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Table A.1.a.-6 Percentage of 5- to 17 olds in families living in poverty, by district locale and state: 2012
Region and state Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural
Estimate Standard Error   Estimate Standard Error   Estimate Standard Error   Estimate Standard Error   Estimate Standard Error
United States 21.1 (0.10)   28.5 (0.17)   15.6 (0.13)   26.4 (0.34)   18.1 (0.19)
                             
Northeast 17.7 (0.16)   32.3 (0.40)   11.3 (0.21)   20.9 (0.92)   11.7 (0.36)
Connecticut 13.7 (0.60)   25.4 (1.51)   10.0 (0.72)   14.4 (3.57)   4.9 (1.32)
Maine 18.3 (1.07)   31.6 (3.60)   6.5 (2.07)   25.5 (4.49)   16.2 (1.25)
Massachusetts 14.2 (0.41)   26.7 (1.37)   11.3 (0.46)   19.3 (4.14)   4.6 (0.84)
New Hampshire 14.2 (1.25)   29.0 (4.90)   7.6 (1.30)   32.4 (5.58)   9.2 (1.31)
New Jersey 14.1 (0.39)   38.6 (1.97)   12.2 (0.43)   20.3 (3.59)   5.4 (1.20)
New York 21.5 (0.29)   32.2 (0.55)   10.1 (0.47)   20.7 (1.27)   13.9 (0.63)
Pennsylvania 18.1 (0.37)   38.2 (1.12)   11.7 (0.44)   20.0 (1.28)   12.9 (0.68)
Rhode Island 17.3 (1.34)   23.4 (2.90)   15.5 (1.52)   63.2 (39.96)   2.7 (1.40)
Vermont 13.9 (1.28)   19.0 (5.23)   12.4 (5.25)   15.8 (3.13)   13.1 (1.72)
                             
Midwest 19.1 (0.17)   30.3 (0.34)   13.8 (0.25)   20.9 (0.44)   14.1 (0.29)
Illinois 19.4 (0.40)   28.8 (0.86)   14.6 (0.54)   20.2 (1.08)   13.1 (0.70)
Indiana 20.1 (0.44)   30.1 (1.18)   14.1 (0.89)   25.0 (1.30)   14.0 (0.70)
Iowa 14.0 (0.68)   17.7 (1.58)   7.8 (1.37)   19.4 (1.40)   10.7 (0.74)
Kansas 17.2 (0.69)   23.0 (1.54)   11.8 (2.02)   19.9 (1.50)   12.0 (0.83)
Michigan 22.9 (0.39)   39.6 (0.95)   16.7 (0.63)   23.6 (1.58)   16.2 (0.62)
Minnesota 13.1 (0.42)   21.6 (1.28)   9.8 (0.69)   13.1 (1.12)   10.6 (0.56)
Missouri 20.5 (0.50)   29.7 (1.46)   14.6 (0.84)   25.2 (1.65)   19.6 (0.95)
Nebraska 16.2 (0.79)   20.7 (1.32)   12.5 (2.59)   19.4 (1.98)   10.6 (0.79)
North Dakota 11.4 (0.85)   11.5 (2.22)   10.2 (4.66)   4.1 (1.48)   14.2 (1.18)
Ohio 21.5 (0.40)   40.7 (1.07)   13.8 (0.55)   27.7 (1.42)   15.2 (0.69)
South Dakota 14.8 (0.91)   16.2 (2.53)   4.8 (3.25)   11.1 (1.65)   16.8 (1.20)
Wisconsin 16.6 (0.49)   30.1 (1.25)   9.9 (0.74)   15.1 (1.51)   11.3 (0.51)
                             
South 23.4 (0.16)   29.2 (0.27)   17.7 (0.23)   32.4 (0.56)   22.1 (0.29)
Alabama 25.7 (0.54)   31.3 (1.30)   17.4 (1.18)   35.3 (2.33)   24.3 (1.04)
Arkansas 26.8 (0.81)   28.3 (1.84)   15.8 (1.82)   39.0 (2.41)   24.9 (1.33)
Delaware 15.3 (1.40)   34.7 (5.16)   10.8 (1.65)   13.2 (3.12)   18.3 (4.03)
District of Columbia 28.5 (2.43)   28.5 (2.43)   0.0 (†)   0.0 (†)   0.0 (†)
Florida 23.9 (0.45)   27.8 (0.93)   21.7 (0.48)   36.0 (2.54)   22.6 (1.25)
Georgia 25.6 (0.54)   36.7 (1.25)   21.4 (0.73)   39.4 (1.86)   23.2 (1.04)
Kentucky 24.5 (0.70)   24.6 (1.29)   16.6 (1.40)   30.0 (1.69)   25.8 (0.99)
Louisiana 27.0 (0.75)   34.4 (1.35)   21.8 (1.40)   35.6 (2.11)   21.5 (1.44)
Maryland 12.5 (0.45)   27.1 (1.64)   10.0 (0.60)   18.0 (3.28)   6.6 (0.78)
Mississippi 33.0 (1.11)   45.2 (3.36)   17.0 (2.41)   50.4 (2.31)   28.8 (1.30)
North Carolina 24.1 (0.47)   25.8 (0.87)   16.6 (1.12)   31.4 (1.34)   25.4 (0.76)
Oklahoma 22.0 (0.53)   29.7 (1.22)   13.1 (1.32)   25.4 (1.20)   19.5 (0.67)
South Carolina 24.8 (0.73)   26.0 (1.67)   20.1 (0.93)   37.5 (2.41)   26.0 (1.16)
Tennessee 24.2 (0.68)   34.5 (1.22)   13.0 (0.95)   29.4 (1.80)   20.5 (0.92)
Texas 24.3 (0.27)   29.3 (0.48)   18.6 (0.43)   28.7 (1.02)   19.4 (0.71)
Virginia 14.1 (0.40)   21.7 (1.09)   9.2 (0.50)   22.4 (2.08)   15.1 (0.77)
West Virginia 22.6 (1.13)   29.3 (3.28)   18.6 (3.0)   28.1 (2.67)   21.2 (1.46)
                             
West 21.3 (0.18)   25.0 (0.30)   17.5 (0.28)   25.3 (0.61)   18.4 (0.43)
Alaska 12.2 (0.93)   11.7 (1.81)   10.1 (6.78)   11.4 (1.88)   13.6 (1.41)
Arizona 25.3 (0.59)   31.8 (0.99)   15.3 (0.85)   23.2 (1.86)   26.3 (1.63)
California 22.9 (0.24)   24.7 (0.35)   20.1 (0.40)   31.4 (1.20)   20.9 (1.09)
Colorado 17.3 (0.62)   23.0 (1.05)   13.0 (0.85)   15.7 (1.96)   16.3 (1.33)
Hawaii 16.1 (1.13)   20.5 (2.84)   12.1 (1.53)   18.4 (2.46)   22.4 (4.74)
Idaho 18.9 (1.28)   21.0 (2.58)   10.8 (2.05)   27.5 (3.62)   17.7 (1.88)
Montana 18.4 (1.19)   19.5 (2.84)   7.2 (3.80)   21.1 (2.95)   17.2 (1.34)
Nevada 22.2 (0.92)   24.3 (1.70)   20.9 (1.28)   21.8 (2.90)   16.6 (2.84)
New Mexico 27.3 (0.98)   25.8 (2.06)   26.2 (2.22)   28.9 (1.98)   29.0 (1.84)
Oregon 20.7 (0.79)   23.7 (1.40)   17.2 (1.56)   26.4 (1.90)   14.0 (1.51)
Utah 14.1 (0.69)   24.2 (2.38)   12.0 (0.69)   14.6 (2.20)   11.0 (1.39)
Washington 17.0 (0.61)   22.9 (1.15)   11.8 (0.81)   25.8 (2.08)   15.1 (1.08)
Wyoming 15.7 (1.61)   19.0 (4.12)   9.2 (4.75)   19.6 (2.96)   10.7 (1.88)
NOTE: For more information on poverty thresholds see: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/threshld/index.html. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see Table http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2012.
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