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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.

(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)
All Ages (1)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 209,407 63,774 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A) 69,346 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
Alabama 2,265 898 (N/A) 39.6 (N/A) 983 (N/A) 43.4 (N/A)
Alaska 2,763 679 (N/A) 24.6 (N/A) 734 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A)
Arizona 2,717 1,057 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A) 1,145 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 2,009 799 (N/A) 39.8 (N/A) 863 (N/A) 43.0 (N/A)
California 20,161 6,875 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A) 7,395 (N/A) 36.7 (N/A)
Colorado 4,566 1,260 (N/A) 27.6 (N/A) 1,379 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A)
Connecticut 4,585 877 (N/A) 19.1 (N/A) 972 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A)
Delaware 3,188 855 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A) 950 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A)
District of Columbia 2,609 860 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A) 911 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Florida 8,452 2,729 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A) 2,986 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Georgia 4,610 1,663 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A) 1,796 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A)
Hawaii 3,688 1,045 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A) 1,148 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Idaho 2,488 864 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A) 950 (N/A) 38.2 (N/A)
Illinois 6,469 2,004 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 2,154 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A)
Indiana 2,971 952 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 1,038 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Iowa 3,776 1,046 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A) 1,129 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A)
Kansas 2,958 904 (N/A) 30.6 (N/A) 1,014 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Kentucky 2,925 1,019 (N/A) 34.8 (N/A) 1,097 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 1,979 652 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A) 714 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Maine 3,565 982 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 1,075 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A)
Maryland 4,915 1,080 (N/A) 22.0 (N/A) 1,164 (N/A) 23.7 (N/A)
Massachusetts 3,092 801 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 862 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
Michigan 4,806 1,438 (N/A) 29.9 (N/A) 1,554 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 4,797 1,170 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A) 1,267 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 2,009 922 (N/A) 45.9 (N/A) 977 (N/A) 48.6 (N/A)
Missouri 3,518 1,115 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A) 1,216 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A)
Montana 1,797 612 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A) 654 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A)
Nebraska 3,098 792 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 883 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Nevada 3,298 1,104 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A) 1,189 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
New Hampshire 4,008 708 (N/A) 17.7 (N/A) 799 (N/A) 19.9 (N/A)
New Jersey 4,512 1,036 (N/A) 23.0 (N/A) 1,126 (N/A) 25.0 (N/A)
New Mexico 2,100 844 (N/A) 40.2 (N/A) 876 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A)
New York 9,043 2,886 (N/A) 31.9 (N/A) 3,137 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A)
North Carolina 4,122 1,408 (N/A) 34.2 (N/A) 1,534 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A)
North Dakota 2,424 622 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 685 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Ohio 5,535 1,660 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 1,839 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 2,537 805 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A) 866 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Oregon 2,900 912 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A) 1,024 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 5,900 1,528 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 1,706 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A)
Rhode Island 3,288 981 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A) 1,087 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A)
South Carolina 2,764 920 (N/A) 33.3 (N/A) 994 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
South Dakota 3,237 1,037 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 1,149 (N/A) 35.5 (N/A)
Tennessee 2,689 966 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A) 1,045 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A)
Texas 12,422 4,809 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A) 5,092 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A)
Utah 2,705 674 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A) 757 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Vermont 2,634 669 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A) 725 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A)
Virginia 4,407 1,010 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A) 1,130 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A)
Washington 3,532 945 (N/A) 26.8 (N/A) 1,030 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
West Virginia 2,089 671 (N/A) 32.1 (N/A) 753 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A)
Wisconsin 3,829 949 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 1,039 (N/A) 27.1 (N/A)
Wyoming 2,656 680 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 754 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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