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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 73,410 14,774 222 20.1 0.3 18,857 244 25.7 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,069 273 33 25.5 2.8 376 38 35.2 3.0 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 180 25 4 13.9 2.2 35 5 19.7 2.5 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,698 529 49 31.2 2.5 642 54 37.8 2.6 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 685 168 21 24.5 2.7 201 23 29.3 2.9 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,250 1,877 95 20.3 0.9 2,453 108 26.5 1.0 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,227 217 32 17.7 2.4 283 36 23.1 2.7 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 794 76 16 9.5 2.0 99 19 12.5 2.2 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 207 37 6 18.0 2.5 46 6 22.2 2.7 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 112 35 5 31.5 3.8 41 5 37.0 3.9 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 3,952 807 59 20.4 1.4 1,023 66 25.9 1.5 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,545 584 49 22.9 1.7 740 55 29.1 1.9 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 290 54 8 18.8 2.5 70 9 24.3 2.7 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 416 81 11 19.5 2.4 112 12 26.9 2.6 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,131 591 51 18.9 1.5 793 58 25.3 1.7 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,610 421 42 26.1 2.3 488 44 30.3 2.4 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 694 94 17 13.6 2.3 155 21 22.3 2.8 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 691 116 18 16.9 2.5 156 21 22.5 2.7 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 992 218 30 22.0 2.7 257 32 25.9 2.9 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,138 219 30 19.3 2.4 302 35 26.5 2.7 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 260 40 8 15.5 2.8 56 9 21.4 3.2 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,329 160 27 12.0 1.9 208 30 15.7 2.1 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,432 231 31 16.1 2.0 298 35 20.8 2.2 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,293 447 44 19.5 1.7 559 48 24.4 1.9 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,232 212 30 17.2 2.2 271 33 22.0 2.5 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 766 242 25 31.6 2.9 304 28 39.7 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,396 320 37 22.9 2.4 383 40 27.4 2.5 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 212 43 6 20.2 2.7 60 7 28.6 3.1 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 448 57 10 12.8 2.2 75 12 16.7 2.4 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 647 112 17 17.3 2.5 149 20 23.0 2.7 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 281 29 6 10.2 2.1 38 7 13.4 2.4 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,024 255 34 12.6 1.6 384 41 19.0 1.9 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 497 140 18 28.2 3.1 166 19 33.4 3.3 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,352 1,060 69 24.3 1.4 1,242 74 28.5 1.5 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,276 535 48 23.5 1.9 656 52 28.8 2.0 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 143 20 4 14.2 2.4 28 4 19.6 2.7 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,634 459 44 17.4 1.6 602 50 22.9 1.7 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 911 179 25 19.7 2.5 217 27 23.8 2.7 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 830 140 24 16.9 2.6 178 26 21.4 2.9 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,773 390 41 14.1 1.4 506 46 18.2 1.5 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 221 48 8 21.9 3.1 57 8 25.7 3.2 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,098 193 28 17.6 2.4 236 31 21.5 2.6 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 198 36 5 18.1 2.3 43 5 21.9 2.4 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,465 332 37 22.6 2.3 436 42 29.7 2.5 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,858 1,724 91 25.1 1.2 2,260 103 32.9 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 864 114 15 13.2 1.7 147 17 17.0 1.9 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 121 14 3 11.3 2.5 23 4 18.9 3.0 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,886 276 34 14.6 1.7 347 38 18.4 1.9 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,520 265 34 17.4 2.1 314 37 20.7 2.2 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 384 79 11 20.5 2.6 90 12 23.5 2.7 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,246 186 28 14.9 2.1 237 32 19.0 2.4 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 133 14 3 10.2 2.0 17 3 12.8 2.3 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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