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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 18 to 64

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 190,627 35,216 398 18.5 0.2 40,004 420 21.0 0.2 1.00 -.000022 5,282
Alabama 2,903 676 57 23.3 1.8 775 60 26.7 1.9 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 444 62 7 14.0 1.6 74 8 16.7 1.7 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 4,025 963 73 23.9 1.7 1,046 76 26.0 1.8 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 1,727 421 36 24.4 2.0 489 38 28.3 2.1 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 23,195 4,718 165 20.3 0.7 5,398 174 23.3 0.7 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 3,192 519 54 16.3 1.6 593 57 18.6 1.7 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 2,198 256 33 11.6 1.5 273 34 12.4 1.5 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 540 81 9 14.9 1.7 95 10 17.6 1.8 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 417 84 8 20.1 1.9 94 9 22.5 2.0 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 11,192 2,291 109 20.5 0.9 2,582 114 23.1 1.0 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 6,209 1,410 83 22.7 1.3 1,559 86 25.1 1.3 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 758 123 13 16.3 1.7 142 14 18.8 1.8 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 922 155 16 16.8 1.7 185 18 20.0 1.8 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 8,076 1,380 86 17.1 1.0 1,595 91 19.7 1.1 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 3,875 725 61 18.7 1.5 830 64 21.4 1.6 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 1,914 294 33 15.4 1.7 337 35 17.6 1.8 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 1,691 305 32 18.0 1.8 333 34 19.7 1.9 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 2,721 607 54 22.3 1.9 669 56 24.6 1.9 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 2,753 518 50 18.8 1.8 589 53 21.4 1.8 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 823 133 16 16.1 1.8 149 17 18.2 1.9 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 3,662 460 50 12.6 1.3 518 53 14.2 1.4 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 4,166 590 55 14.2 1.3 705 59 16.9 1.4 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 6,212 1,165 77 18.8 1.2 1,350 82 21.7 1.3 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 3,257 458 49 14.1 1.4 511 51 15.7 1.5 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 1,679 451 38 26.8 2.1 523 40 31.1 2.2 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 3,771 700 60 18.6 1.5 783 63 20.8 1.6 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 610 115 11 18.9 1.8 133 12 21.8 1.9 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,091 151 18 13.9 1.6 181 20 16.6 1.8 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 1,654 281 30 17.0 1.7 328 32 19.8 1.8 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 858 93 12 10.9 1.4 104 13 12.1 1.5 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 5,545 716 62 12.9 1.1 794 65 14.3 1.1 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,196 288 27 24.1 2.2 334 29 27.9 2.3 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 12,173 2,250 111 18.5 0.9 2,541 117 20.9 0.9 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 5,815 1,177 78 20.2 1.3 1,349 82 23.2 1.3 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 409 63 7 15.4 1.6 71 7 17.3 1.7 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 7,251 1,309 82 18.0 1.1 1,475 86 20.3 1.1 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 2,212 387 41 17.5 1.8 417 42 18.9 1.8 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 2,421 450 46 18.6 1.8 527 49 21.8 1.9 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 7,704 1,153 78 15.0 1.0 1,348 83 17.5 1.0 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 667 105 12 15.8 1.8 119 13 17.8 1.9 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 2,755 505 50 18.3 1.7 575 53 20.9 1.8 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 487 99 9 20.3 1.7 107 9 22.0 1.8 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 3,887 884 66 22.7 1.6 928 67 23.9 1.6 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 15,257 3,290 139 21.6 0.9 3,770 147 24.7 0.9 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 1,674 200 23 12.0 1.3 240 25 14.3 1.4 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 413 54 7 13.0 1.6 67 8 16.2 1.8 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 4,938 671 59 13.6 1.2 750 62 15.2 1.2 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 4,386 629 59 14.3 1.3 741 63 16.9 1.4 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,107 244 21 22.1 1.8 273 22 24.6 1.9 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 3,456 511 52 14.8 1.5 578 55 16.7 1.5 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 336 45 6 13.4 1.7 54 6 16.1 1.8 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes

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