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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)
Families /10

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 54,551 13,422 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 14,726 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A)
Alabama 595 176 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 196 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Alaska 692 114 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Arizona 666 200 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Arkansas 597 195 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A) 214 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A)
California 4,869 1,348 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A) 1,466 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A)
Colorado 1,157 250 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,194 220 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 235 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Delaware 828 185 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
District of Columbia 554 159 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
Florida 2,205 573 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 631 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
Georgia 1,211 368 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 396 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Hawaii 931 172 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 196 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Idaho 643 180 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Illinois 1,718 394 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A) 443 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
Indiana 887 248 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 262 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Iowa 992 193 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 224 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Kansas 758 190 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 790 245 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Louisiana 550 186 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A)
Maine 962 221 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Maryland 1,275 226 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 815 156 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 165 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Michigan 1,297 319 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 343 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,218 208 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 239 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Mississippi 517 184 (N/A) 35.6 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 38.5 (N/A)
Missouri 887 226 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Montana 448 121 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A)
Nebraska 780 163 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Nevada 806 171 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,110 151 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,178 218 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 251 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 575 201 (N/A) 35.0 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 36.9 (N/A)
New York 2,392 628 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A) 690 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,125 310 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A) 341 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
North Dakota 643 154 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A)
Ohio 1,482 383 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 420 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Oklahoma 694 186 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A) 202 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A)
Oregon 779 193 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 222 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,622 332 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 365 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 865 208 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A) 222 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
South Carolina 767 237 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A)
South Dakota 793 177 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 196 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Tennessee 727 224 (N/A) 30.8 (N/A) 241 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Texas 3,173 1,064 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A) 1,142 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
Utah 669 118 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A) 139 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Vermont 724 147 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Virginia 1,183 224 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 254 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Washington 925 186 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 208 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 605 176 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A) 188 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,015 195 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Wyoming 663 119 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 134 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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