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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) 17,706 4,356 24.6 11,758 1,576 13.4 1,982 1,888 95.2 516 459 89.0
16 to 17 years 197 56 28.4 23 0 (B) 35 35 (B) 0 0 (X)
18 to 64 years 16,917 4,057 24.0 11,449 1,527 13.3 1,924 1,830 95.1 513 456 89.0
    18 to 24 years 2,415 849 35.2 941 216 22.9 480 468 97.5 86 83 96.2
    25 to 34 years 4,268 1,184 27.7 2,767 445 16.1 642 611 95.1 184 168 91.2
    35 to 44 years 4,209 832 19.8 3,208 362 11.3 394 367 93.1 125 103 81.9
    45 to 54 years 3,938 712 18.1 3,033 322 10.6 271 247 91.0 94 79 84.7
    55 to 64 years 2,088 480 23.0 1,500 181 12.1 138 138 100.0 23 23 (B)
65 years and over 592 243 41.0 286 49 17.0 23 23 (B) 3 3 (B)

Male
 
      Total (17)
8,208 1,680 20.5 5,576 562 10.1 706 658 93.2 182 156 85.9
16 to 17 years 91 26 28.6 7 0 (B) 14 14 (B) 0 0 (X)
18 to 64 years 7,835 1,552 19.8 5,431 545 10.0 687 639 93.1 182 156 85.9
    18 to 24 years 1,166 365 31.3 494 86 17.5 195 191 98.3 43 40 (B)
    25 to 34 years 2,006 425 21.2 1,319 137 10.4 190 176 92.7 41 40 (B)
    35 to 44 years 1,946 320 16.5 1,498 145 9.7 126 110 87.1 45 32 (B)
    45 to 54 years 1,791 281 15.7 1,414 117 8.3 108 94 86.8 40 32 (B)
    55 to 64 years 926 162 17.5 706 58 8.3 68 68 (B) 13 13 (B)
65 years and over 282 101 35.9 138 17 12.5 5 5 (B) 0 0 (X)

Female
 
      Total (17)
9,498 2,676 28.2 6,182 1,014 16.4 1,277 1,230 96.4 334 303 90.8
16 to 17 years 105 30 28.2 16 0 (B) 21 21 (B) 0 0 (X)
18 to 64 years 9,082 2,505 27.6 6,018 982 16.3 1,238 1,191 96.2 331 300 90.7
    18 to 24 years 1,249 485 38.8 447 129 28.9 286 277 97.0 43 43 (B)
    25 to 34 years 2,262 759 33.6 1,448 308 21.3 452 435 96.2 143 128 89.2
    35 to 44 years 2,263 512 22.6 1,710 217 12.7 267 256 96.0 80 71 88.4
    45 to 54 years 2,147 431 20.1 1,619 205 12.7 163 153 93.9 54 48 (B)
    55 to 64 years 1,163 318 27.3 794 123 15.5 70 70 (B) 10 10 (B)
65 years and over 311 142 45.6 148 31 21.2 18 18 (B) 3 3 (B)

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
17,114 4,113 24.0 11,472 1,527 13.3 1,959 1,865 95.2 513 456 89.0
In families (2) 12,979 2,611 20.1 8,496 891 10.5 1,432 1,338 93.4 425 368 86.7
      Householder 6,486 1,607 24.8 4,616 617 13.4 958 918 95.8 293 263 89.7
In families with related
      children under 18 years (9)
7,787 1,807 23.2 5,097 630 12.4 1,237 1,147 92.7 379 324 85.6
      Householder 4,468 1,332 29.8 3,103 510 16.4 897 857 95.5 277 246 89.1
In families with related
      children under 6 years (9)
3,320 860 25.9 2,058 244 11.9 713 645 90.5 201 163 80.9
      Householder 1,929 641 33.2 1,227 196 16.0 521 494 94.8 147 128 87.1
In married-couple families (11) 10,283 881 8.6 7,503 336 4.5 421 366 86.9 174 144 82.5
      Husbands (11) 3,227 245 7.6 2,621 100 3.8 155 132 85.5 71 58 (B)
      Wives (11) 2,844 262 9.2 2,060 110 5.3 88 80 90.5 34 29 (B)
      Related children (18) 955 114 11.9 328 24 7.4 45 41 (B) 13 13 (B)
      Other 178 25 14.1 88 5 5.2 9 9 (B) 2 2 (B)
      Householder 3,078 234 7.6 2,407 97 4.0 124 104 84.1 54 42 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 18 years (9)
5,962 436 7.3 4,397 177 4.0 329 279 84.6 141 112 79.9
      Husbands (11) 1,963 145 7.4 1,608 64 4.0 128 107 84.1 60 49 (B)
      Wives (11) 1,587 113 7.1 1,146 46 4.0 69 61 (B) 27 21 (B)
      Related children (18) 467 40 8.5 158 10 6.1 24 22 (B) 10 10 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 6 years (9)
2,559 227 8.9 1,835 80 4.4 202 169 83.9 80 64 80.8
      Husbands (11) 899 90 10.0 705 36 5.1 84 69 81.9 36 29 (B)
      Wives (11) 654 46 7.1 437 11 2.6 38 34 (B) 10 8 (B)
      Related children (18) 158 20 12.6 72 6 (B) 13 13 (B) 6 6 (B)
      Other 45 4 (B) 24 0 (B) 4 4 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Householder 804 67 8.4 596 27 4.5 63 50 (B) 27 21 (B)
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,099 233 21.2 711 84 11.9 106 101 94.8 35 30 (B)
      Householder 566 142 25.1 383 53 13.8 66 65 (B) 19 17 (B)
      Other 533 91 17.0 328 32 9.6 40 36 (B) 17 13 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
501 125 25.0 333 54 16.2 70 65 (B) 31 26 (B)
      Householder 331 93 28.2 234 42 18.0 49 48 (B) 16 15 (B)
      Related children (18) 75 17 22.6 34 10 (B) 11 11 (B) 9 9 (B)
      Other 96 15 15.8 65 2 (B) 11 7 (B) 6 2 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
209 61 29.0 125 17 13.5 33 29 (B) 11 7 (B)
      Householder 146 42 29.1 99 15 15.4 22 22 (B) 5 5 (B)
      Related children (18) 27 5 (B) 8 0 (B) 0 0 (X) 0 0 (X)
      Other 36 13 (B) 17 2 (B) 11 7 (B) 6 2 (B)
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
4,676 1,732 37.0 2,689 568 21.1 1,029 975 94.8 270 237 87.8
      Householder 2,842 1,231 43.3 1,827 467 25.6 768 749 97.5 220 203 92.2
      Other 1,834 500 27.3 863 100 11.6 261 226 86.7 50 34 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
3,163 1,375 43.5 1,796 456 25.4 939 886 94.3 252 219 86.9
      Householder 2,298 1,110 48.3 1,439 410 28.5 747 728 97.5 216 199 92.1
      Related children (18) 592 181 30.7 206 25 12.0 122 106 86.9 21 10 (B)
      Other 274 83 30.4 150 21 14.3 71 52 (B) 15 10 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
1,355 639 47.2 695 174 25.0 541 497 91.9 138 112 81.5
      Householder 980 531 54.2 531 154 29.0 435 421 96.8 114 102 89.0
      Related children (18) 238 65 27.5 92 9 9.9 60 44 (B) 14 3 (B)
      Other 138 43 31.2 72 10 (B) 46 31 (B) 10 8 (B)
In unrelated subfamilies (3) 33 17 (B) 27 12 (B) 9 9 (B) 6 6 (B)
Unrelated individuals (4) 4,126 1,494 36.2 2,949 624 21.1 524 524 100.0 81 81 100.0
      Male 2,209 788 35.7 1,567 310 19.8 297 297 100.0 55 55 (B)
        Householder 1,476 477 32.3 1,066 188 17.6 169 169 100.0 33 33 (B)
      Female 1,917 706 36.8 1,383 314 22.7 227 227 100.0 26 26 (B)
        Householder 1,528 507 33.1 1,122 216 19.2 150 150 100.0 13 13 (B)

Poverty Footnotes

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