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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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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
White alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
240,548 58,393 24.3 52,650 21.9 12,463 5.2 17,410 7.2 46,872 19.5 5,416 2.3
Under 18 years 56,153 20,634 36.7 17,852 31.8 3,090 5.5 6,840 12.2 16,873 30.0 1,617 2.9
18 to 24 years 22,316 5,854 26.2 5,443 24.4 1,213 5.4 1,760 7.9 4,830 21.6 522 2.3
25 to 34 years 31,704 8,326 26.3 7,591 23.9 1,421 4.5 2,639 8.3 6,940 21.9 605 1.9
35 to 44 years 32,775 7,620 23.2 6,533 19.9 1,416 4.3 2,021 6.2 5,966 18.2 491 1.5
45 to 54 years 36,156 6,565 18.2 6,077 16.8 2,034 5.6 1,877 5.2 5,250 14.5 597 1.7
55 to 59 years 15,578 2,398 15.4 2,297 14.7 953 6.1 632 4.1 1,884 12.1 232 1.5
60 to 64 years 13,152 1,922 14.6 1,867 14.2 766 5.8 454 3.5 1,483 11.3 220 1.7
65 years and over 32,714 5,074 15.5 4,990 15.3 1,569 4.8 1,187 3.6 3,647 11.1 1,132 3.5
      65 to 74 years 17,420 2,639 15.2 2,589 14.9 834 4.8 692 4.0 2,016 11.6 487 2.8
      75 years and over 15,294 2,435 15.9 2,401 15.7 736 4.8 495 3.2 1,631 10.7 645 4.2

Male
 
  Total
119,198 27,645 23.2 24,899 20.9 5,913 5.0 7,789 6.5 22,261 18.7 2,100 1.8
Under 18 years 28,779 10,485 36.4 9,101 31.6 1,595 5.5 3,472 12.1 8,605 29.9 786 2.7
18 to 24 years 11,364 2,650 23.3 2,414 21.2 564 5.0 711 6.3 2,138 18.8 183 1.6
25 to 34 years 16,273 3,824 23.5 3,538 21.7 671 4.1 1,057 6.5 3,218 19.8 210 1.3
35 to 44 years 16,556 3,554 21.5 3,068 18.5 698 4.2 854 5.2 2,801 16.9 167 1.0
45 to 54 years 17,963 3,165 17.6 2,932 16.3 955 5.3 856 4.8 2,531 14.1 251 1.4
55 to 59 years 7,631 1,181 15.5 1,125 14.7 471 6.2 283 3.7 922 12.1 97 1.3
60 to 64 years 6,374 868 13.6 841 13.2 360 5.6 175 2.8 678 10.6 67 1.0
65 years and over 14,259 1,919 13.5 1,881 13.2 599 4.2 381 2.7 1,368 9.6 341 2.4
      65 to 74 years 8,122 1,093 13.5 1,072 13.2 313 3.9 218 2.7 838 10.3 173 2.1
      75 years and over 6,137 826 13.5 809 13.2 286 4.7 162 2.6 530 8.6 168 2.7

Female
 
  Total
121,350 30,748 25.3 27,751 22.9 6,550 5.4 9,621 7.9 24,612 20.3 3,316 2.7
Under 18 years 27,374 10,149 37.1 8,752 32.0 1,496 5.5 3,369 12.3 8,268 30.2 831 3.0
18 to 24 years 10,953 3,203 29.2 3,029 27.7 648 5.9 1,049 9.6 2,691 24.6 339 3.1
25 to 34 years 15,431 4,502 29.2 4,053 26.3 749 4.9 1,582 10.3 3,722 24.1 395 2.6
35 to 44 years 16,219 4,066 25.1 3,465 21.4 718 4.4 1,166 7.2 3,166 19.5 325 2.0
45 to 54 years 18,193 3,401 18.7 3,145 17.3 1,080 5.9 1,021 5.6 2,719 14.9 347 1.9
55 to 59 years 7,947 1,217 15.3 1,173 14.8 483 6.1 349 4.4 962 12.1 136 1.7
60 to 64 years 6,779 1,054 15.5 1,026 15.1 406 6.0 279 4.1 806 11.9 153 2.3
65 years and over 18,456 3,156 17.1 3,109 16.8 970 5.3 806 4.4 2,279 12.4 791 4.3
      65 to 74 years 9,298 1,547 16.6 1,517 16.3 521 5.6 473 5.1 1,178 12.7 314 3.4
      75 years and over 9,157 1,609 17.6 1,592 17.4 449 4.9 333 3.6 1,101 12.0 477 5.2

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
240,548 58,393 24.3 52,650 21.9 12,463 5.2 17,410 7.2 46,872 19.5 5,416 2.3
          65 years and over 32,714 5,074 15.5 4,990 15.3 1,569 4.8 1,187 3.6 3,647 11.1 1,132 3.5
In families (2) 197,763 50,188 25.4 44,645 22.6 10,086 5.1 14,410 7.3 40,855 20.7 3,529 1.8
      Householder 64,183 13,854 21.6 12,478 19.4 3,077 4.8 4,120 6.4 11,166 17.4 1,171 1.8
          Under 65 years 52,861 12,305 23.3 10,963 20.7 2,537 4.8 3,775 7.1 9,944 18.8 1,040 2.0
          65 years and over 11,322 1,549 13.7 1,516 13.4 539 4.8 344 3.0 1,222 10.8 130 1.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 55,339 20,158 36.4 17,418 31.5 3,010 5.4 6,637 12.0 16,458 29.7 1,604 2.9
              Under 6 years 18,730 7,501 40.0 6,922 37.0 1,066 5.7 2,738 14.6 6,619 35.3 617 3.3
              6 to 17 years 36,609 12,657 34.6 10,496 28.7 1,943 5.3 3,899 10.6 9,839 26.9 986 2.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 18,497 4,844 26.2 4,492 24.3 1,477 8.0 1,104 6.0 4,096 22.1 227 1.2
 
In married-couple families (11)
159,476 31,935 20.0 28,079 17.6 5,564 3.5 6,716 4.2 25,880 16.2 1,241 0.8
      Husbands (11) 50,846 7,877 15.5 7,046 13.9 1,591 3.1 1,616 3.2 6,297 12.4 370 0.7
          Under 65 years 40,574 6,825 16.8 6,016 14.8 1,232 3.0 1,439 3.5 5,493 13.5 264 0.7
          65 years and over 10,272 1,052 10.2 1,030 10.0 359 3.5 177 1.7 804 7.8 106 1.0
      Wives (11) 50,664 7,928 15.6 7,088 14.0 1,616 3.2 1,627 3.2 6,328 12.5 372 0.7
          Under 65 years 42,759 7,195 16.8 6,367 14.9 1,369 3.2 1,487 3.5 5,787 13.5 288 0.7
          65 years and over 7,904 733 9.3 722 9.1 247 3.1 141 1.8 541 6.8 84 1.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 42,235 12,097 28.6 10,231 24.2 1,273 3.0 2,841 6.7 9,787 23.2 435 1.0
              Under 6 years 14,528 4,546 31.3 4,084 28.1 423 2.9 1,216 8.4 3,931 27.1 178 1.2
              6 to 17 years 27,707 7,551 27.3 6,148 22.2 850 3.1 1,625 5.9 5,856 21.1 256 0.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 12,676 2,745 21.7 2,525 19.9 767 6.0 407 3.2 2,371 18.7 51 0.4
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
11,277 4,118 36.5 3,717 33.0 946 8.4 1,258 11.2 3,332 29.5 195 1.7
      Householder 3,999 1,363 34.1 1,239 31.0 324 8.1 435 10.9 1,097 27.4 76 1.9
          Under 65 years 3,642 1,249 34.3 1,125 30.9 276 7.6 413 11.3 995 27.3 72 2.0
          65 years and over 357 115 32.1 114 31.9 48 13.5 22 6.2 102 28.5 4 1.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,117 1,530 49.1 1,351 43.4 232 7.4 507 16.3 1,284 41.2 75 2.4
              Under 6 years 1,104 670 60.7 639 57.9 90 8.2 247 22.4 615 55.7 30 2.7
              6 to 17 years 2,013 860 42.7 712 35.4 142 7.1 261 12.9 669 33.2 45 2.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,264 365 28.9 341 27.0 141 11.1 100 8.0 289 22.8 8 0.6
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
27,010 14,135 52.3 12,848 47.6 3,577 13.2 6,436 23.8 11,644 43.1 2,093 7.8
      Householder 9,405 4,577 48.7 4,165 44.3 1,147 12.2 2,068 22.0 3,751 39.9 726 7.7
          Under 65 years 7,977 4,098 51.4 3,701 46.4 986 12.4 1,905 23.9 3,358 42.1 699 8.8
          65 years and over 1,427 479 33.6 464 32.5 161 11.3 164 11.5 393 27.5 26 1.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 9,987 6,531 65.4 5,835 58.4 1,504 15.1 3,288 32.9 5,387 53.9 1,095 11.0
              Under 6 years 3,099 2,286 73.8 2,199 71.0 553 17.9 1,276 41.2 2,073 66.9 410 13.2
              6 to 17 years 6,888 4,245 61.6 3,636 52.8 951 13.8 2,013 29.2 3,314 48.1 685 9.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4,558 1,734 38.0 1,626 35.7 570 12.5 597 13.1 1,436 31.5 169 3.7
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
976 583 59.8 534 54.7 111 11.4 264 27.0 513 52.6 7 0.7
          Under 18 years 563 343 60.9 317 56.3 68 12.0 163 29.0 309 54.8 3 0.6
              Under 6 years 178 133 74.8 128 71.7 21 11.6 73 40.8 122 68.2 3 1.8
              6 to 17 years 385 209 54.4 189 49.1 47 12.2 90 23.5 187 48.6 0 0.1
          18 years and over 413 240 58.3 217 52.6 44 10.6 101 24.4 205 49.6 3 0.8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
41,810 7,622 18.2 7,471 17.9 2,266 5.4 2,737 6.5 5,503 13.2 1,880 4.5
      Male 20,391 3,535 17.3 3,444 16.9 1,055 5.2 1,224 6.0 2,614 12.8 671 3.3
          Under 65 years 17,392 2,986 17.2 2,895 16.6 932 5.4 1,093 6.3 2,320 13.3 447 2.6
              Living alone 8,452 902 10.7 902 10.7 374 4.4 337 4.0 638 7.5 316 3.7
          65 years and over 3,000 549 18.3 549 18.3 123 4.1 131 4.4 294 9.8 224 7.5
              Living alone 2,606 478 18.3 478 18.3 95 3.6 116 4.5 240 9.2 213 8.2
      Female 21,419 4,088 19.1 4,028 18.8 1,210 5.7 1,513 7.1 2,889 13.5 1,209 5.6
          Under 65 years 13,707 2,630 19.2 2,570 18.8 819 6.0 1,110 8.1 1,962 14.3 550 4.0
              Living alone 7,149 1,101 15.4 1,101 15.4 415 5.8 567 7.9 758 10.6 417 5.8
          65 years and over 7,712 1,457 18.9 1,457 18.9 391 5.1 403 5.2 927 12.0 659 8.5
              Living alone 7,290 1,351 18.5 1,351 18.5 338 4.6 366 5.0 848 11.6 646 8.9

Poverty Footnotes


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