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POV46: Poverty Status by State: 2009

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2010 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands. 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 100% of poverty (5) Below 125% of poverty (5)  
All income levels Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) State Factors A Parameter B Parameter
All Ages (1)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 303,820 43,569 443 14.3 0.1 56,840 492 18.7 0.2 1.00 -.000018 5,282
Alabama 4,655 770 60 16.6 1.3 1,105 68 23.7 1.5 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 688 81 8 11.7 1.2 105 9 15.3 1.3 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 6,508 1,381 84 21.2 1.3 1,676 90 25.8 1.4 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 2,846 538 40 18.9 1.4 663 43 23.3 1.5 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 36,742 5,638 177 15.3 0.5 7,358 197 20.0 0.5 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 4,969 613 58 12.3 1.2 811 66 16.3 1.3 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 3,472 292 35 8.4 1.0 386 40 11.1 1.1 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 883 109 11 12.3 1.2 138 12 15.7 1.3 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 595 107 9 17.9 1.5 132 10 22.1 1.7 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 18,385 2,676 116 14.6 0.6 3,512 129 19.1 0.7 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 9,657 1,775 91 18.4 0.9 2,223 99 23.0 1.0 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 1,250 156 14 12.5 1.2 213 16 17.0 1.3 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 1,524 209 19 13.7 1.2 279 21 18.3 1.4 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 12,759 1,690 94 13.2 0.7 2,270 106 17.8 0.8 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 6,342 1,023 70 16.1 1.1 1,255 76 19.8 1.2 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 2,987 319 34 10.7 1.1 467 40 15.6 1.3 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 2,737 374 35 13.7 1.3 496 40 18.1 1.4 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 4,276 727 58 17.0 1.4 901 63 21.1 1.5 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 4,450 636 55 14.3 1.2 861 62 19.4 1.4 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 1,297 148 16 11.4 1.3 209 19 16.1 1.5 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 5,662 543 54 9.6 1.0 719 61 12.7 1.1 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 6,623 717 60 10.8 0.9 966 68 14.6 1.0 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 9,797 1,376 83 14.0 0.8 1,786 92 18.2 0.9 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 5,200 576 54 11.1 1.0 770 61 14.8 1.2 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 2,847 658 44 23.1 1.5 822 47 28.9 1.6 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 5,963 926 68 15.5 1.1 1,141 73 19.1 1.2 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 971 131 12 13.5 1.2 187 14 19.2 1.4 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,778 176 20 9.9 1.1 237 22 13.3 1.3 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 2,629 343 32 13.0 1.2 453 36 17.2 1.4 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 1,313 103 13 7.8 1.0 140 15 10.7 1.1 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 8,660 806 66 9.3 0.8 1,174 77 13.6 0.9 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,971 381 31 19.3 1.6 479 33 24.3 1.7 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 19,158 3,018 125 15.8 0.7 3,774 137 19.7 0.7 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 9,336 1,576 87 16.9 0.9 1,970 95 21.1 1.0 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 632 69 7 10.9 1.1 96 8 15.1 1.3 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 11,441 1,526 87 13.3 0.8 2,002 97 17.5 0.9 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 3,632 468 44 12.9 1.2 635 50 17.5 1.4 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 3,821 510 49 13.4 1.3 656 54 17.2 1.4 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 12,401 1,376 84 11.1 0.7 1,802 94 14.5 0.8 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 1,030 134 14 13.0 1.3 169 15 16.4 1.5 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 4,501 618 55 13.7 1.2 799 61 17.8 1.3 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 799 113 9 14.1 1.2 145 10 18.1 1.3 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 6,240 1,031 70 16.5 1.1 1,427 79 22.9 1.3 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 24,632 4,262 154 17.3 0.6 5,735 172 23.3 0.7 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 2,794 270 26 9.7 0.9 345 29 12.3 1.1 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 617 58 7 9.4 1.1 82 8 13.3 1.3 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 7,767 831 65 10.7 0.8 1,054 72 13.6 0.9 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 6,697 781 65 11.7 1.0 1,008 72 15.1 1.1 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,801 285 22 15.8 1.2 351 24 19.5 1.3 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 5,545 599 56 10.8 1.0 789 63 14.2 1.1 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 540 50 6 9.2 1.1 68 7 12.6 1.3 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes

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