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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 65 Years and Over

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 21,856 6,755 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A) 7,580 (N/A) 34.7 (N/A)
Alabama 290 110 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 42.8 (N/A)
Alaska 214 57 (N/A) 26.6 (N/A) 61 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Arizona 266 100 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A) 113 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A)
Arkansas 253 117 (N/A) 46.2 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 49.0 (N/A)
California 1,843 572 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 633 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A)
Colorado 383 95 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 105 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A)
Connecticut 498 117 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A) 142 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Delaware 398 107 (N/A) 26.9 (N/A) 122 (N/A) 30.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 304 106 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 115 (N/A) 37.8 (N/A)
Florida 1,233 358 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 409 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Georgia 346 147 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 46.8 (N/A)
Hawaii 536 150 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 179 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
Idaho 208 72 (N/A) 34.6 (N/A) 79 (N/A) 38.0 (N/A)
Illinois 627 191 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A) 216 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
Indiana 345 97 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A) 119 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A)
Iowa 328 84 (N/A) 25.6 (N/A) 102 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A)
Kansas 285 87 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A) 108 (N/A) 37.9 (N/A)
Kentucky 292 103 (N/A) 35.3 (N/A) 108 (N/A) 37.0 (N/A)
Louisiana 235 94 (N/A) 40.0 (N/A) 110 (N/A) 46.8 (N/A)
Maine 434 140 (N/A) 32.3 (N/A) 155 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A)
Maryland 497 126 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A) 143 (N/A) 28.8 (N/A)
Massachusetts 381 109 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A) 116 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Michigan 492 130 (N/A) 26.4 (N/A) 146 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A)
Minnesota 454 110 (N/A) 24.2 (N/A) 124 (N/A) 27.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 252 114 (N/A) 45.2 (N/A) 121 (N/A) 48.0 (N/A)
Missouri 336 109 (N/A) 32.4 (N/A) 128 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A)
Montana 207 84 (N/A) 40.6 (N/A) 88 (N/A) 42.5 (N/A)
Nebraska 318 86 (N/A) 27.0 (N/A) 97 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
Nevada 334 110 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A) 115 (N/A) 34.4 (N/A)
New Hampshire 399 99 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A) 114 (N/A) 28.6 (N/A)
New Jersey 431 118 (N/A) 27.4 (N/A) 133 (N/A) 30.9 (N/A)
New Mexico 239 87 (N/A) 36.4 (N/A) 98 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A)
New York 1,016 341 (N/A) 33.6 (N/A) 375 (N/A) 36.9 (N/A)
North Carolina 454 161 (N/A) 35.5 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 39.9 (N/A)
North Dakota 214 62 (N/A) 29.0 (N/A) 65 (N/A) 30.4 (N/A)
Ohio 568 171 (N/A) 30.1 (N/A) 199 (N/A) 35.0 (N/A)
Oklahoma 299 93 (N/A) 31.1 (N/A) 108 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Oregon 328 93 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A) 104 (N/A) 31.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 721 214 (N/A) 29.7 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 33.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 336 99 (N/A) 29.5 (N/A) 120 (N/A) 35.7 (N/A)
South Carolina 347 129 (N/A) 37.2 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 38.9 (N/A)
South Dakota 329 91 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A) 103 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
Tennessee 318 121 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A) 130 (N/A) 40.9 (N/A)
Texas 1,048 366 (N/A) 34.9 (N/A) 403 (N/A) 38.5 (N/A)
Utah 188 42 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 45 (N/A) 23.9 (N/A)
Vermont 286 95 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A) 106 (N/A) 37.1 (N/A)
Virginia 444 114 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 126 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Washington 320 83 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 96 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A)
West Virginia 275 99 (N/A) 36.0 (N/A) 113 (N/A) 41.1 (N/A)
Wisconsin 446 124 (N/A) 27.8 (N/A) 135 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
Wyoming 261 71 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 83 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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