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Percent of Persons in Poverty, by State: 1997, 1998, and 1999

(Numbers in thousands)


                         3-year Average         Average            Average       Difference in 2-year 
                            1997-1999          1998-1999          1997-1998         moving averages   
                                 Standard           Standard           Standard    Poverty  Standard 
                          Percent   error    Percent   error    Percent   error      rate     error 
STATE                                                                                               
                                                                                                    
  United States.......     12.6      0.15     12.3      0.17     13.0      0.18     *-0.7      0.14 
Alabama.............       15.1      1.29     14.8      1.49     15.1      1.52      -0.3      1.26 
Alaska..............        8.6      1.01      8.5      1.17      9.1      1.21      -0.6      0.96 
Arizona.............       15.2      1.20     14.3      1.35     16.9      1.47     *-2.6      1.15 
Arkansas............       16.4      1.31     14.7      1.48     17.2      1.56     *-2.5      1.29 
California..........       15.3      0.53     14.6      0.60     16.0      0.63     *-1.4      0.51 
Colorado............        8.6      1.00      8.7      1.17      8.7      1.18       0.1      0.95 
Connecticut.........        8.4      1.14      8.3      1.31      9.0      1.37      -0.8      1.06 
Delaware............       10.1      1.20     10.3      1.41     10.0      1.39       0.4      1.17 
District of Columbia.      19.7      1.65     18.6      1.87     22.0      2.01     *-3.5      1.55 
Florida.............       13.3      0.65     12.8      0.74     13.7      0.77      -1.0      0.63 
                                                                                                    
Georgia.............       13.7      1.09     13.2      1.25     14.0      1.29      -0.8      1.06 
Hawaii..............       11.9      1.30     10.9      1.46     12.4      1.55      -1.5      1.28 
Idaho...............       13.9      1.19     13.5      1.37     13.8      1.38      -0.4      1.17 
Illinois............       10.4      0.65     10.0      0.75     10.6      0.77      -0.6      0.64 
Indiana.............        8.3      1.00      8.0      1.14      9.1      1.21      -1.0      0.93 
Iowa................        8.7      1.05      8.3      1.20      9.3      1.26      -1.1      1.01 
Kansas..............       10.5      1.13     10.9      1.34      9.6      1.28       1.2      1.12 
Kentucky............       13.8      1.25     12.8      1.41     14.7      1.49      -1.9      1.21 
Louisiana...........       18.2      1.35     19.1      1.60     17.7      1.56       1.4      1.30 
Maine...............       10.4      1.23     10.5      1.44     10.2      1.44       0.2      1.20 
                                                                                                    
Maryland............        7.6      1.03      7.2      1.18      7.8      1.21      -0.5      1.01 
Massachusetts.......       10.9      0.83     10.2      0.95     10.4      0.97      -0.3      0.85 
Michigan............       10.3      0.69     10.3      0.80     10.6      0.82      -0.3      0.66 
Minnesota...........        9.1      1.03      8.8      1.18     10.0      1.25      -1.2      0.96 
Mississippi.........       16.8      1.34     16.9      1.56     17.1      1.58      -0.3      1.29 
Missouri............       11.1      1.17     10.7      1.35     10.8      1.36      -0.1      1.17 
Montana.............       15.9      1.28     16.1      1.49     16.1      1.50       0.0      1.24 
Nebraska............       11.0      1.17     11.6      1.39     11.1      1.36       0.5      1.11 
Nevada..............       11.0      1.14     10.9      1.31     10.8      1.34       0.1      1.12 
New Hampshire.......        8.9      1.19      8.8      1.36      9.4      1.42      -0.7      1.11 
                                                                                                    
New Jersey..........        8.5      0.66      8.2      0.76      8.9      0.79      -0.7      0.64 
New Mexico..........       20.8      1.42     20.5      1.65     20.8      1.65      -0.3      1.38 
New York............       15.7      0.60     15.4      0.69     16.6      0.71     *-1.2      0.57 
North Carolina......       13.0      0.89     13.8      1.06     12.7      1.03       1.1      0.85 
North Dakota........       13.9      1.30     14.1      1.52     14.4      1.52      -0.3      1.24 
Ohio................       11.4      0.71     11.6      0.84     11.1      0.82       0.5      0.69 
Oklahoma............       13.5      1.20     13.4      1.40     13.9      1.42      -0.5      1.15 
Oregon..............       13.1      1.28     13.8      1.51     13.3      1.50       0.5      1.19 
Pennsylvania........       10.6      0.65     10.3      0.75     11.2      0.78      -0.9      0.62 
Rhode Island........       11.4      1.32     10.7      1.49     12.2      1.59      -1.4      1.28 
                                                                                                    
South Carolina......       12.8      1.28     12.7      1.48     13.4      1.52      -0.7      1.22 
South Dakota........       11.7      1.16      9.3      1.23     13.7      1.45     *-4.4      1.14 
Tennessee...........       13.2      1.24     12.7      1.42     13.9      1.47      -1.2      1.20 
Texas...............       15.6      0.67     15.0      0.76     15.9      0.78      -0.9      0.65 
Utah................        7.9      0.91      7.3      1.01      8.9      1.12     *-1.6      0.84 
Vermont.............        9.6      1.21      9.8      1.41      9.6      1.41       0.2      1.16 
Virginia............        9.8      1.03      8.4      1.13     10.8      1.26     *-2.4      1.02 
Washington..........        9.2      1.09      9.2      1.27      9.1      1.26       0.1      1.06 
West Virginia.......       16.7      1.31     16.8      1.53     17.1      1.54      -0.3      1.25 
Wisconsin...........        8.5      1.01      8.7      1.18      8.5      1.19       0.2      0.97 
Wyoming.............       11.9      1.19     11.1      1.36     12.1      1.40      -1.0      1.19 

- Represents zero.
* Statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, March 2000, 1999, and 1998 Current Population Surveys.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: June 22, 2010