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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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 73,410 28,521 276 38.9 0.4 30,597 281 41.7 0.4 1.00 -.000049 4,072
Alabama 1,069 551 46 51.5 3.2 592 47 55.4 3.1 1.05 -.000928 4,072
Alaska 180 56 6 31.1 3.0 61 6 33.8 3.0 0.18 -.001105 4,072
Arizona 1,698 825 60 48.6 2.7 863 61 50.8 2.7 1.23 -.000773 4,072
Arkansas 685 315 28 45.9 3.2 338 29 49.3 3.2 0.68 -.000983 4,072
California 9,250 3,785 131 40.9 1.2 4,023 135 43.5 1.2 1.25 -.000140 4,072
Colorado 1,227 409 43 33.3 3.0 447 45 36.4 3.0 1.20 -.000994 4,072
Connecticut 794 159 23 20.1 2.7 178 25 22.4 2.8 0.88 -.001039 4,072
Delaware 207 68 8 33.0 3.1 73 8 35.5 3.1 0.22 -.001036 4,072
District of Columbia 112 59 6 53.3 4.0 61 6 54.2 4.0 0.18 -.001257 4,072
Florida 3,952 1,615 82 40.9 1.7 1,750 85 44.3 1.7 1.12 -.000252 4,072
Georgia 2,545 1,045 64 41.1 2.0 1,131 66 44.4 2.1 1.08 -.000460 4,072
Hawaii 290 112 11 38.7 3.1 118 11 40.9 3.1 0.29 -.000942 4,072
Idaho 416 176 15 42.2 2.9 189 16 45.5 3.0 0.36 -.000967 4,072
Illinois 3,131 1,252 72 40.0 1.9 1,317 74 42.1 1.9 1.13 -.000361 4,072
Indiana 1,610 670 51 41.6 2.6 712 53 44.2 2.6 1.08 -.000698 4,072
Iowa 694 244 26 35.2 3.2 254 27 36.6 3.2 0.77 -.001057 4,072
Kansas 691 246 26 35.7 3.1 276 27 40.0 3.2 0.73 -.001079 4,072
Kentucky 992 391 39 39.4 3.2 423 40 42.7 3.2 1.05 -.001015 4,072
Louisiana 1,138 459 42 40.4 3.0 496 43 43.6 3.0 1.05 -.000985 4,072
Maine 260 86 11 32.9 3.7 93 12 35.8 3.7 0.39 -.001221 4,072
Maryland 1,329 367 40 27.6 2.6 391 41 29.4 2.7 1.13 -.000829 4,072
Massachusetts 1,432 438 42 30.6 2.5 469 43 32.8 2.6 1.06 -.000672 4,072
Michigan 2,293 821 58 35.8 2.1 884 60 38.5 2.1 1.09 -.000451 4,072
Minnesota 1,232 398 40 32.3 2.8 426 41 34.5 2.8 1.07 -.000842 4,072
Mississippi 766 433 33 56.6 3.0 451 33 58.9 3.0 0.71 -.001003 4,072
Missouri 1,396 555 48 39.8 2.8 586 49 41.9 2.8 1.11 -.000776 4,072
Montana 212 87 9 41.1 3.3 92 9 43.7 3.4 0.24 -.001020 4,072
Nebraska 448 139 15 31.0 3.0 155 16 34.7 3.1 0.46 -.001064 4,072
Nevada 647 254 25 39.2 3.2 274 26 42.4 3.2 0.67 -.001050 4,072
New Hampshire 281 57 9 20.3 2.8 64 9 22.9 3.0 0.34 -.001062 4,072
New Jersey 2,024 543 48 26.8 2.1 573 49 28.3 2.1 1.12 -.000531 4,072
New Mexico 497 258 23 51.9 3.4 263 23 52.9 3.4 0.58 -.001198 4,072
New York 4,352 1,755 87 40.3 1.6 1,905 90 43.8 1.6 1.17 -.000247 4,072
North Carolina 2,276 921 61 40.5 2.2 985 63 43.3 2.2 1.11 -.000496 4,072
North Dakota 143 40 5 28.3 3.0 46 5 32.0 3.2 0.16 -.001039 4,072
Ohio 2,634 937 62 35.6 2.0 1,047 65 39.7 2.0 1.09 -.000392 4,072
Oklahoma 911 373 35 41.0 3.1 392 36 43.1 3.2 0.91 -.001036 4,072
Oregon 830 305 34 36.7 3.4 350 36 42.2 3.5 1.01 -.001089 4,072
Pennsylvania 2,773 892 61 32.2 1.9 1,005 64 36.3 1.9 1.09 -.000363 4,072
Rhode Island 221 85 10 38.3 3.6 92 10 41.4 3.7 0.30 -.001184 4,072
South Carolina 1,098 403 40 36.7 3.0 440 41 40.1 3.1 1.06 -.000977 4,072
South Dakota 198 75 7 37.9 2.9 85 7 43.1 2.9 0.17 -.000874 4,072
Tennessee 1,465 625 50 42.7 2.7 657 51 44.8 2.7 1.08 -.000714 4,072
Texas 6,858 3,315 122 48.3 1.4 3,453 124 50.3 1.4 1.28 -.000216 4,072
Utah 864 256 23 29.6 2.3 286 24 33.1 2.4 0.54 -.000799 4,072
Vermont 121 39 5 32.4 3.6 43 5 35.5 3.7 0.18 -.001191 4,072
Virginia 1,886 558 48 29.6 2.2 622 50 33.0 2.3 1.08 -.000579 4,072
Washington 1,520 518 47 34.1 2.6 560 49 36.8 2.7 1.15 -.000720 4,072
West Virginia 384 136 14 35.4 3.1 156 15 40.7 3.2 0.39 -.000887 4,072
Wisconsin 1,246 376 40 30.2 2.8 404 41 32.4 2.8 1.10 -.000805 4,072
Wyoming 133 40 5 30.2 3.1 46 5 34.6 3.2 0.15 -.001152 4,072

Poverty Footnotes

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