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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) 109,046 15,983 14.7 71,433 4,703 6.6 4,722 4,603 97.5 1,048 975 93.1
16 to 17 years 1,672 181 10.8 53 12 (B) 96 95 98.4 5 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 101,153 13,205 13.1 68,821 4,382 6.4 4,518 4,400 97.4 1,019 948 93.0
    18 to 24 years 13,295 3,404 25.6 4,564 838 18.4 1,436 1,427 99.4 172 168 97.8
    25 to 34 years 21,079 2,987 14.2 14,895 1,133 7.6 1,165 1,126 96.7 291 270 92.8
    35 to 44 years 22,415 2,004 8.9 16,759 754 4.5 763 719 94.2 244 214 87.5
    45 to 54 years 26,186 2,505 9.6 19,836 932 4.7 730 710 97.3 190 179 94.3
    55 to 64 years 18,178 2,305 12.7 12,768 725 5.7 424 417 98.5 121 116 95.9
65 years and over 6,221 2,596 41.7 2,558 309 12.1 108 108 100.0 24 24 (B)

Male
 
      Total (17)
57,699 7,321 12.7 41,513 2,242 5.4 2,118 2,049 96.7 583 528 90.5
16 to 17 years 845 99 11.7 34 6 (B) 56 54 (B) 5 3 (B)
18 to 64 years 53,406 6,022 11.3 39,876 2,085 5.2 2,018 1,951 96.6 568 514 90.5
    18 to 24 years 6,838 1,491 21.8 2,553 399 15.6 558 553 99.1 73 69 (B)
    25 to 34 years 11,322 1,464 12.9 8,700 600 6.9 495 479 96.8 156 144 92.5
    35 to 44 years 12,053 956 7.9 10,067 358 3.6 382 349 91.3 153 125 81.9
    45 to 54 years 13,694 1,195 8.7 11,313 422 3.7 365 356 97.6 104 98 94.2
    55 to 64 years 9,499 917 9.7 7,244 306 4.2 219 214 97.7 82 77 93.9
65 years and over 3,448 1,200 34.8 1,602 151 9.4 44 44 (B) 11 11 (B)

Female
 
      Total (17)
51,348 8,662 16.9 29,920 2,461 8.2 2,604 2,554 98.1 464 447 96.3
16 to 17 years 827 83 10.0 19 6 (B) 40 40 (B) 0 0 (B)
18 to 64 years 47,747 7,183 15.0 28,945 2,297 7.9 2,499 2,450 98.0 451 434 96.2
    18 to 24 years 6,457 1,913 29.6 2,012 440 21.9 879 874 99.5 99 99 100.0
    25 to 34 years 9,757 1,523 15.6 6,195 533 8.6 670 647 96.6 136 126 93.0
    35 to 44 years 10,363 1,048 10.1 6,692 396 5.9 382 371 97.1 92 89 96.7
    45 to 54 years 12,491 1,310 10.5 8,523 510 6.0 365 354 97.0 86 81 94.5
    55 to 64 years 8,679 1,388 16.0 5,524 419 7.6 204 203 99.3 39 39 (B)
65 years and over 2,773 1,396 50.4 956 158 16.6 65 65 (B) 13 13 (B)

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
102,825 13,386 13.0 68,875 4,394 6.4 4,614 4,495 97.4 1,024 951 92.9
In families (2) 80,682 6,228 7.7 53,448 1,987 3.7 2,337 2,217 94.9 697 626 89.8
      Householder 36,446 3,325 9.1 26,864 1,131 4.2 1,440 1,389 96.5 437 402 92.1
In families with related
      children under 18 years (9)
40,846 3,154 7.7 26,542 1,036 3.9 1,785 1,669 93.5 532 463 87.2
      Householder 19,772 2,144 10.8 14,460 752 5.2 1,190 1,139 95.7 355 320 90.2
In families with related
      children under 6 years (9)
16,225 1,496 9.2 10,867 486 4.5 995 924 92.9 302 264 87.4
      Householder 8,374 1,084 12.9 5,858 358 6.1 701 670 95.5 196 178 90.6
In married-couple families (11) 97,582 4,573 4.7 68,237 1,571 2.3 1,730 1,581 91.4 664 574 86.4
      Husbands (11) 31,362 1,339 4.3 26,486 594 2.2 625 568 90.9 313 267 85.3
      Wives (11) 27,298 1,394 5.1 16,989 423 2.5 418 384 91.7 119 108 90.6
      Related children (18) 8,906 436 4.9 2,371 92 3.9 129 119 92.5 17 13 (B)
      Other 654 61 9.4 310 3 1.1 10 6 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Householder 29,362 1,343 4.6 22,080 458 2.1 548 504 92.0 215 186 86.7
In married-couple families with
    related children under 18 years (9)
49,424 1,763 3.6 34,232 668 2.0 1,239 1,093 88.2 506 419 82.7
      Husbands (11) 16,595 636 3.8 14,403 312 2.2 471 416 88.2 246 202 82.0
      Wives (11) 13,228 418 3.2 7,570 127 1.7 276 241 87.4 77 66 85.5
      Related children (18) 4,171 150 3.6 680 20 2.9 86 78 90.6 13 10 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 6 years (9)
20,619 889 4.3 14,546 342 2.3 708 616 87.1 292 242 82.9
      Husbands (11) 7,573 364 4.8 6,502 179 2.8 293 259 88.5 155 128 82.5
      Wives (11) 5,543 191 3.4 2,893 44 1.5 152 127 83.8 37 30 (B)
      Related children (18) 634 34 5.4 154 6 3.8 20 18 (B) 4 4 (B)
      Other 224 12 5.2 114 0 0.0 10 6 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Householder 6,645 289 4.3 4,883 113 2.3 233 205 88.0 95 79 83.2
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
4,103 651 15.9 2,581 214 8.3 218 214 98.4 59 55 (B)
      Householder 2,293 412 18.0 1,660 157 9.4 148 147 98.8 46 44 (B)
      Other 1,810 239 13.2 921 57 6.2 69 68 (B) 13 11 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
1,792 317 17.7 1,153 124 10.7 123 120 97.2 40 36 (B)
      Householder 1,290 264 20.5 952 111 11.7 106 104 98.4 36 35 (B)
      Related children (18) 306 31 10.1 84 7 8.1 8 8 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 196 22 11.1 116 6 4.9 9 7 (B) 3 2 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
689 168 24.3 447 74 16.6 69 67 (B) 26 25 (B)
      Householder 526 151 28.8 367 71 19.3 63 63 (B) 23 23 (B)
      Related children (18) 82 6 7.3 36 2 (B) 3 3 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 82 11 12.9 44 2 (B) 4 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
8,359 2,348 28.1 4,709 660 14.0 937 926 98.8 189 183 96.7
      Householder 4,792 1,570 32.8 3,125 516 16.5 744 738 99.2 176 172 97.6
      Other 3,567 778 21.8 1,584 144 9.1 193 188 97.3 13 11 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
4,696 1,619 34.5 2,547 454 17.8 819 808 98.7 155 149 96.0
      Householder 3,416 1,336 39.1 2,118 430 20.3 689 683 99.2 149 145 97.1
      Related children (18) 934 235 25.1 222 17 7.7 103 102 98.6 3 3 (B)
      Other 346 48 14.0 207 7 3.4 27 23 (B) 2 0 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
1,562 728 46.6 757 183 24.2 451 446 98.9 79 77 96.9
      Householder 1,204 644 53.5 608 174 28.7 405 402 99.1 78 75 96.9
      Related children (18) 193 58 29.9 56 5 (B) 34 33 (B) 1 1 (B)
      Other 165 26 15.8 94 4 3.9 11 11 (B) 0 0 (B)
In unrelated subfamilies (3) 249 131 52.6 149 49 33.2 78 77 98.4 23 21 (B)
Unrelated individuals (4) 22,182 7,052 31.8 15,284 2,357 15.4 2,218 2,218 100.0 304 304 100.0
      Male 12,304 3,467 28.2 8,634 1,164 13.5 1,088 1,088 100.0 184 184 100.0
        Householder 8,760 2,140 24.4 6,381 721 11.3 602 602 100.0 113 113 100.0
      Female 9,878 3,585 36.3 6,649 1,193 17.9 1,130 1,130 100.0 120 120 100.0
        Householder 6,882 2,172 31.6 4,883 766 15.7 582 582 100.0 71 71 (B)

Poverty Footnotes

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