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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)
Related Children 5 to 17
Years of Age (14)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 57,587 21,094 (N/A) 36.6 (N/A) 22,749 (N/A) 39.5 (N/A)
Alabama 557 283 (N/A) 50.8 (N/A) 308 (N/A) 55.3 (N/A)
Alaska 782 242 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 264 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A)
Arizona 769 368 (N/A) 47.9 (N/A) 388 (N/A) 50.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 507 221 (N/A) 43.6 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 47.7 (N/A)
California 5,353 2,173 (N/A) 40.6 (N/A) 2,315 (N/A) 43.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,325 443 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A) 483 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,239 244 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Delaware 858 282 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A) 303 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 500 252 (N/A) 50.4 (N/A) 256 (N/A) 51.2 (N/A)
Florida 1,996 775 (N/A) 38.8 (N/A) 840 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A)
Georgia 1,314 529 (N/A) 40.3 (N/A) 574 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Hawaii 844 335 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A) 353 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A)
Idaho 858 371 (N/A) 43.2 (N/A) 401 (N/A) 46.7 (N/A)
Illinois 1,835 717 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A) 757 (N/A) 41.3 (N/A)
Indiana 847 351 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A) 371 (N/A) 43.8 (N/A)
Iowa 1,107 391 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A) 410 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A)
Kansas 896 313 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 355 (N/A) 39.6 (N/A)
Kentucky 817 310 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A) 339 (N/A) 41.5 (N/A)
Louisiana 506 197 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A)
Maine 891 276 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 304 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Maryland 1,278 330 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 356 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 845 265 (N/A) 31.4 (N/A) 285 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A)
Michigan 1,332 461 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 498 (N/A) 37.4 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,445 443 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A) 480 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Mississippi 555 306 (N/A) 55.1 (N/A) 320 (N/A) 57.7 (N/A)
Missouri 1,012 390 (N/A) 38.5 (N/A) 410 (N/A) 40.5 (N/A)
Montana 487 203 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A) 213 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Nebraska 950 280 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 317 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
Nevada 861 359 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A) 387 (N/A) 44.9 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,105 215 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,234 332 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 349 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 585 297 (N/A) 50.8 (N/A) 303 (N/A) 51.8 (N/A)
New York 2,360 931 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A) 997 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,139 466 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A) 498 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
North Dakota 708 203 (N/A) 28.7 (N/A) 228 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A)
Ohio 1,557 517 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A) 580 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
Oklahoma 658 270 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A) 286 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A)
Oregon 768 275 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A) 318 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,562 472 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A) 533 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Rhode Island 925 355 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A) 384 (N/A) 41.5 (N/A)
South Carolina 726 263 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A) 288 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A)
South Dakota 984 360 (N/A) 36.6 (N/A) 407 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A)
Tennessee 731 301 (N/A) 41.2 (N/A) 317 (N/A) 43.4 (N/A)
Texas 3,706 1,788 (N/A) 48.2 (N/A) 1,869 (N/A) 50.4 (N/A)
Utah 969 295 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 330 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Vermont 676 214 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A) 231 (N/A) 34.2 (N/A)
Virginia 1,207 345 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 383 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
Washington 982 329 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A) 357 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A)
West Virginia 568 204 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 40.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,072 314 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 339 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Wyoming 799 238 (N/A) 29.8 (N/A) 268 (N/A) 33.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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