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Table A.1.a.-6 Percentage of 5- to 17-year-olds in families living in poverty, by district locale and state: 2009
Region and state Total   City   Suburban   Town   Rural
Percentage Standard error   Percentage Standard error   Percentage Standard error   Percentage Standard error   Percentage Standard error
United States 18.2 (0.10)   25.5 (0.19)   13.4 (0.13)   23.9 (0.36)   14.4 (0.17)
Northeast 15.1 (0.18)   27.3 (0.45)   9.7 (0.24)   17.5 (0.58)   9.4 (0.30)
Connecticut 10.8 (0.59)   20.0 (1.60)   8.1 (0.60)   13.1 (3.70)   3.0 (0.78)
Maine 15.3 (1.08)   24.2 (3.79)   7.0 (2.54)   21.5 (3.33)   13.6 (1.20)
Massachusetts 11.9 (0.43)   23.4 (1.33)   9.2 (0.49)   15.5 (4.05)   5.2 (1.16)
New Hampshire 9.1 (1.06)   17.5 (3.35)   8.1 (2.01)   12.5 (2.98)   6.1 (0.92)
New Jersey 12.2 (0.43)   25.1 (1.78)   11.2 (0.50)   17.3 (2.22)   3.8 (0.68)
New York 18.6 (0.32)   28.0 (0.59)   8.4 (0.37)   19.7 (1.17)   11.0 (0.66)
Pennsylvania 15.4 (0.34)   32.5 (1.02)   10.0 (0.46)   17.0 (1.06)   11.0 (0.50)
Rhode Island 16.4 (1.22)   21.8 (2.39)   15.9 (1.67)   (†)   2.4 (1.77)
Vermont 10.7 (1.11)   16.3 (4.70)   7.4 (2.91)   13.5 (3.22)   9.8 (1.27)
                             
Midwest 17.4 (0.19)   28.6 (0.48)   12.2 (0.26)   19.3 (0.50)   12.2 (0.24)
Illinois 17.8 (0.43)   27.1 (0.86)   12.8 (0.61)   20.3 (1.17)   11.4 (0.73)
Indiana 17.6 (0.53)   28.8 (1.36)   11.9 (0.98)   21.9 (1.48)   10.9 (0.78)
Iowa 12.9 (0.66)   20.2 (1.68)   7.4 (1.80)   17.6 (1.68)   7.5 (0.57)
Kansas 15.1 (0.77)   22.1 (2.02)   10.2 (1.65)   17.1 (1.55)   9.7 (0.69)
Michigan 20.4 (0.46)   35.5 (1.15)   13.7 (0.67)   21.7 (1.46)   14.4 (0.64)
Minnesota 12.8 (0.43)   23.1 (1.43)   9.2 (0.90)   14.2 (1.11)   9.2 (0.50)
Missouri 18.5 (0.64)   28.5 (1.55)   12.8 (0.85)   23.2 (1.82)   17.0 (0.94)
Nebraska 13.1 (0.76)   17.7 (1.67)   7.9 (2.32)   14.0 (1.68)   9.3 (1.03)
North Dakota 10.8 (1.18)   9.5 (2.89)   7.9 (3.44)   9.5 (3.01)   12.3 (1.64)
Ohio 19.5 (0.45)   35.4 (1.21)   13.0 (0.61)   23.8 (1.17)   13.9 (0.69)
South Dakota 16.5 (1.49)   17.9 (4.07)   (†)   18.7 (3.15)   15.2 (1.42)
Wisconsin 15.1 (0.51)   28.4 (1.37)   8.2 (0.92)   12.8 (1.25)   10.6 (0.53)
                             
South 20.5 (0.16)   26.6 (0.27)   15.3 (0.24)   30.2 (0.62)   17.3 (0.28)
Alabama 22.8 (0.61)   30.4 (1.71)   15.0 (1.28)   30.0 (2.27)   19.9 (0.85)
Arkansas 25.2 (0.88)   31.7 (2.15)   25.3 (3.66)   34.5 (2.12)   18.1 (1.19)
Delaware 14.6 (1.56)   (†)   12.5 (1.71)   (†)   6.8 (1.59)
District of Columbia 31.0 (3.08)   31.0 (3.08)   --- (†)   --- (†)   --- (†)
Florida 19.5 (0.39)   23.9 (0.82)   17.6 (0.49)   29.8 (2.05)   16.7 (0.80)
Georgia 20.5 (0.52)   30.7 (1.42)   16.7 (0.75)   36.1 (1.70)   16.8 (0.76)
Kentucky 23.1 (0.76)   23.5 (1.53)   15.1 (1.55)   33.1 (1.92)   22.2 (1.04)
Louisiana 22.2 (0.69)   25.3 (1.51)   19.8 (1.52)   31.7 (1.89)   16.8 (1.27)
Maryland 10.0 (0.45)   21.5 (1.44)   8.0 (0.61)   11.7 (1.90)   5.5 (0.65)
Mississippi 29.4 (0.89)   32.3 (3.42)   17.2 (2.72)   45.1 (2.08)   24.5 (1.12)
North Carolina 20.4 (0.48)   21.8 (0.94)   16.2 (1.20)   32.3 (1.62)   17.9 (0.80)
Oklahoma 20.8 (0.80)   25.6 (1.64)   11.6 (1.48)   27.4 (2.09)   17.8 (0.96)
South Carolina 21.9 (0.68)   27.8 (2.18)   16.0 (1.11)   38.1 (2.34)   19.8 (1.02)
Tennessee 21.1 (0.58)   30.0 (1.26)   12.5 (1.24)   24.5 (2.18)   17.4 (0.80)
Texas 22.6 (0.29)   28.3 (0.48)   18.0 (0.56)   25.9 (1.10)   15.4 (0.52)
Virginia 12.7 (0.49)   20.1 (1.07)   7.6 (0.66)   20.4 (2.43)   12.7 (0.78)
West Virginia 22.0 (0.94)   22.8 (3.27)   20.2 (2.56)   26.6 (2.27)   20.9 (1.30)
                             
West 17.7 (0.16)   21.2 (0.27)   15.1 (0.25)   21.3 (0.67)   12.8 (0.35)
Alaska 10.7 (1.16)   10.1 (1.77)   8.8 (6.98)   9.7 (2.83)   11.8 (1.56)
Arizona 21.4 (0.61)   26.8 (1.20)   16.6 (1.19)   23.1 (1.94)   15.5 (1.07)
California 18.6 (0.23)   21.1 (0.35)   16.0 (0.34)   25.2 (1.16)   12.7 (0.65)
Colorado 15.1 (0.64)   21.8 (1.14)   12.2 (1.06)   18.2 (1.90)   9.1 (1.00)
Hawaii 13.2 (0.97)   10.9 (1.83)   14.4 (1.79)   7.8 (1.55)   24.2 (4.55)
Idaho 16.2 (1.05)   16.4 (1.84)   18.9 (3.22)   20.1 (2.64)   13.8 (1.46)
Montana 18.6 (1.39)   23.8 (4.30)   18.8 (7.09)   21.7 (2.62)   14.7 (1.56)
Nevada 15.7 (0.90)   19.5 (1.52)   18.5 (1.80)   13.7 (3.54)   5.6 (1.08)
New Mexico 23.7 (1.25)   22.9 (2.29)   27.1 (3.05)   24.3 (1.97)   21.7 (1.98)
Oregon 17.3 (0.76)   19.7 (1.58)   14.4 (1.52)   22.0 (1.90)   12.4 (1.25)
Utah 11.4 (0.65)   20.4 (1.84)   9.0 (0.88)   10.6 (1.55)   11.1 (1.19)
Washington 14.9 (0.59)   18.6 (1.16)   12.2 (0.79)   22.8 (2.07)   12.2 (1.05)
Wyoming 11.0 (1.51)   8.7 (3.27)   (†)   15.7 (2.77)   5.8 (1.45)
--- Not available.
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Standard error exceeds 50 percent.
NOTE: For more information on poverty, locale, and region, see supplemental note 1. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2009.
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