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  Census >ACS Home > Ranking Tables 2003 Index (Main) > ...Children Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level… (State Level)
Percent of Children Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months (For Whom Poverty Status is Determined)
Children under 18 years for whom poverty status is determined (State level)
Rank State Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound
 
United States
17.7
17.4
18.0
1 District of Columbia 35.6 31.7 39.5
2 Louisiana 29.8 27.8 31.9
3 Mississippi 28.6 26.9 30.4
4 New Mexico 25.6 22.5 28.8
5 West Virginia 25.5 23.1 27.9
6 Arkansas 23.9 21.8 26.0
6 Kentucky 23.9 21.7 26.2
8 Alabama 23.5 21.9 25.1
9 Texas 22.8 21.9 23.8
10 Oklahoma 22.3 19.9 24.7
11 Arizona 21.2 19.2 23.2
12 Tennessee 19.9 18.3 21.4
13 New York 19.4 18.4 20.4
14 California 19.0 18.4 19.7
14 Florida 19.0 18.0 20.0
16 North Carolina 18.8 17.7 19.9
17 Georgia 18.7 17.0 20.4
17 South Carolina 18.7 17.2 20.3
19 Montana 18.0 15.3 20.8
20 Ohio 17.9 16.9 18.8
21 Idaho 17.6 15.0 20.2
22 Oregon 17.5 15.2 19.9
23 Rhode Island 16.7 14.4 18.9
24 Illinois 15.8 14.6 16.9
25 Michigan 15.7 14.6 16.7
25 Missouri 15.7 14.4 17.1
25 Pennsylvania 15.7 14.6 16.8
28 Hawaii 15.3 13.4 17.1
29 Nevada 15.2 12.8 17.5
30 Wisconsin 14.4 12.4 16.5
31 Kansas 14.2 11.8 16.6
32 Washington 13.9 12.0 15.8
33 Alaska 13.8 11.6 16.1
33 North Dakota 13.8 11.9 15.6
35 South Dakota 13.7 11.8 15.7
36 Indiana 13.5 12.3 14.8
37 Maine 13.3 11.5 15.1
38 Colorado 13.2 11.0 15.3
39 Nebraska 12.6 10.9 14.4
40 Delaware 12.5 10.0 14.9
41 Massachusetts 12.3 11.1 13.4
41 Wyoming 12.3 10.4 14.2
43 Iowa 12.1 10.6 13.6
44 Utah 11.8 10.2 13.4
45 New Jersey 11.7 10.5 13.0
45 Vermont 11.7 9.6 13.8
47 Virginia 11.6 10.0 13.2
48 Connecticut 11.0 9.4 12.6
49 Maryland 10.4 8.8 11.9
50 Minnesota 9.4 8.4 10.4
51 New Hampshire 8.3 6.6 10.0

  
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2003 American Community Survey

Notes

The table above shows the margin of error, represented by the lower and upper bounds of the 90-percent confidence interval. The confidence interval gives a range of values likely to include the population true value.  The smaller the confidence interval the more precise the estimate of the characteristic of interest.

An "N" entry in the estimate, lower bound, and upper bound columns indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey Office

Last revised: Wednesday August 25, 2004

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