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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 32,862 16,975 190 51.7 0.3 18,572 203 56.5 0.3 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 592 396 23 66.9 2.2 407 23 68.8 2.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 58 23 2 (B) 3.0 29 3 (B) 3.1 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 673 429 26 63.7 2.3 461 27 68.5 2.2 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 293 176 12 60.0 2.6 199 13 67.9 2.5 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 3,735 1,622 52 43.4 1.0 1,832 55 49.0 1.0 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 466 249 19 53.3 2.8 276 20 59.3 2.8 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 312 105 11 33.7 2.8 112 11 35.8 2.8 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 94 41 3 43.5 2.7 45 4 47.8 2.7 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 96 54 3 55.9 2.4 61 4 63.1 2.3 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 1,938 909 36 46.9 1.3 1,009 38 52.1 1.3 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 1,364 793 33 58.2 1.5 859 35 63.0 1.5 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 138 55 4 40.0 2.5 59 5 43.0 2.5 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 122 65 5 53.1 3.0 67 6 55.5 3.0 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 1,328 725 32 54.6 1.6 777 34 58.5 1.6 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 836 521 27 62.4 1.9 592 29 70.8 1.8 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 242 126 11 51.9 3.1 140 12 57.7 3.1 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 266 142 11 53.4 2.9 147 12 55.3 2.9 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 496 280 19 56.5 2.5 303 20 61.2 2.5 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 578 373 22 64.5 2.3 401 23 69.3 2.2 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 92 59 5 64.6 3.5 66 6 71.4 3.3 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 601 225 18 37.5 2.3 248 19 41.3 2.4 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 553 253 18 45.7 2.4 291 20 52.6 2.4 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 1,016 570 28 56.1 1.8 609 29 59.9 1.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 446 209 17 46.8 2.7 234 18 52.4 2.7 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 550 377 18 68.4 1.9 424 20 77.0 1.7 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 610 334 22 54.8 2.4 383 23 62.8 2.3 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 78 57 4 73.4 2.7 62 4 79.6 2.5 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 143 61 6 42.4 3.1 72 6 50.0 3.2 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 253 137 11 54.1 2.9 154 11 61.1 2.8 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 88 38 4 43.3 3.4 39 4 44.6 3.4 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 883 345 22 39.1 1.9 387 23 43.8 2.0 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 260 179 11 68.9 2.4 189 12 72.7 2.3 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 2,629 1,297 45 49.3 1.2 1,407 47 53.5 1.2 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 1,032 535 27 51.8 1.8 577 29 55.9 1.8 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 58 31 2 (B) 2.9 37 3 (B) 2.8 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 1,085 618 29 56.9 1.7 681 31 62.7 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 342 190 15 55.6 2.9 199 15 58.1 2.8 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 293 133 13 45.3 3.3 158 14 54.0 3.3 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 1,068 477 26 44.7 1.8 542 27 50.8 1.8 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 125 61 5 49.0 2.7 67 5 53.6 2.7 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 620 318 21 51.3 2.3 329 21 53.1 2.3 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 82 49 3 59.8 2.5 52 3 63.4 2.4 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 609 349 22 57.3 2.3 363 22 59.5 2.3 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 3,285 1,844 56 56.1 1.1 1,991 59 60.6 1.1 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 260 119 9 45.9 2.5 131 9 50.4 2.5 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 45 20 2 (B) 3.5 22 2 (B) 3.5 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 831 388 23 46.7 2.0 405 24 48.8 2.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 639 283 20 44.3 2.4 324 22 50.7 2.4 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 131 84 6 64.2 2.9 88 7 67.1 2.9 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 492 238 18 48.3 2.6 248 19 50.5 2.6 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 38 15 2 (B) 3.5 18 2 (B) 3.5 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes

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