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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)
Families /10

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 54,464 6,262 (N/A) 11.5 (N/A) 8,355 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
Alabama 627 93 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A) 139 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Alaska 701 69 (N/A) 9.8 (N/A) 90 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A)
Arizona 681 124 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Arkansas 571 90 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 112 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
California 4,874 608 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 813 (N/A) 16.7 (N/A)
Colorado 1,178 123 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A) 165 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,211 83 (N/A) 6.9 (N/A) 109 (N/A) 9.0 (N/A)
Delaware 860 89 (N/A) 10.3 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 526 83 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 104 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Florida 2,293 265 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A) 356 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A)
Georgia 1,186 188 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A) 243 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 903 89 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 132 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Idaho 641 80 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Illinois 1,657 198 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A) 269 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A)
Indiana 808 119 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 144 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Iowa 965 78 (N/A) 8.1 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A)
Kansas 751 79 (N/A) 10.5 (N/A) 109 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A)
Kentucky 798 117 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 145 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A)
Louisiana 554 61 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A) 86 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A)
Maine 950 84 (N/A) 8.8 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 12.7 (N/A)
Maryland 1,256 88 (N/A) 7.0 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 799 67 (N/A) 8.4 (N/A) 96 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A)
Michigan 1,257 146 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,228 112 (N/A) 9.1 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 566 114 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 143 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Missouri 909 121 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 144 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A)
Montana 473 57 (N/A) 12.1 (N/A) 84 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Nebraska 818 60 (N/A) 7.3 (N/A) 85 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A)
Nevada 838 97 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A) 131 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,091 69 (N/A) 6.3 (N/A) 95 (N/A) 8.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,168 97 (N/A) 8.3 (N/A) 142 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A)
New Mexico 558 91 (N/A) 16.3 (N/A) 120 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
New York 2,299 322 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 413 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,122 157 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 206 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A)
North Dakota 657 65 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 88 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A)
Ohio 1,493 173 (N/A) 11.6 (N/A) 233 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A)
Oklahoma 712 79 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Oregon 758 82 (N/A) 10.8 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,559 139 (N/A) 8.9 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 849 105 (N/A) 12.4 (N/A) 136 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 769 96 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 123 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
South Dakota 855 95 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
Tennessee 719 99 (N/A) 13.8 (N/A) 139 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A)
Texas 3,192 489 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 674 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Utah 656 58 (N/A) 8.8 (N/A) 72 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
Vermont 702 42 (N/A) 6.0 (N/A) 65 (N/A) 9.3 (N/A)
Virginia 1,187 108 (N/A) 9.1 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A)
Washington 935 93 (N/A) 9.9 (N/A) 118 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 581 86 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A) 102 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,013 86 (N/A) 8.5 (N/A) 113 (N/A) 11.2 (N/A)
Wyoming 710 49 (N/A) 6.9 (N/A) 65 (N/A) 9.2 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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