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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 alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
13,310 3,194 24.0 2,925 22.0 659 5.0 590 4.4 2,636 19.8 481 3.6
Under 18 years 3,052 929 30.4 814 26.7 157 5.2 234 7.7 760 24.9 96 3.1
18 to 24 years 1,137 290 25.5 279 24.5 52 4.6 51 4.5 246 21.6 58 5.1
25 to 34 years 2,161 380 17.6 354 16.4 53 2.4 71 3.3 325 15.0 44 2.0
35 to 44 years 2,327 480 20.6 414 17.8 90 3.9 77 3.3 382 16.4 44 1.9
45 to 54 years 1,963 424 21.6 385 19.6 65 3.3 45 2.3 346 17.6 52 2.7
55 to 59 years 791 155 19.6 147 18.5 29 3.7 24 3.1 124 15.7 42 5.3
60 to 64 years 581 116 20.0 113 19.4 35 6.0 19 3.3 97 16.6 17 2.9
65 years and over 1,296 421 32.4 420 32.4 178 13.7 69 5.4 357 27.5 128 9.9
      65 to 74 years 753 208 27.6 208 27.6 84 11.2 34 4.5 179 23.8 76 10.1
      75 years and over 544 213 39.1 212 39.1 94 17.2 35 6.5 178 32.7 52 9.6

Male
 
  Total
6,373 1,554 24.4 1,417 22.2 300 4.7 270 4.2 1,281 20.1 214 3.4
Under 18 years 1,539 521 33.9 451 29.3 85 5.5 112 7.3 426 27.7 49 3.2
18 to 24 years 596 145 24.3 140 23.5 30 5.0 27 4.6 120 20.1 28 4.7
25 to 34 years 1,034 183 17.7 180 17.4 28 2.7 33 3.2 165 15.9 25 2.4
35 to 44 years 1,101 208 18.9 177 16.1 37 3.4 27 2.5 164 14.9 17 1.5
45 to 54 years 929 216 23.2 197 21.2 36 3.9 24 2.6 176 18.9 22 2.3
55 to 59 years 368 71 19.2 63 17.1 7 1.8 13 3.4 52 14.0 18 5.0
60 to 64 years 264 50 18.7 46 17.5 14 5.4 8 2.8 39 14.7 7 2.6
65 years and over 540 162 29.9 161 29.9 63 11.6 26 4.9 140 25.9 48 8.9
      65 to 74 years 331 86 26.0 86 26.0 29 8.7 12 3.5 78 23.5 31 9.4
      75 years and over 210 76 36.1 75 36.0 34 16.3 15 6.9 62 29.7 17 8.2

Female
 
  Total
6,937 1,640 23.6 1,508 21.7 360 5.2 320 4.6 1,355 19.5 267 3.8
Under 18 years 1,513 407 26.9 363 24.0 72 4.8 122 8.0 335 22.1 47 3.1
18 to 24 years 541 145 26.8 139 25.6 23 4.2 24 4.4 126 23.2 31 5.7
25 to 34 years 1,127 197 17.5 174 15.4 25 2.2 38 3.4 160 14.2 19 1.6
35 to 44 years 1,226 272 22.2 236 19.3 53 4.3 50 4.1 218 17.8 27 2.2
45 to 54 years 1,033 208 20.2 188 18.2 29 2.8 21 2.0 170 16.4 31 3.0
55 to 59 years 423 84 19.9 84 19.8 23 5.4 12 2.7 73 17.2 24 5.6
60 to 64 years 317 67 21.0 67 21.0 21 6.5 11 3.6 58 18.2 10 3.2
65 years and over 756 259 34.2 259 34.2 115 15.2 43 5.7 217 28.7 80 10.5
      65 to 74 years 422 122 28.9 122 28.8 56 13.2 22 5.3 101 24.0 45 10.6
      75 years and over 334 137 41.0 137 41.0 59 17.8 21 6.2 116 34.7 35 10.5

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
13,310 3,194 24.0 2,925 22.0 659 5.0 590 4.4 2,636 19.8 481 3.6
          65 years and over 1,296 421 32.4 420 32.4 178 13.7 69 5.4 357 27.5 128 9.9
In families (2) 11,719 2,929 25.0 2,671 22.8 585 5.0 539 4.6 2,439 20.8 392 3.3
      Householder 3,494 765 21.9 685 19.6 151 4.3 135 3.9 615 17.6 125 3.6
          Under 65 years 3,095 643 20.8 564 18.2 107 3.5 111 3.6 511 16.5 86 2.8
          65 years and over 399 122 30.5 122 30.5 44 10.9 24 6.0 104 25.9 39 9.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,016 918 30.4 803 26.6 154 5.1 234 7.8 751 24.9 94 3.1
              Under 6 years 1,071 289 27.0 266 24.9 40 3.8 71 6.6 252 23.5 15 1.4
              6 to 17 years 1,945 629 32.3 537 27.6 114 5.9 163 8.4 500 25.7 80 4.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,010 298 29.5 286 28.4 58 5.7 36 3.6 261 25.8 58 5.8
 
In married-couple families (11)
9,670 2,170 22.4 2,011 20.8 427 4.4 396 4.1 1,840 19.0 272 2.8
      Husbands (11) 2,737 532 19.4 490 17.9 94 3.4 92 3.3 442 16.2 81 2.9
          Under 65 years 2,383 437 18.3 395 16.6 63 2.6 77 3.2 362 15.2 52 2.2
          65 years and over 353 95 26.9 95 26.9 31 8.7 15 4.2 80 22.8 29 8.2
      Wives (11) 3,114 573 18.4 528 17.0 113 3.6 97 3.1 470 15.1 83 2.7
          Under 65 years 2,845 506 17.8 461 16.2 86 3.0 86 3.0 414 14.5 65 2.3
          65 years and over 269 67 24.8 67 24.8 27 10.0 11 4.3 56 20.9 19 7.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,539 686 27.0 627 24.7 119 4.7 166 6.6 589 23.2 63 2.5
              Under 6 years 946 218 23.1 211 22.4 35 3.7 59 6.2 200 21.1 13 1.4
              6 to 17 years 1,594 468 29.3 415 26.0 84 5.3 108 6.8 390 24.5 50 3.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 756 193 25.5 184 24.3 31 4.0 19 2.5 166 22.0 39 5.1
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
741 228 30.7 217 29.3 38 5.1 45 6.1 181 24.5 46 6.2
      Householder 233 68 29.3 63 27.0 14 5.8 12 5.1 50 21.4 16 6.9
          Under 65 years 215 59 27.4 54 25.0 10 4.5 9 4.0 44 20.2 11 5.2
          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) 124 50 40.1 45 36.0 0 0.0 20 15.8 40 32.6 6 5.1
              Under 6 years 30 16 51.6 16 51.6 0 0.0 7 22.2 15 49.6 1 2.3
              6 to 17 years 94 34 36.5 29 30.9 0 0.0 13 13.8 25 27.1 6 6.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 51 28 55.6 28 55.6 3 5.3 6 11.1 24 47.2 6 11.9
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
1,308 532 40.7 442 33.8 120 9.2 98 7.5 417 31.9 74 5.6
      Householder 432 160 37.1 130 30.1 38 8.9 29 6.8 120 27.8 28 6.4
          Under 65 years 367 136 37.1 106 28.8 29 8.0 23 6.4 97 26.4 22 6.1
          65 years and over 65 24 37.0 24 37.0 9 13.9 6 9.3 23 35.9 5 8.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 353 182 51.7 132 37.5 35 9.9 48 13.6 122 34.5 25 7.2
              Under 6 years 95 55 58.2 39 41.3 5 5.4 6 6.1 37 39.2 1 1.1
              6 to 17 years 258 127 49.3 93 36.1 30 11.5 42 16.3 84 32.8 24 9.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 202 77 37.9 74 36.6 25 12.2 11 5.6 71 35.0 14 6.7
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
16 12 70.5 12 70.5 5 30.0 0 0.0 12 70.5 0 0.0
          Under 18 years 8 8 94.1 8 94.1 3 37.6 0 0.0 8 94.1 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 7 6 92.5 6 92.5 1 20.6 0 0.0 6 92.5 0 0.0
          18 years and over 8 4 45.1 4 45.1 2 21.7 0 0.0 4 45.1 0 0.0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,574 253 16.1 243 15.4 70 4.4 52 3.3 185 11.8 89 5.6
      Male 784 121 15.5 114 14.6 34 4.4 22 2.8 92 11.7 26 3.4
          Under 65 years 726 95 13.1 88 12.1 24 3.3 16 2.2 68 9.3 16 2.1
              Living alone 352 27 7.7 27 7.7 5 1.4 4 1.1 16 4.4 14 3.9
          65 years and over 59 26 45.0 26 45.0 10 17.4 6 10.7 24 41.4 11 18.5
              Living alone 41 15 36.0 15 36.0 6 14.2 6 13.5 13 31.8 8 19.4
      Female 790 132 16.7 128 16.2 36 4.5 29 3.7 93 11.8 62 7.9
          Under 65 years 638 68 10.6 64 10.0 12 1.9 12 1.9 49 7.7 16 2.5
              Living alone 332 33 10.0 33 10.0 4 1.3 8 2.4 25 7.5 12 3.6
          65 years and over 152 64 42.3 64 42.3 23 15.3 18 11.5 44 29.1 46 30.5
              Living alone 138 55 39.7 55 39.7 15 10.6 17 12.4 35 25.5 43 30.8

Poverty Footnotes


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