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Table A.1.a.-5 Rural Number and percentage of children 0–4 years old and 5–17 years old, those living in rural areas, and those living in poverty in rural areas, by state or jurisdiction: 5-year estimate 2005–2009

State or jurisdiction Children 0–4 years old   Children 5–17 years old
Total population   Population in rural areas Total population   Population in rural areas
Number Percent   Living in poverty Number Percent   Living in poverty
Number Poverty rate Number Poverty rate
United States 16,393,864   3,369,373 20.6   572,043 17.0   42,321,761   9,789,737 23.1   1,391,930 14.2
Alabama 303,853   132,643 43.7   30,420 22.9   804,506   371,259 46.1   73,922 19.9
Alaska 50,771   16,821 33.1   3,220 19.1   128,520   47,524 37.0   6,644 14.0
Arizona 492,850   108,541 22.0   17,433 16.1   1,151,303   246,267 21.4   40,561 16.5
Arkansas 194,964   85,070 43.6   20,108 23.6   493,846   240,274 48.7   47,286 19.7
California 2,654,207   197,529 7.4   25,538 12.9   6,628,273   531,487 8.0   67,420 12.7
                               
Colorado 347,343   71,192 20.5   6,811 9.6   832,371   182,138 21.9   16,975 9.3
Connecticut 209,943   24,538 11.7   990 4.0   600,498   85,410 14.2   2,824 3.3
Delaware 57,409   13,727 23.9   1,680 12.2   144,269   36,363 25.2   3,761 10.3
District of Columbia 35,076   0   0   77,053   0   0
Florida 1,126,116   169,352 15.0   29,097 17.2   2,858,669   452,833 15.8   67,968 15.0
                               
Georgia 715,904   206,488 28.8   37,681 18.2   1,756,652   568,227 32.3   89,398 15.7
Hawaii 85,400   7,812 9.1   1,526 19.5   199,949   20,785 10.4   3,761 18.1
Idaho 117,078   40,183 34.3   5,837 14.5   282,865   113,636 40.2   15,170 13.3
Illinois 879,779   108,676 12.4   13,791 12.7   2,270,327   310,557 13.7   31,163 10.0
Indiana 432,440   125,068 28.9   17,375 13.9   1,121,098   381,107 34.0   41,626 10.9
                               
Iowa 193,589   72,002 37.2   8,863 12.3   503,617   214,998 42.7   18,859 8.8
Kansas 195,153   51,695 26.5   7,274 14.1   490,606   153,041 31.2   16,415 10.7
Kentucky 278,234   116,961 42.0   31,410 26.9   711,772   340,315 47.8   75,076 22.1
Louisiana 305,259   85,023 27.9   18,636 21.9   792,670   247,804 31.3   47,304 19.1
Maine 69,327   40,809 58.9   7,368 18.1   203,688   128,175 62.9   17,545 13.7
                               
Maryland 371,051   49,547 13.4   3,350 6.8   972,582   161,252 16.6   9,242 5.7
Massachusetts 381,320   30,190 7.9   1,245 4.1   1,047,377   112,518 10.7   5,364 4.8
Michigan 622,684   152,402 24.5   24,554 16.1   1,775,394   487,791 27.5   62,660 12.8
Minnesota 351,323   106,487 30.3   10,870 10.2   892,043   296,801 33.3   26,814 9.0
Mississippi 211,519   105,885 50.1   29,932 28.3   538,280   289,978 53.9   72,065 24.9
                               
Missouri 388,727   115,941 29.8   23,577 20.3   1,013,481   339,414 33.5   55,155 16.3
Montana 58,643   25,533 43.5   5,505 21.6   157,522   78,666 49.9   13,464 17.1
Nebraska 128,234   32,609 25.4   4,115 12.6   308,161   98,709 32.0   10,214 10.3
Nevada 192,497   38,788 20.1   2,808 7.2   454,180   87,229 19.2   6,899 7.9
New Hampshire 74,872   31,060 41.5   2,550 8.2   218,182   97,029 44.5   6,234 6.4
                               
New Jersey 555,221   32,205 5.8   1,272 3.9   1,494,332   107,604 7.2   4,691 4.4
New Mexico 143,311   31,624 22.1   8,944 28.3   351,358   93,177 26.5   21,768 23.4
New York 1,200,687   124,104 10.3   18,761 15.1   3,221,449   425,096 13.2   50,539 11.9
North Carolina 625,791   241,083 38.5   50,733 21.0   1,547,717   662,287 42.8   115,104 17.4
North Dakota 40,106   17,088 42.6   2,949 17.3   100,641   50,376 50.1   7,334 14.6
                               
Ohio 730,009   168,341 23.1   22,857 13.6   1,985,401   519,284 26.2   61,338 11.8
Oklahoma 254,936   76,596 30.0   16,586 21.7   627,152   233,630 37.3   41,912 17.9
Oregon 234,254   36,224 15.5   6,230 17.2   613,001   128,415 20.9   15,828 12.3
Pennsylvania 729,541   159,765 21.9   22,072 13.8   2,030,552   505,538 24.9   57,921 11.5
Rhode Island 60,525   4,906 8.1   33 0.7   169,638   18,818 11.1   674 3.6
                               
South Carolina 293,918   114,865 39.1   28,042 24.4   750,766   323,925 43.1   63,032 19.5
South Dakota 55,191   26,960 48.8   5,837 21.7   137,225   74,130 54.0   11,877 16.0
Tennessee 405,655   139,332 34.3   28,440 20.4   1,042,631   404,377 38.8   69,103 17.1
Texas 1,966,380   372,003 18.9   67,460 18.1   4,575,003   964,184 21.1   150,170 15.6
Utah 257,599   48,478 18.8   4,568 9.4   559,232   105,086 18.8   10,191 9.7
                               
Vermont 31,883   20,036 62.8   2,575 12.9   96,477   63,866 66.2   6,968 10.9
Virginia 512,882   125,713 24.5   17,835 14.2   1,290,285   363,771 28.2   44,664 12.3
Washington 423,333   73,062 17.3   11,917 16.3   1,095,815   227,314 20.7   28,996 12.8
West Virginia 103,128   54,523 52.9   13,582 24.9   275,521   156,919 57.0   32,929 21.0
Wisconsin 352,393   107,224 30.4   12,633 11.8   945,133   327,245 34.6   31,206 9.5
Wyoming 35,426   11,562 32.6   1,405 12.2   87,702   32,832 37.4   3,257 9.9
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Rural areas are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as areas outside of urbanized areas and urban clusters. Urbanized areas consist of densely developed territory that contains 50,000 or more people. Urban clusters consist of densely developed territory that has at least 2,500 people, but fewer than 50,000 people. The Census and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) definitions for rural are the same, but the NCES student data are based on enrollment in schools located in rural areas, whereas the Census population data are based on the residency of the population.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2005-2009, 5-year estimates: B17001.
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