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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)
Related Children Under
18 Years of Age (9)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 59,392 15,464 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 17,642 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A)
Alabama 581 222 (N/A) 38.2 (N/A) 254 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Alaska 801 169 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A) 207 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
Arizona 801 323 (N/A) 40.3 (N/A) 349 (N/A) 43.6 (N/A)
Arkansas 524 163 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 188 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A)
California 5,619 1,632 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 1,866 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,358 342 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A) 393 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,272 173 (N/A) 13.6 (N/A) 196 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Delaware 880 216 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A) 238 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A)
District of Columbia 525 196 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A) 221 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A)
Florida 2,068 543 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A) 622 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A)
Georgia 1,368 414 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A) 476 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A)
Hawaii 905 227 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 263 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A)
Idaho 879 268 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A) 307 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Illinois 1,877 503 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A) 598 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A)
Indiana 860 270 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Iowa 1,140 283 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 336 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A)
Kansas 917 221 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A) 253 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 839 238 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A) 261 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Louisiana 531 153 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Maine 908 214 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A) 233 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Maryland 1,314 217 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 251 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
Massachusetts 855 188 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Michigan 1,349 334 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 384 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,472 327 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 361 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A)
Mississippi 584 243 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A) 275 (N/A) 47.1 (N/A)
Missouri 1,046 292 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A) 324 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A)
Montana 496 148 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A) 170 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Nebraska 969 179 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 22.7 (N/A)
Nevada 896 254 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A) 295 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,129 157 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 15.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,262 253 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 275 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
New Mexico 602 231 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A)
New York 2,423 718 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 791 (N/A) 32.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,162 347 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A) 387 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A)
North Dakota 724 155 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A) 186 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Ohio 1,603 374 (N/A) 23.3 (N/A) 414 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A)
Oklahoma 693 179 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A)
Oregon 786 194 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 223 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,605 304 (N/A) 18.9 (N/A) 371 (N/A) 23.1 (N/A)
Rhode Island 941 265 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 296 (N/A) 31.5 (N/A)
South Carolina 758 187 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 209 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,008 243 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A) 285 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Tennessee 756 219 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
Texas 3,863 1,363 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A) 1,529 (N/A) 39.6 (N/A)
Utah 1,003 208 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A) 254 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
Vermont 684 134 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Virginia 1,239 253 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A) 279 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Washington 1,021 221 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 265 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
West Virginia 591 165 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,089 219 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A)
Wyoming 816 123 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A) 159 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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