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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
Hispanic (of any race)
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
47,398 23,814 50.2 20,385 43.0 3,962 8.4 7,163 15.1 18,751 39.6 2,292 4.8
Under 18 years 16,370 10,524 64.3 8,859 54.1 1,515 9.3 3,566 21.8 8,347 51.0 1,030 6.3
18 to 24 years 5,072 2,336 46.1 2,077 40.9 389 7.7 631 12.4 1,878 37.0 235 4.6
25 to 34 years 8,127 3,728 45.9 3,261 40.1 478 5.9 1,049 12.9 3,053 37.6 301 3.7
35 to 44 years 7,028 3,185 45.3 2,564 36.5 414 5.9 806 11.5 2,352 33.5 226 3.2
45 to 54 years 5,123 1,942 37.9 1,665 32.5 475 9.3 498 9.7 1,462 28.5 203 4.0
55 to 59 years 1,757 610 34.7 551 31.3 185 10.5 157 8.9 489 27.8 65 3.7
60 to 64 years 1,204 408 33.9 378 31.4 137 11.4 102 8.5 326 27.1 52 4.3
65 years and over 2,717 1,081 39.8 1,031 37.9 369 13.6 354 13.0 843 31.0 179 6.6
      65 to 74 years 1,627 604 37.1 574 35.3 199 12.3 205 12.6 475 29.2 95 5.8
      75 years and over 1,090 477 43.7 456 41.8 169 15.5 149 13.7 368 33.7 85 7.8

Male
 
  Total
24,342 11,490 47.2 9,815 40.3 1,838 7.6 3,237 13.3 9,054 37.2 969 4.0
Under 18 years 8,352 5,266 63.1 4,439 53.1 744 8.9 1,757 21.0 4,194 50.2 522 6.3
18 to 24 years 2,635 1,103 41.9 951 36.1 171 6.5 262 9.9 861 32.7 97 3.7
25 to 34 years 4,441 1,798 40.5 1,597 36.0 239 5.4 428 9.6 1,497 33.7 114 2.6
35 to 44 years 3,708 1,496 40.3 1,202 32.4 176 4.7 345 9.3 1,104 29.8 69 1.9
45 to 54 years 2,607 920 35.3 794 30.5 207 7.9 220 8.4 681 26.1 75 2.9
55 to 59 years 848 286 33.7 253 29.8 86 10.2 60 7.1 235 27.8 18 2.1
60 to 64 years 582 194 33.3 177 30.4 69 11.8 39 6.7 152 26.2 13 2.2
65 years and over 1,168 425 36.4 402 34.4 145 12.4 125 10.7 328 28.1 60 5.1
      65 to 74 years 715 253 35.4 241 33.7 76 10.6 75 10.5 198 27.7 37 5.2
      75 years and over 453 172 38.1 161 35.5 69 15.3 50 11.1 130 28.8 22 5.0

Female
 
  Total
23,056 12,325 53.5 10,570 45.8 2,123 9.2 3,926 17.0 9,697 42.1 1,323 5.7
Under 18 years 8,018 5,258 65.6 4,420 55.1 771 9.6 1,808 22.6 4,153 51.8 507 6.3
18 to 24 years 2,437 1,233 50.6 1,126 46.2 217 8.9 370 15.2 1,016 41.7 138 5.7
25 to 34 years 3,686 1,930 52.4 1,664 45.1 238 6.5 621 16.8 1,557 42.2 188 5.1
35 to 44 years 3,320 1,689 50.9 1,362 41.0 238 7.2 460 13.9 1,248 37.6 157 4.7
45 to 54 years 2,516 1,022 40.6 871 34.6 268 10.7 278 11.0 780 31.0 127 5.1
55 to 59 years 908 324 35.6 298 32.8 99 10.9 97 10.7 254 27.9 47 5.2
60 to 64 years 622 214 34.4 201 32.3 68 11.0 64 10.2 174 27.9 39 6.3
65 years and over 1,549 656 42.3 629 40.6 223 14.4 229 14.8 515 33.2 120 7.7
      65 to 74 years 911 351 38.5 333 36.5 124 13.6 130 14.3 277 30.4 57 6.3
      75 years and over 638 304 47.7 295 46.3 100 15.7 98 15.4 237 37.2 62 9.8

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
47,398 23,814 50.2 20,385 43.0 3,962 8.4 7,163 15.1 18,751 39.6 2,292 4.8
          65 years and over 2,717 1,081 39.8 1,031 37.9 369 13.6 354 13.0 843 31.0 179 6.6
In families (2) 41,732 22,113 53.0 18,794 45.0 3,549 8.5 6,571 15.7 17,425 41.8 1,973 4.7
      Householder 10,503 5,076 48.3 4,329 41.2 845 8.0 1,561 14.9 3,957 37.7 538 5.1
          Under 65 years 9,620 4,785 49.7 4,051 42.1 746 7.8 1,457 15.1 3,726 38.7 520 5.4
          65 years and over 882 291 33.0 278 31.5 99 11.2 104 11.8 231 26.1 17 2.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 16,138 10,352 64.1 8,709 54.0 1,485 9.2 3,501 21.7 8,211 50.9 1,020 6.3
              Under 6 years 6,290 4,071 64.7 3,689 58.6 559 8.9 1,492 23.7 3,520 56.0 386 6.1
              6 to 17 years 9,848 6,281 63.8 5,021 51.0 926 9.4 2,009 20.4 4,691 47.6 634 6.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4,085 1,861 45.6 1,648 40.3 479 11.7 431 10.6 1,503 36.8 146 3.6
 
In married-couple families (11)
28,951 13,975 48.3 11,581 40.0 1,637 5.7 3,090 10.7 10,913 37.7 582 2.0
      Husbands (11) 6,941 2,908 41.9 2,421 34.9 350 5.0 649 9.4 2,257 32.5 142 2.1
          Under 65 years 6,260 2,707 43.2 2,231 35.6 278 4.4 589 9.4 2,092 33.4 126 2.0
          65 years and over 681 202 29.7 190 27.9 72 10.5 60 8.9 164 24.2 17 2.4
      Wives (11) 7,078 2,947 41.6 2,453 34.7 361 5.1 643 9.1 2,275 32.1 142 2.0
          Under 65 years 6,511 2,792 42.9 2,302 35.4 309 4.7 595 9.1 2,150 33.0 132 2.0
          65 years and over 567 155 27.4 151 26.6 52 9.3 48 8.4 126 22.1 10 1.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 10,898 6,255 57.4 5,093 46.7 545 5.0 1,495 13.7 4,866 44.6 259 2.4
              Under 6 years 4,215 2,447 58.1 2,152 51.1 214 5.1 663 15.7 2,075 49.2 96 2.3
              6 to 17 years 6,684 3,808 57.0 2,940 44.0 332 5.0 832 12.4 2,790 41.7 163 2.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,656 1,091 41.1 937 35.3 226 8.5 165 6.2 887 33.4 26 1.0
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
3,516 1,553 44.2 1,309 37.2 195 5.6 414 11.8 1,180 33.6 116 3.3
      Householder 1,021 423 41.4 362 35.4 49 4.8 118 11.5 319 31.2 38 3.7
          Under 65 years 983 410 41.7 349 35.5 47 4.8 114 11.6 310 31.5 38 3.9
          65 years and over 38 13 33.7 13 33.7 2 5.4 3 8.4 9 23.7 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 970 631 65.0 531 54.8 59 6.1 197 20.3 506 52.2 43 4.4
              Under 6 years 441 293 66.4 267 60.7 15 3.5 90 20.4 259 58.7 17 3.9
              6 to 17 years 529 338 63.8 264 49.8 44 8.3 107 20.2 248 46.8 26 4.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 204 68 33.6 57 28.1 15 7.4 27 13.3 40 19.5 4 2.1
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
9,265 6,585 71.1 5,905 63.7 1,717 18.5 3,068 33.1 5,331 57.5 1,276 13.8
      Householder 2,571 1,753 68.2 1,558 60.6 439 17.1 804 31.3 1,399 54.4 363 14.1
          Under 65 years 2,375 1,656 69.7 1,466 61.7 407 17.1 761 32.0 1,326 55.8 356 15.0
          65 years and over 196 98 49.9 92 46.9 33 16.7 43 22.1 73 37.4 7 3.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,270 3,466 81.2 3,086 72.3 881 20.6 1,809 42.4 2,839 66.5 718 16.8
              Under 6 years 1,635 1,331 81.4 1,269 77.6 330 20.2 739 45.2 1,186 72.6 273 16.7
              6 to 17 years 2,635 2,135 81.0 1,817 68.9 550 20.9 1,070 40.6 1,653 62.7 445 16.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,226 702 57.3 654 53.3 238 19.4 239 19.5 576 47.0 116 9.4
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
249 178 71.3 146 58.6 36 14.6 59 23.8 135 54.0 1 0.5
          Under 18 years 136 105 77.2 89 65.3 25 18.1 39 28.5 84 61.6 1 0.4
              Under 6 years 62 50 80.8 46 74.4 5 8.3 26 42.3 41 66.2 0 0.0
              6 to 17 years 74 55 74.2 43 57.8 19 26.2 13 17.1 43 57.8 1 0.8
          18 years and over 113 73 64.3 57 50.6 12 10.4 20 18.0 51 45.0 1 0.6
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
5,417 1,523 28.1 1,445 26.7 376 6.9 532 9.8 1,191 22.0 317 5.9
      Male 3,315 799 24.1 749 22.6 179 5.4 241 7.3 630 19.0 115 3.5
          Under 65 years 3,093 713 23.0 663 21.4 149 4.8 214 6.9 577 18.7 81 2.6
              Living alone 937 116 12.4 116 12.4 42 4.5 39 4.1 80 8.5 45 4.8
          65 years and over 221 86 38.9 86 38.9 30 13.5 27 12.3 53 24.1 34 15.6
              Living alone 160 68 42.7 68 42.7 21 13.1 25 15.7 37 23.2 31 19.3
      Female 2,102 724 34.4 695 33.1 197 9.4 291 13.8 561 26.7 201 9.6
          Under 65 years 1,670 520 31.2 492 29.5 119 7.1 199 11.9 411 24.6 111 6.6
              Living alone 698 166 23.8 166 23.8 65 9.3 83 11.9 117 16.7 70 10.1
          65 years and over 432 204 47.1 204 47.1 79 18.2 93 21.4 150 34.8 91 21.0
              Living alone 403 196 48.6 196 48.6 78 19.4 89 22.1 143 35.4 91 22.5

Poverty Footnotes


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