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

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
40,097 19,441 48.5 17,670 44.1 5,599 14.0 8,630 21.5 14,943 37.3 4,589 11.4
Under 18 years 12,388 8,137 65.7 7,206 58.2 2,077 16.8 4,058 32.8 6,424 51.9 2,054 16.6
18 to 24 years 4,428 2,175 49.1 2,045 46.2 604 13.6 950 21.5 1,772 40.0 492 11.1
25 to 34 years 5,611 2,565 45.7 2,342 41.7 696 12.4 1,167 20.8 1,991 35.5 598 10.7
35 to 44 years 5,331 2,080 39.0 1,856 34.8 549 10.3 795 14.9 1,547 29.0 422 7.9
45 to 54 years 5,416 2,034 37.6 1,868 34.5 718 13.3 783 14.5 1,493 27.6 368 6.8
55 to 59 years 2,065 730 35.4 690 33.4 316 15.3 284 13.8 508 24.6 175 8.5
60 to 64 years 1,553 539 34.7 516 33.2 236 15.2 195 12.6 396 25.5 127 8.2
65 years and over 3,305 1,180 35.7 1,146 34.7 403 12.2 397 12.0 812 24.6 354 10.7
      65 to 74 years 1,908 650 34.1 626 32.8 209 10.9 221 11.6 449 23.5 200 10.5
      75 years and over 1,397 530 37.9 520 37.2 194 13.9 176 12.6 363 26.0 154 11.0

Male
 
  Total
18,727 8,512 45.5 7,696 41.1 2,411 12.9 3,538 18.9 6,494 34.7 1,794 9.6
Under 18 years 6,243 4,099 65.7 3,620 58.0 997 16.0 2,007 32.2 3,246 52.0 1,039 16.6
18 to 24 years 2,145 982 45.8 917 42.7 264 12.3 373 17.4 797 37.2 188 8.8
25 to 34 years 2,602 963 37.0 878 33.7 300 11.5 359 13.8 720 27.7 138 5.3
35 to 44 years 2,385 738 30.9 672 28.2 196 8.2 247 10.3 549 23.0 111 4.7
45 to 54 years 2,469 834 33.8 759 30.7 314 12.7 287 11.6 582 23.6 103 4.2
55 to 59 years 928 317 34.2 295 31.8 132 14.3 114 12.3 210 22.6 58 6.2
60 to 64 years 664 214 32.2 204 30.7 100 15.1 60 9.1 154 23.2 45 6.8
65 years and over 1,291 365 28.3 352 27.3 108 8.4 90 6.9 234 18.2 112 8.7
      65 to 74 years 798 225 28.2 215 26.9 66 8.2 61 7.6 152 19.1 59 7.4
      75 years and over 493 140 28.5 137 27.8 42 8.6 29 5.9 82 16.7 53 10.8

Female
 
  Total
21,370 10,928 51.1 9,974 46.7 3,188 14.9 5,092 23.8 8,450 39.5 2,795 13.1
Under 18 years 6,145 4,038 65.7 3,586 58.4 1,080 17.6 2,051 33.4 3,178 51.7 1,015 16.5
18 to 24 years 2,283 1,193 52.3 1,128 49.4 340 14.9 577 25.3 975 42.7 303 13.3
25 to 34 years 3,009 1,602 53.2 1,464 48.7 396 13.1 808 26.8 1,271 42.2 460 15.3
35 to 44 years 2,946 1,342 45.5 1,184 40.2 353 12.0 548 18.6 998 33.9 310 10.5
45 to 54 years 2,947 1,201 40.7 1,110 37.6 405 13.7 496 16.8 910 30.9 265 9.0
55 to 59 years 1,137 413 36.3 395 34.7 184 16.2 170 14.9 298 26.2 117 10.3
60 to 64 years 889 325 36.5 313 35.2 136 15.2 135 15.2 242 27.2 82 9.2
65 years and over 2,014 815 40.5 795 39.5 295 14.6 307 15.3 578 28.7 242 12.0
      65 to 74 years 1,109 426 38.4 411 37.1 143 12.9 161 14.5 296 26.7 141 12.7
      75 years and over 904 390 43.1 383 42.4 152 16.8 147 16.2 281 31.1 101 11.2

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
40,097 19,441 48.5 17,670 44.1 5,599 14.0 8,630 21.5 14,943 37.3 4,589 11.4
          65 years and over 3,305 1,180 35.7 1,146 34.7 403 12.2 397 12.0 812 24.6 354 10.7
In families (2) 32,818 17,022 51.9 15,308 46.6 4,810 14.7 7,575 23.1 13,329 40.6 3,700 11.3
      Householder 9,625 4,564 47.4 4,122 42.8 1,334 13.9 2,020 21.0 3,516 36.5 1,086 11.3
          Under 65 years 8,535 4,168 48.8 3,748 43.9 1,191 14.0 1,902 22.3 3,210 37.6 1,040 12.2
          65 years and over 1,090 396 36.3 374 34.3 143 13.1 118 10.8 306 28.1 46 4.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 12,201 8,009 65.6 7,090 58.1 2,033 16.7 4,004 32.8 6,317 51.8 2,034 16.7
              Under 6 years 4,161 2,825 67.9 2,648 63.6 727 17.5 1,564 37.6 2,411 57.9 774 18.6
              6 to 17 years 8,040 5,184 64.5 4,442 55.2 1,306 16.2 2,440 30.3 3,907 48.6 1,260 15.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4,253 2,014 47.4 1,896 44.6 713 16.8 813 19.1 1,619 38.1 295 6.9
 
In married-couple families (11)
15,955 5,349 33.5 4,573 28.7 1,250 7.8 1,256 7.9 3,970 24.9 479 3.0
      Husbands (11) 4,594 1,261 27.4 1,092 23.8 324 7.1 285 6.2 908 19.8 127 2.8
          Under 65 years 3,898 1,115 28.6 953 24.5 278 7.1 261 6.7 797 20.4 107 2.8
          65 years and over 695 146 21.0 138 19.9 46 6.6 24 3.4 111 16.0 19 2.7
      Wives (11) 4,384 1,184 27.0 1,023 23.3 294 6.7 263 6.0 856 19.5 116 2.7
          Under 65 years 3,920 1,102 28.1 944 24.1 268 6.8 255 6.5 797 20.3 106 2.7
          65 years and over 464 82 17.7 79 16.9 26 5.6 7 1.6 59 12.6 11 2.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,929 2,143 43.5 1,764 35.8 393 8.0 547 11.1 1,573 31.9 206 4.2
              Under 6 years 1,650 763 46.2 671 40.7 103 6.2 224 13.6 606 36.7 77 4.7
              6 to 17 years 3,279 1,380 42.1 1,093 33.3 290 8.9 323 9.9 968 29.5 129 3.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,663 561 33.7 523 31.5 179 10.8 131 7.9 477 28.7 23 1.4
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
2,530 1,189 47.0 1,053 41.6 382 15.1 463 18.3 920 36.4 210 8.3
      Householder 840 375 44.7 331 39.4 118 14.0 139 16.5 285 34.0 66 7.8
          Under 65 years 774 351 45.3 311 40.2 110 14.2 134 17.3 268 34.6 62 8.0
          65 years and over 66 24 36.8 20 29.8 8 11.5 5 7.4 17 26.3 4 5.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 761 477 62.6 402 52.8 131 17.2 194 25.5 364 47.8 86 11.3
              Under 6 years 273 180 66.1 158 57.8 46 17.0 67 24.4 140 51.4 12 4.4
              6 to 17 years 488 296 60.7 244 49.9 84 17.2 127 26.1 223 45.8 74 15.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 262 83 31.8 76 28.9 39 15.0 30 11.6 60 22.9 17 6.5
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
14,332 10,483 73.1 9,682 67.6 3,178 22.2 5,856 40.9 8,439 58.9 3,012 21.0
      Householder 4,254 2,961 69.6 2,730 64.2 908 21.3 1,604 37.7 2,350 55.2 899 21.1
          Under 65 years 3,844 2,709 70.5 2,489 64.7 808 21.0 1,507 39.2 2,148 55.9 872 22.7
          65 years and over 410 252 61.4 241 58.9 100 24.4 97 23.8 201 49.1 27 6.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 6,512 5,389 82.8 4,924 75.6 1,510 23.2 3,263 50.1 4,380 67.3 1,742 26.7
              Under 6 years 2,239 1,881 84.0 1,819 81.3 578 25.8 1,273 56.9 1,664 74.3 685 30.6
              6 to 17 years 4,273 3,508 82.1 3,105 72.7 932 21.8 1,989 46.6 2,716 63.6 1,057 24.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,328 1,370 58.9 1,297 55.7 494 21.2 652 28.0 1,082 46.5 255 11.0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
156 106 67.9 95 60.8 41 26.4 42 27.1 92 58.9 19 11.9
          Under 18 years 106 70 65.5 63 58.9 28 26.2 29 26.9 61 57.0 11 10.7
              Under 6 years 44 30 68.7 30 68.7 14 32.5 16 37.6 28 64.1 10 22.4
              6 to 17 years 63 40 63.2 33 52.0 14 21.8 12 19.5 33 52.0 2 2.6
          18 years and over 50 36 72.9 32 64.9 13 26.9 14 27.5 31 63.0 7 14.4
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
7,123 2,313 32.5 2,267 31.8 748 10.5 1,013 14.2 1,522 21.4 870 12.2
      Male 3,515 1,108 31.5 1,085 30.9 353 10.0 454 12.9 738 21.0 340 9.7
          Under 65 years 3,067 957 31.2 934 30.4 322 10.5 402 13.1 667 21.7 258 8.4
              Living alone 1,701 382 22.4 382 22.4 153 9.0 185 10.9 220 13.0 174 10.3
          65 years and over 447 151 33.9 151 33.9 31 6.9 52 11.7 71 15.9 81 18.2
              Living alone 359 119 33.1 119 33.1 24 6.7 37 10.3 44 12.2 77 21.3
      Female 3,609 1,205 33.4 1,182 32.8 395 11.0 559 15.5 785 21.7 531 14.7
          Under 65 years 2,722 850 31.2 827 30.4 279 10.3 400 14.7 576 21.1 340 12.5
              Living alone 1,899 522 27.5 519 27.3 184 9.7 271 14.3 325 17.1 300 15.8
          65 years and over 887 355 40.0 355 40.0 116 13.1 159 18.0 209 23.6 190 21.5
              Living alone 852 344 40.4 344 40.4 111 13.1 156 18.3 204 23.9 186 21.8

Poverty Footnotes


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