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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 65 Years and Over

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 38,613 11,541 126 29.9 0.3 13,023 131 33.7 0.3 1.00 -.000053 1,998
Alabama 676 216 21 32.0 2.6 252 22 37.3 2.7 1.05 -.000455 1,998
Alaska 59 16 2 (B) 3.5 17 2 (B) 3.5 0.18 -.000542 1,998
Arizona 776 248 24 31.9 2.6 285 26 36.7 2.7 1.23 -.000379 1,998
Arkansas 418 186 15 44.6 2.8 197 16 47.1 2.8 0.68 -.000482 1,998
California 4,128 1,240 55 30.0 1.1 1,377 58 33.4 1.2 1.25 -.000069 1,998
Colorado 536 132 18 24.7 2.9 143 18 26.8 3.0 1.20 -.000488 1,998
Connecticut 470 105 13 22.3 2.5 128 15 27.3 2.7 0.88 -.000510 1,998
Delaware 132 35 4 26.1 2.5 40 4 29.9 2.6 0.22 -.000508 1,998
District of Columbia 65 21 3 (B) 3.5 23 3 (B) 3.5 0.18 -.000617 1,998
Florida 3,176 848 43 26.7 1.2 982 46 30.9 1.2 1.12 -.000124 1,998
Georgia 869 355 27 40.9 2.5 392 28 45.2 2.5 1.08 -.000226 1,998
Hawaii 196 54 5 27.5 2.4 65 6 33.2 2.6 0.29 -.000462 1,998
Idaho 182 59 6 32.6 2.9 66 7 36.1 3.0 0.36 -.000475 1,998
Illinois 1,494 412 30 27.6 1.7 473 32 31.7 1.8 1.13 -.000177 1,998
Indiana 847 239 22 28.2 2.3 295 25 34.9 2.4 1.08 -.000342 1,998
Iowa 366 92 12 25.1 2.8 113 13 31.0 3.0 0.77 -.000519 1,998
Kansas 341 103 12 30.1 3.0 129 13 37.7 3.2 0.73 -.000529 1,998
Kentucky 544 187 19 34.3 2.9 196 20 36.0 3.0 1.05 -.000498 1,998
Louisiana 539 203 20 37.6 3.0 244 22 45.4 3.1 1.05 -.000483 1,998
Maine 204 66 7 32.5 2.9 74 7 36.2 3.0 0.39 -.000599 1,998
Maryland 656 165 19 25.1 2.5 188 20 28.6 2.7 1.13 -.000407 1,998
Massachusetts 1,010 275 24 27.2 2.0 293 24 29.1 2.1 1.06 -.000330 1,998
Michigan 1,243 327 26 26.3 1.8 372 28 30.0 1.9 1.09 -.000221 1,998
Minnesota 697 170 19 24.3 2.4 191 20 27.4 2.5 1.07 -.000413 1,998
Mississippi 385 171 15 44.4 3.0 184 16 47.8 3.0 0.71 -.000492 1,998
Missouri 764 249 23 32.5 2.5 290 25 37.9 2.6 1.11 -.000381 1,998
Montana 144 58 5 40.2 2.8 61 5 42.6 2.8 0.24 -.000501 1,998
Nebraska 230 59 7 25.7 2.8 67 8 29.1 2.9 0.46 -.000522 1,998
Nevada 310 97 11 31.2 3.0 101 11 32.6 3.1 0.67 -.000515 1,998
New Hampshire 171 43 5 24.9 2.7 49 6 28.8 2.9 0.34 -.000521 1,998
New Jersey 1,063 285 25 26.8 2.0 319 26 30.0 2.1 1.12 -.000261 1,998
New Mexico 264 89 10 33.8 3.1 101 11 38.1 3.2 0.58 -.000588 1,998
New York 2,546 804 42 31.6 1.4 886 44 34.8 1.4 1.17 -.000121 1,998
North Carolina 1,198 418 30 34.9 2.1 474 32 39.5 2.1 1.11 -.000243 1,998
North Dakota 79 23 3 28.9 2.9 24 3 30.4 2.9 0.16 -.000510 1,998
Ohio 1,496 445 31 29.8 1.7 521 33 34.8 1.8 1.09 -.000192 1,998
Oklahoma 497 143 16 28.8 2.7 168 17 33.9 2.9 0.91 -.000509 1,998
Oregon 550 149 17 27.1 2.7 165 18 30.1 2.8 1.01 -.000535 1,998
Pennsylvania 1,887 551 34 29.2 1.5 629 36 33.3 1.6 1.09 -.000178 1,998
Rhode Island 139 40 5 28.6 3.0 49 5 35.2 3.1 0.30 -.000581 1,998
South Carolina 640 219 21 34.2 2.7 232 22 36.3 2.8 1.06 -.000479 1,998
South Dakota 111 28 3 25.4 2.4 33 3 29.3 2.5 0.17 -.000429 1,998
Tennessee 874 322 26 36.8 2.4 349 27 39.9 2.4 1.08 -.000350 1,998
Texas 2,434 762 43 31.3 1.5 849 46 34.9 1.5 1.28 -.000106 1,998
Utah 248 57 8 22.8 2.8 61 8 24.4 2.8 0.54 -.000392 1,998
Vermont 81 27 3 33.2 3.1 30 3 37.2 3.2 0.18 -.000584 1,998
Virginia 921 220 21 23.9 2.1 245 23 26.6 2.1 1.08 -.000284 1,998
Washington 770 191 21 24.7 2.4 221 22 28.7 2.5 1.15 -.000353 1,998
West Virginia 306 108 9 35.3 2.4 124 9 40.5 2.5 0.39 -.000435 1,998
Wisconsin 810 213 21 26.2 2.3 231 22 28.5 2.4 1.10 -.000395 1,998
Wyoming 68 19 2 (B) 3.0 23 3 (B) 3.1 0.15 -.000565 1,998

Poverty Footnotes

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