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					Highlights, 2005
The following pages list states with the highest and lowest estimates of poverty rate and median household income for 2005. Estimates for states in the lists may not be statistically different than estimates for other states in the lists. See http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/techdoc/quantify.html for information about uncertainty associated with the estimates. See http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/techdoc/cautions.html for general cautions about comparing the estimates.

SAIPE Program Estimates for 2005
Ages 5-17 in Families in Poverty: The 10 States with Some of the Lowest Poverty Rates 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound NH 8.0 7.0 8.9 MD 9.9 9.1 10.7 MN 10.1 9.5 10.7 CT 10.2 9.3 11.1 UT 10.4 9.5 11.2 NJ 10.6 10.1 11.2 VT 11.0 9.8 12.3 WY 11.4 10.2 12.7 HI 11.7 10.5 12.9 VA 12.0 11.4 12.6

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

State Name New Hampshire Maryland Minnesota Connecticut Utah New Jersey Vermont Wyoming Hawaii Virginia

Ages 5-17 in Families in Poverty: The 10 States with Some of the Highest Poverty Rates 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound MS 28.6 27.5 29.7 LA 27.5 26.4 28.7 DC 27.1 25.3 28.9 NM 24.0 22.9 25.1 WV 23.7 22.6 24.8 AR 22.9 22.0 23.9 TX 22.6 22.1 23.2 AL 22.3 21.4 23.2 KY 21.3 20.4 22.1 SC 20.8 20.0 21.6

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

State Name Mississippi Louisiana District of Columbia New Mexico West Virginia Arkansas Texas Alabama Kentucky South Carolina

Source: US Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program

SAIPE Program Estimates for 2005
All Ages in Poverty: The 10 States with Some of the Lowest Poverty Rates 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound NH 7.6 7.2 8.0 CT 8.3 8.0 8.7 MD 8.3 8.1 8.6 NJ 8.7 8.4 8.9 MN 9.2 8.9 9.4 HI 9.9 9.5 10.3 VA 10.0 9.7 10.2 WI 10.2 10.0 10.4 DE 10.3 9.9 10.8 MA 10.3 10.0 10.5

Rank 1 2 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 9

State Name New Hampshire Connecticut Maryland New Jersey Minnesota Hawaii Virginia Wisconsin Delaware Massachusetts

All Ages in Poverty: The 10 States with Some of the Highest Poverty Rates 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound MS 21.0 20.6 21.4 LA 20.2 19.8 20.6 NM 18.4 17.9 18.8 DC 18.3 17.6 18.9 WV 18.0 17.6 18.5 TX 17.5 17.3 17.7 AR 17.2 16.8 17.5 AL 16.9 16.6 17.3 KY 16.9 16.6 17.2 OK 16.4 16.1 16.8

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 10

State Name Mississippi Louisiana New Mexico District of Columbia West Virginia Texas Arkansas Alabama Kentucky Oklahoma

Source: US Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program

SAIPE Program Estimates for 2005
Under Age 18 in Poverty: The 10 States with Some of the Lowest Poverty Rates 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound NH 9.5 8.6 10.3 MD 10.9 10.2 11.5 CT 11.4 10.7 12.2 MN 11.6 11.1 12.1 NJ 11.7 11.2 12.2 UT 11.7 11.0 12.4 HI 12.5 11.5 13.6 VT 12.8 11.7 13.9 VA 13.3 12.7 13.8 MA 13.5 12.9 14.1

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 9 10

State Name New Hampshire Maryland Connecticut Minnesota New Jersey Utah Hawaii Vermont Virginia Massachusetts

Under Age 18 in Poverty: The 10 States with Some of the Highest Poverty Rates 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Percent Lower Bound Upper Bound MS 30.2 29.3 31.1 DC 29.6 28.0 31.1 LA 29.2 28.3 30.1 NM 26.0 25.0 26.9 WV 25.5 24.5 26.4 AR 25.0 24.2 25.8 TX 24.7 24.3 25.1 AL 24.3 23.6 25.1 KY 23.0 22.2 23.7 OK 23.0 22.3 23.8

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9

State Name Mississippi District of Columbia Louisiana New Mexico West Virginia Arkansas Texas Alabama Kentucky Oklahoma

Source: US Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program

SAIPE Program Estimates for 2005
Median Household Income: The 10 States with Some of the Highest 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound NJ 61,694 61,190 62,198 MD 61,546 60,981 62,110 CT 60,840 60,100 61,581 MA 57,176 56,531 57,820 NH 56,557 55,689 57,425 HI 56,133 54,631 57,634 AK 55,477 54,210 56,743 VA 54,207 53,694 54,721 CA 53,627 53,309 53,944 DE 52,508 51,414 53,601

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

State Name New Jersey Maryland Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire Hawaii Alaska Virginia California Delaware

Median Household Income: The 10 States with Some of the Lowest 90% C.I. 90% C.I. State Postal Code Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound MS 33,090 32,508 33,673 WV 33,466 32,736 34,196 AR 35,041 34,476 35,606 LA 36,547 35,997 37,097 AL 36,936 36,431 37,441 OK 37,020 36,484 37,557 KY 37,377 36,915 37,838 NM 37,603 36,915 38,291 MT 38,503 37,623 39,384 TN 38,947 38,483 39,410

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

State Name Mississippi West Virginia Arkansas Louisiana Alabama Oklahoma Kentucky New Mexico Montana Tennessee

Source: US Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program