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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 Assistance

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
19,484 2,991 15.4 7,787 40.0 9,682 49.7 10,995 56.4 12,278 63.0 12,702 65.2 13,219 67.8
Under 18 years 5,591 1,480 26.5 3,048 54.5 3,648 65.2 4,022 71.9 4,356 77.9 4,465 79.9 4,578 81.9
18 to 24 years 1,952 394 20.2 830 42.5 992 50.8 1,123 57.5 1,262 64.7 1,317 67.5 1,367 70.0
25 to 34 years 2,268 394 17.4 868 38.3 1,072 47.3 1,229 54.2 1,376 60.7 1,427 62.9 1,480 65.3
35 to 44 years 2,139 261 12.2 807 37.7 997 46.6 1,155 54.0 1,300 60.8 1,360 63.6 1,418 66.3
45 to 54 years 2,914 261 9.0 981 33.7 1,197 41.1 1,395 47.9 1,575 54.0 1,626 55.8 1,713 58.8
55 to 59 years 1,337 82 6.1 398 29.7 529 39.5 592 44.3 671 50.2 700 52.4 725 54.2
60 to 64 years 1,064 68 6.4 320 30.0 407 38.3 455 42.7 522 49.0 552 51.8 575 54.0
65 years and over 2,218 52 2.3 536 24.2 840 37.9 1,024 46.2 1,215 54.8 1,256 56.6 1,363 61.4
      65 to 74 years 1,170 26 2.2 299 25.6 474 40.5 572 48.9 664 56.8 681 58.2 743 63.5
      75 years and over 1,048 26 2.5 237 22.6 367 35.0 452 43.1 551 52.6 574 54.8 620 59.1

Male
 
  Total
9,000 1,242 13.8 3,313 36.8 4,109 45.7 4,733 52.6 5,369 59.7 5,564 61.8 5,809 64.5
Under 18 years 2,819 716 25.4 1,530 54.3 1,824 64.7 2,021 71.7 2,213 78.5 2,257 80.0 2,312 82.0
18 to 24 years 887 139 15.7 352 39.6 411 46.3 477 53.8 538 60.6 560 63.1 577 65.1
25 to 34 years 1,041 102 9.8 271 26.1 353 33.9 438 42.1 519 49.8 546 52.5 578 55.5
35 to 44 years 969 80 8.3 289 29.9 369 38.1 441 45.5 508 52.4 540 55.7 567 58.6
45 to 54 years 1,360 117 8.6 436 32.0 523 38.5 632 46.4 719 52.9 738 54.3 787 57.9
55 to 59 years 633 41 6.4 173 27.3 237 37.5 264 41.7 302 47.8 323 51.0 332 52.5
60 to 64 years 486 27 5.6 121 25.0 151 31.1 169 34.8 201 41.4 212 43.7 217 44.6
65 years and over 805 19 2.4 141 17.5 242 30.0 292 36.2 369 45.8 388 48.2 438 54.4
      65 to 74 years 431 7 1.7 75 17.4 135 31.2 162 37.7 196 45.4 205 47.6 238 55.3
      75 years and over 374 12 3.2 66 17.5 107 28.6 129 34.5 173 46.3 183 48.9 200 53.4

Female
 
  Total
10,484 1,749 16.7 4,474 42.7 5,573 53.2 6,262 59.7 6,909 65.9 7,138 68.1 7,410 70.7
Under 18 years 2,772 764 27.5 1,518 54.8 1,823 65.8 2,002 72.2 2,143 77.3 2,209 79.7 2,266 81.7
18 to 24 years 1,065 255 23.9 479 44.9 581 54.6 646 60.6 725 68.0 757 71.1 790 74.2
25 to 34 years 1,227 292 23.8 597 48.6 719 58.6 791 64.4 857 69.8 880 71.7 902 73.5
35 to 44 years 1,170 181 15.4 517 44.2 629 53.7 714 61.0 793 67.7 820 70.1 850 72.7
45 to 54 years 1,554 144 9.3 545 35.1 674 43.4 764 49.2 856 55.1 887 57.1 926 59.6
55 to 59 years 704 41 5.8 225 31.9 291 41.4 328 46.6 369 52.4 377 53.6 393 55.8
60 to 64 years 579 41 7.0 198 34.2 256 44.3 286 49.4 321 55.4 339 58.7 358 61.8
65 years and over 1,413 33 2.3 396 28.0 599 42.4 732 51.8 846 59.9 867 61.4 924 65.4
      65 to 74 years 739 19 2.5 224 30.3 339 45.9 410 55.5 469 63.4 476 64.4 504 68.2
      75 years and over 674 14 2.1 172 25.5 260 38.5 322 47.8 378 56.0 391 58.0 420 62.3

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
19,484 2,991 15.4 7,787 40.0 9,682 49.7 10,995 56.4 12,278 63.0 12,702 65.2 13,219 67.8
          65 years and over 2,218 52 2.3 536 24.2 840 37.9 1,024 46.2 1,215 54.8 1,256 56.6 1,363 61.4
In families (2) 16,141 2,515 15.6 5,859 36.3 7,373 45.7 8,490 52.6 9,636 59.7 9,981 61.8 10,431 64.6
      Householder 4,722 702 14.9 1,659 35.1 2,107 44.6 2,424 51.3 2,773 58.7 2,869 60.7 3,007 63.7
          Under 65 years 3,974 687 17.3 1,551 39.0 1,926 48.5 2,152 54.1 2,428 61.1 2,512 63.2 2,614 65.8
          65 years and over 748 15 1.9 107 14.3 181 24.2 272 36.4 345 46.2 357 47.7 393 52.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 5,458 1,433 26.3 2,957 54.2 3,543 64.9 3,906 71.6 4,240 77.7 4,340 79.5 4,451 81.5
              Under 6 years 1,931 644 33.4 1,114 57.7 1,325 68.6 1,448 75.0 1,556 80.6 1,587 82.2 1,622 84.0
              6 to 17 years 3,527 789 22.4 1,843 52.2 2,218 62.9 2,458 69.7 2,684 76.1 2,752 78.0 2,829 80.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,343 180 7.7 514 21.9 705 30.1 888 37.9 1,056 45.1 1,122 47.9 1,176 50.2
 
In married-couple families (11)
7,596 519 6.8 1,614 21.2 2,179 28.7 2,763 36.4 3,298 43.4 3,491 46.0 3,733 49.1
      Husbands (11) 2,095 122 5.8 395 18.9 559 26.7 704 33.6 856 40.8 905 43.2 977 46.6
          Under 65 years 1,641 113 6.9 333 20.3 450 27.4 562 34.3 675 41.1 710 43.3 758 46.2
          65 years and over 453 9 1.9 63 13.8 108 23.9 142 31.3 181 39.9 194 42.8 220 48.4
      Wives (11) 2,095 122 5.8 395 18.9 559 26.7 704 33.6 856 40.8 905 43.2 977 46.6
          Under 65 years 1,788 117 6.6 351 19.6 481 26.9 604 33.8 725 40.6 767 42.9 825 46.2
          65 years and over 307 5 1.6 45 14.5 77 25.1 100 32.7 131 42.6 138 44.9 152 49.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 1,925 226 11.7 628 32.6 809 42.0 1,007 52.3 1,171 60.8 1,219 63.3 1,282 66.6
              Under 6 years 616 97 15.8 201 32.6 261 42.4 332 54.0 391 63.5 411 66.8 435 70.7
              6 to 17 years 1,309 128 9.8 428 32.7 548 41.9 675 51.6 779 59.5 808 61.7 847 64.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,018 35 3.5 131 12.8 174 17.1 235 23.1 282 27.7 323 31.8 346 34.0
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
1,426 193 13.6 464 32.5 657 46.1 722 50.7 934 65.5 974 68.3 1,000 70.1
      Householder 471 55 11.8 147 31.2 209 44.4 230 48.9 300 63.8 314 66.6 323 68.6
          Under 65 years 409 55 13.5 143 35.0 198 48.3 214 52.3 268 65.4 281 68.6 290 70.9
          65 years and over 62 0 (B) 4 (B) 11 (B) 16 (B) 33 (B) 33 (B) 33 (B)
      Related children under 18 years (9) 380 95 25.1 189 49.8 258 68.0 283 74.5 312 82.3 319 83.9 322 84.6
              Under 6 years 139 33 24.0 55 39.1 85 60.9 95 68.0 109 78.3 112 80.4 113 80.8
              6 to 17 years 240 62 25.8 135 56.1 173 72.2 188 78.3 203 84.6 207 86.0 209 86.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 190 34 17.7 45 23.9 61 32.0 70 36.6 104 54.4 108 57.0 108 57.0
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
7,118 1,803 25.3 3,782 53.1 4,538 63.7 5,004 70.3 5,405 75.9 5,516 77.5 5,697 80.0
      Householder 2,157 524 24.3 1,116 51.8 1,339 62.1 1,489 69.1 1,617 75.0 1,650 76.5 1,707 79.1
          Under 65 years 1,878 517 27.5 1,070 57.0 1,268 67.5 1,365 72.7 1,473 78.4 1,504 80.1 1,541 82.1
          65 years and over 279 7 2.4 46 16.5 72 25.8 124 44.6 145 52.0 147 52.7 165 59.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,153 1,112 35.3 2,140 67.8 2,475 78.5 2,616 82.9 2,757 87.4 2,802 88.9 2,847 90.3
              Under 6 years 1,175 514 43.7 859 73.1 979 83.3 1,021 86.9 1,056 89.8 1,064 90.5 1,074 91.4
              6 to 17 years 1,978 598 30.2 1,281 64.7 1,496 75.6 1,595 80.6 1,701 86.0 1,738 87.9 1,773 89.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,135 111 9.8 337 29.7 470 41.4 584 51.4 670 59.1 690 60.8 721 63.5
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
168 57 34.2 116 68.9 128 76.0 144 85.8 144 85.8 159 94.5 159 94.5
          Under 18 years 105 34 32.8 72 69.2 80 76.2 90 85.8 90 85.8 99 94.7 99 94.7
              Under 6 years 39 21 (B) 35 (B) 35 (B) 36 (B) 36 (B) 39 (B) 39 (B)
              6 to 17 years 65 13 (B) 37 (B) 44 (B) 54 (B) 54 (B) 60 (B) 60 (B)
          18 years and over 63 23 (B) 43 (B) 48 (B) 54 (B) 54 (B) 60 (B) 60 (B)
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,175 418 13.2 1,812 57.1 2,181 68.7 2,361 74.4 2,497 78.7 2,562 80.7 2,630 82.8
      Male 1,496 209 14.0 774 51.7 908 60.7 998 66.7 1,066 71.2 1,100 73.5 1,140 76.2
          Under 65 years 1,327 202 15.2 712 53.7 810 61.1 895 67.4 954 71.9 987 74.4 1,009 76.1
              Living alone 546 50 9.2 355 64.9 402 73.6 436 79.8 448 81.9 461 84.4 470 86.0
          65 years and over 170 7 4.3 62 36.5 98 57.9 103 60.6 112 65.9 113 66.7 131 76.9
              Living alone 126 3 2.5 47 37.1 80 63.4 82 65.1 87 69.0 88 69.9 98 77.7
      Female 1,678 209 12.5 1,038 61.9 1,272 75.8 1,363 81.2 1,431 85.3 1,461 87.1 1,490 88.8
          Under 65 years 1,142 191 16.8 761 66.6 876 76.7 928 81.3 962 84.2 988 86.5 1,007 88.1
              Living alone 614 57 9.3 430 70.1 511 83.3 538 87.7 557 90.8 568 92.6 580 94.5
          65 years and over 536 18 3.3 278 51.8 396 73.9 435 81.2 469 87.6 474 88.4 483 90.2
              Living alone 470 14 3.0 259 55.1 358 76.3 386 82.2 416 88.7 421 89.6 428 91.0

Poverty Footnotes


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