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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.

(Numbers in thousands. 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 135% of poverty (5) Below 150% of poverty (5)  
All income levels Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) State Factors A Parameter B Parameter
All Ages (1)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 303,820 62,802 511 20.7 0.2 71,770 535 23.6 0.2 1.00 -.000018 5,282
Alabama 4,655 1,227 71 26.4 1.5 1,426 74 30.6 1.6 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 688 112 9 16.3 1.4 135 10 19.6 1.5 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 6,508 1,818 92 27.9 1.4 1,981 95 30.4 1.5 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 2,846 749 44 26.3 1.6 889 47 31.2 1.6 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 36,742 8,242 205 22.4 0.6 9,492 215 25.8 0.6 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 4,969 916 69 18.4 1.4 1,047 72 21.1 1.5 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 3,472 425 42 12.2 1.2 465 43 13.4 1.2 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 883 152 12 17.3 1.4 179 13 20.2 1.5 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 595 144 10 24.1 1.7 162 11 27.2 1.8 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 18,385 3,895 134 21.2 0.7 4,454 141 24.2 0.8 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 9,657 2,444 102 25.3 1.1 2,739 106 28.4 1.1 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 1,250 234 17 18.8 1.4 270 18 21.6 1.4 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 1,524 312 22 20.5 1.4 368 23 24.2 1.5 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 12,759 2,489 109 19.5 0.9 2,922 116 22.9 0.9 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 6,342 1,353 78 21.3 1.2 1,550 82 24.4 1.3 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 2,987 527 42 17.7 1.4 613 44 20.5 1.5 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 2,737 541 41 19.8 1.5 603 43 22.0 1.6 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 4,276 1,010 65 23.6 1.5 1,132 68 26.5 1.6 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 4,450 958 64 21.5 1.5 1,080 67 24.3 1.5 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 1,297 238 20 18.4 1.5 269 21 20.7 1.6 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 5,662 811 64 14.3 1.1 915 68 16.2 1.2 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 6,623 1,061 70 16.0 1.1 1,280 76 19.3 1.1 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 9,797 1,959 95 20.0 1.0 2,280 100 23.3 1.0 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 5,200 851 63 16.4 1.2 953 66 18.3 1.3 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 2,847 888 48 31.2 1.7 1,012 50 35.6 1.7 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 5,963 1,254 76 21.0 1.3 1,423 79 23.9 1.3 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 971 201 14 20.7 1.5 238 15 24.5 1.6 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,778 268 23 15.1 1.3 325 25 18.3 1.4 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 2,629 515 38 19.6 1.5 606 41 23.1 1.5 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 1,313 156 16 11.9 1.2 179 17 13.6 1.3 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 8,660 1,278 80 14.8 0.9 1,429 84 16.5 1.0 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,971 542 35 27.5 1.8 630 36 31.9 1.8 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 19,158 4,127 142 21.5 0.7 4,650 148 24.3 0.8 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 9,336 2,097 97 22.5 1.0 2,384 102 25.5 1.1 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 632 107 9 16.9 1.4 122 9 19.3 1.4 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 11,441 2,241 102 19.6 0.9 2,535 106 22.2 0.9 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 3,632 704 52 19.4 1.4 782 54 21.5 1.5 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 3,821 749 57 19.6 1.5 878 60 23.0 1.6 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 12,401 2,029 99 16.4 0.8 2,402 105 19.4 0.9 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 1,030 193 16 18.8 1.5 219 17 21.3 1.6 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 4,501 901 63 20.0 1.4 1,032 67 22.9 1.5 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 799 164 11 20.5 1.4 184 11 23.0 1.4 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 6,240 1,523 81 24.4 1.3 1,625 83 26.0 1.3 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 24,632 6,231 177 25.3 0.7 7,087 184 28.8 0.7 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 2,794 412 32 14.7 1.1 495 34 17.7 1.2 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 617 92 9 14.9 1.4 115 9 18.7 1.5 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 7,767 1,203 76 15.5 1.0 1,342 79 17.3 1.0 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 6,697 1,100 75 16.4 1.1 1,309 80 19.5 1.2 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,801 400 25 22.2 1.4 451 26 25.0 1.5 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 5,545 882 66 15.9 1.2 1,023 70 18.4 1.3 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 540 77 7 14.3 1.3 95 8 17.6 1.5 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes

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