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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 24,967 12,649 (N/A) 50.7 (N/A) 13,885 (N/A) 55.6 (N/A)
Alabama 333 226 (N/A) 67.9 (N/A) 231 (N/A) 69.4 (N/A)
Alaska 266 100 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A) 128 (N/A) 48.1 (N/A)
Arizona 328 204 (N/A) 62.2 (N/A) 219 (N/A) 66.8 (N/A)
Arkansas 220 124 (N/A) 56.4 (N/A) 141 (N/A) 64.1 (N/A)
California 2,239 965 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A) 1,092 (N/A) 48.8 (N/A)
Colorado 514 268 (N/A) 52.1 (N/A) 301 (N/A) 58.6 (N/A)
Connecticut 465 159 (N/A) 34.2 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
Delaware 393 170 (N/A) 43.3 (N/A) 186 (N/A) 47.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 434 238 (N/A) 54.8 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 61.3 (N/A)
Florida 995 457 (N/A) 45.9 (N/A) 509 (N/A) 51.2 (N/A)
Georgia 734 415 (N/A) 56.5 (N/A) 452 (N/A) 61.6 (N/A)
Hawaii 451 168 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A) 184 (N/A) 40.8 (N/A)
Idaho 234 129 (N/A) 55.1 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 57.7 (N/A)
Illinois 760 401 (N/A) 52.8 (N/A) 434 (N/A) 57.1 (N/A)
Indiana 451 282 (N/A) 62.5 (N/A) 317 (N/A) 70.3 (N/A)
Iowa 387 206 (N/A) 53.2 (N/A) 226 (N/A) 58.4 (N/A)
Kansas 341 181 (N/A) 53.1 (N/A) 187 (N/A) 54.8 (N/A)
Kentucky 384 210 (N/A) 54.7 (N/A) 224 (N/A) 58.3 (N/A)
Louisiana 275 179 (N/A) 65.1 (N/A) 194 (N/A) 70.5 (N/A)
Maine 320 199 (N/A) 62.2 (N/A) 220 (N/A) 68.8 (N/A)
Maryland 541 193 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A)
Massachusetts 334 153 (N/A) 45.8 (N/A) 176 (N/A) 52.7 (N/A)
Michigan 566 308 (N/A) 54.4 (N/A) 329 (N/A) 58.1 (N/A)
Minnesota 518 243 (N/A) 46.9 (N/A) 274 (N/A) 52.9 (N/A)
Mississippi 409 277 (N/A) 67.7 (N/A) 310 (N/A) 75.8 (N/A)
Missouri 434 227 (N/A) 52.3 (N/A) 263 (N/A) 60.6 (N/A)
Montana 174 133 (N/A) 76.4 (N/A) 145 (N/A) 83.3 (N/A)
Nebraska 302 132 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A) 154 (N/A) 51.0 (N/A)
Nevada 358 200 (N/A) 55.9 (N/A) 225 (N/A) 62.8 (N/A)
New Hampshire 343 142 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 42.6 (N/A)
New Jersey 521 204 (N/A) 39.2 (N/A) 229 (N/A) 44.0 (N/A)
New Mexico 303 203 (N/A) 67.0 (N/A) 219 (N/A) 72.3 (N/A)
New York 1,405 694 (N/A) 49.4 (N/A) 745 (N/A) 53.0 (N/A)
North Carolina 518 264 (N/A) 51.0 (N/A) 286 (N/A) 55.2 (N/A)
North Dakota 283 159 (N/A) 56.2 (N/A) 188 (N/A) 66.4 (N/A)
Ohio 596 325 (N/A) 54.5 (N/A) 359 (N/A) 60.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 268 146 (N/A) 54.5 (N/A) 154 (N/A) 57.5 (N/A)
Oregon 270 126 (N/A) 46.7 (N/A) 149 (N/A) 55.2 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 581 260 (N/A) 44.8 (N/A) 295 (N/A) 50.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 500 262 (N/A) 52.4 (N/A) 288 (N/A) 57.6 (N/A)
South Carolina 433 223 (N/A) 51.5 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 53.1 (N/A)
South Dakota 408 244 (N/A) 59.8 (N/A) 260 (N/A) 63.7 (N/A)
Tennessee 294 163 (N/A) 55.4 (N/A) 169 (N/A) 57.5 (N/A)
Texas 1,786 1,015 (N/A) 56.8 (N/A) 1,096 (N/A) 61.4 (N/A)
Utah 287 131 (N/A) 45.6 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 50.9 (N/A)
Vermont 243 102 (N/A) 42.0 (N/A) 115 (N/A) 47.3 (N/A)
Virginia 530 243 (N/A) 45.8 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 48.3 (N/A)
Washington 404 178 (N/A) 44.1 (N/A) 205 (N/A) 50.7 (N/A)
West Virginia 205 135 (N/A) 65.9 (N/A) 140 (N/A) 68.3 (N/A)
Wisconsin 400 191 (N/A) 47.8 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 49.8 (N/A)
Wyoming 229 92 (N/A) 40.2 (N/A) 107 (N/A) 46.7 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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