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

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
14,543 3,522 24.2 3,224 22.2 750 5.2 700 4.8 2,891 19.9 514 3.5
Under 18 years 3,717 1,105 29.7 969 26.1 205 5.5 297 8.0 892 24.0 114 3.1
18 to 24 years 1,309 338 25.8 323 24.7 65 5.0 61 4.7 287 22.0 60 4.6
25 to 34 years 2,325 432 18.6 404 17.4 70 3.0 92 4.0 367 15.8 49 2.1
35 to 44 years 2,431 496 20.4 429 17.7 97 4.0 81 3.3 396 16.3 48 2.0
45 to 54 years 2,039 444 21.8 404 19.8 69 3.4 49 2.4 361 17.7 53 2.6
55 to 59 years 809 160 19.8 152 18.8 30 3.7 27 3.3 129 16.0 43 5.3
60 to 64 years 596 119 19.9 115 19.3 35 5.9 19 3.2 99 16.6 17 2.9
65 years and over 1,319 428 32.4 427 32.4 179 13.5 73 5.5 360 27.3 129 9.8
      65 to 74 years 767 213 27.8 213 27.7 85 11.0 37 4.8 182 23.7 76 9.9
      75 years and over 551 215 39.0 214 38.9 94 17.1 36 6.5 179 32.4 53 9.6

Male
 
  Total
7,024 1,727 24.6 1,578 22.5 341 4.9 321 4.6 1,418 20.2 232 3.3
Under 18 years 1,896 611 32.2 533 28.1 106 5.6 142 7.5 495 26.1 59 3.1
18 to 24 years 696 174 25.1 168 24.2 36 5.1 33 4.7 145 20.9 29 4.2
25 to 34 years 1,109 208 18.8 205 18.5 34 3.1 40 3.6 187 16.9 27 2.4
35 to 44 years 1,148 217 18.9 186 16.2 43 3.7 30 2.6 172 15.0 20 1.8
45 to 54 years 978 226 23.2 207 21.2 38 3.9 26 2.6 183 18.7 22 2.3
55 to 59 years 377 74 19.7 67 17.7 7 1.9 14 3.7 56 14.7 18 4.9
60 to 64 years 271 50 18.4 47 17.2 14 5.3 8 2.8 39 14.5 7 2.5
65 years and over 549 165 30.1 165 30.1 63 11.6 29 5.3 141 25.6 49 8.9
      65 to 74 years 337 89 26.4 89 26.4 29 8.6 14 4.3 78 23.3 31 9.2
      75 years and over 212 76 36.0 76 35.8 34 16.2 15 6.9 62 29.3 18 8.3

Female
 
  Total
7,520 1,796 23.9 1,647 21.9 409 5.4 379 5.0 1,474 19.6 283 3.8
Under 18 years 1,822 494 27.1 436 23.9 99 5.4 155 8.5 396 21.8 56 3.1
18 to 24 years 613 163 26.6 155 25.3 29 4.8 29 4.7 142 23.2 31 5.1
25 to 34 years 1,216 224 18.4 199 16.4 36 2.9 52 4.3 180 14.8 22 1.8
35 to 44 years 1,283 279 21.8 243 18.9 55 4.2 52 4.0 224 17.5 28 2.2
45 to 54 years 1,060 217 20.5 197 18.5 32 3.0 23 2.2 178 16.8 31 3.0
55 to 59 years 431 86 20.0 86 19.8 23 5.4 13 3.0 74 17.1 24 5.6
60 to 64 years 325 69 21.1 69 21.1 21 6.4 12 3.6 60 18.4 10 3.1
65 years and over 770 263 34.1 262 34.1 115 15.0 44 5.7 220 28.6 80 10.4
      65 to 74 years 431 124 28.8 124 28.8 56 12.9 23 5.2 103 24.0 45 10.4
      75 years and over 339 138 40.8 138 40.8 60 17.6 21 6.2 116 34.3 35 10.4

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
14,543 3,522 24.2 3,224 22.2 750 5.2 700 4.8 2,891 19.9 514 3.5
          65 years and over 1,319 428 32.4 427 32.4 179 13.5 73 5.5 360 27.3 129 9.8
In families (2) 12,817 3,231 25.2 2,945 23.0 670 5.2 643 5.0 2,669 20.8 423 3.3
      Householder 3,644 810 22.2 727 19.9 160 4.4 152 4.2 651 17.9 130 3.6
          Under 65 years 3,240 687 21.2 604 18.6 116 3.6 128 3.9 548 16.9 91 2.8
          65 years and over 405 123 30.3 123 30.3 44 10.8 24 6.0 104 25.6 39 9.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,678 1,092 29.7 956 26.0 202 5.5 297 8.1 880 23.9 113 3.1
              Under 6 years 1,375 367 26.7 337 24.5 61 4.4 108 7.8 310 22.5 21 1.5
              6 to 17 years 2,303 725 31.5 620 26.9 141 6.1 189 8.2 570 24.8 92 4.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,145 334 29.2 322 28.1 71 6.2 43 3.8 293 25.6 63 5.5
 
In married-couple families (11)
10,530 2,357 22.4 2,180 20.7 479 4.5 458 4.4 1,975 18.8 285 2.7
      Husbands (11) 2,831 557 19.7 512 18.1 100 3.5 100 3.5 460 16.3 82 2.9
          Under 65 years 2,474 461 18.6 416 16.8 69 2.8 85 3.4 380 15.3 53 2.2
          65 years and over 357 95 26.7 95 26.7 31 8.6 15 4.2 80 22.5 29 8.1
      Wives (11) 3,226 599 18.6 554 17.2 118 3.6 109 3.4 490 15.2 85 2.6
          Under 65 years 2,949 530 18.0 485 16.4 90 3.1 98 3.3 432 14.7 66 2.3
          65 years and over 277 69 24.8 69 24.8 27 9.9 11 4.1 58 21.0 19 6.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,079 797 25.9 722 23.4 149 4.9 204 6.6 663 21.5 71 2.3
              Under 6 years 1,207 270 22.4 258 21.4 47 3.9 78 6.5 235 19.5 15 1.2
              6 to 17 years 1,871 527 28.1 464 24.8 102 5.5 125 6.7 428 22.9 56 3.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 853 212 24.8 203 23.8 39 4.5 22 2.6 185 21.7 39 4.6
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
816 256 31.4 246 30.1 43 5.3 54 6.6 205 25.2 46 5.6
      Householder 255 77 30.3 72 28.2 14 5.6 15 5.8 58 22.8 16 6.3
          Under 65 years 237 68 28.7 63 26.5 11 4.4 11 4.8 52 21.9 11 4.7
          65 years and over 18 9 51.6 9 51.6 4 22.2 3 18.0 6 35.7 5 27.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 150 58 38.4 52 34.9 2 1.3 22 14.7 48 31.8 6 4.2
              Under 6 years 35 17 50.5 17 50.5 1 2.5 7 21.1 16 47.3 1 2.0
              6 to 17 years 115 40 34.8 35 30.3 1 0.9 15 12.8 31 27.1 6 4.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 60 30 50.7 30 50.7 3 5.6 6 10.5 26 43.1 6 10.2
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
1,471 618 42.0 519 35.3 148 10.1 131 8.9 489 33.3 92 6.2
      Householder 457 170 37.3 138 30.3 42 9.3 34 7.4 128 28.0 32 6.9
          Under 65 years 391 146 37.2 114 29.1 33 8.6 27 7.0 105 26.7 26 6.6
          65 years and over 66 25 37.3 25 37.3 9 13.6 6 9.6 23 35.3 6 8.4
      Related children under 18 years (9) 449 238 52.9 182 40.5 51 11.3 71 15.8 169 37.7 36 7.9
              Under 6 years 133 79 59.5 61 45.9 13 9.4 22 16.4 59 44.0 5 4.1
              6 to 17 years 316 159 50.2 121 38.3 38 12.0 49 15.6 111 35.1 30 9.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 232 92 39.9 88 38.1 29 12.5 15 6.5 83 35.8 18 7.6
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
19 13 70.5 12 66.6 5 29.0 1 2.7 12 66.6 0 0.0
          Under 18 years 10 9 90.3 8 85.5 3 32.6 0 0.0 8 85.5 0 0.0
              Under 6 years 2 2 100.0 2 100.0 2 100.0 0 0.0 2 100.0 0 0.0
              6 to 17 years 8 7 88.1 7 82.2 1 17.2 0 0.0 7 82.2 0 0.0
          18 years and over 9 4 48.6 4 45.7 2 25.0 1 5.7 4 45.7 0 0.0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,707 278 16.3 267 15.6 75 4.4 56 3.3 209 12.3 91 5.4
      Male 856 136 15.9 129 15.1 37 4.4 23 2.7 106 12.4 29 3.4
          Under 65 years 797 109 13.7 102 12.9 27 3.4 17 2.1 82 10.3 18 2.2
              Living alone 374 28 7.5 28 7.5 6 1.5 5 1.2 16 4.3 14 3.7
          65 years and over 60 27 44.6 27 44.6 10 17.1 6 10.5 24 40.5 11 18.6
              Living alone 42 15 36.1 15 36.1 6 13.9 6 13.3 13 31.3 8 19.8
      Female 851 142 16.7 138 16.2 38 4.5 33 3.8 103 12.1 63 7.4
          Under 65 years 696 77 11.0 73 10.5 15 2.1 15 2.1 58 8.3 16 2.3
              Living alone 355 35 9.8 35 9.8 4 1.2 8 2.3 27 7.5 12 3.4
          65 years and over 155 65 42.0 65 42.0 23 15.0 18 11.5 45 29.1 47 30.0
              Living alone 140 55 39.5 55 39.5 15 10.5 17 12.4 36 25.6 43 30.5

Poverty Footnotes


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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