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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)
Families /10

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 54,464 9,240 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 10,760 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Alabama 627 152 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A) 173 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A)
Alaska 701 96 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A) 115 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Arizona 681 167 (N/A) 24.5 (N/A) 185 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A)
Arkansas 571 130 (N/A) 22.8 (N/A) 159 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A)
California 4,874 918 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 1,082 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,178 184 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 215 (N/A) 18.3 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,211 123 (N/A) 10.2 (N/A) 134 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A)
Delaware 860 128 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 151 (N/A) 17.6 (N/A)
District of Columbia 526 115 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A)
Florida 2,293 397 (N/A) 17.3 (N/A) 462 (N/A) 20.1 (N/A)
Georgia 1,186 261 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 297 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
Hawaii 903 142 (N/A) 15.7 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A)
Idaho 641 118 (N/A) 18.4 (N/A) 145 (N/A) 22.6 (N/A)
Illinois 1,657 295 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 347 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A)
Indiana 808 154 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A)
Iowa 965 142 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 168 (N/A) 17.4 (N/A)
Kansas 751 117 (N/A) 15.6 (N/A) 134 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A)
Kentucky 798 166 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
Louisiana 554 95 (N/A) 17.1 (N/A) 114 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A)
Maine 950 138 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A) 154 (N/A) 16.2 (N/A)
Maryland 1,256 139 (N/A) 11.1 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 12.7 (N/A)
Massachusetts 799 104 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 128 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
Michigan 1,257 211 (N/A) 16.8 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,228 163 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 15.2 (N/A)
Mississippi 566 155 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Missouri 909 156 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
Montana 473 89 (N/A) 18.8 (N/A) 104 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A)
Nebraska 818 98 (N/A) 12.0 (N/A) 125 (N/A) 15.3 (N/A)
Nevada 838 149 (N/A) 17.8 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 20.9 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,091 105 (N/A) 9.6 (N/A) 120 (N/A) 11.0 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,168 151 (N/A) 12.9 (N/A) 171 (N/A) 14.6 (N/A)
New Mexico 558 139 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A)
New York 2,299 451 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 510 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,122 216 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 249 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A)
North Dakota 657 98 (N/A) 14.9 (N/A) 116 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A)
Ohio 1,493 254 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A) 290 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A)
Oklahoma 712 117 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 132 (N/A) 18.5 (N/A)
Oregon 758 124 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,559 204 (N/A) 13.1 (N/A) 255 (N/A) 16.4 (N/A)
Rhode Island 849 152 (N/A) 17.9 (N/A) 173 (N/A) 20.4 (N/A)
South Carolina 769 143 (N/A) 18.6 (N/A) 165 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
South Dakota 855 143 (N/A) 16.7 (N/A) 167 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A)
Tennessee 719 148 (N/A) 20.6 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Texas 3,192 735 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 842 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Utah 656 85 (N/A) 13.0 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 16.0 (N/A)
Vermont 702 73 (N/A) 10.4 (N/A) 96 (N/A) 13.7 (N/A)
Virginia 1,187 158 (N/A) 13.3 (N/A) 178 (N/A) 15.0 (N/A)
Washington 935 130 (N/A) 13.9 (N/A) 159 (N/A) 17.0 (N/A)
West Virginia 581 114 (N/A) 19.6 (N/A) 130 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,013 127 (N/A) 12.5 (N/A) 147 (N/A) 14.5 (N/A)
Wyoming 710 71 (N/A) 10.0 (N/A) 91 (N/A) 12.8 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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