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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, not Hispanic
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
196,940 36,562 18.6 34,016 17.3 8,937 4.5 10,960 5.6 29,689 15.1 3,451 1.8
Under 18 years 41,309 11,081 26.8 9,829 23.8 1,766 4.3 3,654 8.8 9,282 22.5 750 1.8
18 to 24 years 17,717 3,741 21.1 3,580 20.2 878 5.0 1,217 6.9 3,147 17.8 316 1.8
25 to 34 years 24,190 4,870 20.1 4,558 18.8 988 4.1 1,670 6.9 4,093 16.9 350 1.4
35 to 44 years 26,215 4,655 17.8 4,161 15.9 1,046 4.0 1,281 4.9 3,782 14.4 296 1.1
45 to 54 years 31,383 4,765 15.2 4,539 14.5 1,598 5.1 1,431 4.6 3,896 12.4 419 1.3
55 to 59 years 13,947 1,834 13.2 1,791 12.8 787 5.6 490 3.5 1,435 10.3 171 1.2
60 to 64 years 12,029 1,547 12.9 1,521 12.6 644 5.4 362 3.0 1,186 9.9 177 1.5
65 years and over 30,149 4,069 13.5 4,036 13.4 1,230 4.1 854 2.8 2,868 9.5 970 3.2
      65 to 74 years 15,886 2,080 13.1 2,059 13.0 647 4.1 498 3.1 1,577 9.9 405 2.5
      75 years and over 14,264 1,990 13.9 1,977 13.9 583 4.1 356 2.5 1,291 9.0 566 4.0

Male
 
  Total
96,770 17,076 17.6 15,887 16.4 4,282 4.4 4,856 5.0 13,921 14.4 1,283 1.3
Under 18 years 21,214 5,689 26.8 5,064 23.9 946 4.5 1,883 8.9 4,774 22.5 352 1.7
18 to 24 years 8,975 1,650 18.4 1,560 17.4 420 4.7 484 5.4 1,365 15.2 100 1.1
25 to 34 years 12,159 2,154 17.7 2,048 16.8 456 3.8 664 5.5 1,814 14.9 115 0.9
35 to 44 years 13,057 2,141 16.4 1,938 14.8 531 4.1 533 4.1 1,760 13.5 108 0.8
45 to 54 years 15,522 2,309 14.9 2,194 14.1 767 4.9 660 4.3 1,897 12.2 181 1.2
55 to 59 years 6,854 918 13.4 894 13.0 396 5.8 229 3.3 705 10.3 80 1.2
60 to 64 years 5,818 682 11.7 672 11.6 297 5.1 137 2.3 534 9.2 56 1.0
65 years and over 13,171 1,532 11.6 1,518 11.5 469 3.6 267 2.0 1,073 8.1 292 2.2
      65 to 74 years 7,451 863 11.6 854 11.5 246 3.3 151 2.0 658 8.8 144 1.9
      75 years and over 5,720 669 11.7 664 11.6 223 3.9 116 2.0 415 7.3 148 2.6

Female
 
  Total
100,171 19,486 19.5 18,129 18.1 4,655 4.6 6,104 6.1 15,768 15.7 2,167 2.2
Under 18 years 20,095 5,392 26.8 4,766 23.7 820 4.1 1,771 8.8 4,508 22.4 398 2.0
18 to 24 years 8,742 2,091 23.9 2,020 23.1 458 5.2 733 8.4 1,783 20.4 216 2.5
25 to 34 years 12,031 2,716 22.6 2,511 20.9 531 4.4 1,007 8.4 2,279 18.9 236 2.0
35 to 44 years 13,157 2,514 19.1 2,223 16.9 516 3.9 749 5.7 2,022 15.4 188 1.4
45 to 54 years 15,862 2,456 15.5 2,345 14.8 832 5.2 771 4.9 1,999 12.6 239 1.5
55 to 59 years 7,094 916 12.9 897 12.7 391 5.5 261 3.7 730 10.3 91 1.3
60 to 64 years 6,212 864 13.9 849 13.7 347 5.6 226 3.6 653 10.5 121 2.0
65 years and over 16,978 2,537 14.9 2,518 14.8 760 4.5 587 3.5 1,794 10.6 678 4.0
      65 to 74 years 8,434 1,216 14.4 1,205 14.3 400 4.7 347 4.1 919 10.9 260 3.1
      75 years and over 8,544 1,321 15.5 1,313 15.4 360 4.2 241 2.8 876 10.2 418 4.9

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
196,940 36,562 18.6 34,016 17.3 8,937 4.5 10,960 5.6 29,689 15.1 3,451 1.8
          65 years and over 30,149 4,069 13.5 4,036 13.4 1,230 4.1 854 2.8 2,868 9.5 970 3.2
In families (2) 159,344 29,909 18.8 27,469 17.2 6,937 4.4 8,499 5.3 24,893 15.6 1,848 1.2
      Householder 54,450 9,176 16.9 8,508 15.6 2,316 4.3 2,712 5.0 7,530 13.8 706 1.3
          Under 65 years 43,973 7,907 18.0 7,259 16.5 1,870 4.3 2,470 5.6 6,528 14.8 592 1.3
          65 years and over 10,477 1,270 12.1 1,249 11.9 446 4.3 243 2.3 1,003 9.6 113 1.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 40,707 10,760 26.4 9,534 23.4 1,712 4.2 3,509 8.6 8,994 22.1 744 1.8
              Under 6 years 13,032 3,830 29.4 3,596 27.6 576 4.4 1,417 10.9 3,435 26.4 292 2.2
              6 to 17 years 27,675 6,930 25.0 5,939 21.5 1,136 4.1 2,092 7.6 5,559 20.1 452 1.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 14,739 3,131 21.2 2,988 20.3 1,061 7.2 729 4.9 2,727 18.5 101 0.7
 
In married-couple families (11)
132,482 18,855 14.2 17,255 13.0 4,079 3.1 3,829 2.9 15,650 11.8 737 0.6
      Husbands (11) 44,307 5,128 11.6 4,766 10.8 1,265 2.9 1,009 2.3 4,167 9.4 243 0.5
          Under 65 years 34,681 4,266 12.3 3,915 11.3 972 2.8 889 2.6 3,517 10.1 150 0.4
          65 years and over 9,625 862 9.0 852 8.8 292 3.0 120 1.2 650 6.8 93 1.0
      Wives (11) 44,012 5,156 11.7 4,788 10.9 1,285 2.9 1,022 2.3 4,185 9.5 252 0.6
          Under 65 years 36,656 4,572 12.5 4,212 11.5 1,088 3.0 929 2.5 3,764 10.3 179 0.5
          65 years and over 7,357 584 7.9 576 7.8 198 2.7 93 1.3 422 5.7 74 1.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 32,195 6,296 19.6 5,512 17.1 801 2.5 1,446 4.5 5,261 16.3 214 0.7
              Under 6 years 10,629 2,287 21.5 2,097 19.7 239 2.2 597 5.6 2,009 18.9 100 0.9
              6 to 17 years 21,566 4,009 18.6 3,415 15.8 562 2.6 848 3.9 3,252 15.1 114 0.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 10,191 1,697 16.7 1,626 16.0 556 5.5 253 2.5 1,521 14.9 26 0.3
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
8,063 2,718 33.7 2,535 31.4 789 9.8 909 11.3 2,271 28.2 110 1.4
      Householder 3,069 983 32.0 912 29.7 284 9.2 333 10.9 809 26.4 46 1.5
          Under 65 years 2,747 881 32.1 811 29.5 238 8.7 314 11.4 716 26.1 41 1.5
          65 years and over 322 102 31.6 101 31.3 46 14.3 19 5.8 93 28.8 4 1.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,248 966 43.0 873 38.9 185 8.2 343 15.2 831 37.0 41 1.8
              Under 6 years 707 404 57.2 394 55.7 76 10.7 166 23.5 378 53.4 15 2.1
              6 to 17 years 1,540 562 36.5 480 31.1 109 7.1 176 11.4 453 29.4 26 1.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,081 302 28.0 290 26.8 131 12.1 78 7.3 255 23.6 4 0.3
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
18,799 8,336 44.3 7,679 40.8 2,068 11.0 3,762 20.0 6,972 37.1 1,001 5.3
      Householder 7,100 3,008 42.4 2,776 39.1 753 10.6 1,355 19.1 2,507 35.3 406 5.7
          Under 65 years 5,859 2,622 44.7 2,399 40.9 625 10.7 1,234 21.1 2,183 37.3 386 6.6
          65 years and over 1,241 386 31.1 377 30.4 128 10.3 121 9.7 324 26.1 19 1.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 6,265 3,498 55.8 3,149 50.3 726 11.6 1,721 27.5 2,903 46.3 489 7.8
              Under 6 years 1,696 1,139 67.2 1,105 65.2 261 15.4 653 38.5 1,048 61.8 177 10.4
              6 to 17 years 4,569 2,359 51.6 2,044 44.7 465 10.2 1,068 23.4 1,855 40.6 313 6.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 3,467 1,132 32.6 1,072 30.9 374 10.8 398 11.5 951 27.4 71 2.1
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
749 423 56.5 396 52.9 78 10.5 208 27.7 387 51.6 7 0.9
          Under 18 years 442 251 56.8 235 53.1 46 10.5 128 28.8 232 52.5 3 0.8
              Under 6 years 120 85 71.1 83 69.7 16 13.0 47 39.0 82 68.8 3 2.6
              6 to 17 years 323 166 51.5 152 47.0 31 9.5 81 25.1 150 46.4 0 0.1
          18 years and over 306 171 56.0 161 52.4 32 10.4 80 26.2 154 50.4 3 1.1
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
36,848 6,230 16.9 6,151 16.7 1,922 5.2 2,253 6.1 4,410 12.0 1,595 4.3
      Male 17,337 2,810 16.2 2,766 16.0 894 5.2 1,007 5.8 2,041 11.8 570 3.3
          Under 65 years 14,544 2,339 16.1 2,294 15.8 797 5.5 899 6.2 1,793 12.3 377 2.6
              Living alone 7,585 802 10.6 802 10.6 335 4.4 304 4.0 568 7.5 281 3.7
          65 years and over 2,793 472 16.9 472 16.9 97 3.5 108 3.9 249 8.9 193 6.9
              Living alone 2,455 415 16.9 415 16.9 73 3.0 95 3.9 207 8.4 184 7.5
      Female 19,511 3,419 17.5 3,385 17.4 1,027 5.3 1,247 6.4 2,369 12.1 1,025 5.3
          Under 65 years 12,211 2,155 17.7 2,121 17.4 713 5.8 929 7.6 1,589 13.0 452 3.7
              Living alone 6,527 951 14.6 951 14.6 356 5.5 495 7.6 653 10.0 356 5.5
          65 years and over 7,300 1,264 17.3 1,264 17.3 314 4.3 318 4.4 779 10.7 573 7.8
              Living alone 6,908 1,166 16.9 1,166 16.9 262 3.8 284 4.1 708 10.3 559 8.1

Poverty Footnotes


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