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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 73,410 20,364 250 27.7 0.3 23,092 261 31.5 0.3 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,069 396 39 37.1 3.1 469 42 43.9 3.1 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 180 37 5 20.5 2.6 46 6 25.6 2.8 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,698 689 56 40.6 2.7 740 57 43.6 2.7 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 685 219 24 32.0 3.0 259 26 37.8 3.1 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,250 2,690 113 29.1 1.1 3,073 120 33.2 1.1 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,227 313 38 25.5 2.8 355 40 28.9 2.9 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 794 107 19 13.5 2.3 121 20 15.3 2.4 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 207 50 6 24.2 2.8 55 7 26.8 2.9 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 112 44 5 39.6 4.0 50 6 45.0 4.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 3,952 1,114 69 28.2 1.5 1,260 73 31.9 1.6 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,545 787 56 30.9 1.9 894 60 35.1 2.0 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 290 75 9 25.8 2.8 86 10 29.7 2.9 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 416 124 13 29.9 2.7 141 14 33.9 2.8 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,131 866 61 27.7 1.7 1,026 66 32.8 1.8 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,610 506 45 31.4 2.4 569 48 35.4 2.5 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 694 171 22 24.6 2.9 204 24 29.3 3.1 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 691 168 22 24.3 2.8 191 23 27.7 2.9 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 992 289 34 29.2 3.0 320 36 32.2 3.1 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,138 329 36 28.9 2.8 359 38 31.5 2.8 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 260 65 10 24.9 3.4 70 10 27.0 3.5 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,329 236 32 17.8 2.2 274 35 20.6 2.4 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,432 314 36 22.0 2.3 368 39 25.7 2.4 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,293 597 50 26.0 1.9 682 53 29.8 2.0 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,232 286 34 23.2 2.5 315 36 25.6 2.6 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 766 324 29 42.2 3.0 365 30 47.6 3.1 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,396 408 41 29.2 2.6 449 43 32.2 2.7 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 212 62 8 29.1 3.1 72 8 34.0 3.2 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 448 83 12 18.6 2.5 104 14 23.2 2.7 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 647 165 21 25.5 2.8 196 22 30.3 3.0 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 281 40 7 14.3 2.5 45 8 15.9 2.6 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,024 404 42 20.0 1.9 435 43 21.5 2.0 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 497 192 20 38.6 3.4 220 21 44.3 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,352 1,322 77 30.4 1.5 1,465 80 33.7 1.6 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,276 681 53 29.9 2.0 759 56 33.3 2.1 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 143 30 4 20.8 2.7 35 5 24.8 2.9 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,634 662 53 25.1 1.8 735 55 27.9 1.8 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 911 232 28 25.5 2.8 260 30 28.5 2.9 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 830 203 28 24.5 3.0 235 30 28.3 3.2 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,773 547 48 19.7 1.6 669 53 24.1 1.7 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 221 61 8 27.7 3.3 68 9 30.9 3.4 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,098 264 33 24.1 2.7 300 35 27.3 2.8 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 198 49 6 24.7 2.5 57 6 28.6 2.7 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,465 441 42 30.1 2.5 477 44 32.6 2.6 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,858 2,398 106 35.0 1.3 2,695 112 39.3 1.3 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 864 174 19 20.1 2.0 211 21 24.4 2.2 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 121 25 4 20.3 3.1 31 5 25.3 3.4 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,886 399 41 21.1 2.0 437 43 23.2 2.0 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,520 341 39 22.4 2.3 407 42 26.8 2.5 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 384 101 12 26.4 2.8 111 13 28.8 2.9 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,246 261 33 20.9 2.4 303 36 24.3 2.6 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 133 20 3 15.3 2.4 26 4 19.6 2.7 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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