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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 Including School Lunch

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
83,906 11,310 13.5 28,026 33.4 36,578 43.6 44,085 52.5 51,096 60.9 53,466 63.7 56,457 67.3
Under 18 years 30,934 5,459 17.6 12,320 39.8 15,787 51.0 18,702 60.5 21,375 69.1 22,214 71.8 23,267 75.2
18 to 24 years 8,640 1,387 16.1 3,035 35.1 3,790 43.9 4,556 52.7 5,221 60.4 5,468 63.3 5,755 66.6
25 to 34 years 11,688 1,599 13.7 3,748 32.1 4,889 41.8 5,894 50.4 6,911 59.1 7,289 62.4 7,747 66.3
35 to 44 years 10,496 1,103 10.5 3,048 29.0 4,008 38.2 4,999 47.6 5,885 56.1 6,213 59.2 6,625 63.1
45 to 54 years 9,293 980 10.5 2,626 28.3 3,330 35.8 4,046 43.5 4,751 51.1 4,992 53.7 5,344 57.5
55 to 59 years 3,370 300 8.9 916 27.2 1,213 36.0 1,418 42.1 1,685 50.0 1,786 53.0 1,876 55.7
60 to 64 years 2,642 173 6.6 709 26.8 953 36.1 1,140 43.2 1,321 50.0 1,382 52.3 1,459 55.2
65 years and over 6,843 309 4.5 1,625 23.7 2,608 38.1 3,330 48.7 3,948 57.7 4,123 60.3 4,384 64.1
      65 to 74 years 3,612 155 4.3 828 22.9 1,351 37.4 1,694 46.9 2,003 55.4 2,098 58.1 2,250 62.3
      75 years and over 3,231 154 4.8 797 24.7 1,257 38.9 1,636 50.6 1,945 60.2 2,025 62.7 2,135 66.1

Male
 
  Total
39,075 4,806 12.3 12,168 31.1 15,893 40.7 19,413 49.7 22,705 58.1 23,819 61.0 25,260 64.6
Under 18 years 15,731 2,770 17.6 6,245 39.7 7,985 50.8 9,456 60.1 10,809 68.7 11,208 71.2 11,729 74.6
18 to 24 years 3,915 462 11.8 1,218 31.1 1,521 38.8 1,923 49.1 2,243 57.3 2,356 60.2 2,488 63.6
25 to 34 years 5,149 457 8.9 1,251 24.3 1,694 32.9 2,127 41.3 2,586 50.2 2,770 53.8 3,020 58.7
35 to 44 years 4,643 364 7.8 1,143 24.6 1,525 32.8 1,945 41.9 2,333 50.2 2,494 53.7 2,685 57.8
45 to 54 years 4,348 453 10.4 1,170 26.9 1,476 33.9 1,828 42.0 2,144 49.3 2,245 51.6 2,424 55.7
55 to 59 years 1,618 137 8.5 407 25.2 559 34.6 650 40.2 794 49.1 858 53.0 885 54.7
60 to 64 years 1,158 73 6.3 286 24.7 362 31.3 438 37.8 512 44.2 535 46.2 568 49.1
65 years and over 2,513 89 3.5 448 17.8 771 30.7 1,047 41.6 1,284 51.1 1,353 53.8 1,461 58.1
      65 to 74 years 1,452 45 3.1 243 16.7 431 29.7 580 39.9 702 48.3 741 51.1 813 56.0
      75 years and over 1,061 44 4.1 205 19.3 340 32.1 467 44.0 582 54.9 611 57.6 648 61.1

Female
 
  Total
44,832 6,504 14.5 15,857 35.4 20,685 46.1 24,672 55.0 28,391 63.3 29,648 66.1 31,197 69.6
Under 18 years 15,203 2,689 17.7 6,075 40.0 7,802 51.3 9,246 60.8 10,565 69.5 11,006 72.4 11,538 75.9
18 to 24 years 4,725 925 19.6 1,817 38.5 2,269 48.0 2,633 55.7 2,978 63.0 3,112 65.9 3,267 69.1
25 to 34 years 6,538 1,142 17.5 2,496 38.2 3,195 48.9 3,767 57.6 4,326 66.2 4,519 69.1 4,727 72.3
35 to 44 years 5,854 739 12.6 1,905 32.5 2,483 42.4 3,054 52.2 3,552 60.7 3,719 63.5 3,940 67.3
45 to 54 years 4,945 526 10.6 1,456 29.4 1,854 37.5 2,218 44.9 2,607 52.7 2,747 55.5 2,920 59.1
55 to 59 years 1,753 162 9.3 509 29.0 654 37.3 768 43.8 891 50.8 928 52.9 991 56.5
60 to 64 years 1,484 100 6.8 423 28.5 591 39.8 702 47.3 809 54.5 847 57.1 891 60.1
65 years and over 4,330 220 5.1 1,177 27.2 1,837 42.4 2,284 52.7 2,664 61.5 2,770 64.0 2,924 67.5
      65 to 74 years 2,160 110 5.1 585 27.1 921 42.6 1,114 51.6 1,301 60.2 1,357 62.8 1,437 66.5
      75 years and over 2,170 110 5.1 592 27.3 917 42.2 1,169 53.9 1,363 62.8 1,413 65.1 1,487 68.5

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
83,906 11,310 13.5 28,026 33.4 36,578 43.6 44,085 52.5 51,096 60.9 53,466 63.7 56,457 67.3
          65 years and over 6,843 309 4.5 1,625 23.7 2,608 38.1 3,330 48.7 3,948 57.7 4,123 60.3 4,384 64.1
In families (2) 72,714 9,053 12.5 22,689 31.2 29,932 41.2 36,503 50.2 42,845 58.9 44,932 61.8 47,617 65.5
      Householder 19,811 2,461 12.4 6,107 30.8 8,098 40.9 9,829 49.6 11,538 58.2 12,102 61.1 12,830 64.8
          Under 65 years 17,688 2,367 13.4 5,738 32.4 7,502 42.4 9,026 51.0 10,546 59.6 11,054 62.5 11,704 66.2
          65 years and over 2,122 93 4.4 369 17.4 596 28.1 804 37.9 992 46.7 1,048 49.4 1,126 53.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 30,290 5,176 17.1 11,893 39.3 15,318 50.6 18,172 60.0 20,817 68.7 21,642 71.4 22,691 74.9
              Under 6 years 11,083 2,241 20.2 4,710 42.5 5,979 53.9 7,000 63.2 7,868 71.0 8,140 73.4 8,508 76.8
              6 to 17 years 19,207 2,935 15.3 7,183 37.4 9,339 48.6 11,172 58.2 12,949 67.4 13,502 70.3 14,183 73.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 7,402 496 6.7 1,559 21.1 2,092 28.3 2,710 36.6 3,358 45.4 3,560 48.1 3,819 51.6
 
In married-couple families (11)
40,841 2,689 6.6 9,015 22.1 12,642 31.0 16,536 40.5 20,267 49.6 21,570 52.8 23,304 57.1
      Husbands (11) 9,973 587 5.9 2,014 20.2 2,889 29.0 3,787 38.0 4,677 46.9 4,987 50.0 5,413 54.3
          Under 65 years 8,644 544 6.3 1,830 21.2 2,569 29.7 3,344 38.7 4,120 47.7 4,389 50.8 4,759 55.1
          65 years and over 1,329 43 3.2 184 13.8 320 24.1 444 33.4 557 41.9 598 45.0 654 49.2
      Wives (11) 9,973 587 5.9 2,014 20.2 2,889 29.0 3,787 38.0 4,677 46.9 4,987 50.0 5,413 54.3
          Under 65 years 9,069 560 6.2 1,877 20.7 2,650 29.2 3,469 38.3 4,277 47.2 4,552 50.2 4,945 54.5
          65 years and over 904 27 3.0 137 15.1 239 26.5 318 35.2 401 44.4 435 48.1 469 51.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 15,563 1,341 8.6 4,252 27.3 5,881 37.8 7,531 48.4 9,067 58.3 9,595 61.7 10,275 66.0
              Under 6 years 5,776 560 9.7 1,689 29.2 2,356 40.8 2,974 51.5 3,512 60.8 3,703 64.1 3,962 68.6
              6 to 17 years 9,786 781 8.0 2,563 26.2 3,525 36.0 4,557 46.6 5,555 56.8 5,892 60.2 6,313 64.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 3,606 116 3.2 508 14.1 659 18.3 929 25.8 1,222 33.9 1,326 36.8 1,461 40.5
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
5,805 601 10.4 1,588 27.4 2,177 37.5 2,679 46.1 3,317 57.1 3,511 60.5 3,773 65.0
      Householder 1,895 190 10.0 514 27.1 705 37.2 863 45.5 1,062 56.1 1,122 59.2 1,206 63.7
          Under 65 years 1,743 189 10.8 494 28.3 671 38.5 815 46.7 991 56.8 1,047 60.1 1,130 64.8
          65 years and over 152 1 0.7 20 13.3 34 22.3 48 31.6 72 47.1 75 49.6 76 50.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,168 299 13.8 739 34.1 999 46.1 1,196 55.2 1,415 65.3 1,471 67.9 1,579 72.8
              Under 6 years 910 113 12.4 273 30.0 384 42.2 479 52.6 584 64.1 607 66.7 659 72.5
              6 to 17 years 1,258 186 14.8 465 37.0 615 48.9 717 57.0 831 66.1 864 68.7 919 73.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 491 51 10.4 96 19.4 127 25.9 170 34.7 223 45.3 235 47.9 243 49.4
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
26,068 5,763 22.1 12,086 46.4 15,113 58.0 17,288 66.3 19,261 73.9 19,852 76.2 20,540 78.8
      Householder 7,943 1,684 21.2 3,579 45.1 4,504 56.7 5,179 65.2 5,798 73.0 5,993 75.4 6,210 78.2
          Under 65 years 7,163 1,629 22.7 3,390 47.3 4,226 59.0 4,817 67.2 5,367 74.9 5,545 77.4 5,729 80.0
          65 years and over 780 55 7.1 189 24.2 278 35.6 362 46.5 431 55.3 448 57.4 480 61.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 12,560 3,536 28.2 6,903 55.0 8,438 67.2 9,445 75.2 10,335 82.3 10,576 84.2 10,837 86.3
              Under 6 years 4,397 1,567 35.6 2,747 62.5 3,239 73.7 3,547 80.7 3,772 85.8 3,830 87.1 3,886 88.4
              6 to 17 years 8,162 1,969 24.1 4,155 50.9 5,199 63.7 5,898 72.3 6,563 80.4 6,747 82.7 6,951 85.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 3,305 329 10.0 955 28.9 1,305 39.5 1,611 48.7 1,913 57.9 1,999 60.5 2,115 64.0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
734 253 34.5 452 61.6 497 67.7 579 79.0 618 84.3 640 87.2 644 87.7
          Under 18 years 438 161 36.7 281 64.2 307 70.0 356 81.3 381 87.0 394 89.8 394 89.8
              Under 6 years 170 89 52.3 140 82.3 146 85.9 157 92.1 159 93.5 163 95.7 163 95.7
              6 to 17 years 268 72 26.8 141 52.8 161 59.9 200 74.5 222 82.8 231 86.1 231 86.1
          18 years and over 295 93 31.4 171 57.8 190 64.3 223 75.4 237 80.4 246 83.4 250 84.6
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
10,459 2,003 19.1 4,885 46.7 6,149 58.8 7,003 67.0 7,633 73.0 7,894 75.5 8,197 78.4
      Male 4,901 899 18.3 2,063 42.1 2,535 51.7 2,923 59.6 3,214 65.6 3,349 68.3 3,510 71.6
          Under 65 years 4,159 863 20.8 1,870 45.0 2,195 52.8 2,463 59.2 2,675 64.3 2,797 67.3 2,923 70.3
              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 5,558 1,104 19.9 2,822 50.8 3,613 65.0 4,080 73.4 4,419 79.5 4,545 81.8 4,687 84.3
          Under 65 years 3,655 994 27.2 2,066 56.5 2,455 67.1 2,700 73.9 2,873 78.6 2,965 81.1 3,050 83.4
              Living alone 1,696 295 17.4 957 56.4 1,192 70.3 1,315 77.6 1,410 83.2 1,453 85.7 1,493 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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