Skip Main Navigation Skip To Navigation Content
Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau

Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


There is also additional background information for this table group.

Contents for Table

POV46: Poverty Status by State: 2009

For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsmar10.pdf [PDF].

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

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 24,967 9,665 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A) 11,910 (N/A) 47.7 (N/A)
Alabama 333 172 (N/A) 51.7 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 64.0 (N/A)
Alaska 266 77 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 98 (N/A) 36.8 (N/A)
Arizona 328 143 (N/A) 43.6 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 56.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 220 97 (N/A) 44.1 (N/A) 110 (N/A) 50.0 (N/A)
California 2,239 720 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A) 908 (N/A) 40.6 (N/A)
Colorado 514 204 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 49.6 (N/A)
Connecticut 465 115 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Delaware 393 140 (N/A) 35.6 (N/A) 158 (N/A) 40.2 (N/A)
District of Columbia 434 195 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A) 229 (N/A) 52.8 (N/A)
Florida 995 325 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A) 428 (N/A) 43.0 (N/A)
Georgia 734 327 (N/A) 44.6 (N/A) 402 (N/A) 54.8 (N/A)
Hawaii 451 121 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A) 157 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A)
Idaho 234 89 (N/A) 38.0 (N/A) 122 (N/A) 52.1 (N/A)
Illinois 760 307 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A) 374 (N/A) 49.2 (N/A)
Indiana 451 233 (N/A) 51.7 (N/A) 275 (N/A) 61.0 (N/A)
Iowa 387 120 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 50.1 (N/A)
Kansas 341 140 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 49.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 384 179 (N/A) 46.6 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 52.3 (N/A)
Louisiana 275 129 (N/A) 46.9 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 61.1 (N/A)
Maine 320 121 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 53.8 (N/A)
Maryland 541 129 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 334 108 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A)
Michigan 566 244 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A) 295 (N/A) 52.1 (N/A)
Minnesota 518 202 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A) 241 (N/A) 46.5 (N/A)
Mississippi 409 220 (N/A) 53.8 (N/A) 267 (N/A) 65.3 (N/A)
Missouri 434 191 (N/A) 44.0 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 50.7 (N/A)
Montana 174 95 (N/A) 54.6 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 72.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 302 105 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A)
Nevada 358 143 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 50.8 (N/A)
New Hampshire 343 107 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A) 133 (N/A) 38.8 (N/A)
New Jersey 521 169 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A) 198 (N/A) 38.0 (N/A)
New Mexico 303 148 (N/A) 48.8 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 56.1 (N/A)
New York 1,405 575 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A) 661 (N/A) 47.0 (N/A)
North Carolina 518 225 (N/A) 43.4 (N/A) 260 (N/A) 50.2 (N/A)
North Dakota 283 114 (N/A) 40.3 (N/A) 144 (N/A) 50.9 (N/A)
Ohio 596 251 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A) 306 (N/A) 51.3 (N/A)
Oklahoma 268 118 (N/A) 44.0 (N/A) 137 (N/A) 51.1 (N/A)
Oregon 270 104 (N/A) 38.5 (N/A) 111 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 581 185 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A) 241 (N/A) 41.5 (N/A)
Rhode Island 500 215 (N/A) 43.0 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 50.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 433 169 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 47.3 (N/A)
South Dakota 408 175 (N/A) 42.9 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 53.4 (N/A)
Tennessee 294 142 (N/A) 48.3 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 54.4 (N/A)
Texas 1,786 762 (N/A) 42.7 (N/A) 988 (N/A) 55.3 (N/A)
Utah 287 92 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
Vermont 243 61 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 97 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A)
Virginia 530 178 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A)
Washington 404 160 (N/A) 39.6 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A)
West Virginia 205 124 (N/A) 60.5 (N/A) 129 (N/A) 62.9 (N/A)
Wisconsin 400 132 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A) 173 (N/A) 43.3 (N/A)
Wyoming 229 68 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A) 82 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)
[an error occurred while processing this directive]