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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

WEIGHTED PERSON COUNT
United States 32,862 21,439 225 65.2 0.3 22,446 233 68.3 0.3 1.00 0.000052 1,243
Alabama 592 462 25 78.1 1.9 482 25 81.4 1.8 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Alaska 58 30 3 (B) 3.1 31 3 (B) 3.1 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Arizona 673 476 27 70.7 2.2 504 28 74.8 2.1 1.23 0.000064 1,243
Arkansas 293 218 14 74.5 2.3 218 14 74.5 2.3 0.68 0.000035 1,243
California 3,735 2,156 60 57.7 1.0 2,300 63 61.6 1.0 1.25 0.000065 1,243
Colorado 466 306 21 65.7 2.7 310 22 66.5 2.7 1.20 0.000062 1,243
Connecticut 312 139 12 44.5 2.9 154 13 49.3 3.0 0.88 0.000046 1,243
Delaware 94 51 4 54.0 2.7 53 4 56.3 2.7 0.22 0.000011 1,243
District of Columbia 96 70 4 72.6 2.2 72 4 75.1 2.1 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Florida 1,938 1,202 42 62.0 1.3 1,273 43 65.7 1.3 1.12 0.000058 1,243
Georgia 1,364 965 37 70.8 1.4 1,005 37 73.7 1.4 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Hawaii 138 75 5 54.5 2.5 79 5 57.4 2.5 0.29 0.000015 1,243
Idaho 122 76 6 62.4 2.9 79 6 65.0 2.9 0.36 0.000019 1,243
Illinois 1,328 892 36 67.2 1.5 929 37 69.9 1.5 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Indiana 836 632 30 75.7 1.7 644 30 77.1 1.7 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Iowa 242 149 12 61.4 3.1 151 12 62.2 3.0 0.77 0.000040 1,243
Kansas 266 178 13 66.8 2.7 202 14 75.9 2.5 0.73 0.000038 1,243
Kentucky 496 336 21 67.6 2.4 360 22 72.6 2.3 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Louisiana 578 426 24 73.6 2.1 439 24 76.0 2.0 1.05 0.000055 1,243
Maine 92 73 6 79.5 2.9 77 6 83.4 2.7 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Maryland 601 286 20 47.6 2.4 310 21 51.6 2.4 1.13 0.000059 1,243
Massachusetts 553 347 22 62.7 2.4 350 22 63.2 2.4 1.06 0.000055 1,243
Michigan 1,016 703 31 69.2 1.7 715 32 70.4 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Minnesota 446 288 20 64.6 2.6 290 20 65.0 2.6 1.07 0.000056 1,243
Mississippi 550 481 21 87.5 1.3 485 21 88.2 1.3 0.71 0.000037 1,243
Missouri 610 437 25 71.6 2.1 440 25 72.1 2.1 1.11 0.000058 1,243
Montana 78 64 4 82.1 2.4 64 4 82.1 2.4 0.24 0.000012 1,243
Nebraska 143 96 7 67.1 3.0 104 8 72.8 2.8 0.46 0.000024 1,243
Nevada 253 178 12 70.6 2.6 181 12 71.8 2.6 0.67 0.000035 1,243
New Hampshire 88 46 4 52.8 3.5 49 5 56.1 3.4 0.34 0.000018 1,243
New Jersey 883 506 27 57.3 2.0 532 28 60.2 1.9 1.12 0.000058 1,243
New Mexico 260 210 12 80.9 2.1 213 12 82.2 2.0 0.58 0.000030 1,243
New York 2,629 1,641 51 62.4 1.1 1,768 53 67.3 1.1 1.17 0.000061 1,243
North Carolina 1,032 689 31 66.8 1.7 708 32 68.6 1.7 1.11 0.000058 1,243
North Dakota 58 41 3 (B) 2.7 43 3 (B) 2.5 0.16 0.000008 1,243
Ohio 1,085 753 32 69.4 1.6 810 34 74.6 1.5 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Oklahoma 342 232 16 68.0 2.7 237 16 69.3 2.7 0.91 0.000047 1,243
Oregon 293 170 15 58.0 3.2 183 15 62.6 3.2 1.01 0.000053 1,243
Pennsylvania 1,068 648 30 60.7 1.7 703 31 65.8 1.7 1.09 0.000057 1,243
Rhode Island 125 85 6 68.1 2.5 89 6 71.1 2.5 0.30 0.000016 1,243
South Carolina 620 381 23 61.5 2.2 398 23 64.3 2.2 1.06 0.000055 1,243
South Dakota 82 61 4 74.0 2.2 66 4 79.7 2.0 0.17 0.000009 1,243
Tennessee 609 440 25 72.2 2.1 440 25 72.2 2.1 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Texas 3,285 2,292 63 69.8 1.0 2,363 64 71.9 1.0 1.28 0.000067 1,243
Utah 260 145 10 55.7 2.5 160 10 61.6 2.5 0.54 0.000028 1,243
Vermont 45 29 3 (B) 3.4 30 3 (B) 3.3 0.18 0.000009 1,243
Virginia 831 486 26 58.5 2.0 525 27 63.2 1.9 1.08 0.000056 1,243
Washington 639 387 24 60.7 2.3 410 24 64.1 2.3 1.15 0.000060 1,243
West Virginia 131 94 7 72.1 2.7 94 7 72.1 2.7 0.39 0.000020 1,243
Wisconsin 492 287 20 58.3 2.6 301 20 61.1 2.6 1.10 0.000057 1,243
Wyoming 38 23 2 (B) 3.4 24 2 (B) 3.4 0.15 0.000008 1,243

Poverty Footnotes

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