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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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POV25: Ratio of Income to Poverty, Public Assistance, Age, Sex, and Household Relationship: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands. People who lived with someone (a nonrelative or a relative) who received aid. Not every person tallied here received the aid themselves)

    Below 50 percent of poverty (5) Below 100 percent of poverty (5) Below 125 percent of poverty (5) Below 150 percent of poverty (5) Below 175 percent of poverty (5) Below 185 percent of poverty (5) Below 200 percent of poverty (5)
All income levels Number Percent of total Number Percent of total Number Percent of total Number Percent of total Number Percent of total Number Percent of total Number Percent of total
People in Households That Received
Means-Tested Cash or Noncash
Assistance Excluding School Lunch Only

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
75,803 10,654 14.1 26,105 34.4 33,707 44.5 40,448 53.4 46,321 61.1 48,304 63.7 50,879 67.1
Under 18 years 26,911 5,083 18.9 11,277 41.9 14,246 52.9 16,766 62.3 18,867 70.1 19,513 72.5 20,360 75.7
18 to 24 years 8,071 1,351 16.7 2,900 35.9 3,588 44.5 4,292 53.2 4,875 60.4 5,100 63.2 5,354 66.3
25 to 34 years 10,673 1,516 14.2 3,502 32.8 4,529 42.4 5,450 51.1 6,318 59.2 6,639 62.2 7,046 66.0
35 to 44 years 9,071 1,014 11.2 2,774 30.6 3,590 39.6 4,449 49.1 5,142 56.7 5,391 59.4 5,730 63.2
45 to 54 years 8,580 930 10.8 2,481 28.9 3,101 36.1 3,753 43.7 4,360 50.8 4,577 53.3 4,890 57.0
55 to 59 years 3,221 288 8.9 886 27.5 1,166 36.2 1,366 42.4 1,615 50.2 1,710 53.1 1,796 55.8
60 to 64 years 2,559 171 6.7 694 27.1 931 36.4 1,107 43.3 1,281 50.0 1,337 52.2 1,409 55.1
65 years and over 6,719 301 4.5 1,591 23.7 2,556 38.0 3,264 48.6 3,864 57.5 4,037 60.1 4,294 63.9
      65 to 74 years 3,532 152 4.3 806 22.8 1,318 37.3 1,655 46.9 1,951 55.2 2,045 57.9 2,194 62.1
      75 years and over 3,187 150 4.7 784 24.6 1,238 38.8 1,609 50.5 1,913 60.0 1,992 62.5 2,100 65.9

Male
 
  Total
35,214 4,498 12.8 11,249 31.9 14,528 41.3 17,687 50.2 20,473 58.1 21,418 60.8 22,667 64.4
Under 18 years 13,693 2,574 18.8 5,695 41.6 7,194 52.5 8,461 61.8 9,552 69.8 9,868 72.1 10,285 75.1
18 to 24 years 3,599 446 12.4 1,150 31.9 1,412 39.2 1,786 49.6 2,056 57.1 2,158 59.9 2,273 63.2
25 to 34 years 4,767 432 9.1 1,164 24.4 1,564 32.8 1,966 41.2 2,371 49.8 2,536 53.2 2,771 58.1
35 to 44 years 4,040 330 8.2 1,027 25.4 1,353 33.5 1,721 42.6 2,035 50.4 2,166 53.6 2,322 57.5
45 to 54 years 4,007 425 10.6 1,103 27.5 1,368 34.1 1,692 42.2 1,964 49.0 2,051 51.2 2,212 55.2
55 to 59 years 1,531 131 8.5 395 25.8 536 35.0 622 40.6 752 49.1 811 53.0 839 54.8
60 to 64 years 1,117 72 6.4 280 25.0 350 31.4 424 38.0 497 44.5 516 46.2 544 48.7
65 years and over 2,460 89 3.6 436 17.7 749 30.5 1,015 41.3 1,244 50.6 1,313 53.4 1,421 57.8
      65 to 74 years 1,419 45 3.2 234 16.5 415 29.3 561 39.5 677 47.7 717 50.5 788 55.5
      75 years and over 1,041 44 4.2 203 19.5 334 32.1 455 43.7 567 54.4 596 57.2 633 60.8

Female
 
  Total
40,589 6,156 15.2 14,856 36.6 19,180 47.3 22,761 56.1 25,848 63.7 26,886 66.2 28,213 69.5
Under 18 years 13,218 2,510 19.0 5,582 42.2 7,052 53.4 8,305 62.8 9,314 70.5 9,644 73.0 10,075 76.2
18 to 24 years 4,471 905 20.2 1,751 39.2 2,176 48.7 2,506 56.0 2,819 63.1 2,942 65.8 3,081 68.9
25 to 34 years 5,906 1,084 18.4 2,338 39.6 2,965 50.2 3,485 59.0 3,947 66.8 4,103 69.5 4,276 72.4
35 to 44 years 5,030 684 13.6 1,747 34.7 2,237 44.5 2,728 54.2 3,106 61.7 3,225 64.1 3,408 67.7
45 to 54 years 4,573 505 11.0 1,378 30.1 1,732 37.9 2,061 45.1 2,396 52.4 2,527 55.2 2,678 58.6
55 to 59 years 1,690 157 9.3 491 29.0 631 37.3 744 44.0 863 51.1 899 53.2 957 56.6
60 to 64 years 1,441 99 6.9 415 28.8 580 40.3 683 47.4 783 54.4 821 57.0 865 60.0
65 years and over 4,259 212 5.0 1,154 27.1 1,807 42.4 2,249 52.8 2,620 61.5 2,724 64.0 2,873 67.5
      65 to 74 years 2,113 107 5.0 573 27.1 903 42.7 1,095 51.8 1,273 60.3 1,328 62.8 1,406 66.5
      75 years and over 2,146 106 4.9 582 27.1 904 42.1 1,154 53.8 1,346 62.7 1,397 65.1 1,467 68.4

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
75,803 10,654 14.1 26,105 34.4 33,707 44.5 40,448 53.4 46,321 61.1 48,304 63.7 50,879 67.1
          65 years and over 6,719 301 4.5 1,591 23.7 2,556 38.0 3,264 48.6 3,864 57.5 4,037 60.1 4,294 63.9
In families (2) 64,887 8,459 13.0 20,857 32.1 27,179 41.9 33,006 50.9 38,226 58.9 39,939 61.6 42,218 65.1
      Householder 17,852 2,320 13.0 5,672 31.8 7,439 41.7 8,995 50.4 10,426 58.4 10,891 61.0 11,514 64.5
          Under 65 years 15,786 2,231 14.1 5,323 33.7 6,870 43.5 8,220 52.1 9,469 60.0 9,881 62.6 10,429 66.1
          65 years and over 2,066 89 4.3 349 16.9 569 27.6 775 37.5 957 46.3 1,010 48.9 1,086 52.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 26,327 4,811 18.3 10,865 41.3 13,799 52.4 16,268 61.8 18,350 69.7 18,985 72.1 19,830 75.3
              Under 6 years 10,259 2,145 20.9 4,451 43.4 5,612 54.7 6,543 63.8 7,302 71.2 7,537 73.5 7,866 76.7
              6 to 17 years 16,068 2,666 16.6 6,414 39.9 8,186 50.9 9,725 60.5 11,048 68.8 11,449 71.3 11,964 74.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 6,906 481 7.0 1,460 21.1 1,941 28.1 2,516 36.4 3,086 44.7 3,274 47.4 3,497 50.6
 
In married-couple families (11)
35,894 2,436 6.8 7,997 22.3 11,074 30.9 14,443 40.2 17,465 48.7 18,507 51.6 19,991 55.7
      Husbands (11) 8,900 538 6.0 1,810 20.3 2,570 28.9 3,363 37.8 4,099 46.1 4,351 48.9 4,724 53.1
          Under 65 years 7,602 495 6.5 1,633 21.5 2,260 29.7 2,933 38.6 3,562 46.9 3,773 49.6 4,090 53.8
          65 years and over 1,298 43 3.3 177 13.6 310 23.9 431 33.2 537 41.4 578 44.5 634 48.9
      Wives (11) 8,900 538 6.0 1,810 20.3 2,570 28.9 3,363 37.8 4,099 46.1 4,351 48.9 4,724 53.1
          Under 65 years 8,011 511 6.4 1,677 20.9 2,339 29.2 3,053 38.1 3,709 46.3 3,927 49.0 4,266 53.2
          65 years and over 889 27 3.1 132 14.9 231 26.0 310 34.9 390 43.9 424 47.7 458 51.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 13,166 1,195 9.1 3,711 28.2 5,054 38.4 6,441 48.9 7,643 58.1 8,038 61.1 8,597 65.3
              Under 6 years 5,189 509 9.8 1,524 29.4 2,115 40.8 2,659 51.2 3,120 60.1 3,284 63.3 3,513 67.7
              6 to 17 years 7,977 686 8.6 2,188 27.4 2,939 36.8 3,783 47.4 4,523 56.7 4,755 59.6 5,084 63.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 3,333 110 3.3 466 14.0 593 17.8 826 24.8 1,071 32.1 1,170 35.1 1,284 38.5
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
5,219 543 10.4 1,436 27.5 1,936 37.1 2,393 45.9 2,981 57.1 3,155 60.4 3,378 64.7
      Householder 1,709 170 10.0 470 27.5 638 37.4 781 45.7 964 56.4 1,020 59.7 1,091 63.8
          Under 65 years 1,562 169 10.8 453 29.0 610 39.0 738 47.2 898 57.5 950 60.8 1,020 65.3
          65 years and over 146 1 0.7 17 11.8 29 19.6 42 28.9 66 45.0 70 47.7 71 48.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 1,890 264 13.9 651 34.5 870 46.1 1,050 55.5 1,246 65.9 1,296 68.6 1,380 73.0
              Under 6 years 851 100 11.8 248 29.1 347 40.8 441 51.9 541 63.6 561 65.9 613 72.1
              6 to 17 years 1,039 163 15.7 404 38.8 523 50.4 608 58.5 705 67.9 735 70.7 767 73.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 460 51 11.2 88 19.1 115 25.1 158 34.3 207 45.1 217 47.2 224 48.8
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
23,774 5,481 23.1 11,424 48.1 14,169 59.6 16,170 68.0 17,781 74.8 18,277 76.9 18,849 79.3
      Householder 7,244 1,611 22.2 3,392 46.8 4,231 58.4 4,851 67.0 5,362 74.0 5,521 76.2 5,699 78.7
          Under 65 years 6,491 1,561 24.0 3,215 49.5 3,967 61.1 4,502 69.4 4,946 76.2 5,090 78.4 5,239 80.7
          65 years and over 753 51 6.7 177 23.5 264 35.1 349 46.3 416 55.3 430 57.2 460 61.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 11,272 3,353 29.7 6,503 57.7 7,874 69.9 8,777 77.9 9,460 83.9 9,651 85.6 9,852 87.4
              Under 6 years 4,219 1,536 36.4 2,679 63.5 3,150 74.6 3,443 81.6 3,641 86.3 3,692 87.5 3,739 88.6
              6 to 17 years 7,053 1,817 25.8 3,823 54.2 4,724 67.0 5,334 75.6 5,819 82.5 5,959 84.5 6,113 86.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 3,114 320 10.3 905 29.1 1,233 39.6 1,532 49.2 1,808 58.1 1,888 60.6 1,989 63.9
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
671 248 36.9 444 66.1 476 70.9 550 81.9 576 85.8 593 88.3 596 88.9
          Under 18 years 404 158 39.1 277 68.6 296 73.4 341 84.3 357 88.3 367 90.8 367 90.8
              Under 6 years 165 89 54.0 140 84.9 142 86.3 153 92.8 154 93.3 157 95.5 157 95.5
              6 to 17 years 239 69 28.8 138 57.5 154 64.4 188 78.6 203 84.8 210 87.6 210 87.6
          18 years and over 267 90 33.6 167 62.3 180 67.2 209 78.3 219 82.1 226 84.5 229 85.9
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
10,245 1,947 19.0 4,805 46.9 6,052 59.1 6,891 67.3 7,519 73.4 7,772 75.9 8,065 78.7
      Male 4,776 872 18.2 2,021 42.3 2,489 52.1 2,871 60.1 3,161 66.2 3,289 68.9 3,443 72.1
          Under 65 years 4,035 836 20.7 1,828 45.3 2,148 53.2 2,411 59.8 2,622 65.0 2,737 67.8 2,857 70.8
              Living alone 1,353 232 17.1 761 56.2 908 67.1 995 73.5 1,052 77.8 1,081 79.9 1,105 81.7
          65 years and over 742 35 4.8 193 26.1 340 45.9 460 62.0 539 72.6 552 74.4 586 79.0
              Living alone 620 25 4.0 162 26.1 298 48.0 404 65.2 472 76.1 485 78.2 510 82.2
      Female 5,468 1,076 19.7 2,783 50.9 3,564 65.2 4,020 73.5 4,358 79.7 4,483 82.0 4,622 84.5
          Under 65 years 3,566 966 27.1 2,027 56.8 2,405 67.4 2,640 74.0 2,812 78.9 2,904 81.4 2,984 83.7
              Living alone 1,693 295 17.4 956 56.5 1,190 70.3 1,313 77.5 1,408 83.1 1,451 85.7 1,490 88.0
          65 years and over 1,902 110 5.8 756 39.8 1,159 60.9 1,380 72.5 1,545 81.2 1,580 83.0 1,638 86.1
              Living alone 1,772 96 5.4 704 39.7 1,084 61.2 1,292 72.9 1,447 81.6 1,479 83.5 1,534 86.5

Poverty Footnotes


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