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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
Related Children 5 to 17


WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 52,865 13,927 217 26.3 0.4 15,842 228 30.0 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 757 286 34 37.8 3.6 325 36 42.9 3.7 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 129 25 4 19.1 3.0 32 5 24.5 3.2 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,197 446 46 37.3 3.1 482 47 40.3 3.2 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 474 150 20 31.6 3.6 171 21 36.0 3.7 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 6,528 1,837 94 28.1 1.3 2,120 101 32.5 1.3 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 874 216 32 24.7 3.2 246 34 28.2 3.4 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 581 75 16 12.9 2.6 88 18 15.1 2.8 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 151 35 5 23.2 3.3 38 6 25.3 3.4 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 73 29 5 (B) 4.9 33 5 (B) 5.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 2,870 772 58 26.9 1.8 888 62 30.9 1.8 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 1,849 523 47 28.3 2.2 602 50 32.5 2.3 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 208 56 8 26.9 3.3 62 8 29.7 3.4 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 296 81 11 27.4 3.1 94 11 31.6 3.3 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 2,253 572 50 25.4 2.0 686 55 30.5 2.1 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,198 339 38 28.3 2.7 383 40 32.0 2.8 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 488 110 18 22.5 3.3 131 20 26.7 3.5 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 510 115 18 22.5 3.2 129 19 25.3 3.3 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 720 198 28 27.5 3.4 219 30 30.4 3.5 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 834 226 30 27.1 3.2 255 32 30.6 3.3 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 200 45 8 22.5 3.7 49 9 24.4 3.8 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 970 167 27 17.2 2.6 193 29 19.9 2.7 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,083 243 32 22.5 2.6 281 34 26.0 2.8 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 1,716 432 43 25.2 2.2 492 46 28.7 2.3 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 854 184 28 21.6 2.9 204 29 23.9 3.0 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 536 208 24 38.8 3.6 238 25 44.4 3.6 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,048 271 34 25.8 2.9 302 36 28.8 3.0 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 154 43 6 27.8 3.6 50 7 32.1 3.7 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 299 47 9 15.8 2.9 60 10 20.0 3.2 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 448 118 18 26.3 3.4 139 19 30.9 3.6 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 210 28 6 13.5 2.8 31 7 15.0 2.9 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 1,513 293 36 19.4 2.2 321 38 21.2 2.2 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 367 132 17 36.1 3.9 153 18 41.7 4.0 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 3,130 906 64 28.9 1.8 994 67 31.7 1.8 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 1,673 497 46 29.7 2.4 549 48 32.8 2.4 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 100 19 3 18.8 3.2 23 4 23.4 3.4 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 1,953 444 44 22.8 2.0 491 46 25.1 2.1 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 631 155 23 24.6 3.3 167 24 26.4 3.4 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 612 154 25 25.2 3.6 174 26 28.4 3.7 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,096 404 42 19.3 1.8 507 46 24.2 2.0 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 162 43 7 26.7 3.8 49 8 30.1 4.0 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 774 185 28 23.8 3.2 208 29 26.8 3.3 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 138 29 4 20.7 2.9 34 5 24.3 3.0 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,011 293 35 29.0 3.0 317 36 31.4 3.1 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 4,797 1,616 89 33.7 1.6 1,819 94 37.9 1.6 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 592 112 15 18.9 2.4 138 17 23.4 2.6 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 91 18 4 19.4 3.5 23 4 24.8 3.9 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,363 271 34 19.9 2.3 297 35 21.8 2.3 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,041 208 31 20.0 2.7 246 33 23.7 2.9 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 279 77 11 27.7 3.4 84 11 30.1 3.5 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 941 181 28 19.2 2.7 212 30 22.5 2.9 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 94 13 3 14.2 2.8 17 3 18.3 3.1 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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