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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.

(Numbers in thousands. 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 185% of poverty (5) Below 200% of poverty (5)  
All income levels Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) Number Standard error (19) Percent Standard error (19) State Factors A Parameter B Parameter
All Ages (1)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 303,820 92,448 578 30.4 0.2 100,411 591 33.0 0.2 1.00 -.000018 5,282
Alabama 4,655 1,761 78 37.8 1.7 1,945 79 41.8 1.7 1.05 -.001204 5,282
Alaska 688 167 11 24.3 1.6 180 11 26.1 1.6 0.18 -.001433 5,282
Arizona 6,508 2,348 99 36.1 1.5 2,549 100 39.2 1.5 1.23 -.001002 5,282
Arkansas 2,846 1,126 49 39.6 1.7 1,205 50 42.3 1.8 0.68 -.001275 5,282
California 36,742 12,028 231 32.7 0.6 12,943 235 35.2 0.6 1.25 -.000181 5,282
Colorado 4,969 1,291 78 26.0 1.6 1,409 80 28.4 1.6 1.20 -.001290 5,282
Connecticut 3,472 649 49 18.7 1.4 725 52 20.9 1.5 0.88 -.001348 5,282
Delaware 883 231 14 26.1 1.6 256 14 29.0 1.6 0.22 -.001343 5,282
District of Columbia 595 195 11 32.8 1.9 207 11 34.7 1.9 0.18 -.001631 5,282
Florida 18,385 5,876 153 32.0 0.8 6,420 156 34.9 0.9 1.12 -.000328 5,282
Georgia 9,657 3,405 112 35.3 1.2 3,671 114 38.0 1.2 1.08 -.000597 5,282
Hawaii 1,250 354 20 28.3 1.6 390 20 31.2 1.6 0.29 -.001221 5,282
Idaho 1,524 483 25 31.7 1.6 535 26 35.1 1.7 0.36 -.001254 5,282
Illinois 12,759 3,744 126 29.3 1.0 4,020 128 31.5 1.0 1.13 -.000468 5,282
Indiana 6,342 1,989 88 31.4 1.4 2,186 90 34.5 1.4 1.08 -.000905 5,282
Iowa 2,987 773 48 25.9 1.6 839 49 28.1 1.7 0.77 -.001371 5,282
Kansas 2,737 805 47 29.4 1.7 903 48 33.0 1.8 0.73 -.001399 5,282
Kentucky 4,276 1,461 73 34.2 1.7 1,561 74 36.5 1.7 1.05 -.001317 5,282
Louisiana 4,450 1,435 73 32.2 1.7 1,573 75 35.3 1.7 1.05 -.001278 5,282
Maine 1,297 355 23 27.4 1.8 388 24 29.9 1.8 0.39 -.001583 5,282
Maryland 5,662 1,252 76 22.1 1.3 1,347 78 23.8 1.4 1.13 -.001076 5,282
Massachusetts 6,623 1,610 82 24.3 1.2 1,730 84 26.1 1.3 1.06 -.000872 5,282
Michigan 9,797 2,886 108 29.5 1.1 3,123 111 31.9 1.1 1.09 -.000585 5,282
Minnesota 5,200 1,226 73 23.6 1.4 1,324 75 25.5 1.4 1.07 -.001092 5,282
Mississippi 2,847 1,279 52 44.9 1.8 1,352 52 47.5 1.8 0.71 -.001301 5,282
Missouri 5,963 1,836 86 30.8 1.4 2,011 88 33.7 1.5 1.11 -.001007 5,282
Montana 971 313 16 32.3 1.7 341 17 35.1 1.7 0.24 -.001323 5,282
Nebraska 1,778 445 28 25.0 1.6 493 29 27.8 1.7 0.46 -.001380 5,282
Nevada 2,629 825 45 31.4 1.7 891 46 33.9 1.7 0.67 -.001363 5,282
New Hampshire 1,313 232 18 17.7 1.4 261 19 19.9 1.5 0.34 -.001378 5,282
New Jersey 8,660 1,892 93 21.8 1.1 2,059 96 23.8 1.1 1.12 -.000689 5,282
New Mexico 1,971 767 38 38.9 1.9 801 38 40.6 1.9 0.58 -.001554 5,282
New York 19,158 5,809 158 30.3 0.8 6,347 162 33.1 0.8 1.17 -.000321 5,282
North Carolina 9,336 3,086 109 33.1 1.2 3,352 111 35.9 1.2 1.11 -.000643 5,282
North Dakota 632 158 10 25.0 1.6 172 10 27.2 1.6 0.16 -.001348 5,282
Ohio 11,441 3,395 117 29.7 1.0 3,749 120 32.8 1.1 1.09 -.000509 5,282
Oklahoma 3,632 1,102 61 30.3 1.7 1,194 62 32.9 1.7 0.91 -.001344 5,282
Oregon 3,821 1,165 66 30.5 1.7 1,301 67 34.1 1.8 1.01 -.001413 5,282
Pennsylvania 12,401 3,191 117 25.7 0.9 3,572 121 28.8 1.0 1.09 -.000471 5,282
Rhode Island 1,030 280 18 27.2 1.7 314 19 30.5 1.8 0.30 -.001536 5,282
South Carolina 4,501 1,421 73 31.6 1.6 1,543 75 34.3 1.7 1.06 -.001267 5,282
South Dakota 799 242 12 30.3 1.5 269 13 33.7 1.6 0.17 -.001134 5,282
Tennessee 6,240 2,220 90 35.6 1.4 2,412 91 38.7 1.5 1.08 -.000926 5,282
Texas 24,632 9,029 195 36.7 0.8 9,585 198 38.9 0.8 1.28 -.000280 5,282
Utah 2,794 650 38 23.3 1.4 732 39 26.2 1.4 0.54 -.001036 5,282
Vermont 617 154 10 25.0 1.7 168 11 27.3 1.7 0.18 -.001545 5,282
Virginia 7,767 1,748 88 22.5 1.1 1,943 91 25.0 1.2 1.08 -.000752 5,282
Washington 6,697 1,701 87 25.4 1.3 1,856 90 27.7 1.3 1.15 -.000934 5,282
West Virginia 1,801 562 28 31.2 1.6 635 29 35.3 1.6 0.39 -.001150 5,282
Wisconsin 5,545 1,356 77 24.4 1.4 1,477 79 26.6 1.4 1.10 -.001044 5,282
Wyoming 540 137 9 25.3 1.7 154 9 28.5 1.7 0.15 -.001495 5,282

Poverty Footnotes

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