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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 alone
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
26,990 17,819 66.0 16,468 61.0 4,479 16.6 9,861 36.5 14,583 54.0 2,927 10.8
Under 18 years 8,863 7,529 84.9 6,814 76.9 1,600 18.1 4,326 48.8 6,347 71.6 1,129 12.7
18 to 24 years 3,650 1,880 51.5 1,782 48.8 454 12.4 981 26.9 1,540 42.2 312 8.5
25 to 34 years 3,670 2,478 67.5 2,307 62.9 507 13.8 1,392 37.9 2,097 57.1 336 9.2
35 to 44 years 2,980 2,069 69.4 1,857 62.3 495 16.6 1,099 36.9 1,662 55.8 286 9.6
45 to 54 years 2,834 1,742 61.5 1,637 57.8 630 22.2 1,008 35.6 1,356 47.8 318 11.2
55 to 59 years 1,113 570 51.2 548 49.3 240 21.6 313 28.1 451 40.6 109 9.8
60 to 64 years 1,109 470 42.4 462 41.6 204 18.4 246 22.2 340 30.6 103 9.3
65 years and over 2,771 1,080 39.0 1,059 38.2 347 12.5 497 17.9 790 28.5 333 12.0
      65 to 74 years 1,246 522 41.9 510 40.9 187 15.0 280 22.5 392 31.4 151 12.1
      75 years and over 1,525 558 36.6 549 36.0 160 10.5 216 14.2 399 26.1 182 11.9

Male
 
  Total
12,083 7,789 64.5 7,139 59.1 1,912 15.8 4,196 34.7 6,346 52.5 1,093 9.0
Under 18 years 4,505 3,813 84.6 3,437 76.3 799 17.7 2,184 48.5 3,186 70.7 565 12.5
18 to 24 years 1,560 732 46.9 684 43.8 195 12.5 362 23.2 591 37.9 98 6.3
25 to 34 years 1,464 879 60.1 818 55.9 158 10.8 449 30.7 742 50.7 88 6.0
35 to 44 years 1,348 835 61.9 743 55.1 204 15.1 419 31.1 659 48.9 90 6.7
45 to 54 years 1,341 802 59.9 752 56.1 297 22.2 439 32.7 625 46.6 121 9.1
55 to 59 years 507 245 48.3 237 46.7 99 19.5 120 23.7 204 40.2 27 5.3
60 to 64 years 533 184 34.6 179 33.6 74 13.9 90 17.0 134 25.2 32 6.0
65 years and over 826 298 36.1 291 35.2 87 10.5 134 16.2 206 24.9 71 8.7
      65 to 74 years 398 160 40.3 155 38.9 47 11.8 71 17.8 118 29.5 35 8.8
      75 years and over 428 138 32.2 136 31.7 40 9.4 63 14.7 88 20.6 36 8.5

Female
 
  Total
14,907 10,030 67.3 9,329 62.6 2,566 17.2 5,664 38.0 8,237 55.3 1,833 12.3
Under 18 years 4,357 3,716 85.3 3,378 77.5 801 18.4 2,142 49.2 3,162 72.6 564 13.0
18 to 24 years 2,090 1,148 54.9 1,099 52.6 259 12.4 619 29.6 948 45.4 214 10.2
25 to 34 years 2,207 1,599 72.5 1,490 67.5 350 15.8 943 42.7 1,355 61.4 248 11.2
35 to 44 years 1,632 1,235 75.7 1,114 68.3 292 17.9 680 41.7 1,003 61.5 195 12.0
45 to 54 years 1,494 940 62.9 885 59.3 333 22.3 570 38.2 731 48.9 196 13.1
55 to 59 years 607 325 53.6 312 51.4 141 23.3 193 31.8 248 40.8 83 13.6
60 to 64 years 576 286 49.7 283 49.1 130 22.6 155 27.0 205 35.6 71 12.4
65 years and over 1,945 782 40.2 769 39.5 260 13.3 363 18.7 585 30.1 261 13.4
      65 to 74 years 848 362 42.6 355 41.9 140 16.5 210 24.7 274 32.3 116 13.7
      75 years and over 1,097 420 38.3 413 37.7 120 10.9 153 14.0 310 28.3 145 13.2

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
26,990 17,819 66.0 16,468 61.0 4,479 16.6 9,861 36.5 14,583 54.0 2,927 10.8
          65 years and over 2,771 1,080 39.0 1,059 38.2 347 12.5 497 17.9 790 28.5 333 12.0
In families (2) 18,558 14,082 75.9 12,799 69.0 3,161 17.0 7,915 42.6 11,657 62.8 2,080 11.2
      Householder 5,414 3,838 70.9 3,535 65.3 924 17.1 2,220 41.0 3,172 58.6 648 12.0
          Under 65 years 4,842 3,621 74.8 3,326 68.7 867 17.9 2,116 43.7 2,996 61.9 628 13.0
          65 years and over 572 218 38.0 209 36.5 56 9.9 103 18.1 176 30.7 20 3.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 8,441 7,212 85.4 6,507 77.1 1,545 18.3 4,159 49.3 6,055 71.7 1,121 13.3
              Under 6 years 3,348 2,913 87.0 2,727 81.5 576 17.2 1,707 51.0 2,583 77.2 455 13.6
              6 to 17 years 5,094 4,299 84.4 3,780 74.2 969 19.0 2,452 48.1 3,472 68.2 666 13.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,182 816 69.0 753 63.7 252 21.3 444 37.6 668 56.5 108 9.2
 
In married-couple families (11)
9,788 6,918 70.7 6,109 62.4 1,116 11.4 3,307 33.8 5,613 57.3 604 6.2
      Husbands (11) 2,537 1,532 60.4 1,372 54.1 274 10.8 725 28.6 1,237 48.7 143 5.6
          Under 65 years 2,110 1,405 66.6 1,250 59.3 233 11.1 677 32.1 1,137 53.9 131 6.2
          65 years and over 428 127 29.8 122 28.5 41 9.5 48 11.3 100 23.3 12 2.9
      Wives (11) 2,564 1,554 60.6 1,390 54.2 282 11.0 743 29.0 1,250 48.8 145 5.7
          Under 65 years 2,207 1,455 65.9 1,296 58.7 255 11.5 705 32.0 1,176 53.3 138 6.2
          65 years and over 358 99 27.7 94 26.4 27 7.5 38 10.7 75 20.9 7 2.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,942 3,302 83.8 2,879 73.0 429 10.9 1,614 41.0 2,697 68.4 287 7.3
              Under 6 years 1,542 1,329 86.2 1,197 77.6 142 9.2 669 43.4 1,142 74.1 115 7.5
              6 to 17 years 2,400 1,973 82.2 1,683 70.1 287 12.0 945 39.4 1,555 64.8 172 7.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 503 345 68.6 307 61.1 84 16.6 149 29.7 279 55.5 25 5.0
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
1,429 1,029 72.0 952 66.6 292 20.4 592 41.4 813 56.9 82 5.7
      Householder 499 345 69.1 321 64.4 98 19.6 200 40.1 272 54.5 31 6.3
          Under 65 years 478 334 69.9 311 65.2 97 20.3 195 40.7 265 55.5 31 6.6
          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) 573 483 84.2 440 76.7 120 20.9 264 46.0 405 70.6 42 7.3
              Under 6 years 234 192 82.0 182 78.0 42 18.2 109 46.6 171 73.2 18 7.7
              6 to 17 years 340 291 85.6 258 75.9 77 22.8 155 45.6 234 68.8 24 7.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 100 52 52.3 52 52.3 29 28.7 42 42.2 38 37.7 2 2.4
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
7,340 6,136 83.6 5,738 78.2 1,753 23.9 4,015 54.7 5,231 71.3 1,393 19.0
      Householder 2,368 1,953 82.5 1,837 77.6 551 23.3 1,289 54.5 1,660 70.1 475 20.1
          Under 65 years 2,202 1,858 84.4 1,746 79.3 532 24.2 1,233 56.0 1,580 71.8 465 21.1
          65 years and over 166 95 57.2 91 54.8 19 11.5 56 33.8 79 47.9 10 6.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,926 3,428 87.3 3,188 81.2 996 25.4 2,281 58.1 2,953 75.2 791 20.2
              Under 6 years 1,572 1,392 88.6 1,348 85.8 392 24.9 929 59.1 1,270 80.8 322 20.5
              6 to 17 years 2,354 2,036 86.5 1,839 78.1 604 25.7 1,352 57.4 1,683 71.5 470 19.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 579 419 72.4 393 67.9 140 24.1 252 43.6 351 60.7 81 14.0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
450 357 79.3 349 77.6 78 17.3 207 46.0 335 74.5 6 1.4
          Under 18 years 275 221 80.4 217 79.1 47 17.2 131 47.6 211 76.8 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 143 109 76.0 105 73.5 27 18.9 63 43.7 105 73.5 0 0.0
          18 years and over 175 136 77.4 132 75.4 31 17.4 76 43.4 124 71.0 3 1.9
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
7,982 3,380 42.3 3,320 41.6 1,239 15.5 1,739 21.8 2,591 32.5 841 10.5
      Male 3,483 1,375 39.5 1,341 38.5 511 14.7 698 20.0 1,067 30.6 268 7.7
          Under 65 years 3,154 1,250 39.6 1,216 38.5 473 15.0 639 20.2 995 31.6 212 6.7
              Living alone 1,233 477 38.7 477 38.7 236 19.1 266 21.6 374 30.4 155 12.6
          65 years and over 329 125 37.9 125 37.9 38 11.6 59 18.0 71 21.7 56 17.1
              Living alone 283 109 38.4 109 38.4 32 11.2 57 20.1 56 19.7 55 19.6
      Female 4,498 2,005 44.6 1,979 44.0 728 16.2 1,041 23.2 1,524 33.9 572 12.7
          Under 65 years 3,182 1,479 46.5 1,454 45.7 530 16.6 802 25.2 1,139 35.8 336 10.6
              Living alone 1,170 615 52.6 615 52.6 277 23.7 413 35.3 447 38.2 252 21.5
          65 years and over 1,316 525 39.9 525 39.9 198 15.1 239 18.2 385 29.3 237 18.0
              Living alone 1,228 488 39.8 488 39.8 187 15.2 225 18.3 362 29.5 229 18.6

Poverty Footnotes


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