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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 in Families with a
Female Householder, no
Husband Present, with Children

SAMPLE PERSON COUNT
United States 24,967 16,092 (N/A) 64.5 (N/A) 16,849 (N/A) 67.5 (N/A)
Alabama 333 262 (N/A) 78.7 (N/A) 273 (N/A) 82.0 (N/A)
Alaska 266 133 (N/A) 50.0 (N/A) 139 (N/A) 52.3 (N/A)
Arizona 328 226 (N/A) 68.9 (N/A) 242 (N/A) 73.8 (N/A)
Arkansas 220 156 (N/A) 70.9 (N/A) 156 (N/A) 70.9 (N/A)
California 2,239 1,291 (N/A) 57.7 (N/A) 1,370 (N/A) 61.2 (N/A)
Colorado 514 338 (N/A) 65.8 (N/A) 342 (N/A) 66.5 (N/A)
Connecticut 465 203 (N/A) 43.7 (N/A) 224 (N/A) 48.2 (N/A)
Delaware 393 213 (N/A) 54.2 (N/A) 223 (N/A) 56.7 (N/A)
District of Columbia 434 308 (N/A) 71.0 (N/A) 318 (N/A) 73.3 (N/A)
Florida 995 605 (N/A) 60.8 (N/A) 638 (N/A) 64.1 (N/A)
Georgia 734 507 (N/A) 69.1 (N/A) 532 (N/A) 72.5 (N/A)
Hawaii 451 236 (N/A) 52.3 (N/A) 250 (N/A) 55.4 (N/A)
Idaho 234 150 (N/A) 64.1 (N/A) 157 (N/A) 67.1 (N/A)
Illinois 760 504 (N/A) 66.3 (N/A) 527 (N/A) 69.3 (N/A)
Indiana 451 339 (N/A) 75.2 (N/A) 346 (N/A) 76.7 (N/A)
Iowa 387 241 (N/A) 62.3 (N/A) 244 (N/A) 63.0 (N/A)
Kansas 341 225 (N/A) 66.0 (N/A) 259 (N/A) 76.0 (N/A)
Kentucky 384 254 (N/A) 66.1 (N/A) 274 (N/A) 71.4 (N/A)
Louisiana 275 205 (N/A) 74.5 (N/A) 212 (N/A) 77.1 (N/A)
Maine 320 247 (N/A) 77.2 (N/A) 262 (N/A) 81.9 (N/A)
Maryland 541 249 (N/A) 46.0 (N/A) 270 (N/A) 49.9 (N/A)
Massachusetts 334 212 (N/A) 63.5 (N/A) 214 (N/A) 64.1 (N/A)
Michigan 566 384 (N/A) 67.8 (N/A) 391 (N/A) 69.1 (N/A)
Minnesota 518 333 (N/A) 64.3 (N/A) 335 (N/A) 64.7 (N/A)
Mississippi 409 355 (N/A) 86.8 (N/A) 358 (N/A) 87.5 (N/A)
Missouri 434 305 (N/A) 70.3 (N/A) 307 (N/A) 70.7 (N/A)
Montana 174 150 (N/A) 86.2 (N/A) 150 (N/A) 86.2 (N/A)
Nebraska 302 197 (N/A) 65.2 (N/A) 214 (N/A) 70.9 (N/A)
Nevada 358 254 (N/A) 70.9 (N/A) 258 (N/A) 72.1 (N/A)
New Hampshire 343 175 (N/A) 51.0 (N/A) 188 (N/A) 54.8 (N/A)
New Jersey 521 298 (N/A) 57.2 (N/A) 307 (N/A) 58.9 (N/A)
New Mexico 303 243 (N/A) 80.2 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 81.2 (N/A)
New York 1,405 881 (N/A) 62.7 (N/A) 941 (N/A) 67.0 (N/A)
North Carolina 518 346 (N/A) 66.8 (N/A) 357 (N/A) 68.9 (N/A)
North Dakota 283 208 (N/A) 73.5 (N/A) 218 (N/A) 77.0 (N/A)
Ohio 596 402 (N/A) 67.4 (N/A) 432 (N/A) 72.5 (N/A)
Oklahoma 268 177 (N/A) 66.0 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 67.5 (N/A)
Oregon 270 160 (N/A) 59.3 (N/A) 172 (N/A) 63.7 (N/A)
Pennsylvania 581 350 (N/A) 60.2 (N/A) 378 (N/A) 65.1 (N/A)
Rhode Island 500 354 (N/A) 70.8 (N/A) 370 (N/A) 74.0 (N/A)
South Carolina 433 271 (N/A) 62.6 (N/A) 283 (N/A) 65.4 (N/A)
South Dakota 408 301 (N/A) 73.8 (N/A) 322 (N/A) 78.9 (N/A)
Tennessee 294 208 (N/A) 70.7 (N/A) 208 (N/A) 70.7 (N/A)
Texas 1,786 1,252 (N/A) 70.1 (N/A) 1,292 (N/A) 72.3 (N/A)
Utah 287 162 (N/A) 56.4 (N/A) 181 (N/A) 63.1 (N/A)
Vermont 243 150 (N/A) 61.7 (N/A) 156 (N/A) 64.2 (N/A)
Virginia 530 304 (N/A) 57.4 (N/A) 330 (N/A) 62.3 (N/A)
Washington 404 244 (N/A) 60.4 (N/A) 259 (N/A) 64.1 (N/A)
West Virginia 205 149 (N/A) 72.7 (N/A) 149 (N/A) 72.7 (N/A)
Wisconsin 400 234 (N/A) 58.5 (N/A) 246 (N/A) 61.5 (N/A)
Wyoming 229 141 (N/A) 61.6 (N/A) 148 (N/A) 64.6 (N/A)

Poverty Footnotes

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