 610 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A)
Oklahoma 724 315 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A) 331 (N/A) 45.7 (N/A)
Oregon 860 325 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 363 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,680 495 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 537 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Rhode Island 944 324 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A) 346 (N/A) 36.7 (N/A)
South Carolina 733 283 (N/A) 38.6 (N/A) 301 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A)
South Dakota 923 316 (N/A) 34.2 (N/A) 343 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 711 289 (N/A) 40.6 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A)
Texas 3,805 1,818 (N/A) 47.8 (N/A) 1,919 (N/A) 50.4 (N/A)
Utah 994 245 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 280 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A)
Vermont 728 196 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 239 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A)
Virginia 1,240 340 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 373 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A)
Washington 1,037 284 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 314 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 565 234 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,159 325 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 366 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Wyoming 768 182 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A) 203 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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