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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
Families (10)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 78,867 8,792 122 11.1 0.1 11,620 147 14.7 0.1 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 1,264 172 15 13.6 1.1 252 18 19.9 1.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 169 16 2 9.7 1.1 21 2 12.5 1.2 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 1,614 263 20 16.3 1.1 313 22 19.4 1.2 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 788 119 10 15.1 1.2 147 11 18.6 1.3 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 8,688 971 40 11.2 0.4 1,290 46 14.8 0.5 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 1,275 117 13 9.2 1.0 157 15 12.3 1.1 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 922 55 8 6.0 0.8 73 9 7.9 0.9 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 240 24 3 9.8 1.0 31 3 12.8 1.1 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 110 18 2 16.8 1.7 23 2 20.7 1.8 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 4,930 544 28 11.0 0.5 726 32 14.7 0.6 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 2,446 363 22 14.8 0.8 466 25 19.0 0.9 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 304 28 3 9.3 1.0 44 4 14.5 1.2 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 422 47 5 11.0 1.0 60 5 14.2 1.1 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 3,259 354 22 10.9 0.6 480 26 14.7 0.7 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 1,694 236 18 13.9 1.0 284 20 16.7 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 795 57 7 7.1 0.9 88 9 11.1 1.1 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 686 66 8 9.7 1.1 91 9 13.2 1.2 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 1,195 158 14 13.2 1.1 199 16 16.6 1.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 1,201 130 13 10.8 1.0 177 15 14.8 1.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 348 27 4 7.7 1.0 39 4 11.3 1.2 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 1,432 105 12 7.3 0.8 143 14 10.0 0.9 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 1,723 130 13 7.5 0.7 180 15 10.4 0.8 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 2,555 275 19 10.7 0.7 367 22 14.4 0.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 1,358 107 12 7.9 0.8 146 14 10.7 1.0 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 776 154 12 19.8 1.3 190 13 24.5 1.5 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 1,589 196 17 12.3 1.0 232 18 14.6 1.0 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 261 25 3 9.5 1.0 38 3 14.7 1.2 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 481 32 4 6.6 0.9 46 5 9.5 1.0 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 636 65 7 10.2 1.1 87 9 13.6 1.2 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 365 20 3 5.5 0.8 29 3 7.9 0.9 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 2,278 173 16 7.6 0.7 254 19 11.1 0.8 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 520 79 8 15.2 1.3 102 9 19.7 1.5 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 4,773 596 30 12.5 0.6 773 34 16.2 0.6 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 2,528 333 22 13.2 0.8 428 25 16.9 0.9 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 175 15 2 8.6 0.9 21 2 12.1 1.1 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 3,177 350 22 11.0 0.6 471 26 14.8 0.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 998 96 10 9.6 1.0 131 12 13.1 1.1 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 1,002 98 11 9.8 1.1 129 13 12.9 1.2 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 3,281 277 19 8.4 0.6 366 22 11.1 0.6 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 270 27 3 9.9 1.1 36 4 13.2 1.3 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 1,241 141 14 11.4 1.0 180 15 14.5 1.1 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 217 21 2 9.5 0.9 28 2 12.7 1.0 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 1,665 219 17 13.2 1.0 310 21 18.6 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 6,299 892 38 14.2 0.6 1,206 45 19.2 0.6 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 705 51 6 7.2 0.8 64 7 9.1 0.9 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 165 9 1 5.4 0.8 14 2 8.3 1.0 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 2,096 184 16 8.8 0.7 236 18 11.2 0.8 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 1,816 165 15 9.1 0.8 208 17 11.4 0.9 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 511 65 6 12.6 1.0 78 6 15.4 1.1 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 1,479 119 13 8.0 0.8 157 15 10.6 0.9 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 144 9 1 6.5 0.9 12 2 8.4 1.0 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes

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