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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 32,862 13,113 159 39.9 0.3 16,016 182 48.7 0.3 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 592 303 20 51.2 2.3 372 22 62.9 2.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 58 17 2 (B) 2.8 23 2 (B) 3.0 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 673 307 22 45.7 2.4 394 25 58.5 2.3 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 293 141 11 48.0 2.7 156 12 53.2 2.7 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 3,735 1,200 44 32.1 1.0 1,500 50 40.2 1.0 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 466 183 17 39.2 2.8 233 19 50.0 2.8 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 312 78 9 24.9 2.6 99 10 31.9 2.8 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 94 34 3 36.5 2.6 38 3 40.8 2.7 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 96 45 3 46.7 2.4 52 3 54.3 2.4 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 1,938 652 31 33.6 1.3 853 35 44.0 1.3 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 1,364 630 29 46.2 1.6 771 33 56.5 1.6 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 138 41 4 29.4 2.3 52 4 37.4 2.5 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 122 45 5 37.3 2.9 61 5 50.6 3.0 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 1,328 564 28 42.5 1.6 678 31 51.0 1.6 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 836 439 25 52.5 2.0 509 26 60.9 2.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 242 74 8 30.8 2.9 118 11 48.8 3.1 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 266 114 10 42.7 2.9 135 11 50.6 2.9 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 496 231 17 46.5 2.6 264 19 53.2 2.6 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 578 275 19 47.6 2.4 351 22 60.7 2.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 92 37 4 40.3 3.6 51 5 55.5 3.6 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 601 153 15 25.5 2.1 208 17 34.6 2.3 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 553 183 16 33.0 2.3 248 18 44.9 2.4 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 1,016 452 25 44.5 1.8 548 28 53.9 1.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 446 179 15 40.1 2.7 207 17 46.5 2.7 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 550 299 16 54.3 2.0 366 18 66.5 1.9 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 610 285 20 46.7 2.4 325 21 53.3 2.4 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 78 40 3 51.5 3.1 53 4 68.6 2.9 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 143 49 5 34.0 3.0 58 6 40.3 3.1 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 253 98 9 39.0 2.8 124 10 49.2 2.9 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 88 28 3 32.1 3.2 35 4 40.1 3.4 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 883 281 20 31.8 1.8 334 22 37.8 1.9 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 260 135 10 51.8 2.6 153 11 58.9 2.6 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 2,629 1,071 40 40.7 1.2 1,234 43 47.0 1.2 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 1,032 457 25 44.3 1.8 525 27 50.8 1.8 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 58 22 2 (B) 2.8 28 2 (B) 2.9 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 1,085 477 26 43.9 1.8 576 28 53.1 1.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 342 157 13 46.0 2.9 180 14 52.7 2.9 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 293 113 12 38.5 3.2 119 12 40.6 3.2 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 1,068 341 22 32.0 1.7 441 25 41.3 1.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 125 51 4 40.9 2.7 59 5 47.0 2.7 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 620 242 18 39.0 2.2 290 20 46.8 2.3 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 82 35 3 42.1 2.5 44 3 53.1 2.5 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 609 297 20 48.8 2.3 343 22 56.3 2.3 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 3,285 1,380 48 42.0 1.1 1,777 55 54.1 1.1 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 260 80 7 30.9 2.3 93 8 35.7 2.4 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 45 12 2 (B) 3.1 19 2 (B) 3.5 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 831 278 19 33.5 1.9 339 21 40.8 2.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 639 255 19 39.9 2.3 269 20 42.2 2.3 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 131 77 6 59.2 3.0 80 6 61.5 3.0 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 492 164 15 33.4 2.5 219 17 44.4 2.6 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 38 12 1 (B) 3.3 14 2 (B) 3.4 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes

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