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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
Families (10)

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 78,867 19,729 212 25.0 0.2 21,617 226 27.4 0.2 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 1,264 403 23 31.9 1.5 457 25 36.2 1.5 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 169 32 3 18.9 1.4 34 3 20.3 1.5 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 1,614 449 26 27.8 1.4 495 28 30.6 1.4 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 788 275 15 34.9 1.6 295 16 37.4 1.6 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 8,688 2,277 62 26.2 0.6 2,473 65 28.5 0.6 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 1,275 254 20 19.9 1.4 282 21 22.1 1.4 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 922 130 12 14.1 1.2 146 13 15.8 1.3 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 240 52 4 21.6 1.4 59 4 24.5 1.5 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 110 34 3 31.1 2.1 36 3 32.8 2.1 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 4,930 1,291 44 26.2 0.7 1,436 46 29.1 0.8 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 2,446 723 32 29.5 1.1 788 33 32.2 1.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 304 74 5 24.4 1.5 82 5 27.0 1.5 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 422 111 7 26.4 1.4 125 8 29.7 1.5 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 3,259 810 34 24.8 0.9 869 36 26.7 0.9 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 1,694 458 25 27.0 1.2 514 27 30.3 1.3 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 795 151 12 18.9 1.4 166 13 20.9 1.4 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 686 160 12 23.4 1.5 182 13 26.5 1.6 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 1,195 350 22 29.2 1.5 372 22 31.1 1.5 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 1,201 322 21 26.8 1.5 364 22 30.3 1.5 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 348 73 6 21.0 1.5 80 6 23.1 1.6 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 1,432 258 19 18.0 1.2 283 20 19.8 1.2 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 1,723 321 21 18.7 1.1 355 22 20.6 1.1 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 2,555 623 29 24.4 1.0 676 31 26.5 1.0 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 1,358 239 18 17.6 1.2 259 19 19.1 1.2 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 776 310 17 39.9 1.7 327 17 42.1 1.7 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 1,589 393 23 24.7 1.3 436 25 27.4 1.3 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 261 67 4 25.5 1.5 72 5 27.5 1.5 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 481 94 7 19.6 1.4 106 8 22.0 1.4 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 636 162 12 25.4 1.6 175 12 27.5 1.6 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 365 50 5 13.7 1.2 57 5 15.5 1.2 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 2,278 398 24 17.5 0.9 435 25 19.1 1.0 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 520 173 11 33.2 1.8 183 12 35.2 1.8 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 4,773 1,231 43 25.8 0.8 1,349 46 28.3 0.8 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 2,528 719 32 28.4 1.1 788 34 31.2 1.1 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 175 35 3 20.2 1.4 39 3 22.1 1.4 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 3,177 796 33 25.0 0.9 882 35 27.8 0.9 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 998 229 16 22.9 1.4 255 17 25.5 1.5 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 1,002 248 18 24.7 1.5 273 19 27.2 1.6 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 3,281 696 31 21.2 0.8 777 33 23.7 0.9 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 270 59 5 21.8 1.5 67 5 24.8 1.6 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 1,241 356 22 28.7 1.5 384 23 31.0 1.5 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 217 49 3 22.7 1.3 54 3 25.1 1.4 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 1,665 501 26 30.1 1.3 551 28 33.1 1.3 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 6,299 1,944 58 30.9 0.7 2,078 60 33.0 0.7 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 705 134 10 19.0 1.2 156 10 22.2 1.3 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 165 29 3 17.7 1.4 32 3 19.4 1.5 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 2,096 387 23 18.5 1.0 434 24 20.7 1.0 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 1,816 366 23 20.2 1.1 397 24 21.9 1.2 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 511 135 8 26.4 1.4 154 9 30.2 1.4 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 1,479 274 19 18.5 1.2 299 20 20.2 1.2 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 144 26 2 18.2 1.4 30 2 20.8 1.5 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes

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