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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)
Families /10

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 54,464 14,116 (N/A) 25.9 (N/A) 15,452 (N/A) 28.4 (N/A)
Alabama 627 215 (N/A) 34.3 (N/A) 239 (N/A) 38.1 (N/A)
Alaska 701 137 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 149 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A)
Arizona 681 218 (N/A) 32.0 (N/A) 239 (N/A) 35.1 (N/A)
Arkansas 571 205 (N/A) 35.9 (N/A) 221 (N/A) 38.7 (N/A)
California 4,874 1,407 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A) 1,522 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A)
Colorado 1,178 264 (N/A) 22.4 (N/A) 292 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A)
Connecticut 1,211 187 (N/A) 15.4 (N/A) 208 (N/A) 17.2 (N/A)
Delaware 860 192 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 25.3 (N/A)
District of Columbia 526 163 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 173 (N/A) 32.9 (N/A)
Florida 2,293 630 (N/A) 27.5 (N/A) 699 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
Georgia 1,186 375 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A) 409 (N/A) 34.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 903 227 (N/A) 25.1 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 27.7 (N/A)
Idaho 641 192 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 214 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
Illinois 1,657 451 (N/A) 27.2 (N/A) 486 (N/A) 29.3 (N/A)
Indiana 808 228 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 253 (N/A) 31.3 (N/A)
Iowa 965 210 (N/A) 21.8 (N/A) 230 (N/A) 23.8 (N/A)
Kansas 751 193 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 217 (N/A) 28.9 (N/A)
Kentucky 798 247 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 265 (N/A) 33.2 (N/A)
Louisiana 554 156 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 175 (N/A) 31.6 (N/A)
Maine 950 214 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 237 (N/A) 24.9 (N/A)
Maryland 1,256 227 (N/A) 18.1 (N/A) 249 (N/A) 19.8 (N/A)
Massachusetts 799 168 (N/A) 21.0 (N/A) 185 (N/A) 23.2 (N/A)
Michigan 1,257 324 (N/A) 25.8 (N/A) 352 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A)
Minnesota 1,228 242 (N/A) 19.7 (N/A) 262 (N/A) 21.3 (N/A)
Mississippi 566 232 (N/A) 41.0 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 43.5 (N/A)
Missouri 909 241 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A) 265 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Montana 473 135 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A) 143 (N/A) 30.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 818 170 (N/A) 20.8 (N/A) 192 (N/A) 23.5 (N/A)
Nevada 838 235 (N/A) 28.0 (N/A) 254 (N/A) 30.3 (N/A)
New Hampshire 1,091 160 (N/A) 14.7 (N/A) 180 (N/A) 16.5 (N/A)
New Jersey 1,168 225 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 247 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
New Mexico 558 200 (N/A) 35.8 (N/A) 210 (N/A) 37.6 (N/A)
New York 2,299 645 (N/A) 28.1 (N/A) 702 (N/A) 30.5 (N/A)
North Carolina 1,122 337 (N/A) 30.0 (N/A) 370 (N/A) 33.0 (N/A)
North Dakota 657 146 (N/A) 22.2 (N/A) 162 (N/A) 24.7 (N/A)
Ohio 1,493 392 (N/A) 26.3 (N/A) 436 (N/A) 29.2 (N/A)
Oklahoma 712 183 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 201 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A)
Oregon 758 201 (N/A) 26.5 (N/A) 223 (N/A) 29.4 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 1,559 348 (N/A) 22.3 (N/A) 387 (N/A) 24.8 (N/A)
Rhode Island 849 216 (N/A) 25.4 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
South Carolina 769 240 (N/A) 31.2 (N/A) 257 (N/A) 33.4 (N/A)
South Dakota 855 220 (N/A) 25.7 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 28.5 (N/A)
Tennessee 719 223 (N/A) 31.0 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A)
Texas 3,192 1,081 (N/A) 33.9 (N/A) 1,152 (N/A) 36.1 (N/A)
Utah 656 139 (N/A) 21.2 (N/A) 160 (N/A) 24.4 (N/A)
Vermont 702 136 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 148 (N/A) 21.1 (N/A)
Virginia 1,187 230 (N/A) 19.4 (N/A) 260 (N/A) 21.9 (N/A)
Washington 935 210 (N/A) 22.5 (N/A) 227 (N/A) 24.3 (N/A)
West Virginia 581 164 (N/A) 28.2 (N/A) 185 (N/A) 31.8 (N/A)
Wisconsin 1,013 198 (N/A) 19.5 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)
Wyoming 710 137 (N/A) 19.3 (N/A) 153 (N/A) 21.5 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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