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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
People Under 18

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 74,579 15,451 226 20.7 0.3 19,588 247 26.3 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,076 278 33 25.8 2.8 381 39 35.4 3.0 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 185 28 4 15.3 2.3 39 5 20.9 2.6 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,707 534 50 31.3 2.5 650 54 38.0 2.6 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 701 180 22 25.7 2.7 213 23 30.4 2.9 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,419 1,981 98 21.0 0.9 2,572 110 27.3 1.0 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,241 226 32 18.2 2.4 292 37 23.5 2.7 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 805 81 17 10.0 2.0 105 19 13.1 2.2 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 211 40 6 19.0 2.6 49 6 23.1 2.7 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 113 35 5 31.3 3.7 42 5 36.9 3.9 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 4,017 844 61 21.0 1.4 1,063 68 26.5 1.5 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,579 602 50 23.3 1.7 758 55 29.4 1.9 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 296 56 8 18.9 2.5 72 9 24.3 2.7 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 419 83 11 19.7 2.4 113 12 27.0 2.6 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,189 622 52 19.5 1.5 828 60 26.0 1.7 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,620 426 42 26.3 2.3 493 45 30.4 2.4 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 707 104 18 14.7 2.4 164 22 23.2 2.8 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 704 127 19 18.0 2.5 166 22 23.5 2.8 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 1,010 226 30 22.4 2.7 265 33 26.2 2.9 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,158 226 30 19.5 2.4 314 35 27.1 2.7 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 269 46 8 17.1 2.9 62 10 23.1 3.2 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,343 165 27 12.3 1.9 215 31 16.0 2.1 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,448 241 32 16.7 2.0 308 36 21.3 2.2 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,343 484 45 20.7 1.8 596 50 25.4 1.9 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,245 216 30 17.4 2.2 276 34 22.1 2.5 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 782 249 26 31.9 2.8 311 28 39.8 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,428 340 38 23.8 2.4 403 41 28.2 2.5 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 217 46 7 21.0 2.7 63 8 29.2 3.1 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 457 62 11 13.6 2.2 80 12 17.4 2.4 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 665 119 18 17.9 2.5 156 20 23.5 2.7 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 284 30 6 10.5 2.1 39 7 13.6 2.4 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,052 262 34 12.8 1.6 396 42 19.3 1.9 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 511 149 18 29.2 3.1 175 19 34.2 3.2 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,439 1,111 71 25.0 1.4 1,301 76 29.3 1.5 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,323 569 49 24.5 1.9 690 54 29.7 2.0 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 144 21 4 14.4 2.4 28 4 19.8 2.7 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,694 504 46 18.7 1.6 648 52 24.0 1.7 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 924 187 26 20.3 2.5 226 28 24.5 2.7 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 850 155 25 18.3 2.7 193 27 22.7 2.9 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,810 408 42 14.5 1.4 525 47 18.7 1.5 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 224 50 8 22.2 3.1 58 8 26.1 3.2 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,106 195 28 17.6 2.4 238 31 21.6 2.6 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 200 37 5 18.4 2.3 45 5 22.4 2.5 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,478 341 38 23.1 2.3 445 43 30.1 2.5 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,941 1,774 93 25.6 1.2 2,309 104 33.3 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 872 121 16 13.9 1.7 154 18 17.7 1.9 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 122 15 3 12.0 2.5 24 4 19.6 3.1 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,908 282 35 14.8 1.7 355 39 18.6 1.9 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,540 277 35 18.0 2.1 328 38 21.3 2.3 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 388 83 11 21.2 2.6 94 12 24.1 2.7 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,279 199 29 15.5 2.1 250 33 19.6 2.3 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 135 14 3 10.5 2.1 18 3 13.4 2.3 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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