Poverty 1997

Percent of People in Poverty, by State: 1995, 1996, and 1997

Three-year Average

Average

Average

Difference in two-year moving averages

1995-1997

1996-1997

1995-1996

Standard

Standard

Standard

Poverty

Standard

State

Percent

error

Percent

error

Percent

error

rate

error

U.S.

13.6

0.16

13.5

0.18

13.8

0.18

-0.3

0.15

Arizona

17.9

1.31

18.8

1.54

18.3

1.54

0.5

1.25

Colorado

9.2

1.06

9.4

1.24

9.7

1.27

-0.3

0.99

Idaho

13.7

1.21

13.3

1.38

13.2

1.41

0.1

1.21

Montana

16.0

1.29

16.3

1.51

16.1

1.51

0.2

1.24

Nevada

10.1

1.15

9.6

1.30

9.6

1.34

-

1.17

New Mexico

24.0

1.49

23.4

1.71

25.4

1.77

-2.0

1.43

Utah

8.3

0.94

8.3

1.09

8.0

1.09

0.2

0.93

Wyoming

12.5

1.22

12.7

1.43

12.0

1.41

0.7

1.20

Source: Census Bureau. Poverty 1997. from Poverty in the United States, 1997

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