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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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POV23: Poverty Status, Work Experience, and Family Earnings for People 16 Years Old and Over: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands)

  All income levels With income below poverty threshold
Worked in previous year (16) Worked full-time year-round (16) Worked in previous year (16) Worked full-time year-round (16)
  Earnings below wtd. avg poverty threshold for 4 person family (33)   Earnings below wtd. avg poverty threshold for 4 person family (33)   Earnings below wtd. avg poverty threshold for 4 person family (33)   Earnings below wtd. avg poverty threshold for 4 person family (33)
All income levels Number Percent All income levels Number Percent Poor, total Number Percent Poor, total Number Percent

Both Sexes
      Total (17) 158,317 26,732 16.9 104,023 8,888 8.5 10,085 9,504 94.2 2,754 2,417 87.8
16 to 17 years 2,229 316 14.2 99 15 15.5 187 179 95.8 6 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 148,463 23,312 15.7 100,626 8,445 8.4 9,740 9,169 94.1 2,711 2,376 87.7
    18 to 24 years 20,123 5,475 27.2 7,284 1,442 19.8 2,592 2,495 96.3 399 364 91.2
    25 to 34 years 34,065 6,053 17.8 23,580 2,372 10.1 2,886 2,698 93.5 875 762 87.1
    35 to 44 years 34,650 4,246 12.3 25,859 1,808 7.0 2,017 1,853 91.8 768 652 84.9
    45 to 54 years 36,275 4,203 11.6 27,399 1,671 6.1 1,473 1,379 93.6 458 403 87.9
    55 to 64 years 23,350 3,335 14.3 16,504 1,152 7.0 772 745 96.5 211 196 92.7
65 years and over 7,625 3,103 40.7 3,298 428 13.0 158 155 98.4 37 37 (B)

Male
 
      Total (17)
83,889 12,495 14.9 59,869 4,425 7.4 4,709 4,324 91.8 1,586 1,336 84.2
16 to 17 years 1,123 162 14.5 55 7 (B) 97 90 93.2 6 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 78,581 10,899 13.9 57,792 4,205 7.3 4,547 4,171 91.7 1,561 1,314 84.2
    18 to 24 years 10,451 2,475 23.7 4,158 711 17.1 1,092 1,028 94.1 210 176 83.9
    25 to 34 years 18,537 3,019 16.3 13,780 1,269 9.2 1,303 1,185 90.9 461 390 84.7
    35 to 44 years 18,667 2,113 11.3 15,221 959 6.3 1,034 921 89.1 482 390 81.0
    45 to 54 years 18,818 1,953 10.4 15,372 767 5.0 719 660 91.8 264 228 86.3
    55 to 64 years 12,108 1,338 11.1 9,261 500 5.4 399 377 94.5 145 129 89.4
65 years and over 4,185 1,433 34.2 2,023 212 10.5 66 63 (B) 19 19 (B)

Female
 
      Total (17)
74,428 14,237 19.1 44,154 4,463 10.1 5,376 5,179 96.4 1,168 1,081 92.6
16 to 17 years 1,106 154 13.9 44 8 (B) 90 89 98.5 0 0 (B)
18 to 64 years 69,882 12,413 17.8 42,834 4,239 9.9 5,194 4,999 96.3 1,150 1,063 92.4
    18 to 24 years 9,672 2,999 31.0 3,127 731 23.4 1,500 1,467 97.8 189 188 99.4
    25 to 34 years 15,528 3,034 19.5 9,800 1,103 11.3 1,583 1,513 95.6 415 372 89.8
    35 to 44 years 15,983 2,133 13.3 10,638 849 8.0 984 932 94.7 286 261 91.5
    45 to 54 years 17,457 2,249 12.9 12,027 904 7.5 754 718 95.3 194 175 90.0
    55 to 64 years 11,242 1,997 17.8 7,243 652 9.0 373 368 98.8 66 66 (B)
65 years and over 3,440 1,670 48.6 1,275 216 16.9 92 92 100.0 19 19 (B)

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
150,692 23,628 15.7 100,725 8,460 8.4 9,927 9,349 94.2 2,717 2,380 87.6
In families (2) 118,765 12,390 10.4 78,567 4,289 5.5 6,236 5,659 90.7 2,101 1,767 84.1
      Householder 53,825 6,903 12.8 39,183 2,564 6.5 3,778 3,561 94.3 1,289 1,140 88.4
In families with related
      children under 18 years (9)
64,688 7,464 11.5 42,142 2,678 6.4 5,144 4,582 89.1 1,788 1,462 81.8
      Householder 31,770 5,052 15.9 22,797 1,928 8.5 3,331 3,116 93.5 1,150 1,001 87.0
In families with related
      children under 6 years (9)
27,208 3,653 13.4 17,978 1,243 6.9 2,941 2,549 86.7 1,014 794 78.3
      Householder 14,020 2,584 18.4 9,574 894 9.3 1,961 1,814 92.5 636 542 85.3
In married-couple families (11) 133,808 8,104 6.1 93,829 3,069 3.3 4,291 3,691 86.0 1,849 1,482 80.2
      Husbands (11) 42,970 2,623 6.1 35,869 1,245 3.5 1,690 1,455 86.1 913 737 80.8
      Wives (11) 36,491 2,201 6.0 23,045 698 3.0 832 743 89.2 231 194 83.9
      Related children (18) 12,563 729 5.8 3,845 170 4.4 317 252 79.4 62 44 (B)
      Other 1,736 126 7.2 970 18 1.9 81 39 48.6 31 8 (B)
      Householder 40,047 2,426 6.1 30,099 937 3.1 1,371 1,203 87.8 612 499 81.5
In married-couple families with
    related children under 18 years (9)
72,900 4,086 5.6 50,713 1,702 3.4 3,441 2,858 83.0 1,587 1,228 77.4
      Husbands (11) 24,531 1,598 6.5 20,817 820 3.9 1,430 1,199 83.9 802 630 78.6
      Wives (11) 18,891 838 4.4 11,182 259 2.3 606 518 85.5 176 140 79.8
      Related children (18) 6,166 298 4.8 1,387 55 4.0 226 166 73.4 48 33 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 6 years (9)
31,788 2,169 6.8 22,298 901 4.0 2,047 1,643 80.3 948 713 75.2
      Husbands (11) 11,615 959 8.3 9,682 484 5.0 920 752 81.7 511 390 76.3
      Wives (11) 8,069 378 4.7 4,385 87 2.0 329 267 81.2 79 59 74.5
      Related children (18) 1,282 79 6.1 453 16 3.5 72 45 (B) 18 12 (B)
      Other 702 23 3.3 415 1 0.3 48 17 (B) 18 1 (B)
      Householder 10,120 730 7.2 7,363 313 4.3 678 562 82.8 322 250 77.8
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
7,761 1,265 16.3 4,969 443 8.9 513 488 95.1 148 134 90.8
      Householder 3,969 776 19.5 2,774 301 10.9 327 318 97.3 100 94 94.1
      Other 3,791 489 12.9 2,195 142 6.5 186 169 91.2 47 40 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
3,351 642 19.2 2,156 259 12.0 325 300 92.2 105 92 87.1
      Householder 2,216 515 23.2 1,578 225 14.2 248 239 96.4 81 75 92.6
      Related children (18) 456 60 13.1 148 17 11.5 25 25 (B) 9 9 (B)
      Other 679 68 10.0 430 17 4.0 52 36 (B) 16 8 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
1,349 332 24.6 889 129 14.6 172 161 93.6 54 43 (B)
      Householder 968 291 30.0 668 124 18.5 147 144 97.9 43 40 (B)
      Related children (18) 133 12 8.9 60 2 (B) 3 3 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 248 30 11.9 161 4 2.4 22 14 (B) 12 4 (B)
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
17,244 5,448 31.6 9,869 1,715 17.4 2,803 2,683 95.7 716 649 90.6
      Householder 9,809 3,701 37.7 6,310 1,326 21.0 2,080 2,040 98.1 577 547 94.8
      Other 7,435 1,747 23.5 3,559 389 10.9 723 642 88.8 140 102 73.3
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
10,612 4,044 38.1 5,921 1,281 21.6 2,494 2,373 95.2 633 566 89.4
      Householder 7,379 3,229 43.8 4,570 1,139 24.9 1,968 1,928 98.0 533 503 94.4
      Related children (18) 2,030 573 28.3 602 67 11.1 338 306 90.5 46 26 (B)
      Other 1,203 242 20.1 749 75 10.0 189 140 74.1 54 37 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
4,191 1,882 44.9 2,153 526 24.4 1,400 1,307 93.3 333 287 86.2
      Householder 2,932 1,563 53.3 1,543 457 29.6 1,136 1,109 97.6 271 253 93.1
      Related children (18) 618 181 29.4 225 23 10.0 144 118 81.9 24 8 (B)
      Other 642 137 21.4 386 47 12.1 121 81 66.8 38 26 (B)
In unrelated subfamilies (3) 398 196 49.2 239 77 32.4 121 116 96.5 38 35 (B)
Unrelated individuals (4) 31,900 11,091 34.8 21,934 4,095 18.7 3,607 3,607 100.0 579 579 100.0
      Male 18,107 5,862 32.4 12,639 2,246 17.8 1,895 1,895 100.0 380 380 100.0
        Householder 12,062 3,266 27.1 8,715 1,191 13.7 960 960 100.0 196 196 100.0
      Female 13,793 5,229 37.9 9,295 1,849 19.9 1,713 1,713 100.0 199 199 100.0
        Householder 9,649 3,163 32.8 6,837 1,156 16.9 891 891 100.0 98 98 100.0

Poverty Footnotes

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