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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) 129,549 20,653 15.9 84,771 6,677 7.9 7,292 6,852 94.0 1,956 1,702 87.0
16 to 17 years 1,902 231 12.2 74 15 (B) 133 125 94.2 6 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 120,970 17,663 14.6 81,890 6,304 7.7 7,031 6,599 93.9 1,918 1,667 86.9
    18 to 24 years 16,325 4,240 26.0 5,891 1,127 19.1 1,910 1,833 96.0 276 246 89.1
    25 to 34 years 27,046 4,435 16.4 18,901 1,758 9.3 2,025 1,886 93.2 611 525 86.0
    35 to 44 years 27,720 3,131 11.3 20,541 1,314 6.4 1,461 1,331 91.1 557 472 84.7
    45 to 54 years 29,937 3,190 10.7 22,547 1,222 5.4 1,071 1,010 94.3 311 276 88.7
    55 to 64 years 19,942 2,668 13.4 14,010 883 6.3 565 539 95.3 164 149 90.9
65 years and over 6,677 2,759 41.3 2,807 357 12.7 128 128 100.0 31 31 (B)

Male
 
      Total (17)
69,814 9,968 14.3 50,031 3,513 7.0 3,587 3,280 91.4 1,224 1,019 83.3
16 to 17 years 960 120 12.5 48 7 (B) 72 65 (B) 6 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 65,157 8,571 13.2 48,226 3,326 6.9 3,461 3,160 91.3 1,202 1,000 83.2
    18 to 24 years 8,547 1,922 22.5 3,400 571 16.8 806 750 93.0 145 116 79.9
    25 to 34 years 15,066 2,372 15.7 11,368 1,035 9.1 1,003 913 91.0 378 318 84.3
    35 to 44 years 15,245 1,638 10.7 12,498 736 5.9 815 722 88.5 382 307 80.3
    45 to 54 years 15,798 1,544 9.8 12,953 586 4.5 543 504 92.9 184 161 87.5
    55 to 64 years 10,501 1,094 10.4 8,008 397 5.0 294 272 92.6 114 99 86.9
65 years and over 3,697 1,277 34.5 1,757 180 10.3 55 55 (B) 16 16 (B)

Female
 
      Total (17)
59,735 10,685 17.9 34,740 3,164 9.1 3,705 3,572 96.4 732 683 93.3
16 to 17 years 942 111 11.8 27 8 (B) 61 60 (B) 0 0 (B)
18 to 64 years 55,813 9,092 16.3 33,664 2,979 8.8 3,570 3,439 96.3 716 667 93.1
    18 to 24 years 7,778 2,318 29.8 2,492 556 22.3 1,103 1,083 98.2 132 130 99.2
    25 to 34 years 11,980 2,063 17.2 7,534 723 9.6 1,022 974 95.3 233 207 88.7
    35 to 44 years 12,475 1,493 12.0 8,043 578 7.2 646 610 94.5 175 165 94.4
    45 to 54 years 14,138 1,645 11.6 9,594 636 6.6 528 505 95.7 127 115 90.5
    55 to 64 years 9,441 1,574 16.7 6,002 486 8.1 272 267 98.3 50 50 (B)
65 years and over 2,980 1,482 49.7 1,050 177 16.9 73 73 (B) 15 15 (B)

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
122,872 17,894 14.6 81,964 6,320 7.7 7,163 6,724 93.9 1,924 1,670 86.8
In families (2) 97,054 8,872 9.1 64,117 3,052 4.8 4,252 3,815 89.7 1,463 1,212 82.8
      Householder 43,504 4,813 11.1 31,715 1,764 5.6 2,511 2,352 93.7 876 771 88.0
In families with related
      children under 18 years (9)
51,908 5,095 9.8 33,632 1,827 5.4 3,484 3,057 87.8 1,236 991 80.2
      Householder 24,924 3,375 13.5 17,923 1,281 7.1 2,175 2,017 92.7 771 666 86.3
In families with related
      children under 6 years (9)
21,625 2,543 11.8 14,310 900 6.3 2,013 1,721 85.5 725 564 77.8
      Householder 10,962 1,763 16.1 7,518 629 8.4 1,292 1,184 91.6 434 369 85.0
In married-couple families (11) 113,879 6,529 5.7 79,346 2,431 3.1 3,385 2,882 85.1 1,457 1,145 78.6
      Husbands (11) 36,765 2,139 5.8 30,760 1,023 3.3 1,348 1,152 85.5 732 584 79.7
      Wives (11) 31,016 1,766 5.7 19,234 520 2.7 655 579 88.5 168 138 82.2
      Related children (18) 10,702 555 5.2 3,162 132 4.2 232 176 75.7 44 26 (B)
      Other 1,311 96 7.3 728 10 1.4 66 28 (B) 28 5 (B)
      Householder 34,085 1,974 5.8 25,463 747 2.9 1,084 947 87.3 485 392 80.8
In married-couple families with
    related children under 18 years (9)
61,138 3,208 5.2 42,113 1,328 3.2 2,724 2,232 82.0 1,263 957 75.8
      Husbands (11) 20,659 1,278 6.2 17,603 664 3.8 1,140 947 83.1 649 502 77.3
      Wives (11) 15,783 638 4.0 9,049 176 1.9 473 399 84.4 124 95 77.2
      Related children (18) 5,282 235 4.5 1,102 45 4.1 180 127 70.3 38 22 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 6 years (9)
26,519 1,730 6.5 18,453 718 3.9 1,649 1,306 79.2 770 569 73.9
      Husbands (11) 9,767 777 8.0 8,178 399 4.9 745 607 81.4 422 320 75.9
      Wives (11) 6,726 300 4.5 3,521 62 1.8 267 213 79.6 62 43 (B)
      Related children (18) 1,021 57 5.6 323 9 2.9 58 31 (B) 11 6 (B)
      Other 553 17 3.1 326 0 0.0 39 12 (B) 17 0 (B)
      Householder 8,452 579 6.9 6,105 248 4.1 540 444 82.2 257 199 77.2
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
5,950 942 15.8 3,776 328 8.7 355 337 95.0 97 90 93.3
      Householder 3,064 571 18.6 2,162 225 10.4 228 221 96.6 72 67 (B)
      Other 2,887 371 12.9 1,614 103 6.4 127 117 92.0 25 23 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
2,575 467 18.1 1,637 186 11.3 223 205 92.0 65 59 (B)
      Householder 1,724 381 22.1 1,228 164 13.3 176 168 95.6 57 52 (B)
      Related children (18) 351 39 11.0 105 7 6.5 12 12 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 500 48 9.5 304 15 5.0 34 24 (B) 8 6 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
1,034 247 23.9 688 103 15.0 122 117 96.1 38 33 (B)
      Householder 748 224 30.0 518 99 19.1 109 106 97.2 34 31 (B)
      Related children (18) 96 7 7.3 46 2 (B) 3 3 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 190 16 8.6 125 2 1.8 9 8 (B) 4 2 (B)
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
11,310 3,375 29.8 6,457 1,039 16.1 1,595 1,542 96.6 394 368 93.6
      Householder 6,355 2,268 35.7 4,090 792 19.4 1,198 1,184 98.8 320 312 97.5
      Other 4,955 1,108 22.4 2,367 248 10.5 397 358 90.0 74 57 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
6,736 2,449 36.4 3,717 755 20.3 1,416 1,363 96.2 338 313 92.5
      Householder 4,659 1,966 42.2 2,861 676 23.6 1,120 1,106 98.8 284 276 97.2
      Related children (18) 1,290 345 26.7 354 35 9.9 184 174 94.4 19 13 (B)
      Other 786 138 17.5 502 43 8.6 112 83 73.9 35 24 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
2,523 1,145 45.4 1,274 326 25.6 782 742 94.9 175 161 91.8
      Householder 1,761 960 54.5 895 282 31.5 643 634 98.6 143 140 97.5
      Related children (18) 327 98 29.9 111 11 10.3 66 61 (B) 5 4 (B)
      Other 435 88 20.2 268 33 12.2 72 47 (B) 27 17 (B)
In unrelated subfamilies (3) 334 164 49.0 195 63 32.3 99 95 95.7 31 28 (B)
Unrelated individuals (4) 25,801 8,890 34.5 17,664 3,207 18.2 2,836 2,836 100.0 432 432 100.0
      Male 14,796 4,711 31.8 10,312 1,786 17.3 1,476 1,476 100.0 283 283 100.0
        Householder 9,892 2,605 26.3 7,151 930 13.0 738 738 100.0 146 146 100.0
      Female 11,005 4,179 38.0 7,352 1,421 19.3 1,360 1,360 100.0 149 149 100.0
        Householder 7,530 2,462 32.7 5,310 876 16.5 677 677 100.0 75 75 (B)

Poverty Footnotes

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