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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 65 Years and Over

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 21,856 3,907 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 4,710 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A)
Alabama 290 79 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 92 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
Alaska 214 37 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 42 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Arizona 266 67 (N/A) 25.2 (N/A) 78 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A)
Arkansas 253 62 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A) 82 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A)
California 1,843 342 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A) 422 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
Colorado 383 55 (N/A) 14.4 (N/A) 65 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)
Connecticut 498 64 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 74 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A)
Delaware 398 60 (N/A) 15.1 (N/A) 79 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
District of Columbia 304 75 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A) 87 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
Florida 1,233 200 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A)
Georgia 346 99 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 113 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Hawaii 536 92 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A)
Idaho 208 40 (N/A) 19.2 (N/A) 49 (N/A) 23.6 (N/A)
Illinois 627 101 (N/A) 16.1 (N/A) 127 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A)
Indiana 345 48 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 59 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A)
Iowa 328 48 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A) 55 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Kansas 285 48 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 58 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
Kentucky 292 61 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A) 76 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A)
Louisiana 235 48 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A) 59 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
Maine 434 73 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 90 (N/A) 20.7 (N/A)
Maryland 497 82 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 87 (N/A) 17.5 (N/A)
Massachusetts 381 60 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 78 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A)
Michigan 492 66 (N/A) 13.4 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 16.9 (N/A)
Minnesota 454 64 (N/A) 14.1 (N/A) 78 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
Mississippi 252 76 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Missouri 336 57 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 75 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A)
Montana 207 34 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 48 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 318 43 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 51 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
Nevada 334 68 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A) 82 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A)
New Hampshire 399 50 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 431 64 (N/A) 14.8 (N/A) 77 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A)
New Mexico 239 52 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 62 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A)
New York 1,016 221 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A)
North Carolina 454 83 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A) 99 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
North Dakota 214 39 (N/A) 18.2 (N/A) 44 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A)
Ohio 568 90 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 110 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Oklahoma 299 50 (N/A) 16.7 (N/A) 63 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Oregon 328 50 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A) 64 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 721 119 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Rhode Island 336 63 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 76 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
South Carolina 347 75 (N/A) 21.6 (N/A) 92 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A)
South Dakota 329 52 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 63 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A)
Tennessee 318 73 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 81 (N/A) 25.5 (N/A)
Texas 1,048 237 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A) 277 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Utah 188 23 (N/A) 12.2 (N/A) 29 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A)
Vermont 286 45 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 59 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A)
Virginia 444 70 (N/A) 15.8 (N/A) 80 (N/A) 18.0 (N/A)
Washington 320 53 (N/A) 16.6 (N/A) 66 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A)
West Virginia 275 49 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 60 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
Wisconsin 446 60 (N/A) 13.5 (N/A) 75 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 261 40 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A) 49 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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