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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)
People Under 18

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 60,336 16,055 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A) 18,278 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
Alabama 585 225 (N/A) 38.5 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A)
Alaska 825 185 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 224 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Arizona 806 327 (N/A) 40.6 (N/A) 353 (N/A) 43.8 (N/A)
Arkansas 535 171 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 196 (N/A) 36.6 (N/A)
California 5,725 1,706 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A) 1,945 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Colorado 1,374 351 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A) 402 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,289 182 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 15.9 (N/A)
Delaware 896 227 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
District of Columbia 534 199 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A) 224 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A)
Florida 2,106 568 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A) 651 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A)
Georgia 1,387 425 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A) 487 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A)
Hawaii 925 237 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 273 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Idaho 885 271 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A) 312 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Illinois 1,910 525 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 623 (N/A) 32.6 (N/A)
Indiana 866 273 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A) 309 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A)
Iowa 1,159 297 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 352 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Kansas 933 234 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 267 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 855 245 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A) 268 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
Louisiana 538 157 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Maine 938 234 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Maryland 1,328 225 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A) 259 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Massachusetts 863 193 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 225 (N/A) 26.1 (N/A)
Michigan 1,377 354 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 405 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,488 336 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 370 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A)
Mississippi 594 248 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A) 280 (N/A) 47.1 (N/A)
Missouri 1,070 307 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A) 341 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
Montana 509 156 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A) 179 (N/A) 35.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 989 189 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A)
Nevada 916 264 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A) 307 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,139 161 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 179 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,282 261 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A) 285 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
New Mexico 616 239 (N/A) 38.8 (N/A) 276 (N/A) 44.8 (N/A)
New York 2,469 750 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 823 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,187 365 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A) 405 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
North Dakota 730 158 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 189 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
Ohio 1,638 400 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 443 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A)
Oklahoma 702 185 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Oregon 803 206 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,625 317 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 384 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A)
Rhode Island 952 272 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
South Carolina 764 190 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,019 250 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A) 292 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A)
Tennessee 763 224 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A) 245 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A)
Texas 3,907 1,388 (N/A) 35.5 (N/A) 1,556 (N/A) 39.8 (N/A)
Utah 1,012 216 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A) 262 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
Vermont 692 140 (N/A) 20.2 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
Virginia 1,253 259 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 285 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
Washington 1,036 231 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 275 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 597 170 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 183 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,116 232 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 272 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A)
Wyoming 829 130 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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