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POV26: Program Participation Status of Household - Poverty Status of People: 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)

    In household that received means-tested assistance In household that received means-tested assistance excluding school lunch In household that received means-tested cash assistance In household that received food stamps In household in which one or more persons were covered by Medicaid Lived in public or authorized housing
Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All races
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
301,041 83,906 27.9 75,803 25.2 19,484 6.5 27,644 9.2 66,729 22.2 10,838 3.6
Under 18 years 74,068 30,934 41.8 26,911 36.3 5,591 7.5 11,582 15.6 25,019 33.8 3,896 5.3
18 to 24 years 28,688 8,640 30.1 8,071 28.1 1,952 6.8 2,882 10.0 7,117 24.8 1,120 3.9
25 to 34 years 40,520 11,688 28.8 10,673 26.3 2,268 5.6 4,023 9.9 9,596 23.7 1,307 3.2
35 to 44 years 41,322 10,496 25.4 9,071 22.0 2,139 5.2 2,984 7.2 8,137 19.7 993 2.4
45 to 54 years 44,366 9,293 20.9 8,580 19.3 2,914 6.6 2,806 6.3 7,301 16.5 1,048 2.4
55 to 59 years 18,755 3,370 18.0 3,221 17.2 1,337 7.1 974 5.2 2,591 13.8 463 2.5
60 to 64 years 15,534 2,642 17.0 2,559 16.5 1,064 6.9 693 4.5 2,028 13.1 376 2.4
65 years and over 37,788 6,843 18.1 6,719 17.8 2,218 5.9 1,700 4.5 4,940 13.1 1,635 4.3
      65 to 74 years 20,404 3,612 17.7 3,532 17.3 1,170 5.7 978 4.8 2,730 13.4 777 3.8
      75 years and over 17,384 3,231 18.6 3,187 18.3 1,048 6.0 722 4.2 2,210 12.7 858 4.9

Male
 
  Total
147,862 39,075 26.4 35,214 23.8 9,000 6.1 12,051 8.2 31,082 21.0 4,279 2.9
Under 18 years 37,836 15,731 41.6 13,693 36.2 2,819 7.5 5,809 15.4 12,754 33.7 1,946 5.1
18 to 24 years 14,508 3,915 27.0 3,599 24.8 887 6.1 1,162 8.0 3,162 21.8 423 2.9
25 to 34 years 20,440 5,149 25.2 4,767 23.3 1,041 5.1 1,505 7.4 4,250 20.8 398 1.9
35 to 44 years 20,491 4,643 22.7 4,040 19.7 969 4.7 1,168 5.7 3,622 17.7 308 1.5
45 to 54 years 21,772 4,348 20.0 4,007 18.4 1,360 6.2 1,213 5.6 3,389 15.6 390 1.8
55 to 59 years 9,083 1,618 17.8 1,531 16.9 633 7.0 431 4.7 1,224 13.5 179 2.0
60 to 64 years 7,423 1,158 15.6 1,117 15.1 486 6.5 251 3.4 893 12.0 124 1.7
65 years and over 16,308 2,513 15.4 2,460 15.1 805 4.9 513 3.1 1,787 11.0 511 3.1
      65 to 74 years 9,401 1,452 15.4 1,419 15.1 431 4.6 302 3.2 1,101 11.7 271 2.9
      75 years and over 6,907 1,061 15.4 1,041 15.1 374 5.4 211 3.1 685 9.9 241 3.5

Female
 
  Total
153,179 44,832 29.3 40,589 26.5 10,484 6.8 15,593 10.2 35,647 23.3 6,559 4.3
Under 18 years 36,232 15,203 42.0 13,218 36.5 2,772 7.7 5,773 15.9 12,265 33.9 1,951 5.4
18 to 24 years 14,180 4,725 33.3 4,471 31.5 1,065 7.5 1,720 12.1 3,954 27.9 697 4.9
25 to 34 years 20,079 6,538 32.6 5,906 29.4 1,227 6.1 2,519 12.5 5,346 26.6 910 4.5
35 to 44 years 20,831 5,854 28.1 5,030 24.1 1,170 5.6 1,816 8.7 4,515 21.7 685 3.3
45 to 54 years 22,594 4,945 21.9 4,573 20.2 1,554 6.9 1,593 7.1 3,911 17.3 658 2.9
55 to 59 years 9,671 1,753 18.1 1,690 17.5 704 7.3 543 5.6 1,367 14.1 284 2.9
60 to 64 years 8,112 1,484 18.3 1,441 17.8 579 7.1 441 5.4 1,135 14.0 252 3.1
65 years and over 21,480 4,330 20.2 4,259 19.8 1,413 6.6 1,187 5.5 3,154 14.7 1,123 5.2
      65 to 74 years 11,003 2,160 19.6 2,113 19.2 739 6.7 676 6.1 1,629 14.8 506 4.6
      75 years and over 10,477 2,170 20.7 2,146 20.5 674 6.4 511 4.9 1,525 14.6 617 5.9

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
301,041 83,906 27.9 75,803 25.2 19,484 6.5 27,644 9.2 66,729 22.2 10,838 3.6
          65 years and over 37,788 6,843 18.1 6,719 17.8 2,218 5.9 1,700 4.5 4,940 13.1 1,635 4.3
In families (2) 248,301 72,714 29.3 64,887 26.1 16,141 6.5 23,400 9.4 58,672 23.6 7,901 3.2
      Householder 78,874 19,811 25.1 17,852 22.6 4,722 6.0 6,499 8.2 15,803 20.0 2,468 3.1
          Under 65 years 65,894 17,688 26.8 15,786 24.0 3,974 6.0 5,994 9.1 14,124 21.4 2,248 3.4
          65 years and over 12,980 2,122 16.4 2,066 15.9 748 5.8 505 3.9 1,678 12.9 219 1.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 72,980 30,290 41.5 26,327 36.1 5,458 7.5 11,315 15.5 24,468 33.5 3,861 5.3
              Under 6 years 24,884 11,083 44.5 10,259 41.2 1,931 7.8 4,561 18.3 9,676 38.9 1,457 5.9
              6 to 17 years 48,096 19,207 39.9 16,068 33.4 3,527 7.3 6,755 14.0 14,792 30.8 2,405 5.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 24,415 7,402 30.3 6,906 28.3 2,343 9.6 2,024 8.3 6,188 25.3 602 2.5
 
In married-couple families (11)
189,191 40,841 21.6 35,894 19.0 7,596 4.0 8,764 4.6 32,787 17.3 2,084 1.1
      Husbands (11) 59,137 9,973 16.9 8,900 15.0 2,095 3.5 2,074 3.5 7,880 13.3 600 1.0
          Under 65 years 47,690 8,644 18.1 7,602 15.9 1,641 3.4 1,851 3.9 6,859 14.4 445 0.9
          65 years and over 11,447 1,329 11.6 1,298 11.3 453 4.0 223 2.0 1,021 8.9 155 1.4
      Wives (11) 59,137 9,973 16.9 8,900 15.0 2,095 3.5 2,074 3.5 7,880 13.3 600 1.0
          Under 65 years 50,401 9,069 18.0 8,011 15.9 1,788 3.5 1,908 3.8 7,206 14.3 486 1.0
          65 years and over 8,736 904 10.3 889 10.2 307 3.5 166 1.9 674 7.7 114 1.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 51,344 15,563 30.3 13,166 25.6 1,925 3.7 3,741 7.3 12,446 24.2 740 1.4
              Under 6 years 17,768 5,776 32.5 5,189 29.2 616 3.5 1,573 8.9 4,942 27.8 282 1.6
              6 to 17 years 33,577 9,786 29.1 7,977 23.8 1,309 3.9 2,168 6.5 7,504 22.3 458 1.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 15,493 3,606 23.3 3,333 21.5 1,018 6.6 579 3.7 3,110 20.1 117 0.8
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
15,083 5,805 38.5 5,219 34.6 1,426 9.5 1,851 12.3 4,633 30.7 494 3.3
      Householder 5,255 1,895 36.1 1,709 32.5 471 9.0 611 11.6 1,498 28.5 172 3.3
          Under 65 years 4,804 1,743 36.3 1,562 32.5 409 8.5 579 12.1 1,371 28.5 159 3.3
          65 years and over 452 152 33.7 146 32.4 62 13.7 32 7.1 127 28.2 13 2.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,180 2,168 51.9 1,890 45.2 380 9.1 766 18.3 1,771 42.4 184 4.4
              Under 6 years 1,466 910 62.1 851 58.1 139 9.5 338 23.1 805 54.9 46 3.2
              6 to 17 years 2,714 1,258 46.3 1,039 38.3 240 8.9 427 15.7 967 35.6 138 5.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,622 491 30.3 460 28.3 190 11.7 140 8.6 383 23.6 32 2.0
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
44,027 26,068 59.2 23,774 54.0 7,118 16.2 12,786 29.0 21,251 48.3 5,323 12.1
      Householder 14,482 7,943 54.9 7,244 50.0 2,157 14.9 3,814 26.3 6,424 44.4 1,696 11.7
          Under 65 years 12,535 7,163 57.1 6,491 51.8 1,878 15.0 3,537 28.2 5,786 46.2 1,634 13.0
          65 years and over 1,947 780 40.1 753 38.7 279 14.3 277 14.2 638 32.8 62 3.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 17,456 12,560 71.9 11,272 64.6 3,153 18.1 6,808 39.0 10,251 58.7 2,938 16.8
              Under 6 years 5,651 4,397 77.8 4,219 74.7 1,175 20.8 2,649 46.9 3,929 69.5 1,128 20.0
              6 to 17 years 11,806 8,162 69.1 7,053 59.7 1,978 16.8 4,160 35.2 6,321 53.5 1,809 15.3
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 7,300 3,305 45.3 3,114 42.7 1,135 15.5 1,305 17.9 2,695 36.9 453 6.2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
1,207 734 60.8 671 55.6 168 13.9 319 26.4 647 53.6 27 2.2
          Under 18 years 712 438 61.6 404 56.7 105 14.7 199 28.0 393 55.3 15 2.2
              Under 6 years 234 170 72.7 165 70.3 39 16.9 92 39.3 156 66.8 13 5.5
              6 to 17 years 478 268 56.1 239 50.1 65 13.7 107 22.5 237 49.6 2 0.5
          18 years and over 495 295 59.7 267 54.0 63 12.8 120 24.2 253 51.2 11 2.3
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
51,534 10,459 20.3 10,245 19.9 3,175 6.2 3,924 7.6 7,411 14.4 2,910 5.6
      Male 25,240 4,901 19.4 4,776 18.9 1,496 5.9 1,759 7.0 3,539 14.0 1,075 4.3
          Under 65 years 21,675 4,159 19.2 4,035 18.6 1,327 6.1 1,565 7.2 3,142 14.5 751 3.5
              Living alone 10,726 1,353 12.6 1,353 12.6 546 5.1 552 5.1 897 8.4 525 4.9
          65 years and over 3,565 742 20.8 742 20.8 170 4.8 194 5.4 397 11.1 324 9.1
              Living alone 3,049 620 20.3 620 20.3 126 4.1 161 5.3 300 9.9 304 10.0
      Female 26,293 5,558 21.1 5,468 20.8 1,678 6.4 2,165 8.2 3,872 14.7 1,835 7.0
          Under 65 years 17,476 3,655 20.9 3,566 20.4 1,142 6.5 1,574 9.0 2,675 15.3 933 5.3
              Living alone 9,592 1,696 17.7 1,693 17.7 614 6.4 868 9.1 1,137 11.9 746 7.8
          65 years and over 8,817 1,902 21.6 1,902 21.6 536 6.1 592 6.7 1,197 13.6 903 10.2
              Living alone 8,340 1,772 21.3 1,772 21.3 470 5.6 549 6.6 1,101 13.2 881 10.6

Poverty Footnotes


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