Skip Main Navigation Skip To Navigation Content
Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau

Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


There is also additional background information for this table group.

Contents for Table

POV26: Program Participation Status of Household - Poverty Status of People: 2008

For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsmar09.pdf [PDF].

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
White A.O.I.C.
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
245,603 60,328 24.6 54,406 22.2 12,977 5.3 18,164 7.4 48,437 19.7 5,674 2.3
Under 18 years 58,562 21,767 37.2 18,865 32.2 3,373 5.8 7,308 12.5 17,807 30.4 1,788 3.1
18 to 24 years 22,857 6,046 26.5 5,621 24.6 1,255 5.5 1,826 8.0 4,992 21.8 530 2.3
25 to 34 years 32,311 8,522 26.4 7,769 24.0 1,464 4.5 2,713 8.4 7,092 21.9 629 1.9
35 to 44 years 33,239 7,768 23.4 6,666 20.1 1,455 4.4 2,072 6.2 6,087 18.3 513 1.5
45 to 54 years 36,595 6,689 18.3 6,191 16.9 2,083 5.7 1,921 5.2 5,341 14.6 609 1.7
55 to 59 years 15,770 2,447 15.5 2,345 14.9 974 6.2 656 4.2 1,923 12.2 240 1.5
60 to 64 years 13,279 1,941 14.6 1,886 14.2 773 5.8 460 3.5 1,499 11.3 224 1.7
65 years and over 32,989 5,148 15.6 5,062 15.3 1,600 4.9 1,210 3.7 3,697 11.2 1,140 3.5
      65 to 74 years 17,618 2,693 15.3 2,641 15.0 856 4.9 709 4.0 2,053 11.7 491 2.8
      75 years and over 15,371 2,455 16.0 2,422 15.8 744 4.8 501 3.3 1,644 10.7 650 4.2

Male
 
  Total
121,739 28,577 23.5 25,744 21.1 6,162 5.1 8,124 6.7 23,018 18.9 2,228 1.8
Under 18 years 29,982 11,041 36.8 9,596 32.0 1,723 5.7 3,685 12.3 9,066 30.2 878 2.9
18 to 24 years 11,644 2,738 23.5 2,494 21.4 583 5.0 741 6.4 2,211 19.0 185 1.6
25 to 34 years 16,580 3,914 23.6 3,621 21.8 690 4.2 1,084 6.5 3,290 19.8 217 1.3
35 to 44 years 16,779 3,617 21.6 3,126 18.6 716 4.3 874 5.2 2,851 17.0 175 1.0
45 to 54 years 18,209 3,227 17.7 2,992 16.4 984 5.4 877 4.8 2,582 14.2 259 1.4
55 to 59 years 7,731 1,210 15.7 1,153 14.9 484 6.3 297 3.8 945 12.2 102 1.3
60 to 64 years 6,436 878 13.6 851 13.2 362 5.6 178 2.8 686 10.7 69 1.1
65 years and over 14,379 1,950 13.6 1,912 13.3 619 4.3 387 2.7 1,386 9.6 344 2.4
      65 to 74 years 8,212 1,117 13.6 1,096 13.3 328 4.0 224 2.7 852 10.4 175 2.1
      75 years and over 6,167 833 13.5 816 13.2 291 4.7 163 2.6 534 8.7 169 2.7

Female
 
  Total
123,864 31,751 25.6 28,662 23.1 6,815 5.5 10,040 8.1 25,419 20.5 3,446 2.8
Under 18 years 28,580 10,726 37.5 9,269 32.4 1,651 5.8 3,623 12.7 8,741 30.6 910 3.2
18 to 24 years 11,214 3,308 29.5 3,128 27.9 672 6.0 1,084 9.7 2,780 24.8 346 3.1
25 to 34 years 15,731 4,607 29.3 4,148 26.4 774 4.9 1,628 10.4 3,802 24.2 412 2.6
35 to 44 years 16,460 4,150 25.2 3,540 21.5 739 4.5 1,197 7.3 3,235 19.7 338 2.1
45 to 54 years 18,386 3,461 18.8 3,199 17.4 1,098 6.0 1,044 5.7 2,759 15.0 351 1.9
55 to 59 years 8,039 1,236 15.4 1,192 14.8 489 6.1 359 4.5 978 12.2 138 1.7
60 to 64 years 6,843 1,063 15.5 1,035 15.1 411 6.0 281 4.1 813 11.9 155 2.3
65 years and over 18,611 3,199 17.2 3,151 16.9 981 5.3 823 4.4 2,310 12.4 797 4.3
      65 to 74 years 9,407 1,576 16.8 1,545 16.4 528 5.6 486 5.2 1,200 12.8 316 3.4
      75 years and over 9,204 1,622 17.6 1,606 17.4 453 4.9 337 3.7 1,110 12.1 481 5.2

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
245,603 60,328 24.6 54,406 22.2 12,977 5.3 18,164 7.4 48,437 19.7 5,674 2.3
          65 years and over 32,989 5,148 15.6 5,062 15.3 1,600 4.9 1,210 3.7 3,697 11.2 1,140 3.5
In families (2) 202,100 51,932 25.7 46,212 22.9 10,556 5.2 15,087 7.5 42,268 20.9 3,746 1.9
      Householder 65,029 14,131 21.7 12,730 19.6 3,153 4.8 4,222 6.5 11,381 17.5 1,201 1.8
          Under 65 years 53,609 12,560 23.4 11,192 20.9 2,600 4.9 3,871 7.2 10,141 18.9 1,070 2.0
          65 years and over 11,420 1,571 13.8 1,538 13.5 553 4.8 351 3.1 1,240 10.9 130 1.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 57,720 21,279 36.9 18,419 31.9 3,292 5.7 7,104 12.3 17,381 30.1 1,775 3.1
              Under 6 years 19,710 7,974 40.5 7,365 37.4 1,179 6.0 2,930 14.9 7,035 35.7 700 3.6
              6 to 17 years 38,010 13,305 35.0 11,053 29.1 2,114 5.6 4,175 11.0 10,346 27.2 1,075 2.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 18,946 4,993 26.4 4,632 24.4 1,543 8.1 1,149 6.1 4,224 22.3 237 1.3
 
In married-couple families (11)
162,411 32,826 20.2 28,883 17.8 5,760 3.5 6,964 4.3 26,591 16.4 1,299 0.8
      Husbands (11) 51,363 8,007 15.6 7,167 14.0 1,630 3.2 1,649 3.2 6,401 12.5 376 0.7
          Under 65 years 41,012 6,939 16.9 6,120 14.9 1,258 3.1 1,470 3.6 5,587 13.6 270 0.7
          65 years and over 10,351 1,068 10.3 1,047 10.1 372 3.6 179 1.7 814 7.9 106 1.0
      Wives (11) 51,184 8,050 15.7 7,199 14.1 1,639 3.2 1,667 3.3 6,423 12.5 380 0.7
          Under 65 years 43,211 7,305 16.9 6,465 15.0 1,387 3.2 1,522 3.5 5,873 13.6 296 0.7
          65 years and over 7,973 745 9.3 733 9.2 252 3.2 144 1.8 550 6.9 84 1.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 43,797 12,645 28.9 10,722 24.5 1,372 3.1 2,993 6.8 10,228 23.4 479 1.1
              Under 6 years 15,196 4,784 31.5 4,305 28.3 463 3.0 1,280 8.4 4,134 27.2 198 1.3
              6 to 17 years 28,601 7,861 27.5 6,418 22.4 909 3.2 1,714 6.0 6,094 21.3 281 1.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 12,951 2,809 21.7 2,586 20.0 796 6.1 418 3.2 2,427 18.7 51 0.4
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
11,557 4,238 36.7 3,825 33.1 984 8.5 1,313 11.4 3,427 29.7 205 1.8
      Householder 4,080 1,393 34.1 1,265 31.0 331 8.1 445 10.9 1,119 27.4 76 1.9
          Under 65 years 3,720 1,277 34.3 1,149 30.9 282 7.6 423 11.4 1,015 27.3 72 1.9
          65 years and over 359 116 32.3 115 32.1 49 13.8 22 6.1 103 28.8 4 1.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,252 1,595 49.1 1,411 43.4 254 7.8 543 16.7 1,340 41.2 84 2.6
              Under 6 years 1,153 696 60.4 665 57.7 93 8.0 259 22.5 639 55.4 31 2.7
              6 to 17 years 2,099 899 42.8 746 35.6 161 7.7 284 13.5 701 33.4 53 2.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,289 376 29.1 352 27.3 148 11.5 106 8.2 299 23.2 8 0.6
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
28,131 14,868 52.9 13,504 48.0 3,813 13.6 6,810 24.2 12,250 43.5 2,243 8.0
      Householder 9,609 4,698 48.9 4,272 44.5 1,182 12.3 2,125 22.1 3,840 40.0 747 7.8
          Under 65 years 8,161 4,211 51.6 3,800 46.6 1,018 12.5 1,957 24.0 3,440 42.2 721 8.8
          65 years and over 1,447 487 33.7 472 32.6 164 11.3 168 11.6 400 27.6 26 1.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 10,670 7,038 66.0 6,285 58.9 1,667 15.6 3,568 33.4 5,813 54.5 1,212 11.4
              Under 6 years 3,360 2,494 74.2 2,395 71.3 623 18.6 1,391 41.4 2,263 67.3 471 14.0
              6 to 17 years 7,310 4,544 62.2 3,890 53.2 1,043 14.3 2,177 29.8 3,550 48.6 741 10.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4,706 1,808 38.4 1,694 36.0 599 12.7 625 13.3 1,498 31.8 179 3.8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
1,009 594 58.9 545 54.0 113 11.2 267 26.5 524 52.0 7 0.7
          Under 18 years 585 349 59.7 323 55.2 68 11.6 163 27.9 315 53.8 3 0.6
              Under 6 years 183 135 73.7 129 70.6 21 11.3 73 39.7 123 67.3 3 1.7
              6 to 17 years 402 214 53.3 194 48.2 47 11.7 90 22.5 192 47.7 0 0.1
          18 years and over 423 245 57.8 221 52.3 45 10.7 104 24.5 209 49.4 3 0.8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
42,495 7,802 18.4 7,649 18.0 2,308 5.4 2,810 6.6 5,645 13.3 1,920 4.5
      Male 20,762 3,636 17.5 3,544 17.1 1,084 5.2 1,265 6.1 2,697 13.0 698 3.4
          Under 65 years 17,734 3,079 17.4 2,988 16.8 959 5.4 1,132 6.4 2,399 13.5 472 2.7
              Living alone 8,600 930 10.8 930 10.8 385 4.5 356 4.1 656 7.6 332 3.9
          65 years and over 3,029 556 18.4 556 18.4 125 4.1 133 4.4 299 9.9 226 7.5
              Living alone 2,627 482 18.3 482 18.3 95 3.6 118 4.5 242 9.2 216 8.2
      Female 21,733 4,166 19.2 4,106 18.9 1,224 5.6 1,545 7.1 2,948 13.6 1,223 5.6
          Under 65 years 13,965 2,691 19.3 2,630 18.8 830 5.9 1,134 8.1 2,009 14.4 558 4.0
              Living alone 7,287 1,121 15.4 1,121 15.4 418 5.7 576 7.9 773 10.6 423 5.8
          65 years and over 7,767 1,475 19.0 1,475 19.0 394 5.1 411 5.3 939 12.1 664 8.6
              Living alone 7,343 1,367 18.6 1,367 18.6 341 4.6 374 5.1 858 11.7 651 8.9

Poverty Footnotes


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)