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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
Food Stamps

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
27,644 7,137 25.8 16,454 59.5 19,931 72.1 22,236 80.4 23,865 86.3 24,386 88.2 25,008 90.5
Under 18 years 11,582 3,715 32.1 7,679 66.3 9,144 78.9 10,017 86.5 10,591 91.4 10,763 92.9 10,933 94.4
18 to 24 years 2,882 821 28.5 1,715 59.5 2,023 70.2 2,242 77.8 2,425 84.1 2,500 86.7 2,576 89.4
25 to 34 years 4,023 1,000 24.9 2,211 55.0 2,711 67.4 3,058 76.0 3,327 82.7 3,407 84.7 3,509 87.2
35 to 44 years 2,984 640 21.4 1,681 56.3 2,025 67.9 2,302 77.1 2,502 83.8 2,561 85.8 2,643 88.6
45 to 54 years 2,806 565 20.1 1,512 53.9 1,793 63.9 2,064 73.6 2,245 80.0 2,305 82.1 2,408 85.8
55 to 59 years 974 172 17.6 514 52.8 637 65.4 716 73.5 785 80.6 811 83.3 834 85.6
60 to 64 years 693 90 12.9 372 53.7 469 67.8 519 74.9 570 82.3 584 84.4 602 86.9
65 years and over 1,700 134 7.9 770 45.3 1,129 66.4 1,318 77.6 1,420 83.5 1,454 85.6 1,504 88.4
      65 to 74 years 978 81 8.3 442 45.2 642 65.7 752 76.9 813 83.1 838 85.7 868 88.8
      75 years and over 722 53 7.3 328 45.4 487 67.4 567 78.4 607 84.0 616 85.3 636 88.0

Male
 
  Total
12,051 2,980 24.7 6,916 57.4 8,386 69.6 9,470 78.6 10,238 85.0 10,472 86.9 10,778 89.4
Under 18 years 5,809 1,891 32.6 3,859 66.4 4,590 79.0 5,026 86.5 5,336 91.9 5,417 93.3 5,504 94.8
18 to 24 years 1,162 264 22.7 652 56.1 760 65.4 868 74.7 954 82.1 990 85.2 1,022 88.0
25 to 34 years 1,505 271 18.0 665 44.2 844 56.1 995 66.1 1,122 74.6 1,161 77.2 1,225 81.4
35 to 44 years 1,168 180 15.4 579 49.6 715 61.2 826 70.8 910 77.9 931 79.7 967 82.8
45 to 54 years 1,213 231 19.0 623 51.4 731 60.3 880 72.6 958 79.0 981 80.9 1,039 85.7
55 to 59 years 431 68 15.9 205 47.5 267 62.0 306 71.0 342 79.5 355 82.5 361 83.8
60 to 64 years 251 37 14.8 138 54.8 169 67.0 184 73.3 206 81.8 208 82.7 215 85.6
65 years and over 513 37 7.3 195 38.1 310 60.4 385 75.1 410 80.0 429 83.5 444 86.6
      65 to 74 years 302 22 7.3 108 35.7 174 57.8 218 72.2 233 77.2 245 81.1 257 85.3
      75 years and over 211 15 7.3 88 41.5 135 64.1 168 79.2 177 83.9 184 86.9 187 88.4

Female
 
  Total
15,593 4,156 26.7 9,538 61.2 11,546 74.0 12,766 81.9 13,626 87.4 13,914 89.2 14,231 91.3
Under 18 years 5,773 1,824 31.6 3,820 66.2 4,554 78.9 4,991 86.5 5,255 91.0 5,346 92.6 5,429 94.0
18 to 24 years 1,720 557 32.4 1,063 61.8 1,263 73.4 1,374 79.9 1,471 85.5 1,509 87.7 1,553 90.3
25 to 34 years 2,519 728 28.9 1,546 61.4 1,866 74.1 2,063 81.9 2,204 87.5 2,247 89.2 2,284 90.7
35 to 44 years 1,816 460 25.3 1,101 60.6 1,311 72.2 1,476 81.3 1,592 87.7 1,630 89.8 1,676 92.3
45 to 54 years 1,593 334 21.0 889 55.8 1,062 66.7 1,184 74.3 1,288 80.8 1,323 83.1 1,369 85.9
55 to 59 years 543 104 19.1 309 56.9 370 68.1 410 75.4 442 81.4 456 83.9 473 87.0
60 to 64 years 441 52 11.9 234 53.0 301 68.2 334 75.8 365 82.7 376 85.3 387 87.6
65 years and over 1,187 96 8.1 574 48.4 819 69.0 933 78.6 1,009 85.0 1,026 86.4 1,060 89.3
      65 to 74 years 676 59 8.7 334 49.4 468 69.2 534 79.0 580 85.7 593 87.8 611 90.3
      75 years and over 511 37 7.3 240 47.1 351 68.8 399 78.1 429 84.1 433 84.7 449 87.8

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
27,644 7,137 25.8 16,454 59.5 19,931 72.1 22,236 80.4 23,865 86.3 24,386 88.2 25,008 90.5
          65 years and over 1,700 134 7.9 770 45.3 1,129 66.4 1,318 77.6 1,420 83.5 1,454 85.6 1,504 88.4
In families (2) 23,400 6,059 25.9 13,702 58.6 16,725 71.5 18,747 80.1 20,182 86.2 20,630 88.2 21,173 90.5
      Householder 6,499 1,621 24.9 3,720 57.2 4,562 70.2 5,123 78.8 5,524 85.0 5,656 87.0 5,808 89.4
          Under 65 years 5,994 1,574 26.3 3,543 59.1 4,272 71.3 4,765 79.5 5,139 85.7 5,256 87.7 5,391 89.9
          65 years and over 505 47 9.4 178 35.2 290 57.6 357 70.8 384 76.1 400 79.3 417 82.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 11,315 3,574 31.6 7,460 65.9 8,903 78.7 9,758 86.2 10,328 91.3 10,498 92.8 10,668 94.3
              Under 6 years 4,561 1,578 34.6 3,015 66.1 3,576 78.4 3,914 85.8 4,119 90.3 4,185 91.8 4,257 93.3
              6 to 17 years 6,755 1,996 29.6 4,444 65.8 5,326 78.9 5,844 86.5 6,209 91.9 6,313 93.5 6,411 94.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,024 348 17.2 931 46.0 1,169 57.7 1,390 68.7 1,548 76.5 1,587 78.4 1,642 81.1
 
In married-couple families (11)
8,764 1,467 16.7 4,306 49.1 5,567 63.5 6,526 74.5 7,273 83.0 7,517 85.8 7,831 89.4
      Husbands (11) 2,074 312 15.0 948 45.7 1,265 61.0 1,497 72.2 1,673 80.7 1,736 83.7 1,814 87.5
          Under 65 years 1,851 295 16.0 881 47.6 1,134 61.3 1,340 72.4 1,503 81.2 1,550 83.8 1,623 87.7
          65 years and over 223 16 7.3 67 30.0 131 58.7 157 70.1 170 76.0 185 82.9 191 85.4
      Wives (11) 2,074 312 15.0 948 45.7 1,265 61.0 1,497 72.2 1,673 80.7 1,736 83.7 1,814 87.5
          Under 65 years 1,908 302 15.8 902 47.3 1,166 61.1 1,380 72.3 1,542 80.8 1,592 83.4 1,667 87.4
          65 years and over 166 10 5.8 46 27.5 99 59.5 117 70.4 131 79.0 144 86.5 147 88.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,741 757 20.2 2,081 55.6 2,623 70.1 3,016 80.6 3,302 88.3 3,391 90.6 3,497 93.5
              Under 6 years 1,573 326 20.7 850 54.0 1,086 69.0 1,248 79.3 1,356 86.2 1,398 88.9 1,444 91.8
              6 to 17 years 2,168 431 19.9 1,231 56.8 1,538 70.9 1,767 81.5 1,947 89.8 1,993 91.9 2,053 94.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 579 60 10.3 227 39.2 287 49.6 353 60.9 426 73.5 441 76.1 460 79.3
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
1,851 355 19.2 892 48.2 1,160 62.7 1,338 72.3 1,494 80.7 1,527 82.5 1,546 83.5
      Householder 611 106 17.3 287 47.0 375 61.3 429 70.2 486 79.5 496 81.2 505 82.7
          Under 65 years 579 105 18.1 280 48.3 362 62.5 409 70.6 461 79.7 472 81.5 481 83.0
          65 years and over 32 1 (B) 7 (B) 13 (B) 20 (B) 24 (B) 24 (B) 24 (B)
      Related children under 18 years (9) 766 180 23.5 410 53.5 529 69.0 596 77.8 640 83.6 650 85.0 657 85.8
              Under 6 years 338 70 20.6 153 45.1 206 60.9 243 71.9 268 79.1 273 80.7 278 82.2
              6 to 17 years 427 111 25.9 257 60.2 323 75.5 352 82.5 372 87.2 377 88.3 379 88.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 140 40 28.4 63 44.7 76 54.2 99 70.6 107 76.7 110 78.6 110 78.8
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
12,786 4,237 33.1 8,505 66.5 9,997 78.2 10,883 85.1 11,415 89.3 11,587 90.6 11,796 92.3
      Householder 3,814 1,204 31.6 2,486 65.2 2,923 76.6 3,197 83.8 3,365 88.2 3,425 89.8 3,489 91.5
          Under 65 years 3,537 1,172 33.1 2,371 67.0 2,765 78.2 3,000 84.8 3,156 89.2 3,215 90.9 3,264 92.3
          65 years and over 277 31 11.3 115 41.4 158 57.0 197 71.1 209 75.5 210 75.9 225 81.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 6,808 2,636 38.7 4,969 73.0 5,751 84.5 6,147 90.3 6,386 93.8 6,457 94.8 6,515 95.7
              Under 6 years 2,649 1,182 44.6 2,013 76.0 2,285 86.2 2,422 91.4 2,496 94.2 2,514 94.9 2,535 95.7
              6 to 17 years 4,160 1,454 35.0 2,956 71.1 3,466 83.3 3,725 89.5 3,890 93.5 3,943 94.8 3,980 95.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,305 249 19.0 641 49.1 806 61.7 939 71.9 1,015 77.8 1,036 79.4 1,072 82.2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
319 148 46.5 253 79.3 273 85.5 301 94.4 308 96.7 311 97.6 315 98.8
          Under 18 years 199 95 47.7 162 81.1 174 87.2 191 96.1 196 98.2 198 99.1 198 99.1
              Under 6 years 92 56 60.7 86 93.1 86 93.1 89 96.3 89 96.3 90 98.3 90 98.3
              6 to 17 years 107 39 36.6 76 70.8 88 82.1 103 95.9 107 99.8 107 99.8 107 99.8
          18 years and over 120 53 44.5 91 76.2 99 82.6 110 91.6 113 94.1 114 95.2 118 98.2
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
3,924 929 23.7 2,499 63.7 2,934 74.8 3,188 81.2 3,374 86.0 3,444 87.8 3,520 89.7
      Male 1,759 413 23.5 1,029 58.5 1,185 67.4 1,327 75.4 1,405 79.9 1,443 82.0 1,496 85.1
          Under 65 years 1,565 399 25.5 939 60.0 1,058 67.6 1,160 74.1 1,234 78.9 1,270 81.2 1,317 84.1
              Living alone 552 103 18.7 430 78.0 482 87.4 510 92.6 518 93.8 519 94.1 522 94.6
          65 years and over 194 13 6.8 90 46.6 127 65.6 167 86.0 171 88.1 173 89.1 179 92.4
              Living alone 161 13 8.2 84 52.3 115 71.0 151 93.7 152 94.3 154 95.4 158 98.0
      Female 2,165 517 23.9 1,471 67.9 1,748 80.7 1,861 86.0 1,969 91.0 2,001 92.4 2,024 93.5
          Under 65 years 1,574 475 30.2 1,104 70.2 1,259 80.0 1,338 85.0 1,410 89.6 1,439 91.4 1,457 92.6
              Living alone 868 188 21.6 619 71.3 713 82.1 762 87.7 801 92.3 818 94.1 824 94.9
          65 years and over 592 42 7.0 367 62.0 490 82.7 523 88.4 559 94.5 563 95.1 568 95.9
              Living alone 549 38 7.0 350 63.7 468 85.2 493 89.8 521 94.8 524 95.4 529 96.2

Poverty Footnotes


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