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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
Families (10)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 78,867 12,834 157 16.3 0.1 14,939 174 18.9 0.2 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 1,264 278 19 22.0 1.3 324 21 25.7 1.4 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 169 22 2 13.2 1.2 27 2 15.8 1.3 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 1,614 345 23 21.4 1.3 379 24 23.5 1.3 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 788 169 12 21.5 1.3 211 13 26.8 1.5 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 8,688 1,456 49 16.8 0.5 1,731 54 19.9 0.5 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 1,275 178 16 14.0 1.2 205 18 16.0 1.3 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 922 83 10 9.0 1.0 90 10 9.8 1.0 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 240 33 3 13.9 1.2 40 3 16.7 1.3 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 110 25 2 22.4 1.9 29 3 26.2 2.0 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 4,930 813 34 16.5 0.6 943 37 19.1 0.7 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 2,446 500 26 20.4 0.9 568 28 23.2 1.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 304 47 4 15.5 1.2 56 5 18.5 1.3 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 422 67 5 15.8 1.2 81 6 19.2 1.3 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 3,259 522 27 16.0 0.8 615 30 18.9 0.8 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 1,694 306 20 18.0 1.1 354 22 20.9 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 795 102 10 12.8 1.2 120 11 15.2 1.2 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 686 97 9 14.2 1.3 110 10 16.0 1.3 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 1,195 229 17 19.2 1.3 261 19 21.9 1.4 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 1,201 196 16 16.3 1.2 234 18 19.5 1.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 348 45 5 13.0 1.3 51 5 14.6 1.3 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 1,432 160 15 11.2 1.0 185 16 12.9 1.1 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 1,723 195 16 11.3 0.9 241 18 14.0 1.0 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 2,555 400 23 15.6 0.8 479 26 18.7 0.9 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 1,358 160 15 11.8 1.0 184 16 13.5 1.1 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 776 205 14 26.5 1.5 239 15 30.8 1.6 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 1,589 250 19 15.7 1.1 292 20 18.4 1.1 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 261 42 4 16.0 1.2 49 4 18.9 1.3 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 481 52 5 10.8 1.1 68 6 14.1 1.2 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 636 100 9 15.7 1.3 118 10 18.6 1.4 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 365 32 4 8.8 1.0 38 4 10.3 1.0 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 2,278 269 19 11.8 0.8 302 21 13.3 0.8 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 520 118 9 22.7 1.6 137 10 26.3 1.6 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 4,773 849 36 17.8 0.7 973 38 20.4 0.7 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 2,528 452 25 17.9 0.9 524 27 20.7 0.9 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 175 24 2 13.6 1.2 27 2 15.7 1.2 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 3,177 519 27 16.3 0.8 593 29 18.7 0.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 998 144 13 14.4 1.2 163 14 16.3 1.2 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 1,002 150 14 14.9 1.3 184 15 18.3 1.4 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 3,281 407 24 12.4 0.7 504 26 15.3 0.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 270 40 4 14.9 1.3 47 4 17.3 1.4 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 1,241 210 17 16.9 1.2 243 18 19.6 1.3 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 217 32 3 14.8 1.1 37 3 17.1 1.2 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 1,665 333 21 20.0 1.1 364 22 21.8 1.2 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 6,299 1,317 47 20.9 0.6 1,504 50 23.9 0.7 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 705 77 7 11.0 1.0 95 8 13.5 1.1 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 165 16 2 9.5 1.1 20 2 12.3 1.2 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 2,096 264 19 12.6 0.8 301 20 14.4 0.9 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 1,816 227 18 12.5 0.9 276 20 15.2 1.0 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 511 89 7 17.5 1.2 103 7 20.2 1.2 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 1,479 173 15 11.7 1.0 201 17 13.6 1.0 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 144 13 2 9.1 1.0 17 2 11.7 1.2 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes

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