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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) 22,121 5,105 23.1 14,344 2,125 14.8 2,822 2,482 87.9 980 787 80.3
16 to 17 years 253 58 22.9 21 4 (B) 44 38 (B) 1 0 (B)
18 to 64 years 21,382 4,874 22.8 14,064 2,074 14.7 2,753 2,422 88.0 971 780 80.3
    18 to 24 years 3,331 944 28.3 1,457 321 22.1 538 469 87.2 116 88 75.9
    25 to 34 years 6,462 1,569 24.3 4,337 670 15.4 936 828 88.4 346 277 80.0
    35 to 44 years 5,671 1,209 21.3 4,041 586 14.5 749 660 88.1 331 273 82.3
    45 to 54 years 4,020 758 18.9 2,889 322 11.1 375 330 88.0 132 105 80.2
    55 to 64 years 1,897 393 20.7 1,341 175 13.1 155 136 87.1 47 37 (B)
65 years and over 486 173 35.6 260 48 18.4 24 22 (B) 7 7 (B)

Male
 
      Total (17)
12,996 2,874 22.1 9,116 1,362 14.9 1,607 1,357 84.5 690 533 77.2
16 to 17 years 132 26 19.9 13 1 (B) 20 15 (B) 1 0 (B)
18 to 64 years 12,597 2,765 21.9 8,942 1,332 14.9 1,572 1,330 84.6 684 528 77.2
    18 to 24 years 1,870 486 26.0 938 193 20.6 283 230 81.3 83 56 67.7
    25 to 34 years 4,041 977 24.2 2,874 466 16.2 553 473 85.4 240 188 78.2
    35 to 44 years 3,375 719 21.3 2,569 389 15.1 454 393 86.7 236 188 79.6
    45 to 54 years 2,241 388 17.3 1,741 181 10.4 198 167 84.1 89 70 78.9
    55 to 64 years 1,071 196 18.3 820 103 12.6 84 68 80.1 35 26 (B)
65 years and over 267 83 31.1 161 29 18.1 14 12 (B) 5 5 (B)

Female
 
      Total (17)
9,125 2,230 24.4 5,229 763 14.6 1,215 1,125 92.5 290 254 87.7
16 to 17 years 122 32 26.2 8 2 (B) 24 23 (B) 0 0 (X)
18 to 64 years 8,784 2,109 24.0 5,122 742 14.5 1,181 1,091 92.4 287 252 87.6
    18 to 24 years 1,461 458 31.4 519 128 24.7 255 239 93.6 33 32 (B)
    25 to 34 years 2,421 592 24.5 1,462 204 14.0 383 355 92.6 106 89 84.2
    35 to 44 years 2,296 490 21.3 1,472 197 13.4 295 267 90.4 95 85 89.1
    45 to 54 years 1,779 370 20.8 1,148 141 12.3 177 163 92.4 43 35 (B)
    55 to 64 years 827 198 23.9 521 72 13.8 71 68 (B) 11 11 (B)
65 years and over 219 90 41.1 99 19 18.8 10 10 (B) 3 3 (B)

Household Relationship (17)
 
      People 16 to 64 years old (17)
21,635 4,932 22.8 14,085 2,077 14.7 2,798 2,460 87.9 972 780 80.2
In families (2) 17,594 2,887 16.4 11,444 1,152 10.1 2,090 1,755 84.0 824 633 76.8
      Householder 7,630 1,641 21.5 5,252 693 13.2 1,175 1,057 90.0 477 400 83.7
In families with related
      children under 18 years (9)
11,863 2,114 17.8 7,607 852 11.2 1,857 1,530 82.4 762 574 75.3
      Householder 5,557 1,351 24.3 3,745 574 15.3 1,086 969 89.3 453 375 82.8
In families with related
      children under 6 years (9)
5,805 1,145 19.7 3,704 449 12.1 1,113 877 78.8 461 329 71.2
      Householder 2,807 754 26.9 1,803 298 16.5 659 575 87.3 262 211 80.3
In married-couple families (11) 17,369 2,122 12.2 11,836 932 7.9 1,783 1,418 79.5 848 618 72.9
      Husbands (11) 5,738 862 15.0 4,537 458 10.1 779 636 81.6 450 342 76.2
      Wives (11) 3,967 398 10.0 2,388 108 4.5 249 208 83.3 53 34 (B)
      Related children (18) 1,914 136 7.1 849 45 5.3 112 66 58.5 27 14 (B)
      Other 714 36 5.0 454 8 1.7 59 23 (B) 29 6 (B)
      Householder 5,036 690 13.7 3,609 314 8.7 584 485 83.2 290 222 76.7
In married-couple families with
    related children under 18 years (9)
12,440 1,567 12.6 8,375 708 8.4 1,609 1,252 77.8 808 582 72.0
      Husbands (11) 4,303 696 16.2 3,395 379 11.2 722 580 80.3 432 325 75.2
      Wives (11) 2,723 234 8.6 1,573 53 3.4 210 170 81.0 50 33 (B)
      Related children (18) 1,176 94 8.0 448 25 5.6 104 58 56.1 24 12 (B)
In married-couple families with
    related children under 6 years (9)
6,257 915 14.6 4,151 414 10.0 1,020 757 74.2 519 361 69.5
      Husbands (11) 2,324 450 19.4 1,783 240 13.5 491 382 77.7 291 211 72.8
      Wives (11) 1,249 112 9.0 661 20 3.0 119 88 74.2 26 14 (B)
      Related children (18) 419 24 5.9 188 4 1.9 40 15 (B) 7 2 (B)
      Other 351 7 1.9 225 1 0.5 32 7 (B) 18 1 (B)
      Householder 1,915 321 16.8 1,294 149 11.5 338 266 78.6 178 132 74.2
In families with male householder,
    no wife present
1,982 313 15.8 1,287 121 9.4 148 134 90.3 41 38 (B)
      Householder 839 173 20.7 553 75 13.5 86 80 93.1 29 26 (B)
      Other 1,143 139 12.2 734 46 6.3 62 54 (B) 12 12 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
830 167 20.1 516 68 13.2 110 96 87.0 28 25 (B)
      Householder 469 128 27.4 302 59 19.5 76 70 92.2 23 20 (B)
      Related children (18) 46 8 (B) 22 0 (B) 4 4 (B) 0 0 (X)
      Other 315 31 9.7 192 10 5.0 30 22 (B) 5 5 (B)
In families with male householder,
no wife present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
368 88 23.8 259 34 13.0 59 56 (B) 14 11 (B)
      Householder 244 81 33.2 167 33 19.7 53 50 (B) 13 10 (B)
      Related children (18) 16 1 (B) 11 0 (B) 0 0 (X) 0 0 (X)
      Other 108 6 5.3 81 1 0.7 6 6 (B) 1 1 (B)
In families with female householder,
  no husband present
3,279 1,143 34.9 1,929 413 21.4 742 689 92.9 225 199 88.4
      Householder 1,755 777 44.3 1,090 305 28.0 505 492 97.3 159 152 95.4
      Other 1,524 366 24.0 839 108 12.9 237 197 83.4 66 47 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 18 years (9)
2,281 909 39.9 1,313 323 24.6 667 614 92.1 204 178 87.2
      Householder 1,400 694 49.6 846 268 31.6 481 467 97.2 150 143 95.2
      Related children (18) 407 121 29.7 152 20 12.9 96 83 85.7 21 11 (B)
      Other 474 95 19.9 315 36 11.5 89 64 71.4 33 24 (B)
In families with female householder
no husband present with related
  children under 6 years (9)
1,095 463 42.3 588 151 25.7 373 330 88.6 106 89 83.9
      Householder 648 352 54.3 342 116 33.9 268 259 96.9 71 68 (B)
      Related children (18) 157 44 28.1 64 6 (B) 40 32 (B) 8 3 (B)
      Other 289 67 23.2 182 29 15.9 65 39 (B) 27 17 (B)
In unrelated subfamilies (3) 92 38 41.2 50 16 (B) 24 21 (B) 8 7 (B)
Unrelated individuals (4) 3,982 2,016 50.6 2,596 911 35.1 691 691 100.0 142 142 100.0
      Male 2,719 1,351 49.7 1,821 669 36.7 430 430 100.0 111 111 100.0
        Householder 1,230 503 40.9 833 221 26.5 149 149 100.0 33 33 (B)
      Female 1,263 664 52.6 775 243 31.3 261 261 100.0 31 31 (B)
        Householder 725 328 45.3 472 120 25.4 111 111 100.0 4 4 (B)

Poverty Footnotes

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