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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)
People Under 18

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 60,336 22,675 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A) 24,419 (N/A) 40.5 (N/A)
Alabama 585 300 (N/A) 51.3 (N/A) 325 (N/A) 55.6 (N/A)
Alaska 825 266 (N/A) 32.2 (N/A) 288 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Arizona 806 396 (N/A) 49.1 (N/A) 418 (N/A) 51.9 (N/A)
Arkansas 535 239 (N/A) 44.7 (N/A) 260 (N/A) 48.6 (N/A)
California 5,725 2,392 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A) 2,546 (N/A) 44.5 (N/A)
Colorado 1,374 468 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A) 512 (N/A) 37.3 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,289 262 (N/A) 20.3 (N/A) 290 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A)
Delaware 896 304 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A) 325 (N/A) 36.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 534 268 (N/A) 50.2 (N/A) 273 (N/A) 51.1 (N/A)
Florida 2,106 838 (N/A) 39.8 (N/A) 907 (N/A) 43.1 (N/A)
Georgia 1,387 572 (N/A) 41.2 (N/A) 618 (N/A) 44.6 (N/A)
Hawaii 925 362 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A) 385 (N/A) 41.6 (N/A)
Idaho 885 385 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A) 416 (N/A) 47.0 (N/A)
Illinois 1,910 764 (N/A) 40.0 (N/A) 807 (N/A) 42.3 (N/A)
Indiana 866 365 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A) 385 (N/A) 44.5 (N/A)
Iowa 1,159 426 (N/A) 36.8 (N/A) 445 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A)
Kansas 933 340 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A) 382 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A)
Kentucky 855 331 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A) 361 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A)
Louisiana 538 219 (N/A) 40.7 (N/A) 236 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A)
Maine 938 311 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A) 340 (N/A) 36.2 (N/A)
Maryland 1,328 350 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A) 376 (N/A) 28.3 (N/A)
Massachusetts 863 274 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A) 294 (N/A) 34.1 (N/A)
Michigan 1,377 489 (N/A) 35.5 (N/A) 527 (N/A) 38.3 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,488 464 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A) 502 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A)
Mississippi 594 334 (N/A) 56.2 (N/A) 349 (N/A) 58.8 (N/A)
Missouri 1,070 432 (N/A) 40.4 (N/A) 454 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A)
Montana 509 216 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A) 227 (N/A) 44.6 (N/A)
Nebraska 989 306 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 343 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A)
Nevada 916 390 (N/A) 42.6 (N/A) 419 (N/A) 45.7 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,139 234 (N/A) 20.5 (N/A) 266 (N/A) 23.4 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,282 356 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A) 376 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A)
New Mexico 616 319 (N/A) 51.8 (N/A) 325 (N/A) 52.8 (N/A)
New York 2,469 996 (N/A) 40.3 (N/A) 1,068 (N/A) 43.3 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,187 492 (N/A) 41.4 (N/A) 527 (N/A) 44.4 (N/A)
North Dakota 730 215 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 240 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Ohio 1,638 572 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 638 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A)
Oklahoma 702 291 (N/A) 41.5 (N/A) 307 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Oregon 803 299 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A) 344 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,625 502 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 563 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A)
Rhode Island 952 372 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A) 402 (N/A) 42.2 (N/A)
South Carolina 764 284 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A) 310 (N/A) 40.6 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,019 385 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A) 434 (N/A) 42.6 (N/A)
Tennessee 763 321 (N/A) 42.1 (N/A) 337 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A)
Texas 3,907 1,906 (N/A) 48.8 (N/A) 1,991 (N/A) 51.0 (N/A)
Utah 1,012 313 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 349 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A)
Vermont 692 225 (N/A) 32.5 (N/A) 243 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A)
Virginia 1,253 365 (N/A) 29.1 (N/A) 409 (N/A) 32.6 (N/A)
Washington 1,036 349 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 378 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A)
West Virginia 597 221 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A) 248 (N/A) 41.5 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,116 339 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 368 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A)
Wyoming 829 256 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 286 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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