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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 18 to 64

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 127,215 23,257 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 26,548 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A)
Alabama 1,390 335 (N/A) 24.1 (N/A) 379 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A)
Alaska 1,724 243 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 289 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Arizona 1,645 424 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 463 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 1,221 304 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 352 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
California 12,593 2,668 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 3,063 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
Colorado 2,809 488 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A) 564 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A)
Connecticut 2,798 342 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 367 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A)
Delaware 1,894 299 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 346 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 1,771 352 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A) 397 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Florida 5,113 1,028 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A) 1,164 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A)
Georgia 2,877 672 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A) 747 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Hawaii 2,227 348 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 401 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
Idaho 1,395 255 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 310 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Illinois 3,932 708 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A) 819 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A)
Indiana 1,760 337 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 381 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
Iowa 2,289 367 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A) 422 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A)
Kansas 1,740 312 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 347 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
Kentucky 1,778 409 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 452 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A)
Louisiana 1,206 227 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 261 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
Maine 2,193 365 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 408 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A)
Maryland 3,090 381 (N/A) 12.3 (N/A) 431 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 1,848 277 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A) 331 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
Michigan 2,937 563 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 655 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 2,855 415 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A) 467 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 1,163 315 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A) 368 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Missouri 2,112 396 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 446 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Montana 1,081 216 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 249 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A)
Nebraska 1,791 253 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)
Nevada 2,048 376 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 438 (N/A) 21.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 2,470 263 (N/A) 10.6 (N/A) 293 (N/A) 11.9 (N/A)
New Jersey 2,799 378 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 428 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 1,245 308 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 357 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A)
New York 5,558 1,085 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 1,218 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
North Carolina 2,481 516 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 589 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
North Dakota 1,480 228 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A) 263 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Ohio 3,329 597 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 675 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Oklahoma 1,536 281 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 303 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A)
Oregon 1,769 342 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 392 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 3,554 529 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 632 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 2,000 357 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 399 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 1,653 323 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 364 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,889 396 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 438 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Tennessee 1,608 356 (N/A) 22.1 (N/A) 377 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Texas 7,467 1,717 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 1,964 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A)
Utah 1,505 197 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A)
Vermont 1,656 209 (N/A) 12.6 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A)
Virginia 2,710 371 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A) 415 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
Washington 2,176 322 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A) 383 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 1,217 271 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 301 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Wisconsin 2,267 328 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A) 374 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A)
Wyoming 1,566 208 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 254 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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