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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 65 Years and Over

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 21,402 7,020 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A) 7,806 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A)
Alabama 289 114 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A) 131 (N/A) 45.3 (N/A)
Alaska 191 34 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 42 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
Arizona 246 85 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 89 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A)
Arkansas 217 87 (N/A) 40.1 (N/A) 93 (N/A) 42.9 (N/A)
California 1,805 584 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A) 633 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A)
Colorado 372 110 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
Connecticut 457 117 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A)
Delaware 364 123 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A) 132 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 299 108 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 39.8 (N/A)
Florida 1,159 401 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 442 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A)
Georgia 344 143 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A) 155 (N/A) 45.1 (N/A)
Hawaii 554 123 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 137 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Idaho 214 71 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A) 77 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
Illinois 561 161 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A) 177 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Indiana 338 117 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A)
Iowa 338 96 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A) 116 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Kansas 256 76 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A) 88 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
Kentucky 323 124 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A) 136 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A)
Louisiana 225 108 (N/A) 48.0 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 52.9 (N/A)
Maine 450 143 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Maryland 506 150 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Massachusetts 354 120 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A) 139 (N/A) 39.3 (N/A)
Michigan 477 142 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Minnesota 421 97 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 233 103 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A) 110 (N/A) 47.2 (N/A)
Missouri 341 115 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 129 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A)
Montana 204 73 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A) 82 (N/A) 40.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 288 75 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Nevada 306 86 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A) 96 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 378 86 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
New Jersey 454 130 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 147 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A)
New Mexico 251 106 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 49.0 (N/A)
New York 986 341 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 370 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A)
North Carolina 434 164 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A)
North Dakota 218 82 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A) 86 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A)
Ohio 572 178 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 197 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
Oklahoma 304 106 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 112 (N/A) 36.8 (N/A)
Oregon 309 88 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 101 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 747 244 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A) 280 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 345 101 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 112 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A)
South Carolina 371 150 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 46.4 (N/A)
South Dakota 307 81 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A) 90 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A)
Tennessee 319 129 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A) 148 (N/A) 46.4 (N/A)
Texas 1,068 431 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A) 473 (N/A) 44.3 (N/A)
Utah 184 46 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 53 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Vermont 320 115 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A)
Virginia 436 136 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
Washington 318 93 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A) 106 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 294 104 (N/A) 35.4 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 40.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 408 134 (N/A) 32.8 (N/A) 156 (N/A) 38.2 (N/A)
Wyoming 247 89 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A) 98 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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