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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
Related Children 5 to 17


WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 52,865 19,796 248 37.4 0.4 21,298 254 40.3 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 757 372 38 49.1 3.8 408 40 53.9 3.7 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 129 38 5 29.7 3.4 42 5 32.3 3.5 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,197 554 50 46.3 3.2 580 51 48.5 3.2 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 474 211 23 44.6 3.8 230 24 48.6 3.8 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 6,528 2,657 112 40.7 1.4 2,821 115 43.2 1.4 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 874 288 36 32.9 3.5 316 38 36.2 3.6 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 581 114 20 19.6 3.1 128 21 22.0 3.3 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 151 47 6 31.5 3.6 51 7 33.7 3.6 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 73 41 5 (B) 5.0 42 5 (B) 5.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 2,870 1,148 70 40.0 2.0 1,244 73 43.4 2.0 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 1,849 715 54 38.6 2.4 778 56 42.0 2.4 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 208 79 9 38.1 3.7 85 10 40.7 3.7 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 296 120 13 40.3 3.4 128 13 43.3 3.5 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 2,253 839 60 37.2 2.2 890 62 39.5 2.2 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,198 460 43 38.4 2.9 484 44 40.4 3.0 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 488 157 22 32.1 3.7 166 22 34.0 3.8 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 510 167 22 32.8 3.6 194 23 38.0 3.7 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 720 272 33 37.8 3.7 294 34 40.8 3.8 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 834 319 36 38.3 3.5 341 37 40.9 3.5 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 200 59 9 29.7 4.1 66 10 32.9 4.2 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 970 256 34 26.4 3.0 277 35 28.5 3.1 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,083 334 37 30.8 2.9 357 38 32.9 3.0 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 1,716 607 50 35.4 2.4 651 52 37.9 2.5 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 854 254 32 29.8 3.3 275 34 32.2 3.3 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 536 295 28 55.0 3.7 308 28 57.4 3.6 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,048 390 41 37.3 3.2 409 41 39.0 3.2 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 154 62 8 40.1 3.9 65 8 42.3 3.9 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 299 87 12 29.2 3.6 98 13 32.9 3.7 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 448 178 21 39.6 3.8 194 22 43.2 3.9 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 210 42 7 19.9 3.2 48 8 23.0 3.4 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 1,513 411 42 27.2 2.4 433 43 28.6 2.5 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 367 183 20 50.0 4.0 184 20 50.1 4.0 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 3,130 1,230 74 39.3 1.9 1,344 77 43.0 1.9 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 1,673 661 53 39.5 2.5 704 54 42.1 2.6 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 100 27 4 27.0 3.6 30 4 29.7 3.7 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 1,953 649 52 33.2 2.2 731 55 37.4 2.3 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 631 241 29 38.2 3.7 254 30 40.3 3.8 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 612 223 29 36.5 3.9 262 32 42.9 4.1 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,096 675 53 32.2 2.2 756 56 36.1 2.2 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 162 60 8 37.2 4.2 65 9 40.2 4.3 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 774 284 34 36.7 3.6 312 35 40.3 3.7 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 138 46 5 33.3 3.3 54 6 39.2 3.5 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,011 429 42 42.5 3.3 453 43 44.8 3.3 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 4,797 2,223 103 46.3 1.6 2,319 105 48.3 1.6 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 592 167 19 28.3 2.7 188 20 31.8 2.8 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 91 30 5 32.7 4.2 32 5 35.3 4.3 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,363 378 40 27.7 2.5 429 42 31.5 2.6 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,041 324 38 31.1 3.1 349 39 33.5 3.2 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 279 102 12 36.5 3.6 112 13 40.1 3.7 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 941 262 33 27.8 3.1 285 35 30.3 3.2 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 94 28 4 29.8 3.7 32 4 33.7 3.8 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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