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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
People Under 18

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 74,579 21,115 253 28.3 0.3 23,894 263 32.0 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,076 401 40 37.3 3.0 474 43 44.1 3.1 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 185 40 5 21.7 2.6 50 6 26.8 2.8 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,707 697 56 40.8 2.7 748 58 43.8 2.7 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 701 231 24 33.0 3.0 271 26 38.6 3.1 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,419 2,809 115 29.8 1.1 3,199 122 34.0 1.1 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,241 322 38 26.0 2.8 364 41 29.3 2.9 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 805 113 20 14.1 2.3 127 21 15.8 2.4 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 211 53 7 25.0 2.8 59 7 27.8 2.9 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 113 45 5 39.4 3.9 51 6 44.8 4.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 4,017 1,154 70 28.7 1.5 1,306 74 32.5 1.6 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,579 806 57 31.2 1.9 913 60 35.4 2.0 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 296 78 9 26.5 2.8 90 10 30.3 2.9 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 419 126 13 30.0 2.7 144 14 34.4 2.8 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,189 901 62 28.3 1.7 1,066 67 33.4 1.8 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,620 512 45 31.6 2.4 578 48 35.7 2.5 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 707 180 23 25.5 2.9 215 25 30.4 3.1 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 704 180 22 25.5 2.8 203 24 28.9 2.9 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 1,010 297 34 29.4 3.0 328 36 32.5 3.0 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,158 342 37 29.5 2.8 371 38 32.0 2.8 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 269 71 10 26.5 3.4 77 11 28.7 3.5 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,343 245 33 18.2 2.3 283 35 21.0 2.4 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,448 325 37 22.5 2.3 379 39 26.2 2.4 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,343 634 51 27.1 1.9 721 54 30.8 2.0 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,245 293 35 23.5 2.5 321 36 25.8 2.6 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 782 331 29 42.3 3.0 372 31 47.5 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,428 428 42 30.0 2.6 472 44 33.0 2.6 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 217 65 8 29.7 3.1 75 8 34.7 3.2 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 457 88 13 19.3 2.5 109 14 23.8 2.7 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 665 174 21 26.2 2.8 207 23 31.2 3.0 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 284 41 7 14.5 2.5 46 8 16.1 2.6 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,052 417 43 20.3 1.9 451 44 22.0 2.0 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 511 200 21 39.2 3.3 231 22 45.2 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,439 1,383 78 31.1 1.5 1,526 82 34.4 1.6 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,323 715 55 30.8 2.0 793 57 34.1 2.1 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 144 30 4 21.0 2.7 36 5 25.0 2.9 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,694 707 54 26.2 1.8 785 57 29.1 1.8 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 924 242 29 26.2 2.8 269 30 29.1 2.9 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 850 218 29 25.6 3.0 250 31 29.5 3.2 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,810 572 49 20.4 1.6 694 54 24.7 1.7 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 224 63 8 28.1 3.3 70 9 31.3 3.4 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,106 268 33 24.2 2.7 303 35 27.4 2.8 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 200 50 6 25.1 2.5 58 6 28.9 2.7 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,478 450 43 30.5 2.5 487 44 32.9 2.6 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,941 2,448 107 35.3 1.3 2,747 113 39.6 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 872 181 19 20.8 2.0 218 21 25.0 2.2 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 122 26 4 20.9 3.1 32 5 26.0 3.4 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,908 407 41 21.3 2.0 445 43 23.3 2.0 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,540 354 40 23.0 2.3 420 43 27.3 2.5 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 388 105 13 27.0 2.8 114 13 29.4 2.9 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,279 276 34 21.5 2.4 320 37 25.0 2.6 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 135 21 4 15.8 2.4 27 4 20.3 2.7 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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