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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 59,392 11,007 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 14,245 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A)
Alabama 581 149 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Alaska 801 117 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 161 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A)
Arizona 801 239 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A) 297 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 524 122 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
California 5,619 1,127 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 1,484 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Colorado 1,358 237 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A) 312 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,272 122 (N/A) 9.6 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A)
Delaware 880 160 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 200 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 525 150 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Florida 2,068 390 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 502 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Georgia 1,368 305 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 390 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 905 161 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Idaho 879 175 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A)
Illinois 1,877 334 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 459 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Indiana 860 223 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 261 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
Iowa 1,140 148 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Kansas 917 150 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Kentucky 839 178 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
Louisiana 531 100 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Maine 908 133 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 186 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Maryland 1,314 142 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 191 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A)
Massachusetts 855 134 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 177 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
Michigan 1,349 248 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 311 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,472 239 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 313 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 584 180 (N/A) 30.8 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A)
Missouri 1,046 232 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 272 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Montana 496 103 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 969 122 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A)
Nevada 896 173 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,129 113 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A) 147 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,262 163 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 239 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
New Mexico 602 162 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 195 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A)
New York 2,423 576 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 675 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,162 269 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A) 335 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
North Dakota 724 106 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A)
Ohio 1,603 262 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 344 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Oklahoma 693 134 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 164 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
Oregon 786 133 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,605 213 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 281 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 941 206 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 758 137 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,008 179 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
Tennessee 756 163 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
Texas 3,863 972 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A) 1,289 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
Utah 1,003 141 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A)
Vermont 684 78 (N/A) 11.4 (N/A) 127 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A)
Virginia 1,239 178 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 223 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
Washington 1,021 166 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
West Virginia 591 128 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,089 154 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 197 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A)
Wyoming 816 81 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 106 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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