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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 alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
37,966 18,394 48.4 16,712 44.0 5,306 14.0 8,165 21.5 14,093 37.1 4,372 11.5
Under 18 years 11,172 7,408 66.3 6,536 58.5 1,866 16.7 3,721 33.3 5,812 52.0 1,886 16.9
18 to 24 years 4,196 2,074 49.4 1,955 46.6 584 13.9 918 21.9 1,689 40.3 485 11.5
25 to 34 years 5,382 2,480 46.1 2,264 42.1 673 12.5 1,125 20.9 1,929 35.8 581 10.8
35 to 44 years 5,169 2,031 39.3 1,810 35.0 533 10.3 779 15.1 1,508 29.2 412 8.0
45 to 54 years 5,286 1,991 37.7 1,832 34.7 703 13.3 767 14.5 1,465 27.7 360 6.8
55 to 59 years 2,010 713 35.5 674 33.6 313 15.6 273 13.6 498 24.8 175 8.7
60 to 64 years 1,522 533 35.0 510 33.5 236 15.5 192 12.6 392 25.8 126 8.3
65 years and over 3,229 1,164 36.0 1,130 35.0 399 12.4 390 12.1 800 24.8 349 10.8
      65 to 74 years 1,854 637 34.3 613 33.0 206 11.1 216 11.6 438 23.6 195 10.5
      75 years and over 1,375 527 38.3 517 37.6 194 14.1 174 12.6 362 26.3 154 11.2

Male
 
  Total
17,687 8,017 45.3 7,240 40.9 2,283 12.9 3,336 18.9 6,079 34.4 1,696 9.6
Under 18 years 5,644 3,744 66.3 3,290 58.3 910 16.1 1,856 32.9 2,941 52.1 953 16.9
18 to 24 years 2,026 932 46.0 873 43.1 252 12.5 356 17.6 754 37.2 188 9.3
25 to 34 years 2,491 921 37.0 841 33.8 289 11.6 344 13.8 689 27.7 134 5.4
35 to 44 years 2,312 716 31.0 651 28.2 188 8.1 241 10.4 535 23.1 108 4.7
45 to 54 years 2,398 817 34.1 742 30.9 306 12.8 278 11.6 568 23.7 98 4.1
55 to 59 years 902 312 34.6 291 32.3 131 14.6 114 12.6 208 23.0 58 6.4
60 to 64 years 655 214 32.6 204 31.1 100 15.3 60 9.2 154 23.5 45 6.9
65 years and over 1,261 360 28.6 347 27.5 106 8.4 86 6.8 231 18.3 112 8.9
      65 to 74 years 777 220 28.4 210 27.1 64 8.2 57 7.3 149 19.1 59 7.6
      75 years and over 484 140 28.9 136 28.2 42 8.7 29 6.0 82 17.0 53 11.0

Female
 
  Total
20,279 10,377 51.2 9,472 46.7 3,024 14.9 4,829 23.8 8,014 39.5 2,676 13.2
Under 18 years 5,529 3,663 66.3 3,246 58.7 956 17.3 1,865 33.7 2,871 51.9 933 16.9
18 to 24 years 2,170 1,142 52.6 1,082 49.9 332 15.3 561 25.9 935 43.1 297 13.7
25 to 34 years 2,891 1,559 53.9 1,423 49.2 384 13.3 781 27.0 1,240 42.9 446 15.4
35 to 44 years 2,858 1,315 46.0 1,159 40.5 345 12.1 538 18.8 974 34.1 304 10.7
45 to 54 years 2,887 1,174 40.7 1,090 37.7 397 13.8 488 16.9 897 31.1 261 9.1
55 to 59 years 1,108 401 36.2 383 34.6 181 16.3 159 14.4 291 26.2 117 10.6
60 to 64 years 867 319 36.8 307 35.3 136 15.6 132 15.2 238 27.4 81 9.3
65 years and over 1,969 804 40.8 783 39.8 294 14.9 304 15.4 569 28.9 236 12.0
      65 to 74 years 1,078 417 38.7 402 37.3 142 13.2 159 14.8 289 26.8 136 12.6
      75 years and over 891 387 43.5 381 42.7 152 17.0 145 16.2 280 31.4 100 11.3

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
37,966 18,394 48.4 16,712 44.0 5,306 14.0 8,165 21.5 14,093 37.1 4,372 11.5
          65 years and over 3,229 1,164 36.0 1,130 35.0 399 12.4 390 12.1 800 24.8 349 10.8
In families (2) 30,986 16,072 51.9 14,446 46.6 4,531 14.6 7,155 23.1 12,553 40.5 3,503 11.3
      Householder 9,359 4,459 47.6 4,029 43.1 1,306 14.0 1,977 21.1 3,440 36.8 1,067 11.4
          Under 65 years 8,291 4,067 49.0 3,658 44.1 1,164 14.0 1,861 22.4 3,135 37.8 1,021 12.3
          65 years and over 1,068 392 36.7 371 34.7 142 13.3 117 10.9 305 28.5 45 4.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 10,998 7,284 66.2 6,424 58.4 1,822 16.6 3,667 33.3 5,709 51.9 1,866 17.0
              Under 6 years 3,676 2,510 68.3 2,349 63.9 641 17.4 1,418 38.6 2,139 58.2 689 18.7
              6 to 17 years 7,322 4,774 65.2 4,075 55.7 1,181 16.1 2,249 30.7 3,571 48.8 1,177 16.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4,070 1,946 47.8 1,831 45.0 682 16.8 787 19.3 1,563 38.4 289 7.1
 
In married-couple families (11)
14,928 4,933 33.0 4,205 28.2 1,169 7.8 1,137 7.6 3,651 24.5 427 2.9
      Husbands (11) 4,467 1,226 27.5 1,062 23.8 316 7.1 279 6.2 881 19.7 124 2.8
          Under 65 years 3,793 1,083 28.6 926 24.4 271 7.2 256 6.8 772 20.3 105 2.8
          65 years and over 674 143 21.2 136 20.2 45 6.7 23 3.4 110 16.3 19 2.8
      Wives (11) 4,244 1,147 27.0 991 23.4 290 6.8 246 5.8 826 19.5 114 2.7
          Under 65 years 3,790 1,065 28.1 913 24.1 264 7.0 239 6.3 768 20.3 103 2.7
          65 years and over 454 82 18.0 79 17.3 26 5.7 7 1.6 59 12.9 11 2.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,290 1,834 42.7 1,485 34.6 337 7.9 460 10.7 1,332 31.0 160 3.7
              Under 6 years 1,401 629 44.9 548 39.1 83 5.9 186 13.3 503 35.9 56 4.0
              6 to 17 years 2,889 1,204 41.7 937 32.4 254 8.8 274 9.5 829 28.7 104 3.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,557 534 34.3 499 32.0 167 10.7 124 8.0 457 29.3 23 1.5
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
2,410 1,132 47.0 1,000 41.5 359 14.9 431 17.9 867 36.0 201 8.3
      Householder 812 367 45.2 324 40.0 115 14.1 136 16.7 279 34.3 66 8.1
          Under 65 years 746 343 45.9 305 40.9 107 14.3 131 17.5 261 35.0 62 8.3
          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) 695 439 63.2 364 52.4 115 16.6 170 24.4 327 47.0 76 11.0
              Under 6 years 245 165 67.4 143 58.2 44 18.1 59 24.1 125 51.1 10 4.3
              6 to 17 years 450 274 60.9 222 49.3 71 15.7 111 24.6 201 44.7 66 14.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 254 77 30.5 70 27.4 34 13.5 25 10.0 54 21.2 17 6.7
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
13,648 10,007 73.3 9,241 67.7 3,004 22.0 5,587 40.9 8,035 58.9 2,875 21.1
      Householder 4,161 2,898 69.6 2,672 64.2 886 21.3 1,575 37.9 2,305 55.4 881 21.2
          Under 65 years 3,755 2,648 70.5 2,433 64.8 786 20.9 1,479 39.4 2,105 56.1 855 22.8
          65 years and over 406 250 61.6 239 59.0 100 24.7 96 23.7 200 49.3 26 6.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 6,013 5,011 83.3 4,575 76.1 1,370 22.8 3,037 50.5 4,051 67.4 1,629 27.1
              Under 6 years 2,029 1,716 84.6 1,658 81.7 513 25.3 1,173 57.8 1,510 74.4 622 30.7
              6 to 17 years 3,984 3,295 82.7 2,917 73.2 857 21.5 1,864 46.8 2,541 63.8 1,007 25.3
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,260 1,335 59.1 1,263 55.9 481 21.3 638 28.2 1,052 46.6 249 11.0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
145 101 69.9 90 62.3 41 28.5 41 28.2 87 60.3 19 12.8
          Under 18 years 96 66 68.8 59 61.6 28 28.9 29 29.7 57 59.5 11 11.8
              Under 6 years 42 29 68.6 29 68.6 14 34.0 16 39.3 27 63.7 10 23.4
              6 to 17 years 55 38 69.0 31 56.2 14 25.1 12 22.3 31 56.2 2 3.0
          18 years and over 48 35 72.1 31 63.9 13 27.7 12 25.3 30 61.9 7 14.8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
6,835 2,221 32.5 2,175 31.8 734 10.7 969 14.2 1,453 21.3 851 12.4
      Male 3,373 1,062 31.5 1,039 30.8 344 10.2 433 12.8 698 20.7 330 9.8
          Under 65 years 2,933 913 31.1 890 30.4 314 10.7 383 13.1 630 21.5 249 8.5
              Living alone 1,646 373 22.6 373 22.6 148 9.0 180 11.0 215 13.1 171 10.4
          65 years and over 440 149 33.8 149 33.8 30 6.8 50 11.3 68 15.5 81 18.5
              Living alone 355 119 33.5 119 33.5 24 6.8 37 10.3 44 12.3 76 21.5
      Female 3,463 1,158 33.5 1,136 32.8 390 11.3 537 15.5 755 21.8 521 15.0
          Under 65 years 2,606 813 31.2 790 30.3 275 10.6 379 14.6 553 21.2 335 12.9
              Living alone 1,828 505 27.6 502 27.5 181 9.9 262 14.3 316 17.3 295 16.2
          65 years and over 857 346 40.3 346 40.3 115 13.4 157 18.3 202 23.5 186 21.7
              Living alone 822 335 40.7 335 40.7 110 13.4 153 18.6 197 23.9 181 22.0

Poverty Footnotes


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