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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
White A.O.I.C.
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
27,868 18,525 66.5 17,136 61.5 4,722 16.9 10,336 37.1 15,185 54.5 3,094 11.1
Under 18 years 9,330 7,950 85.2 7,208 77.3 1,747 18.7 4,621 49.5 6,713 72.0 1,240 13.3
18 to 24 years 3,746 1,944 51.9 1,845 49.2 473 12.6 1,014 27.1 1,599 42.7 317 8.5
25 to 34 years 3,771 2,546 67.5 2,369 62.8 526 14.0 1,439 38.2 2,146 56.9 355 9.4
35 to 44 years 3,045 2,121 69.7 1,906 62.6 512 16.8 1,133 37.2 1,706 56.0 299 9.8
45 to 54 years 2,897 1,785 61.6 1,680 58.0 646 22.3 1,035 35.7 1,390 48.0 325 11.2
55 to 59 years 1,148 598 52.1 576 50.2 254 22.2 329 28.7 478 41.6 114 9.9
60 to 64 years 1,124 478 42.5 470 41.8 210 18.7 251 22.3 346 30.8 106 9.5
65 years and over 2,808 1,103 39.3 1,082 38.5 353 12.6 512 18.3 807 28.7 337 12.0
      65 to 74 years 1,273 540 42.4 528 41.5 192 15.1 293 23.0 405 31.8 154 12.1
      75 years and over 1,534 563 36.7 554 36.1 161 10.5 220 14.3 402 26.2 183 11.9

Male
 
  Total
12,482 8,110 65.0 7,445 59.6 2,024 16.2 4,408 35.3 6,616 53.0 1,176 9.4
Under 18 years 4,728 4,020 85.0 3,631 76.8 868 18.4 2,320 49.1 3,365 71.2 623 13.2
18 to 24 years 1,601 760 47.4 711 44.4 205 12.8 380 23.7 617 38.5 99 6.2
25 to 34 years 1,504 899 59.8 835 55.5 163 10.8 464 30.9 754 50.1 95 6.3
35 to 44 years 1,370 850 62.1 758 55.4 208 15.2 428 31.2 672 49.1 94 6.9
45 to 54 years 1,374 826 60.1 776 56.5 307 22.3 453 33.0 641 46.7 126 9.2
55 to 59 years 526 261 49.6 253 48.1 108 20.5 131 24.8 220 41.8 30 5.7
60 to 64 years 539 188 35.0 183 34.0 76 14.2 93 17.3 137 25.4 34 6.3
65 years and over 839 305 36.4 298 35.5 89 10.6 138 16.5 209 24.8 74 8.8
      65 to 74 years 407 166 40.8 161 39.5 49 11.9 75 18.3 120 29.6 37 9.1
      75 years and over 432 139 32.2 137 31.7 40 9.3 64 14.8 88 20.4 37 8.5

Female
 
  Total
15,386 10,414 67.7 9,691 63.0 2,698 17.5 5,928 38.5 8,569 55.7 1,918 12.5
Under 18 years 4,601 3,930 85.4 3,577 77.7 879 19.1 2,301 50.0 3,348 72.8 617 13.4
18 to 24 years 2,145 1,184 55.2 1,134 52.9 268 12.5 635 29.6 982 45.8 218 10.2
25 to 34 years 2,267 1,646 72.6 1,535 67.7 363 16.0 975 43.0 1,392 61.4 260 11.5
35 to 44 years 1,675 1,271 75.9 1,148 68.5 304 18.1 705 42.1 1,034 61.7 205 12.2
45 to 54 years 1,523 959 63.0 905 59.4 339 22.3 582 38.2 749 49.1 199 13.0
55 to 59 years 621 337 54.2 323 52.0 147 23.6 199 32.0 258 41.5 84 13.6
60 to 64 years 585 290 49.5 287 49.0 133 22.8 158 27.0 209 35.7 72 12.3
65 years and over 1,968 797 40.5 784 39.8 264 13.4 374 19.0 599 30.4 263 13.4
      65 to 74 years 866 373 43.1 367 42.4 144 16.6 218 25.2 284 32.8 117 13.5
      75 years and over 1,102 424 38.5 417 37.8 120 10.9 156 14.1 314 28.5 146 13.3

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
27,868 18,525 66.5 17,136 61.5 4,722 16.9 10,336 37.1 15,185 54.5 3,094 11.1
          65 years and over 2,808 1,103 39.3 1,082 38.5 353 12.6 512 18.3 807 28.7 337 12.0
In families (2) 19,255 14,688 76.3 13,367 69.4 3,383 17.6 8,345 43.3 12,175 63.2 2,218 11.5
      Householder 5,541 3,941 71.1 3,634 65.6 963 17.4 2,292 41.4 3,260 58.8 670 12.1
          Under 65 years 4,961 3,720 75.0 3,421 69.0 904 18.2 2,185 44.0 3,081 62.1 650 13.1
          65 years and over 580 221 38.2 213 36.7 59 10.2 107 18.5 180 31.0 20 3.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 8,898 7,627 85.7 6,894 77.5 1,692 19.0 4,455 50.1 6,414 72.1 1,231 13.8
              Under 6 years 3,547 3,100 87.4 2,905 81.9 634 17.9 1,836 51.8 2,749 77.5 514 14.5
              6 to 17 years 5,351 4,527 84.6 3,989 74.5 1,057 19.8 2,619 48.9 3,664 68.5 717 13.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,225 848 69.2 784 64.0 273 22.3 468 38.2 699 57.1 111 9.1
 
In married-couple families (11)
10,061 7,152 71.1 6,319 62.8 1,160 11.5 3,448 34.3 5,789 57.5 635 6.3
      Husbands (11) 2,584 1,565 60.6 1,403 54.3 284 11.0 748 28.9 1,264 48.9 146 5.7
          Under 65 years 2,152 1,436 66.7 1,280 59.5 242 11.3 699 32.5 1,163 54.0 134 6.2
          65 years and over 432 128 29.7 123 28.4 42 9.6 49 11.4 101 23.3 12 2.9
      Wives (11) 2,610 1,592 61.0 1,424 54.5 291 11.1 767 29.4 1,276 48.9 152 5.8
          Under 65 years 2,248 1,490 66.3 1,326 59.0 262 11.7 727 32.3 1,199 53.3 145 6.4
          65 years and over 362 102 28.2 97 26.9 28 7.8 40 10.9 78 21.4 7 2.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,099 3,446 84.1 3,006 73.3 451 11.0 1,698 41.4 2,806 68.4 308 7.5
              Under 6 years 1,617 1,400 86.6 1,261 78.0 151 9.3 712 44.0 1,197 74.1 127 7.9
              6 to 17 years 2,482 2,046 82.4 1,745 70.3 300 12.1 986 39.7 1,608 64.8 181 7.3
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 516 354 68.6 317 61.4 87 16.8 153 29.7 288 55.9 25 4.9
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
1,484 1,073 72.3 996 67.1 313 21.1 625 42.1 855 57.6 87 5.8
      Householder 510 354 69.3 330 64.7 101 19.8 205 40.1 281 55.0 32 6.2
          Under 65 years 489 343 70.0 320 65.4 100 20.5 200 40.8 274 56.0 32 6.4
          65 years and over 21 11 51.7 10 47.3 1 3.8 5 24.8 6 30.4 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 609 511 83.9 469 76.9 132 21.7 285 46.7 433 71.1 46 7.6
              Under 6 years 248 203 81.8 193 78.1 45 18.0 115 46.6 182 73.5 20 8.0
              6 to 17 years 362 309 85.3 275 76.1 88 24.3 169 46.8 251 69.5 27 7.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 106 57 54.2 57 54.2 34 31.9 47 44.7 43 40.4 2 2.2
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
7,709 6,463 83.8 6,052 78.5 1,910 24.8 4,272 55.4 5,531 71.7 1,496 19.4
      Householder 2,436 2,013 82.6 1,895 77.8 577 23.7 1,333 54.7 1,714 70.3 490 20.1
          Under 65 years 2,266 1,915 84.5 1,801 79.5 556 24.5 1,274 56.2 1,631 72.0 480 21.2
          65 years and over 170 98 57.4 94 55.2 21 12.2 59 34.6 82 48.4 10 5.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,189 3,670 87.6 3,419 81.6 1,108 26.5 2,472 59.0 3,175 75.8 877 20.9
              Under 6 years 1,682 1,498 89.0 1,451 86.3 439 26.1 1,008 59.9 1,370 81.4 367 21.8
              6 to 17 years 2,507 2,172 86.7 1,968 78.5 669 26.7 1,464 58.4 1,805 72.0 510 20.3
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 603 436 72.3 410 68.0 152 25.3 268 44.4 368 61.0 83 13.8
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
460 361 78.5 354 77.0 78 16.9 209 45.3 340 73.9 6 1.4
          Under 18 years 281 223 79.4 219 78.1 47 16.9 131 46.6 213 75.9 3 1.1
              Under 6 years 131 112 85.3 112 85.1 20 15.4 68 51.9 106 80.4 3 2.4
              6 to 17 years 149 111 74.3 107 71.9 27 18.2 63 41.9 107 71.9 0 0.0
          18 years and over 179 138 77.1 135 75.1 31 17.0 78 43.3 127 70.8 3 1.8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
8,153 3,475 42.6 3,415 41.9 1,261 15.5 1,782 21.9 2,670 32.7 870 10.7
      Male 3,569 1,420 39.8 1,385 38.8 525 14.7 722 20.2 1,099 30.8 288 8.1
          Under 65 years 3,234 1,291 39.9 1,257 38.9 486 15.0 661 20.4 1,026 31.7 230 7.1
              Living alone 1,264 494 39.1 494 39.1 244 19.3 280 22.2 384 30.4 166 13.2
          65 years and over 335 129 38.4 129 38.4 39 11.6 61 18.0 73 21.8 58 17.4
              Living alone 288 112 38.8 112 38.8 32 10.9 58 20.1 57 19.9 57 19.9
      Female 4,584 2,055 44.8 2,030 44.3 737 16.1 1,061 23.1 1,570 34.3 582 12.7
          Under 65 years 3,254 1,520 46.7 1,495 45.9 537 16.5 815 25.0 1,177 36.2 343 10.5
              Living alone 1,199 630 52.5 630 52.5 281 23.4 420 35.0 458 38.2 257 21.4
          65 years and over 1,330 535 40.2 535 40.2 200 15.0 246 18.5 393 29.6 239 18.0
              Living alone 1,241 496 40.0 496 40.0 188 15.2 232 18.7 369 29.7 231 18.6

Poverty Footnotes


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