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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)
People Under 18

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 60,336 11,530 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 14,815 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A)
Alabama 585 152 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A)
Alaska 825 133 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 177 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Arizona 806 242 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 301 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
Arkansas 535 130 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
California 5,725 1,191 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 1,558 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,374 246 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 321 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,289 129 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A)
Delaware 896 171 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 211 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
District of Columbia 534 152 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Florida 2,106 412 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 527 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
Georgia 1,387 315 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A) 400 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Hawaii 925 167 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A)
Idaho 885 178 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 243 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Illinois 1,910 353 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 481 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A)
Indiana 866 226 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
Iowa 1,159 162 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A)
Kansas 933 161 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Kentucky 855 185 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 217 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
Louisiana 538 102 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A) 144 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
Maine 938 150 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A) 206 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
Maryland 1,328 147 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 198 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 863 139 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Michigan 1,377 268 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 331 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,488 245 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 319 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 594 185 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 231 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A)
Missouri 1,070 247 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A) 287 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
Montana 509 111 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 154 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
Nebraska 989 132 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)
Nevada 916 181 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,139 117 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,282 167 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 616 170 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A) 203 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A)
New York 2,469 603 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 706 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,187 287 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A) 353 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A)
North Dakota 730 109 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 149 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
Ohio 1,638 288 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A) 370 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 702 139 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A)
Oregon 803 145 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,625 221 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 290 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 952 211 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 251 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
South Carolina 764 139 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,019 184 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 223 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
Tennessee 763 168 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 221 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A)
Texas 3,907 997 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 1,314 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A)
Utah 1,012 149 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 186 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A)
Vermont 692 84 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 133 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A)
Virginia 1,253 182 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A) 229 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
Washington 1,036 175 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 211 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
West Virginia 597 133 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,116 165 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 18.7 (N/A)
Wyoming 829 85 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 113 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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