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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.

(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)
Related Children 5 to 17
Years of Age (14)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 57,587 10,558 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 13,666 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
Alabama 557 145 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Alaska 782 115 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Arizona 769 225 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 281 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 507 119 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 147 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A)
California 5,353 1,065 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 1,393 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Colorado 1,325 229 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 302 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,239 120 (N/A) 9.7 (N/A) 154 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A)
Delaware 858 154 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
District of Columbia 500 144 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
Florida 1,996 371 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A) 480 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Georgia 1,314 279 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 362 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 844 156 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Idaho 858 172 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 235 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A)
Illinois 1,835 326 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 445 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Indiana 847 215 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A) 253 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A)
Iowa 1,107 142 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Kansas 896 142 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Kentucky 817 170 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A)
Louisiana 506 89 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A)
Maine 891 126 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A)
Maryland 1,278 140 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Massachusetts 845 133 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Michigan 1,332 243 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 305 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,445 232 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 305 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Mississippi 555 169 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A)
Missouri 1,012 221 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 260 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Montana 487 100 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 142 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 950 116 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Nevada 861 166 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 221 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,105 108 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 12.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,234 160 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 234 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
New Mexico 585 156 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
New York 2,360 559 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A) 654 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,139 265 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A) 330 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A)
North Dakota 708 102 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 138 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Ohio 1,557 250 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 330 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 658 132 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 161 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Oregon 768 126 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,562 203 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 268 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
Rhode Island 925 201 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
South Carolina 726 130 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 157 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
South Dakota 984 165 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 731 156 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A) 208 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Texas 3,706 929 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 1,230 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Utah 969 137 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 174 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
Vermont 676 76 (N/A) 11.2 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A)
Virginia 1,207 169 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
Washington 982 161 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
West Virginia 568 121 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A) 139 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,072 149 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 192 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Wyoming 799 79 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 102 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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