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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.

(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)
All Ages (1)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 209,407 43,219 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 49,536 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
Alabama 2,265 639 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 728 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A)
Alaska 2,763 465 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 555 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A)
Arizona 2,717 818 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A) 894 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Arkansas 2,009 537 (N/A) 26.7 (N/A) 630 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
California 20,161 4,716 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A) 5,430 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A)
Colorado 4,566 894 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 1,031 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Connecticut 4,585 588 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A) 646 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A)
Delaware 3,188 586 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 675 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
District of Columbia 2,609 626 (N/A) 24.0 (N/A) 708 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A)
Florida 8,452 1,796 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 2,061 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A)
Georgia 4,610 1,196 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 1,347 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Hawaii 3,688 677 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 779 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Idaho 2,488 566 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A) 671 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A)
Illinois 6,469 1,334 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 1,569 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Indiana 2,971 658 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A) 749 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A)
Iowa 3,776 712 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 829 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
Kansas 2,958 594 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 672 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
Kentucky 2,925 715 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 796 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Louisiana 1,979 432 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 492 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A)
Maine 3,565 672 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 753 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Maryland 4,915 688 (N/A) 14.0 (N/A) 777 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A)
Massachusetts 3,092 530 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 634 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Michigan 4,806 983 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 1,143 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A)
Minnesota 4,797 815 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 915 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
Mississippi 2,009 639 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A) 731 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A)
Missouri 3,518 760 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 862 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Montana 1,797 406 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 476 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A)
Nebraska 3,098 485 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 585 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A)
Nevada 3,298 708 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A) 827 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
New Hampshire 4,008 474 (N/A) 11.8 (N/A) 538 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A)
New Jersey 4,512 703 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 790 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A)
New Mexico 2,100 599 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 695 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
New York 9,043 2,056 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A) 2,296 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
North Carolina 4,122 964 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A) 1,093 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A)
North Dakota 2,424 425 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A) 496 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Ohio 5,535 1,087 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 1,228 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 2,537 516 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A) 573 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Oregon 2,900 598 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 692 (N/A) 23.9 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 5,900 965 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 1,156 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Rhode Island 3,288 692 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 779 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
South Carolina 2,764 588 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A) 668 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A)
South Dakota 3,237 698 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 793 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Tennessee 2,689 653 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 703 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
Texas 12,422 3,342 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 3,797 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A)
Utah 2,705 436 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 533 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Vermont 2,634 394 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 501 (N/A) 19.0 (N/A)
Virginia 4,407 700 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A) 780 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A)
Washington 3,532 606 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 724 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 2,089 490 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 544 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Wisconsin 3,829 620 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 721 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 2,656 378 (N/A) 14.2 (N/A) 471 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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