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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 23,738 15,017 (N/A) 63.3 (N/A) 15,729 (N/A) 66.3 (N/A)
Alabama 302 232 (N/A) 76.8 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 80.8 (N/A)
Alaska 256 132 (N/A) 51.6 (N/A) 141 (N/A) 55.1 (N/A)
Arizona 328 235 (N/A) 71.6 (N/A) 241 (N/A) 73.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 288 209 (N/A) 72.6 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 75.0 (N/A)
California 2,050 1,210 (N/A) 59.0 (N/A) 1,255 (N/A) 61.2 (N/A)
Colorado 411 243 (N/A) 59.1 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 61.3 (N/A)
Connecticut 502 307 (N/A) 61.2 (N/A) 318 (N/A) 63.3 (N/A)
Delaware 339 205 (N/A) 60.5 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 63.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 443 271 (N/A) 61.2 (N/A) 274 (N/A) 61.9 (N/A)
Florida 926 555 (N/A) 59.9 (N/A) 578 (N/A) 62.4 (N/A)
Georgia 714 499 (N/A) 69.9 (N/A) 525 (N/A) 73.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 375 156 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 45.1 (N/A)
Idaho 217 145 (N/A) 66.8 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 69.6 (N/A)
Illinois 806 502 (N/A) 62.3 (N/A) 562 (N/A) 69.7 (N/A)
Indiana 489 383 (N/A) 78.3 (N/A) 390 (N/A) 79.8 (N/A)
Iowa 352 214 (N/A) 60.8 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 67.6 (N/A)
Kansas 316 247 (N/A) 78.2 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 81.0 (N/A)
Kentucky 331 228 (N/A) 68.9 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 71.3 (N/A)
Louisiana 332 239 (N/A) 72.0 (N/A) 249 (N/A) 75.0 (N/A)
Maine 316 192 (N/A) 60.8 (N/A) 204 (N/A) 64.6 (N/A)
Maryland 600 282 (N/A) 47.0 (N/A) 302 (N/A) 50.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 402 234 (N/A) 58.2 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 61.4 (N/A)
Michigan 597 398 (N/A) 66.7 (N/A) 413 (N/A) 69.2 (N/A)
Minnesota 412 237 (N/A) 57.5 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 64.6 (N/A)
Mississippi 302 255 (N/A) 84.4 (N/A) 260 (N/A) 86.1 (N/A)
Missouri 362 218 (N/A) 60.2 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 62.4 (N/A)
Montana 148 113 (N/A) 76.4 (N/A) 116 (N/A) 78.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 296 213 (N/A) 72.0 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 73.0 (N/A)
Nevada 306 165 (N/A) 53.9 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 55.6 (N/A)
New Hampshire 323 158 (N/A) 48.9 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 51.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 509 292 (N/A) 57.4 (N/A) 301 (N/A) 59.1 (N/A)
New Mexico 279 207 (N/A) 74.2 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 74.2 (N/A)
New York 1,268 815 (N/A) 64.3 (N/A) 842 (N/A) 66.4 (N/A)
North Carolina 526 369 (N/A) 70.2 (N/A) 373 (N/A) 70.9 (N/A)
North Dakota 231 174 (N/A) 75.3 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 77.1 (N/A)
Ohio 724 510 (N/A) 70.4 (N/A) 536 (N/A) 74.0 (N/A)
Oklahoma 308 213 (N/A) 69.2 (N/A) 217 (N/A) 70.5 (N/A)
Oregon 302 183 (N/A) 60.6 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 66.2 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 695 409 (N/A) 58.8 (N/A) 417 (N/A) 60.0 (N/A)
Rhode Island 449 290 (N/A) 64.6 (N/A) 297 (N/A) 66.1 (N/A)
South Carolina 413 250 (N/A) 60.5 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 64.4 (N/A)
South Dakota 308 204 (N/A) 66.2 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 68.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 277 199 (N/A) 71.8 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 75.5 (N/A)
Texas 1,613 1,112 (N/A) 68.9 (N/A) 1,169 (N/A) 72.5 (N/A)
Utah 172 85 (N/A) 49.4 (N/A) 91 (N/A) 52.9 (N/A)
Vermont 274 160 (N/A) 58.4 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 66.1 (N/A)
Virginia 452 240 (N/A) 53.1 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 56.9 (N/A)
Washington 351 201 (N/A) 57.3 (N/A) 215 (N/A) 61.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 177 126 (N/A) 71.2 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 71.2 (N/A)
Wisconsin 355 188 (N/A) 53.0 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 60.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 214 113 (N/A) 52.8 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 57.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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