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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 65 Years and Over

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 38,613 6,472 103 16.8 0.3 7,872 112 20.4 0.3 1.00 -.000053 1,998
Alabama 676 150 17 22.1 2.3 177 19 26.2 2.4 1.05 -.000455 1,998
Alaska 59 10 2 (B) 2.9 11 2 (B) 3.1 0.18 -.000542 1,998
Arizona 776 158 19 20.4 2.3 187 21 24.1 2.4 1.23 -.000379 1,998
Arkansas 418 96 11 23.0 2.4 128 13 30.7 2.6 0.68 -.000482 1,998
California 4,128 716 42 17.3 0.9 894 47 21.7 1.0 1.25 -.000069 1,998
Colorado 536 75 13 14.0 2.3 90 15 16.8 2.5 1.20 -.000488 1,998
Connecticut 470 56 10 11.9 2.0 65 11 13.8 2.1 0.88 -.000510 1,998
Delaware 132 19 3 14.4 2.0 25 3 19.1 2.3 0.22 -.000508 1,998
District of Columbia 65 15 2 (B) 3.1 17 2 (B) 3.3 0.18 -.000617 1,998
Florida 3,176 450 31 14.2 0.9 566 35 17.8 1.0 1.12 -.000124 1,998
Georgia 869 229 22 26.3 2.2 268 24 30.9 2.3 1.08 -.000226 1,998
Hawaii 196 33 4 16.7 2.0 38 5 19.3 2.1 0.29 -.000462 1,998
Idaho 182 32 5 17.5 2.4 39 5 21.6 2.6 0.36 -.000475 1,998
Illinois 1,494 207 21 13.9 1.3 261 24 17.5 1.5 1.13 -.000177 1,998
Indiana 847 116 16 13.7 1.7 143 17 16.9 1.9 1.08 -.000342 1,998
Iowa 366 53 9 14.4 2.3 61 10 16.7 2.4 0.77 -.000519 1,998
Kansas 341 56 9 16.5 2.4 66 10 19.4 2.6 0.73 -.000529 1,998
Kentucky 544 106 15 19.4 2.5 134 17 24.7 2.7 1.05 -.000498 1,998
Louisiana 539 99 14 18.3 2.4 120 16 22.2 2.6 1.05 -.000483 1,998
Maine 204 34 5 16.6 2.3 42 6 20.5 2.5 0.39 -.000599 1,998
Maryland 656 107 15 16.3 2.2 114 16 17.4 2.2 1.13 -.000407 1,998
Massachusetts 1,010 146 17 14.5 1.6 196 20 19.4 1.8 1.06 -.000330 1,998
Michigan 1,243 160 19 12.9 1.4 209 21 16.8 1.6 1.09 -.000221 1,998
Minnesota 697 101 15 14.5 1.9 120 16 17.2 2.1 1.07 -.000413 1,998
Mississippi 385 107 12 27.7 2.7 118 13 30.6 2.8 0.71 -.000492 1,998
Missouri 764 126 17 16.4 2.0 168 19 22.0 2.2 1.11 -.000381 1,998
Montana 144 21 3 14.6 2.0 30 4 20.7 2.3 0.24 -.000501 1,998
Nebraska 230 28 5 12.3 2.1 35 6 15.1 2.3 0.46 -.000522 1,998
Nevada 310 59 9 19.2 2.6 71 10 22.8 2.8 0.67 -.000515 1,998
New Hampshire 171 22 4 12.5 2.1 29 4 16.7 2.3 0.34 -.000521 1,998
New Jersey 1,063 145 18 13.7 1.6 184 20 17.3 1.7 1.12 -.000261 1,998
New Mexico 264 53 8 20.2 2.7 65 9 24.5 2.8 0.58 -.000588 1,998
New York 2,546 495 34 19.4 1.2 583 36 22.9 1.3 1.17 -.000121 1,998
North Carolina 1,198 204 21 17.0 1.6 242 23 20.2 1.7 1.11 -.000243 1,998
North Dakota 79 14 2 17.3 2.4 16 2 19.8 2.5 0.16 -.000510 1,998
Ohio 1,496 226 22 15.1 1.4 275 24 18.4 1.5 1.09 -.000192 1,998
Oklahoma 497 75 12 15.1 2.2 95 13 19.1 2.4 0.91 -.000509 1,998
Oregon 550 80 13 14.6 2.1 100 14 18.2 2.3 1.01 -.000535 1,998
Pennsylvania 1,887 304 25 16.1 1.2 360 28 19.1 1.3 1.09 -.000178 1,998
Rhode Island 139 25 4 18.1 2.5 30 4 21.8 2.7 0.30 -.000581 1,998
South Carolina 640 128 16 20.1 2.3 154 18 24.0 2.5 1.06 -.000479 1,998
South Dakota 111 15 2 13.4 1.9 19 2 16.6 2.1 0.17 -.000429 1,998
Tennessee 874 189 20 21.6 2.0 209 21 23.9 2.1 1.08 -.000350 1,998
Texas 2,434 493 35 20.2 1.3 570 38 23.4 1.4 1.28 -.000106 1,998
Utah 248 30 6 12.1 2.2 37 6 14.8 2.3 0.54 -.000392 1,998
Vermont 81 12 2 15.3 2.4 17 2 20.4 2.7 0.18 -.000584 1,998
Virginia 921 125 16 13.6 1.7 146 18 15.8 1.8 1.08 -.000284 1,998
Washington 770 116 16 15.1 2.0 148 18 19.2 2.2 1.15 -.000353 1,998
West Virginia 306 51 6 16.5 1.9 64 7 20.8 2.0 0.39 -.000435 1,998
Wisconsin 810 95 14 11.7 1.7 125 16 15.4 1.9 1.10 -.000395 1,998
Wyoming 68 11 2 (B) 2.4 13 2 (B) 2.6 0.15 -.000565 1,998

Poverty Footnotes

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