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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 18 to 64

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 190,627 24,684 342 12.9 0.2 31,745 381 16.7 0.2 1.00 -.000022 5,282
Alabama 2,903 435 47 15.0 1.6 600 54 20.7 1.8 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 444 46 6 10.3 1.4 58 7 13.1 1.6 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 4,025 739 65 18.4 1.6 881 70 21.9 1.7 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 1,727 307 31 17.8 1.7 372 34 21.5 1.9 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 23,195 3,263 140 14.1 0.6 4,174 156 18.0 0.6 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 3,192 353 46 11.0 1.4 460 51 14.4 1.6 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 2,198 180 28 8.2 1.3 230 32 10.5 1.4 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 540 58 8 10.8 1.4 73 9 13.5 1.6 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 417 62 7 14.9 1.7 77 8 18.3 1.8 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 11,192 1,585 92 14.2 0.8 2,053 104 18.3 0.9 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 6,209 1,048 73 16.9 1.1 1,277 79 20.6 1.2 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 758 82 11 10.8 1.4 112 12 14.7 1.6 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 922 108 14 11.7 1.5 139 15 15.0 1.6 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 8,076 972 73 12.0 0.9 1,274 83 15.8 1.0 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 3,875 548 53 14.2 1.3 678 59 17.5 1.5 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 1,914 195 27 10.2 1.4 262 31 13.7 1.6 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 1,691 226 28 13.4 1.6 286 31 16.9 1.8 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 2,721 444 47 16.3 1.7 545 51 20.0 1.8 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 2,753 355 43 12.9 1.5 460 48 16.7 1.7 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 823 87 13 10.6 1.5 120 15 14.6 1.8 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 3,662 314 42 8.6 1.1 406 47 11.1 1.3 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 4,166 400 46 9.6 1.1 534 52 12.8 1.2 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 6,212 813 66 13.1 1.0 1,056 74 17.0 1.1 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 3,257 323 41 9.9 1.2 416 47 12.8 1.4 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 1,679 347 34 20.7 1.9 420 37 25.0 2.0 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 3,771 527 53 14.0 1.4 639 58 16.9 1.5 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 610 77 9 12.7 1.5 105 11 17.2 1.7 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,091 99 15 9.0 1.4 135 17 12.4 1.6 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 1,654 193 25 11.7 1.5 248 28 15.0 1.7 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 858 60 10 7.0 1.2 83 12 9.6 1.4 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 5,545 456 51 8.2 0.9 653 60 11.8 1.1 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,196 201 24 16.8 1.9 260 26 21.7 2.1 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 12,173 1,649 97 13.5 0.8 2,051 106 16.8 0.8 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 5,815 887 69 15.3 1.1 1,100 75 18.9 1.2 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 409 42 6 10.3 1.4 56 7 13.8 1.6 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 7,251 908 69 12.5 0.9 1,167 78 16.1 1.0 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 2,212 255 34 11.5 1.5 352 39 15.9 1.7 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 2,421 302 39 12.5 1.6 394 43 16.3 1.7 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 7,704 777 65 10.1 0.8 1,009 73 13.1 0.9 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 667 72 10 10.8 1.5 91 11 13.6 1.7 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 2,755 360 43 13.1 1.5 453 48 16.5 1.7 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 487 67 7 13.8 1.5 88 8 18.0 1.6 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 3,887 598 55 15.4 1.4 825 64 21.2 1.6 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 15,257 2,226 117 14.6 0.7 2,998 133 19.7 0.8 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 1,674 131 19 7.8 1.1 162 21 9.7 1.2 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 413 36 6 8.7 1.4 48 6 11.6 1.5 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 4,938 471 50 9.5 1.0 585 55 11.8 1.1 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 4,386 440 50 10.0 1.1 569 56 13.0 1.3 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,107 171 18 15.4 1.6 215 20 19.4 1.7 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 3,456 359 44 10.4 1.3 458 49 13.2 1.4 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 336 30 5 9.1 1.4 40 5 12.0 1.6 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes

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