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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
All races
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
39,829 28,026 70.4 26,105 65.5 7,787 19.6 16,454 41.3 23,044 57.9 6,284 15.8
Under 18 years 14,068 12,320 87.6 11,277 80.2 3,048 21.7 7,679 54.6 10,431 74.1 2,737 19.5
18 to 24 years 5,283 3,035 57.5 2,900 54.9 830 15.7 1,715 32.5 2,509 47.5 691 13.1
25 to 34 years 5,351 3,748 70.0 3,502 65.4 868 16.2 2,211 41.3 3,163 59.1 750 14.0
35 to 44 years 4,277 3,048 71.3 2,774 64.8 807 18.9 1,681 39.3 2,444 57.1 568 13.3
45 to 54 years 4,047 2,626 64.9 2,481 61.3 981 24.2 1,512 37.4 2,052 50.7 583 14.4
55 to 59 years 1,642 916 55.8 886 53.9 398 24.2 514 31.3 726 44.2 236 14.3
60 to 64 years 1,504 709 47.1 694 46.2 320 21.2 372 24.7 532 35.4 189 12.5
65 years and over 3,656 1,625 44.4 1,591 43.5 536 14.7 770 21.1 1,186 32.5 531 14.5
      65 to 74 years 1,710 828 48.4 806 47.1 299 17.5 442 25.8 617 36.1 264 15.4
      75 years and over 1,945 797 41.0 784 40.3 237 12.2 328 16.9 569 29.2 267 13.7

Male
 
  Total
17,698 12,168 68.8 11,249 63.6 3,313 18.7 6,916 39.1 9,943 56.2 2,431 13.7
Under 18 years 7,127 6,245 87.6 5,695 79.9 1,530 21.5 3,859 54.1 5,280 74.1 1,408 19.8
18 to 24 years 2,276 1,218 53.5 1,150 50.5 352 15.4 652 28.6 989 43.5 241 10.6
25 to 34 years 2,065 1,251 60.6 1,164 56.4 271 13.1 665 32.2 1,029 49.8 171 8.3
35 to 44 years 1,807 1,143 63.2 1,027 56.8 289 16.0 579 32.1 895 49.5 145 8.0
45 to 54 years 1,880 1,170 62.2 1,103 58.7 436 23.2 623 33.2 898 47.8 199 10.6
55 to 59 years 754 407 54.0 395 52.4 173 22.9 205 27.1 323 42.8 77 10.2
60 to 64 years 697 286 41.0 280 40.1 121 17.4 138 19.8 209 30.0 67 9.6
65 years and over 1,092 448 41.0 436 40.0 141 12.9 195 17.9 320 29.3 123 11.3
      65 to 74 years 540 243 44.9 234 43.3 75 13.9 108 19.9 181 33.6 61 11.3
      75 years and over 552 205 37.1 203 36.7 66 11.9 88 15.9 138 25.0 62 11.3

Female
 
  Total
22,131 15,857 71.7 14,856 67.1 4,474 20.2 9,538 43.1 13,102 59.2 3,853 17.4
Under 18 years 6,941 6,075 87.5 5,582 80.4 1,518 21.9 3,820 55.0 5,151 74.2 1,328 19.1
18 to 24 years 3,007 1,817 60.4 1,751 58.2 479 15.9 1,063 35.4 1,520 50.5 450 15.0
25 to 34 years 3,286 2,496 76.0 2,338 71.1 597 18.2 1,546 47.0 2,134 64.9 579 17.6
35 to 44 years 2,470 1,905 77.1 1,747 70.7 517 20.9 1,101 44.6 1,549 62.7 423 17.1
45 to 54 years 2,167 1,456 67.2 1,378 63.6 545 25.2 889 41.0 1,154 53.3 384 17.7
55 to 59 years 888 509 57.3 491 55.3 225 25.3 309 34.8 403 45.4 158 17.8
60 to 64 years 807 423 52.3 415 51.4 198 24.5 234 29.0 323 40.0 122 15.1
65 years and over 2,564 1,177 45.9 1,154 45.0 396 15.4 574 22.4 867 33.8 408 15.9
      65 to 74 years 1,171 585 50.0 573 48.9 224 19.1 334 28.5 436 37.2 203 17.3
      75 years and over 1,393 592 42.5 582 41.8 172 12.3 240 17.3 431 30.9 205 14.7

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
39,829 28,026 70.4 26,105 65.5 7,787 19.6 16,454 41.3 23,044 57.9 6,284 15.8
          65 years and over 3,656 1,625 44.4 1,591 43.5 536 14.7 770 21.1 1,186 32.5 531 14.5
In families (2) 28,564 22,689 79.4 20,857 73.0 5,859 20.5 13,702 48.0 18,919 66.2 4,838 16.9
      Householder 8,147 6,107 75.0 5,672 69.6 1,659 20.4 3,720 45.7 5,086 62.4 1,431 17.6
          Under 65 years 7,331 5,738 78.3 5,323 72.6 1,551 21.2 3,543 48.3 4,794 65.4 1,385 18.9
          65 years and over 816 369 45.3 349 42.8 107 13.1 178 21.8 292 35.8 47 5.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 13,507 11,893 88.1 10,865 80.4 2,957 21.9 7,460 55.2 10,044 74.4 2,708 20.1
              Under 6 years 5,295 4,710 88.9 4,451 84.1 1,114 21.0 3,015 56.9 4,174 78.8 1,103 20.8
              6 to 17 years 8,212 7,183 87.5 6,414 78.1 1,843 22.4 4,444 54.1 5,870 71.5 1,605 19.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,102 1,559 74.2 1,460 69.4 514 24.4 931 44.3 1,281 60.9 304 14.5
 
In married-couple families (11)
12,617 9,015 71.4 7,997 63.4 1,614 12.8 4,306 34.1 7,336 58.1 954 7.6
      Husbands (11) 3,261 2,014 61.8 1,810 55.5 395 12.1 948 29.1 1,625 49.8 233 7.1
          Under 65 years 2,718 1,830 67.3 1,633 60.1 333 12.2 881 32.4 1,477 54.3 207 7.6
          65 years and over 543 184 33.8 177 32.5 63 11.5 67 12.3 148 27.3 26 4.8
      Wives (11) 3,261 2,014 61.8 1,810 55.5 395 12.1 948 29.1 1,625 49.8 233 7.1
          Under 65 years 2,828 1,877 66.4 1,677 59.3 351 12.4 902 31.9 1,519 53.7 217 7.7
          65 years and over 433 137 31.6 132 30.5 45 10.3 46 10.5 106 24.4 16 3.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 5,062 4,252 84.0 3,711 73.3 628 12.4 2,081 41.1 3,466 68.5 427 8.4
              Under 6 years 1,961 1,689 86.1 1,524 77.7 201 10.2 850 43.3 1,441 73.5 161 8.2
              6 to 17 years 3,101 2,563 82.6 2,188 70.5 428 13.8 1,231 39.7 2,024 65.3 265 8.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 733 508 69.3 466 63.6 131 17.8 227 31.0 437 59.5 53 7.3
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
2,135 1,588 74.4 1,436 67.3 464 21.7 892 41.8 1,255 58.8 220 10.3
      Householder 723 514 71.1 470 65.0 147 20.3 287 39.7 406 56.2 72 10.0
          Under 65 years 685 494 72.1 453 66.1 143 20.9 280 40.8 392 57.3 69 10.1
          65 years and over 37 20 54.0 17 46.0 4 10.0 7 19.0 14 36.5 3 7.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 858 739 86.1 651 75.9 189 22.1 410 47.8 604 70.5 107 12.5
              Under 6 years 319 273 85.6 248 77.5 55 17.1 153 47.8 233 72.8 28 8.9
              6 to 17 years 538 465 86.4 404 75.0 135 25.1 257 47.8 372 69.1 79 14.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 152 96 62.9 88 57.8 45 29.9 63 41.2 70 46.4 16 10.7
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
13,812 12,086 87.5 11,424 82.7 3,782 27.4 8,505 61.6 10,328 74.8 3,663 26.5
      Householder 4,163 3,579 86.0 3,392 81.5 1,116 26.8 2,486 59.7 3,055 73.4 1,126 27.1
          Under 65 years 3,870 3,390 87.6 3,215 83.1 1,070 27.7 2,371 61.3 2,907 75.1 1,106 28.6
          65 years and over 293 189 64.6 177 60.5 46 15.7 115 39.2 148 50.4 20 7.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 7,587 6,903 91.0 6,503 85.7 2,140 28.2 4,969 65.5 5,974 78.7 2,174 28.7
              Under 6 years 3,015 2,747 91.1 2,679 88.9 859 28.5 2,013 66.8 2,500 82.9 913 30.3
              6 to 17 years 4,572 4,155 90.9 3,823 83.6 1,281 28.0 2,956 64.7 3,474 76.0 1,261 27.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,217 955 78.5 905 74.4 337 27.7 641 52.7 774 63.6 234 19.2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
555 452 81.5 444 80.0 116 20.9 253 45.6 426 76.8 26 4.7
          Under 18 years 341 281 82.6 277 81.4 72 21.3 162 47.5 269 78.9 15 4.5
              Under 6 years 159 140 87.9 140 87.7 35 22.2 86 53.8 132 82.6 13 8.1
              6 to 17 years 181 141 78.0 138 75.9 37 20.5 76 41.9 137 75.6 2 1.2
          18 years and over 214 171 79.7 167 77.8 43 20.2 91 42.6 157 73.5 11 5.2
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
10,710 4,885 45.6 4,805 44.9 1,812 16.9 2,499 23.3 3,699 34.5 1,420 13.3
      Male 4,759 2,063 43.3 2,021 42.5 774 16.3 1,029 21.6 1,555 32.7 480 10.1
          Under 65 years 4,316 1,870 43.3 1,828 42.4 712 16.5 939 21.7 1,437 33.3 395 9.1
              Living alone 1,795 761 42.4 761 42.4 355 19.8 430 24.0 542 30.2 284 15.8
          65 years and over 443 193 43.6 193 43.6 62 14.0 90 20.4 117 26.5 85 19.3
              Living alone 377 162 43.0 162 43.0 47 12.4 84 22.4 89 23.7 82 21.8
      Female 5,951 2,822 47.4 2,783 46.8 1,038 17.4 1,471 24.7 2,145 36.0 940 15.8
          Under 65 years 4,268 2,066 48.4 2,027 47.5 761 17.8 1,104 25.9 1,601 37.5 585 13.7
              Living alone 1,765 957 54.2 956 54.2 430 24.4 619 35.1 700 39.7 460 26.1
          65 years and over 1,684 756 44.9 756 44.9 278 16.5 367 21.8 543 32.3 355 21.1
              Living alone 1,578 704 44.6 704 44.6 259 16.4 350 22.2 510 32.3 343 21.7

Poverty Footnotes


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