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Contents for Table

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 Under
18 Years of Age (9)

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 59,392 21,966 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A) 23,690 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A)
Alabama 581 297 (N/A) 51.1 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 55.4 (N/A)
Alaska 801 248 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A)
Arizona 801 392 (N/A) 48.9 (N/A) 413 (N/A) 51.6 (N/A)
Arkansas 524 230 (N/A) 43.9 (N/A) 251 (N/A) 47.9 (N/A)
California 5,619 2,305 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A) 2,457 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Colorado 1,358 457 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 499 (N/A) 36.7 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,272 252 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A) 278 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
Delaware 880 292 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A) 313 (N/A) 35.6 (N/A)
District of Columbia 525 265 (N/A) 50.5 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 51.4 (N/A)
Florida 2,068 806 (N/A) 39.0 (N/A) 874 (N/A) 42.3 (N/A)
Georgia 1,368 560 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A) 606 (N/A) 44.3 (N/A)
Hawaii 905 350 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A) 371 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A)
Idaho 879 380 (N/A) 43.2 (N/A) 410 (N/A) 46.6 (N/A)
Illinois 1,877 739 (N/A) 39.4 (N/A) 782 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A)
Indiana 860 360 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A) 380 (N/A) 44.2 (N/A)
Iowa 1,140 407 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A) 426 (N/A) 37.4 (N/A)
Kansas 917 326 (N/A) 35.6 (N/A) 368 (N/A) 40.1 (N/A)
Kentucky 839 322 (N/A) 38.4 (N/A) 351 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A)
Louisiana 531 215 (N/A) 40.5 (N/A) 232 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A)
Maine 908 288 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A) 317 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A)
Maryland 1,314 341 (N/A) 26.0 (N/A) 367 (N/A) 27.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 855 267 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A) 287 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A)
Michigan 1,349 468 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A) 505 (N/A) 37.4 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,472 455 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 492 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
Mississippi 584 328 (N/A) 56.2 (N/A) 343 (N/A) 58.7 (N/A)
Missouri 1,046 409 (N/A) 39.1 (N/A) 431 (N/A) 41.2 (N/A)
Montana 496 207 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 44.0 (N/A)
Nebraska 969 291 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 328 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A)
Nevada 896 375 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A) 404 (N/A) 45.1 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,129 226 (N/A) 20.0 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 22.9 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,262 340 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 360 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
New Mexico 602 308 (N/A) 51.2 (N/A) 314 (N/A) 52.2 (N/A)
New York 2,423 961 (N/A) 39.7 (N/A) 1,033 (N/A) 42.6 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,162 473 (N/A) 40.7 (N/A) 507 (N/A) 43.6 (N/A)
North Dakota 724 212 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A) 237 (N/A) 32.7 (N/A)
Ohio 1,603 541 (N/A) 33.7 (N/A) 607 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A)
Oklahoma 693 284 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A) 300 (N/A) 43.3 (N/A)
Oregon 786 286 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A) 329 (N/A) 41.9 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,605 488 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 549 (N/A) 34.2 (N/A)
Rhode Island 941 363 (N/A) 38.6 (N/A) 393 (N/A) 41.8 (N/A)
South Carolina 758 281 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A) 307 (N/A) 40.5 (N/A)
South Dakota 1,008 378 (N/A) 37.5 (N/A) 427 (N/A) 42.4 (N/A)
Tennessee 756 315 (N/A) 41.7 (N/A) 331 (N/A) 43.8 (N/A)
Texas 3,863 1,876 (N/A) 48.6 (N/A) 1,961 (N/A) 50.8 (N/A)
Utah 1,003 305 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A) 341 (N/A) 34.0 (N/A)
Vermont 684 217 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A) 235 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
Virginia 1,239 357 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A) 401 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A)
Washington 1,021 338 (N/A) 33.1 (N/A) 367 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A)
West Virginia 591 216 (N/A) 36.5 (N/A) 243 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,089 322 (N/A) 29.6 (N/A) 348 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A)
Wyoming 816 247 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A) 277 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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