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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
People Under 18

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 74,579 29,406 278 39.4 0.4 31,505 282 42.2 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,076 556 46 51.7 3.2 597 47 55.5 3.1 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 185 60 6 32.3 2.9 65 7 34.9 3.0 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,707 833 60 48.8 2.7 873 62 51.1 2.7 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 701 329 28 46.9 3.1 352 29 50.1 3.1 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,419 3,923 133 41.7 1.1 4,166 137 44.2 1.2 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,241 419 43 33.8 3.0 459 45 37.0 3.0 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 805 166 24 20.6 2.7 186 25 23.1 2.8 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 211 71 8 33.8 3.1 76 8 36.2 3.1 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 113 60 6 52.9 4.0 61 6 53.9 4.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 4,017 1,667 83 41.5 1.7 1,804 86 44.9 1.7 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,579 1,067 65 41.4 2.0 1,153 67 44.7 2.1 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 296 116 11 39.3 3.1 123 11 41.6 3.1 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 419 179 15 42.6 2.9 192 16 45.9 2.9 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,189 1,293 73 40.5 1.9 1,357 75 42.6 1.9 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,620 679 52 41.9 2.6 720 53 44.5 2.6 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 707 257 27 36.4 3.2 267 28 37.8 3.2 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 704 259 26 36.7 3.1 288 28 40.9 3.2 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 1,010 401 39 39.7 3.2 434 41 43.0 3.2 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,158 471 42 40.7 3.0 508 44 43.9 3.0 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 269 93 12 34.5 3.6 101 12 37.4 3.7 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,343 377 40 28.0 2.6 401 41 29.8 2.7 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,448 452 43 31.2 2.5 484 44 33.4 2.6 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,343 859 59 36.7 2.1 924 61 39.4 2.1 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,245 404 40 32.4 2.8 434 42 34.9 2.8 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 782 441 33 56.4 3.0 459 33 58.6 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,428 585 49 41.0 2.8 616 50 43.1 2.8 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 217 90 9 41.6 3.3 96 9 44.1 3.3 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 457 146 16 31.9 3.0 162 17 35.5 3.1 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 665 267 26 40.2 3.1 287 26 43.2 3.2 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 284 59 9 20.9 2.8 66 9 23.4 3.0 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,052 565 49 27.5 2.1 595 50 29.0 2.1 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 511 269 23 52.7 3.4 275 24 53.7 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,439 1,821 89 41.0 1.6 1,970 92 44.4 1.6 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,323 956 62 41.2 2.2 1,022 64 44.0 2.2 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 144 41 5 28.4 3.0 46 5 32.1 3.1 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,694 991 63 36.8 2.0 1,100 66 40.8 2.0 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 924 383 36 41.5 3.1 402 36 43.6 3.1 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 850 320 35 37.7 3.4 368 37 43.3 3.4 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,810 919 61 32.7 1.9 1,033 65 36.7 1.9 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 224 87 10 38.8 3.6 94 10 41.8 3.6 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,106 407 40 36.8 3.0 444 42 40.1 3.1 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 200 76 7 38.1 2.9 87 7 43.3 2.9 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,478 637 50 43.1 2.7 668 51 45.2 2.7 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,941 3,373 123 48.6 1.4 3,511 125 50.6 1.4 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 872 263 23 30.2 2.3 293 24 33.6 2.4 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 122 41 5 33.1 3.6 44 5 36.3 3.7 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,908 571 48 29.9 2.2 635 51 33.3 2.3 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,540 533 48 34.6 2.6 575 50 37.3 2.7 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 388 140 14 36.0 3.1 160 15 41.1 3.1 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,279 395 41 30.9 2.7 426 42 33.3 2.8 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 135 42 5 30.7 3.1 47 5 35.1 3.2 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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