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  Census >ACS Home > Ranking Tables 2003 Index (Main) > Percent of People Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months... (State Level)
Percent of People Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months (for whom poverty status is determined)
Population for whom poverty status is determined (State level)
Rank State Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound
 
United States
12.7
12.6
12.9
1 Louisiana 20.3 19.3 21.3
2 District of Columbia 19.9 18.4 21.5
2 Mississippi 19.9 18.9 21.0
4 New Mexico 18.6 17.1 20.1
5 West Virginia 18.5 17.3 19.7
6 Kentucky 17.4 16.0 18.9
7 Alabama 17.1 16.4 17.8
8 Texas 16.3 15.7 17.0
9 Oklahoma 16.1 14.9 17.3
10 Arkansas 16.0 15.1 16.8
11 Arizona 15.4 14.7 16.1
12 Montana 14.2 12.9 15.4
13 South Carolina 14.1 13.1 15.1
14 North Carolina 14.0 13.3 14.7
15 Oregon 13.9 13.0 14.7
16 Idaho 13.8 12.4 15.2
16 Tennessee 13.8 13.0 14.5
18 New York 13.5 13.0 14.0
19 California 13.4 13.0 13.7
19 Georgia 13.4 12.7 14.0
21 Florida 13.1 12.7 13.6
22 Ohio 12.1 11.6 12.6
23 Missouri 11.7 11.1 12.4
23 North Dakota 11.7 10.5 12.9
25 Nevada 11.5 10.4 12.6
26 Michigan 11.4 10.8 12.0
27 Illinois 11.3 10.7 12.0
27 Rhode Island 11.3 10.3 12.4
29 South Dakota 11.1 9.7 12.4
30 Washington 11.0 9.9 12.1
31 Hawaii 10.9 9.6 12.1
31 Pennsylvania 10.9 10.4 11.4
33 Kansas 10.8 9.7 11.8
33 Nebraska 10.8 9.9 11.7
35 Indiana 10.6 9.8 11.4
35 Utah 10.6 9.6 11.6
37 Maine 10.5 9.6 11.4
37 Wisconsin 10.5 9.3 11.6
39 Iowa 10.1 9.2 11.0
40 Colorado 9.8 8.6 10.9
41 Alaska 9.7 8.7 10.6
41 Vermont 9.7 8.7 10.7
41 Wyoming 9.7 8.7 10.7
44 Massachusetts 9.4 8.8 10.0
45 Virginia 9.0 8.1 9.9
46 Delaware 8.7 7.6 9.9
47 New Jersey 8.4 7.8 8.9
48 Maryland 8.2 7.4 9.0
49 Connecticut 8.1 7.2 9.0
50 Minnesota 7.8 7.3 8.3
51 New Hampshire 7.7 6.8 8.6

  
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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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