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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
Related Children 5 to 17


WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 52,865 9,982 189 18.9 0.3 12,870 210 24.3 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 757 202 29 26.6 3.3 272 33 35.9 3.6 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 129 17 3 13.2 2.6 24 4 18.4 2.9 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,197 322 39 26.9 2.9 412 44 34.4 3.1 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 474 109 17 22.9 3.2 137 19 28.8 3.5 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 6,528 1,279 79 19.6 1.1 1,672 90 25.6 1.2 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 874 153 27 17.5 2.8 199 31 22.8 3.1 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 581 52 14 9.0 2.2 71 16 12.2 2.6 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 151 27 5 18.1 3.0 33 5 22.1 3.2 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 73 22 4 (B) 4.6 27 4 (B) 4.8 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 2,870 551 49 19.2 1.6 711 56 24.8 1.7 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 1,849 382 40 20.7 2.0 493 45 26.7 2.2 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 208 38 7 18.4 2.9 51 8 24.3 3.2 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 296 48 8 16.2 2.6 72 10 24.3 3.0 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 2,253 390 42 17.3 1.7 517 48 22.9 1.9 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,198 268 34 22.4 2.5 320 37 26.7 2.7 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 488 60 14 12.2 2.6 97 17 19.9 3.2 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 510 75 15 14.8 2.7 105 17 20.5 3.1 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 720 143 24 19.8 3.1 170 26 23.6 3.3 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 834 146 25 17.6 2.7 212 29 25.4 3.1 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 200 25 6 12.3 2.9 37 8 18.5 3.5 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 970 119 23 12.2 2.3 149 26 15.4 2.5 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,083 170 27 15.7 2.3 228 31 21.0 2.6 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 1,716 330 38 19.2 2.0 405 42 23.6 2.2 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 854 139 24 16.3 2.6 174 27 20.3 2.9 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 536 144 20 26.8 3.3 192 23 35.7 3.5 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,048 203 30 19.4 2.6 254 33 24.3 2.8 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 154 30 5 19.2 3.1 42 6 27.0 3.5 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 299 33 8 11.0 2.5 42 9 14.0 2.7 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 448 77 14 17.2 2.9 107 17 23.8 3.3 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 210 20 5 9.6 2.4 27 6 12.8 2.7 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 1,513 193 29 12.8 1.8 277 35 18.3 2.1 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 367 90 14 24.6 3.5 110 16 29.9 3.7 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 3,130 711 57 22.7 1.6 842 62 26.9 1.7 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 1,673 392 41 23.4 2.2 482 45 28.8 2.4 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 100 13 3 13.4 2.8 18 3 17.9 3.1 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 1,953 312 37 16.0 1.7 415 42 21.2 1.9 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 631 119 21 18.9 3.0 146 23 23.1 3.2 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 612 114 21 18.6 3.2 135 23 22.1 3.4 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,096 286 35 13.6 1.6 360 39 17.2 1.7 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 162 34 6 20.7 3.5 40 7 24.4 3.7 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 774 139 24 18.0 2.9 166 26 21.4 3.1 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 138 20 4 14.2 2.5 24 4 17.7 2.7 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,011 212 30 21.0 2.7 290 35 28.7 3.0 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 4,797 1,149 76 24.0 1.4 1,530 86 31.9 1.5 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 592 78 13 13.1 2.1 93 14 15.8 2.2 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 91 10 3 10.8 2.8 17 3 18.3 3.5 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,363 184 28 13.5 1.9 238 32 17.5 2.2 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,041 150 26 14.4 2.4 190 29 18.3 2.6 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 279 61 10 21.8 3.1 69 10 24.7 3.3 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 941 135 24 14.4 2.4 168 27 17.8 2.6 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 94 9 2 9.3 2.3 12 3 12.5 2.7 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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