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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) 131,481 21,061 16.0 85,889 6,815 7.9 7,447 6,992 93.9 1,999 1,741 87.1
16 to 17 years 1,965 241 12.3 76 15 20.2 137 129 94.4 6 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 122,785 18,038 14.7 82,983 6,442 7.8 7,180 6,735 93.8 1,962 1,706 86.9
    18 to 24 years 16,727 4,346 26.0 6,021 1,164 19.3 1,954 1,874 95.9 286 255 89.4
    25 to 34 years 27,541 4,535 16.5 19,207 1,797 9.4 2,069 1,923 92.9 623 534 85.7
    35 to 44 years 28,101 3,187 11.3 20,813 1,329 6.4 1,486 1,357 91.3 564 478 84.8
    45 to 54 years 30,275 3,259 10.8 22,789 1,246 5.5 1,092 1,030 94.3 319 283 88.8
    55 to 64 years 20,141 2,711 13.5 14,153 905 6.4 578 551 95.4 171 155 91.0
65 years and over 6,731 2,782 41.3 2,830 358 12.6 131 129 98.1 31 31 (B)

Male
 
      Total (17)
70,858 10,182 14.4 50,675 3,591 7.1 3,670 3,351 91.3 1,252 1,043 83.3
16 to 17 years 990 125 12.6 48 7 (B) 74 68 (B) 6 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 66,147 8,773 13.3 48,860 3,403 7.0 3,538 3,228 91.2 1,230 1,024 83.2
    18 to 24 years 8,763 1,979 22.6 3,466 585 16.9 828 770 93.0 150 121 80.6
    25 to 34 years 15,337 2,427 15.8 11,550 1,060 9.2 1,028 930 90.6 385 323 83.7
    35 to 44 years 15,446 1,670 10.8 12,650 745 5.9 825 732 88.7 386 310 80.4
    45 to 54 years 15,994 1,579 9.9 13,108 602 4.6 556 517 92.9 190 167 87.5
    55 to 64 years 10,607 1,118 10.5 8,086 412 5.1 302 280 92.7 119 103 87.1
65 years and over 3,721 1,284 34.5 1,768 180 10.2 58 55 (B) 16 16 (B)

Female
 
      Total (17)
60,623 10,878 17.9 35,213 3,224 9.2 3,777 3,641 96.4 747 698 93.4
16 to 17 years 976 116 11.9 28 8 (B) 63 61 (B) 0 0 (B)
18 to 64 years 56,638 9,265 16.4 34,124 3,038 8.9 3,641 3,507 96.3 732 682 93.2
    18 to 24 years 7,964 2,367 29.7 2,555 580 22.7 1,127 1,105 98.1 136 135 99.2
    25 to 34 years 12,204 2,108 17.3 7,657 737 9.6 1,042 993 95.3 238 212 89.0
    35 to 44 years 12,655 1,517 12.0 8,163 584 7.2 661 625 94.5 178 168 94.3
    45 to 54 years 14,281 1,680 11.8 9,681 645 6.7 536 513 95.8 128 116 90.6
    55 to 64 years 9,534 1,593 16.7 6,067 493 8.1 276 271 98.3 52 52 (B)
65 years and over 3,010 1,497 49.7 1,062 177 16.7 73 73 (B) 15 15 (B)

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
124,750 18,279 14.7 83,059 6,457 7.8 7,316 6,864 93.8 1,968 1,709 86.9
In families (2) 98,450 9,047 9.2 64,899 3,113 4.8 4,340 3,890 89.6 1,490 1,234 82.8
      Householder 44,092 4,895 11.1 32,118 1,796 5.6 2,554 2,390 93.6 894 785 87.8
In families with related
      children under 18 years (9)
52,745 5,201 9.9 34,097 1,865 5.5 3,555 3,116 87.7 1,261 1,011 80.2
      Householder 25,311 3,435 13.6 18,194 1,308 7.2 2,216 2,053 92.7 789 679 86.1
In families with related
      children under 6 years (9)
21,981 2,595 11.8 14,520 920 6.3 2,061 1,759 85.4 739 574 77.7
      Householder 11,146 1,797 16.1 7,645 645 8.4 1,319 1,207 91.5 443 375 84.6
In married-couple families (11) 115,242 6,614 5.7 80,198 2,473 3.1 3,445 2,925 84.9 1,484 1,164 78.4
      Husbands (11) 37,144 2,166 5.8 31,066 1,039 3.3 1,371 1,169 85.2 746 593 79.5
      Wives (11) 31,325 1,782 5.7 19,404 523 2.7 663 587 88.5 168 138 82.2
      Related children (18) 10,956 569 5.2 3,239 139 4.3 237 179 75.6 46 28 (B)
      Other 1,342 98 7.3 746 12 1.6 71 30 (B) 29 6 (B)
      Householder 34,476 2,000 5.8 25,743 760 3.0 1,103 961 87.1 494 398 80.5
In married-couple families with
    related children under 18 years (9)
61,967 3,262 5.3 42,627 1,355 3.2 2,779 2,271 81.7 1,288 973 75.6
      Husbands (11) 20,899 1,300 6.2 17,800 678 3.8 1,163 964 82.8 663 511 77.1
      Wives (11) 15,979 647 4.0 9,154 178 1.9 481 406 84.5 124 96 77.2
      Related children (18) 5,411 239 4.4 1,125 45 4.0 182 127 69.7 38 22 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 6 years (9)
26,912 1,767 6.6 18,706 738 3.9 1,690 1,334 78.9 787 580 73.8
      Husbands (11) 9,891 792 8.0 8,278 409 4.9 762 618 81.1 432 327 75.6
      Wives (11) 6,822 304 4.5 3,567 62 1.7 272 217 79.7 62 43 (B)
      Related children (18) 1,055 57 5.4 332 9 2.9 58 31 (B) 11 6 (B)
      Other 562 18 3.3 331 1 0.3 44 13 (B) 18 1 (B)
      Householder 8,582 596 6.9 6,199 256 4.1 555 455 82.1 264 203 76.9
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
6,065 964 15.9 3,837 335 8.7 361 343 95.1 97 91 93.3
      Householder 3,127 585 18.7 2,197 230 10.5 232 225 96.7 72 67 (B)
      Other 2,938 379 12.9 1,639 105 6.4 129 119 92.1 25 23 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
2,639 479 18.1 1,674 190 11.4 226 209 92.1 65 59 (B)
      Householder 1,763 390 22.1 1,254 168 13.4 180 172 95.7 57 52 (B)
      Related children (18) 366 41 11.1 107 7 6.4 12 12 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 509 48 9.3 312 15 4.9 34 24 (B) 8 6 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
1,061 255 24.0 704 106 15.1 125 121 96.2 38 33 (B)
      Householder 766 232 30.2 528 102 19.3 113 110 97.3 34 31 (B)
      Related children (18) 98 7 7.2 46 2 (B) 3 3 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 197 16 8.3 131 2 1.7 9 8 (B) 4 2 (B)
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
11,619 3,468 29.9 6,608 1,065 16.1 1,637 1,583 96.7 403 377 93.6
      Householder 6,489 2,310 35.6 4,177 806 19.3 1,219 1,205 98.8 328 320 97.5
      Other 5,130 1,158 22.6 2,430 259 10.6 417 378 90.5 75 58 76.9
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
6,933 2,508 36.2 3,813 771 20.2 1,448 1,394 96.3 348 322 92.6
      Householder 4,754 1,998 42.0 2,923 689 23.6 1,139 1,124 98.7 293 284 97.2
      Related children (18) 1,359 367 27.0 366 38 10.4 197 186 94.8 20 14 (B)
      Other 819 143 17.4 525 44 8.4 112 83 73.9 35 24 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
2,591 1,168 45.1 1,308 332 25.4 800 760 95.0 179 164 91.7
      Householder 1,799 970 53.9 919 286 31.2 651 642 98.6 145 141 97.2
      Related children (18) 347 110 31.9 113 12 11.0 76 71 93.4 7 5 (B)
      Other 446 88 19.7 276 33 11.8 72 47 (B) 27 17 (B)
In unrelated subfamilies (3) 343 167 48.7 201 64 31.8 102 98 95.8 32 29 (B)
Unrelated individuals (4) 26,284 9,097 34.6 17,971 3,281 18.3 2,898 2,898 100.0 448 448 100.0
      Male 15,079 4,831 32.0 10,487 1,827 17.4 1,513 1,513 100.0 294 294 100.0
        Householder 10,054 2,661 26.5 7,258 947 13.0 755 755 100.0 151 151 100.0
      Female 11,205 4,266 38.1 7,484 1,454 19.4 1,385 1,385 100.0 154 154 100.0
        Householder 7,667 2,515 32.8 5,403 891 16.5 690 690 100.0 77 77 100.0

Poverty Footnotes

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