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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, not Hispanic
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
17,024 9,652 56.7 9,223 54.2 2,811 16.5 5,863 34.4 7,970 46.8 1,660 9.7
Under 18 years 4,364 3,353 76.8 3,126 71.6 770 17.6 2,163 49.6 2,896 66.4 485 11.1
18 to 24 years 2,621 1,154 44.0 1,128 43.0 323 12.3 676 25.8 956 36.5 193 7.3
25 to 34 years 2,128 1,289 60.6 1,241 58.3 326 15.3 826 38.8 1,117 52.5 180 8.5
35 to 44 years 1,729 1,104 63.9 1,049 60.7 351 20.3 682 39.4 927 53.6 170 9.8
45 to 54 years 2,097 1,207 57.6 1,162 55.4 461 22.0 759 36.2 932 44.5 225 10.7
55 to 59 years 893 421 47.2 409 45.8 185 20.8 243 27.2 334 37.4 77 8.7
60 to 64 years 913 364 39.8 360 39.4 161 17.7 192 21.0 259 28.3 85 9.3
65 years and over 2,280 760 33.3 748 32.8 234 10.3 322 14.1 547 24.0 244 10.7
      65 to 74 years 978 355 36.4 349 35.7 129 13.2 184 18.8 265 27.1 109 11.1
      75 years and over 1,303 405 31.1 399 30.6 105 8.1 138 10.6 282 21.7 135 10.4

Male
 
  Total
7,420 4,123 55.6 3,926 52.9 1,237 16.7 2,470 33.3 3,405 45.9 596 8.0
Under 18 years 2,248 1,739 77.4 1,613 71.8 406 18.0 1,109 49.4 1,485 66.1 242 10.8
18 to 24 years 1,085 421 38.8 412 38.0 151 13.9 258 23.8 349 32.1 53 4.9
25 to 34 years 799 432 54.0 420 52.5 104 13.0 260 32.6 373 46.7 49 6.1
35 to 44 years 770 440 57.1 420 54.5 161 20.9 262 34.0 366 47.5 61 8.0
45 to 54 years 1,006 578 57.5 558 55.5 232 23.1 338 33.6 455 45.2 94 9.4
55 to 59 years 404 178 44.2 174 43.2 76 18.8 96 23.9 148 36.7 17 4.3
60 to 64 years 448 137 30.7 136 30.3 57 12.7 66 14.8 101 22.6 27 5.9
65 years and over 660 197 29.9 192 29.1 50 7.6 80 12.1 128 19.4 52 8.0
      65 to 74 years 303 101 33.5 98 32.2 26 8.6 41 13.5 72 23.8 24 7.8
      75 years and over 357 96 26.8 95 26.5 24 6.8 39 10.9 56 15.8 29 8.1

Female
 
  Total
9,604 5,528 57.6 5,297 55.2 1,574 16.4 3,393 35.3 4,565 47.5 1,064 11.1
Under 18 years 2,116 1,613 76.2 1,513 71.5 364 17.2 1,054 49.8 1,411 66.7 243 11.5
18 to 24 years 1,537 733 47.7 715 46.5 172 11.2 418 27.2 608 39.6 140 9.1
25 to 34 years 1,328 858 64.6 821 61.8 222 16.7 566 42.6 744 56.0 132 9.9
35 to 44 years 959 664 69.3 629 65.6 190 19.8 420 43.8 561 58.5 109 11.3
45 to 54 years 1,091 629 57.6 604 55.3 229 21.0 421 38.6 478 43.8 131 12.0
55 to 59 years 489 243 49.7 235 48.0 109 22.3 147 30.0 186 38.1 60 12.3
60 to 64 years 465 226 48.7 224 48.3 105 22.5 126 27.1 158 33.9 58 12.5
65 years and over 1,620 563 34.7 556 34.3 184 11.3 242 15.0 419 25.9 191 11.8
      65 to 74 years 675 254 37.6 251 37.2 103 15.2 143 21.2 193 28.6 85 12.6
      75 years and over 945 309 32.7 304 32.2 81 8.6 99 10.5 226 23.9 106 11.2

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
17,024 9,652 56.7 9,223 54.2 2,811 16.5 5,863 34.4 7,970 46.8 1,660 9.7
          65 years and over 2,280 760 33.3 748 32.8 234 10.3 322 14.1 547 24.0 244 10.7
In families (2) 10,138 6,697 66.1 6,299 62.1 1,723 17.0 4,278 42.2 5,684 56.1 984 9.7
      Householder 3,383 2,129 62.9 2,014 59.5 558 16.5 1,367 40.4 1,795 53.1 360 10.7
          Under 65 years 2,938 1,985 67.6 1,879 63.9 526 17.9 1,308 44.5 1,676 57.1 344 11.7
          65 years and over 444 143 32.2 135 30.5 32 7.3 59 13.3 118 26.6 16 3.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,059 3,140 77.4 2,920 71.9 730 18.0 2,047 50.4 2,695 66.4 479 11.8
              Under 6 years 1,497 1,217 81.3 1,177 78.6 269 18.0 841 56.2 1,107 74.0 201 13.4
              6 to 17 years 2,563 1,923 75.0 1,743 68.0 461 18.0 1,206 47.1 1,588 62.0 279 10.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 685 418 61.1 403 58.8 159 23.3 250 36.5 363 53.0 40 5.9
 
In married-couple families (11)
5,125 2,892 56.4 2,692 52.5 674 13.2 1,706 33.3 2,442 47.6 308 6.0
      Husbands (11) 1,526 717 47.0 675 44.2 181 11.9 409 26.8 597 39.1 82 5.4
          Under 65 years 1,196 641 53.6 601 50.3 159 13.3 385 32.2 538 45.0 70 5.8
          65 years and over 329 76 23.1 73 22.2 22 6.6 24 7.1 59 17.8 12 3.8
      Wives (11) 1,553 736 47.4 693 44.6 186 12.0 426 27.5 614 39.5 89 5.7
          Under 65 years 1,272 683 53.7 643 50.5 172 13.6 410 32.2 577 45.4 81 6.4
          65 years and over 281 54 19.1 50 17.8 13 4.7 17 5.9 37 13.1 7 2.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 1,720 1,235 71.8 1,130 65.7 228 13.2 765 44.5 1,053 61.2 124 7.2
              Under 6 years 627 481 76.7 452 72.1 75 12.0 326 51.9 427 68.1 60 9.6
              6 to 17 years 1,093 754 69.0 678 62.0 152 13.9 439 40.2 626 57.3 64 5.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 254 147 57.9 143 56.2 56 22.1 79 31.1 130 51.3 12 4.5
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
967 665 68.7 627 64.8 240 24.8 418 43.2 529 54.7 40 4.1
      Householder 365 244 66.9 232 63.7 83 22.6 152 41.5 195 53.5 18 5.0
          Under 65 years 346 235 67.9 224 64.7 82 23.6 148 42.7 189 54.6 18 5.2
          65 years and over 19 10 49.9 9 45.1 1 4.2 4 20.2 6 33.5 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 354 289 81.5 263 74.2 91 25.7 163 46.1 239 67.5 17 4.8
              Under 6 years 125 99 79.7 95 76.5 29 23.6 66 53.0 89 71.4 6 4.5
              6 to 17 years 230 190 82.5 168 73.0 62 26.9 97 42.4 150 65.4 11 5.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 88 44 50.8 44 50.8 27 31.2 36 40.8 34 38.3 0 0.0
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
4,046 3,140 77.6 2,980 73.7 809 20.0 2,154 53.2 2,712 67.0 636 15.7
      Householder 1,473 1,147 77.9 1,090 74.0 295 20.0 791 53.7 984 66.9 256 17.4
          Under 65 years 1,342 1,077 80.2 1,023 76.2 282 21.0 752 56.0 923 68.7 249 18.6
          65 years and over 130 70 54.1 67 51.1 13 9.8 39 30.1 62 47.5 6 4.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 1,985 1,617 81.4 1,527 76.9 411 20.7 1,119 56.4 1,403 70.7 338 17.0
              Under 6 years 745 637 85.5 629 84.4 164 22.0 449 60.3 592 79.4 135 18.1
              6 to 17 years 1,240 980 79.0 898 72.4 247 19.9 670 54.0 812 65.4 203 16.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 343 227 66.1 215 62.8 76 22.1 135 39.4 199 58.1 29 8.4
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
347 265 76.5 261 75.2 61 17.5 155 44.8 258 74.5 6 1.9
          Under 18 years 210 161 76.7 159 75.6 36 17.0 98 46.6 158 75.1 3 1.5
              Under 6 years 87 73 83.1 72 82.9 15 17.4 43 49.8 71 81.6 3 3.6
              6 to 17 years 123 89 72.2 87 70.5 21 16.7 55 44.4 87 70.5 0 0.0
          18 years and over 136 104 76.1 102 74.6 25 18.3 57 42.1 100 73.5 3 2.4
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
6,539 2,690 41.1 2,663 40.7 1,027 15.7 1,429 21.9 2,028 31.0 670 10.2
      Male 2,754 1,101 40.0 1,089 39.6 429 15.6 586 21.3 853 31.0 221 8.0
          Under 65 years 2,467 1,004 40.7 992 40.2 404 16.4 542 22.0 799 32.4 181 7.3
              Living alone 1,056 427 40.4 427 40.4 211 20.0 241 22.9 332 31.4 139 13.2
          65 years and over 286 98 34.1 98 34.1 24 8.5 43 15.1 55 19.0 40 14.0
              Living alone 249 86 34.5 86 34.5 20 8.2 43 17.2 43 17.4 39 15.8
      Female 3,786 1,588 42.0 1,574 41.6 598 15.8 844 22.3 1,175 31.0 449 11.9
          Under 65 years 2,644 1,181 44.7 1,167 44.1 451 17.1 671 25.4 882 33.3 273 10.3
              Living alone 1,024 528 51.6 528 51.6 231 22.6 364 35.5 374 36.5 217 21.2
          65 years and over 1,142 407 35.7 407 35.7 147 12.9 173 15.1 293 25.7 176 15.4
              Living alone 1,064 376 35.3 376 35.3 136 12.8 162 15.2 276 25.9 168 15.8

Poverty Footnotes


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