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Contents for Table

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)
Related Children 5 to 17
Years of Age (14)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 57,587 14,828 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 16,929 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Alabama 557 213 (N/A) 38.2 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 43.8 (N/A)
Alaska 782 166 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 203 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Arizona 769 305 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A) 327 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 507 160 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A) 182 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A)
California 5,353 1,532 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 1,753 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Colorado 1,325 331 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A) 381 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,239 167 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
Delaware 858 209 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
District of Columbia 500 188 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 42.0 (N/A)
Florida 1,996 519 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 596 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A)
Georgia 1,314 385 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 446 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A)
Hawaii 844 222 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
Idaho 858 262 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A) 299 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A)
Illinois 1,835 488 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A) 580 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Indiana 847 262 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 296 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Iowa 1,107 274 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 327 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Kansas 896 209 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A)
Kentucky 817 229 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A)
Louisiana 506 138 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A)
Maine 891 205 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 223 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
Maryland 1,278 211 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A)
Massachusetts 845 187 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A) 219 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
Michigan 1,332 328 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 377 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,445 319 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A) 351 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 555 227 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 46.3 (N/A)
Missouri 1,012 277 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 308 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Montana 487 144 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 166 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Nebraska 950 171 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Nevada 861 245 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 285 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,105 149 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 166 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,234 248 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 268 (N/A) 21.7 (N/A)
New Mexico 585 224 (N/A) 38.3 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A)
New York 2,360 695 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A) 765 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,139 342 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 382 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A)
North Dakota 708 146 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 177 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
Ohio 1,557 355 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A) 393 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 658 172 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A) 190 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A)
Oregon 768 187 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,562 290 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A) 357 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Rhode Island 925 259 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 290 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A)
South Carolina 726 173 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A) 193 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A)
South Dakota 984 226 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 267 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A)
Tennessee 731 211 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A)
Texas 3,706 1,299 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A) 1,460 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A)
Utah 969 203 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
Vermont 676 132 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Virginia 1,207 241 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 267 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A)
Washington 982 214 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
West Virginia 568 158 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A) 171 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,072 214 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 252 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Wyoming 799 117 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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