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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 18 to 64

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 125,761 31,416 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 34,329 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A)
Alabama 1,281 367 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 397 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A)
Alaska 1,669 326 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 357 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
Arizona 1,581 489 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 537 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Arkansas 1,279 419 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A) 468 (N/A) 36.6 (N/A)
California 12,257 3,545 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 3,859 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A)
Colorado 2,707 608 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 650 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Connecticut 2,723 499 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 540 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Delaware 1,844 405 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 436 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A)
District of Columbia 1,797 486 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A) 511 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Florida 4,839 1,292 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A) 1,414 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Georgia 2,789 826 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 892 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Hawaii 2,178 422 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 466 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
Idaho 1,397 379 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A) 425 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Illinois 4,080 960 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 1,064 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
Indiana 1,886 500 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A) 530 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Iowa 2,280 493 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 544 (N/A) 23.9 (N/A)
Kansas 1,774 462 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 497 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Kentucky 1,715 548 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 592 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 1,169 373 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A) 401 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Maine 2,124 529 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 565 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A)
Maryland 3,104 560 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 605 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Massachusetts 1,895 348 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 369 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Michigan 2,899 741 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 793 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A)
Minnesota 2,840 531 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A) 592 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,122 407 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A) 438 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A)
Missouri 1,973 519 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A) 560 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Montana 1,017 287 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 318 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
Nebraska 1,772 387 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 445 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
Nevada 1,985 428 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 471 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
New Hampshire 2,519 365 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A) 415 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 2,804 522 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A) 608 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
New Mexico 1,301 467 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A) 494 (N/A) 38.0 (N/A)
New York 5,654 1,455 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 1,598 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 2,484 727 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 798 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A)
North Dakota 1,417 327 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A) 366 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
Ohio 3,268 844 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 919 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Oklahoma 1,480 388 (N/A) 26.2 (N/A) 424 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
Oregon 1,779 463 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 530 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 3,691 782 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 846 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Rhode Island 1,959 467 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 500 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
South Carolina 1,644 493 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 531 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,720 437 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A) 481 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Tennessee 1,614 486 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A) 524 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A)
Texas 7,279 2,328 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 2,509 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A)
Utah 1,539 276 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 320 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Vermont 1,651 341 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 388 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Virginia 2,670 503 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 575 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Washington 2,211 454 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 512 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
West Virginia 1,273 384 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A) 400 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
Wisconsin 2,321 480 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 534 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Wyoming 1,507 291 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 321 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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