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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 65 Years and Over

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 38,613 3,433 79 8.9 0.2 5,507 97 14.3 0.3 1.00 -.000053 1,998
Alabama 676 58 11 8.6 1.6 124 16 18.4 2.2 1.05 -.000455 1,998
Alaska 59 6 1 (B) 2.4 8 2 (B) 2.7 0.18 -.000542 1,998
Arizona 776 107 16 13.8 1.9 146 19 18.8 2.2 1.23 -.000379 1,998
Arkansas 418 51 8 12.2 1.9 78 10 18.7 2.2 0.68 -.000482 1,998
California 4,128 393 31 9.5 0.7 612 39 14.8 0.9 1.25 -.000069 1,998
Colorado 536 35 9 6.6 1.7 58 12 10.9 2.1 1.20 -.000488 1,998
Connecticut 470 31 7 6.5 1.5 50 9 10.7 1.9 0.88 -.000510 1,998
Delaware 132 10 2 7.9 1.6 17 3 12.7 1.9 0.22 -.000508 1,998
District of Columbia 65 9 2 (B) 2.6 14 2 (B) 3.0 0.18 -.000617 1,998
Florida 3,176 247 23 7.8 0.7 396 29 12.5 0.9 1.12 -.000124 1,998
Georgia 869 125 16 14.4 1.7 188 20 21.7 2.1 1.08 -.000226 1,998
Hawaii 196 18 3 9.3 1.6 29 4 14.9 1.9 0.29 -.000462 1,998
Idaho 182 18 4 10.1 1.9 27 4 14.8 2.2 0.36 -.000475 1,998
Illinois 1,494 97 15 6.5 1.0 168 19 11.2 1.2 1.13 -.000177 1,998
Indiana 847 48 10 5.7 1.2 84 13 9.9 1.5 1.08 -.000342 1,998
Iowa 366 20 6 5.6 1.5 41 8 11.1 2.0 0.77 -.000519 1,998
Kansas 341 22 6 6.4 1.6 45 8 13.1 2.2 0.73 -.000529 1,998
Kentucky 544 56 11 10.3 1.9 92 14 16.9 2.3 1.05 -.000498 1,998
Louisiana 539 55 11 10.2 1.9 87 13 16.2 2.3 1.05 -.000483 1,998
Maine 204 15 3 7.2 1.6 27 5 13.2 2.1 0.39 -.000599 1,998
Maryland 656 64 12 9.8 1.7 98 15 14.9 2.1 1.13 -.000407 1,998
Massachusetts 1,010 75 13 7.5 1.2 124 16 12.3 1.5 1.06 -.000330 1,998
Michigan 1,243 79 13 6.3 1.0 134 17 10.8 1.3 1.09 -.000221 1,998
Minnesota 697 37 9 5.3 1.2 78 13 11.2 1.7 1.07 -.000413 1,998
Mississippi 385 62 9 16.0 2.2 91 11 23.5 2.6 0.71 -.000492 1,998
Missouri 764 59 11 7.7 1.4 99 15 12.9 1.8 1.11 -.000381 1,998
Montana 144 8 2 5.4 1.3 18 3 12.6 1.9 0.24 -.000501 1,998
Nebraska 230 16 4 6.8 1.6 22 4 9.7 1.9 0.46 -.000522 1,998
Nevada 310 30 6 9.8 1.9 48 8 15.6 2.4 0.67 -.000515 1,998
New Hampshire 171 13 3 7.4 1.6 19 4 11.1 2.0 0.34 -.000521 1,998
New Jersey 1,063 88 14 8.3 1.3 125 17 11.7 1.5 1.12 -.000261 1,998
New Mexico 264 31 6 11.7 2.1 45 7 17.0 2.5 0.58 -.000588 1,998
New York 2,546 258 24 10.1 0.9 423 31 16.6 1.1 1.17 -.000121 1,998
North Carolina 1,198 119 16 10.0 1.3 180 20 15.0 1.5 1.11 -.000243 1,998
North Dakota 79 6 1 7.8 1.7 11 2 13.5 2.2 0.16 -.000510 1,998
Ohio 1,496 113 16 7.6 1.0 187 20 12.5 1.3 1.09 -.000192 1,998
Oklahoma 497 26 7 5.3 1.4 57 10 11.5 1.9 0.91 -.000509 1,998
Oregon 550 53 10 9.6 1.8 68 12 12.4 2.0 1.01 -.000535 1,998
Pennsylvania 1,887 191 20 10.1 1.0 268 24 14.2 1.2 1.09 -.000178 1,998
Rhode Island 139 12 3 8.7 1.9 20 3 14.3 2.3 0.30 -.000581 1,998
South Carolina 640 63 11 9.8 1.7 107 15 16.8 2.1 1.06 -.000479 1,998
South Dakota 111 9 2 7.6 1.5 12 2 11.0 1.7 0.17 -.000429 1,998
Tennessee 874 92 14 10.5 1.5 157 18 17.9 1.9 1.08 -.000350 1,998
Texas 2,434 263 26 10.8 1.0 427 33 17.6 1.2 1.28 -.000106 1,998
Utah 248 18 4 7.4 1.7 29 6 11.5 2.1 0.54 -.000392 1,998
Vermont 81 7 2 8.7 1.9 10 2 12.4 2.2 0.18 -.000584 1,998
Virginia 921 78 13 8.5 1.4 114 16 12.4 1.6 1.08 -.000284 1,998
Washington 770 63 12 8.2 1.5 112 16 14.5 1.9 1.15 -.000353 1,998
West Virginia 306 32 5 10.4 1.5 43 6 13.9 1.7 0.39 -.000435 1,998
Wisconsin 810 41 9 5.1 1.1 81 13 10.0 1.6 1.10 -.000395 1,998
Wyoming 68 5 1 (B) 1.7 10 2 (B) 2.3 0.15 -.000565 1,998

Poverty Footnotes

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