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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
Black alone
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
9,379 7,798 83.1 7,427 79.2 2,667 28.4 5,320 56.7 6,448 68.7 2,781 29.7
Under 18 years 3,878 3,652 94.2 3,440 88.7 1,145 29.5 2,699 69.6 3,119 80.4 1,355 34.9
18 to 24 years 1,179 914 77.5 887 75.2 314 26.6 602 51.0 765 64.9 310 26.3
25 to 34 years 1,219 979 80.3 926 76.0 295 24.2 668 54.8 830 68.1 348 28.5
35 to 44 years 914 730 79.9 702 76.7 254 27.8 476 52.0 579 63.4 239 26.2
45 to 54 years 884 674 76.2 649 73.3 296 33.5 415 46.9 524 59.3 219 24.8
55 to 59 years 378 265 70.0 256 67.8 132 35.0 156 41.4 205 54.3 95 25.1
60 to 64 years 280 180 64.4 175 62.7 91 32.5 95 33.9 148 53.0 65 23.2
65 years and over 646 403 62.4 391 60.5 139 21.5 210 32.4 276 42.8 150 23.2
      65 to 74 years 327 228 69.8 219 66.9 89 27.3 126 38.4 159 48.5 82 25.2
      75 years and over 319 175 54.9 172 54.0 49 15.5 84 26.3 118 36.9 67 21.1

Male
 
  Total
4,045 3,264 80.7 3,086 76.3 1,084 26.8 2,140 52.9 2,676 66.2 1,081 26.7
Under 18 years 1,977 1,858 94.0 1,739 87.9 568 28.7 1,363 68.9 1,602 81.0 717 36.3
18 to 24 years 521 380 72.9 365 70.0 124 23.9 222 42.6 313 60.2 115 22.1
25 to 34 years 395 257 65.0 238 60.2 85 21.6 155 39.3 197 49.7 52 13.3
35 to 44 years 306 216 70.5 208 67.9 68 22.2 125 40.9 165 53.7 44 14.2
45 to 54 years 379 257 67.9 249 65.6 109 28.8 138 36.5 185 48.9 60 15.7
55 to 59 years 176 121 68.6 116 66.1 61 34.9 63 35.8 86 48.9 32 18.1
60 to 64 years 114 79 68.8 79 68.8 36 31.3 36 31.3 60 52.2 26 23.2
65 years and over 177 97 54.7 93 52.7 32 18.3 38 21.3 69 39.2 35 19.8
      65 to 74 years 97 55 56.8 52 53.1 19 19.9 23 24.0 41 42.4 15 15.2
      75 years and over 79 41 52.2 41 52.2 13 16.3 14 18.1 28 35.1 20 25.5

Female
 
  Total
5,334 4,534 85.0 4,341 81.4 1,583 29.7 3,181 59.6 3,772 70.7 1,700 31.9
Under 18 years 1,901 1,793 94.3 1,702 89.5 577 30.4 1,337 70.3 1,517 79.8 638 33.5
18 to 24 years 659 534 81.1 522 79.3 190 28.8 380 57.6 452 68.6 195 29.6
25 to 34 years 824 722 87.7 689 83.6 210 25.5 513 62.2 633 76.9 296 35.9
35 to 44 years 608 514 84.6 493 81.2 186 30.6 351 57.7 415 68.2 196 32.2
45 to 54 years 506 417 82.5 400 79.1 187 37.0 277 54.7 339 67.1 160 31.6
55 to 59 years 203 144 71.2 140 69.2 71 35.1 94 46.2 120 59.0 63 31.2
60 to 64 years 165 101 61.3 97 58.5 55 33.4 59 35.7 89 53.6 39 23.3
65 years and over 469 307 65.4 298 63.5 106 22.7 172 36.6 207 44.2 115 24.4
      65 to 74 years 230 173 75.3 167 72.7 70 30.5 102 44.5 117 51.1 68 29.4
      75 years and over 239 133 55.8 131 54.6 36 15.2 70 29.1 90 37.5 47 19.6

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
9,379 7,798 83.1 7,427 79.2 2,667 28.4 5,320 56.7 6,448 68.7 2,781 29.7
          65 years and over 646 403 62.4 391 60.5 139 21.5 210 32.4 276 42.8 150 23.2
In families (2) 7,339 6,541 89.1 6,186 84.3 2,149 29.3 4,659 63.5 5,513 75.1 2,285 31.1
      Householder 2,055 1,784 86.8 1,697 82.6 614 29.9 1,245 60.6 1,506 73.3 667 32.5
          Under 65 years 1,877 1,673 89.1 1,597 85.1 579 30.8 1,191 63.4 1,427 76.0 651 34.7
          65 years and over 178 112 62.7 101 56.5 35 19.5 54 30.4 79 44.4 16 8.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,781 3,566 94.3 3,357 88.8 1,113 29.4 2,651 70.1 3,045 80.5 1,336 35.3
              Under 6 years 1,454 1,360 93.6 1,321 90.9 430 29.5 1,044 71.8 1,211 83.3 547 37.7
              6 to 17 years 2,328 2,205 94.7 2,036 87.5 683 29.4 1,606 69.0 1,834 78.8 788 33.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 719 602 83.7 571 79.4 212 29.5 413 57.4 485 67.4 154 21.4
 
In married-couple families (11)
1,310 983 75.1 885 67.6 231 17.7 463 35.3 793 60.6 147 11.2
      Husbands (11) 358 243 67.8 221 61.8 59 16.4 111 31.1 189 52.7 41 11.5
          Under 65 years 293 214 73.2 194 66.3 51 17.3 104 35.6 166 56.7 36 12.2
          65 years and over 66 29 43.6 27 41.4 8 12.3 7 10.7 23 34.7 6 8.5
      Wives (11) 319 214 66.9 194 60.8 54 16.9 92 28.9 168 52.6 35 10.9
          Under 65 years 278 196 70.4 176 63.4 48 17.4 92 33.2 154 55.6 31 11.0
          65 years and over 41 18 42.9 18 42.9 6 13.7 0 0.0 13 32.4 4 10.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 470 404 85.9 350 74.5 79 16.7 198 42.2 319 67.9 64 13.6
              Under 6 years 185 164 88.7 148 79.8 21 11.1 78 42.3 133 71.8 20 10.6
              6 to 17 years 285 239 84.0 202 71.0 58 20.4 120 42.2 186 65.3 44 15.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 139 106 76.5 103 74.2 32 23.0 51 36.5 103 74.2 5 3.7
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
497 387 78.0 334 67.4 145 29.1 220 44.2 297 59.9 97 19.5
      Householder 161 121 75.1 108 66.9 44 27.0 68 42.2 95 58.7 30 18.7
          Under 65 years 145 112 77.2 101 69.5 41 28.0 66 45.6 87 60.3 27 18.9
          65 years and over 16 9 57.0 7 44.2 3 17.8 2 11.6 7 44.2 3 17.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 188 170 90.3 138 73.4 54 28.6 96 51.1 127 67.6 43 23.0
              Under 6 years 51 51 100.0 39 76.3 10 18.8 26 50.2 36 69.5 6 12.6
              6 to 17 years 137 119 86.7 99 72.3 44 32.2 70 51.4 92 66.9 37 26.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 40 32 80.2 24 60.9 11 27.6 15 37.4 22 54.8 11 28.0
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
5,533 5,171 93.5 4,967 89.8 1,773 32.0 3,977 71.9 4,423 79.9 2,041 36.9
      Householder 1,548 1,432 92.5 1,378 89.0 512 33.0 1,075 69.4 1,230 79.4 599 38.7
          Under 65 years 1,446 1,353 93.6 1,307 90.4 487 33.7 1,026 71.0 1,176 81.3 592 40.9
          65 years and over 102 79 76.8 71 69.6 25 24.4 49 47.9 54 52.7 7 7.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,123 2,992 95.8 2,869 91.9 981 31.4 2,356 75.4 2,599 83.2 1,229 39.3
              Under 6 years 1,217 1,145 94.0 1,134 93.2 399 32.8 940 77.2 1,042 85.6 521 42.8
              6 to 17 years 1,906 1,847 96.9 1,735 91.0 581 30.5 1,416 74.3 1,556 81.7 707 37.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 540 464 85.8 444 82.2 169 31.3 347 64.3 360 66.6 137 25.4
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
71 67 95.1 67 95.1 33 46.7 38 53.4 64 90.9 19 26.3
          Under 18 years 46 45 97.0 45 97.0 22 48.3 27 58.0 43 92.5 11 24.7
              Under 6 years 25 25 100.0 25 100.0 12 49.9 15 58.8 23 91.8 10 39.5
              6 to 17 years 21 20 93.4 20 93.4 10 46.5 12 57.0 20 93.4 2 7.6
          18 years and over 24 22 91.7 22 91.7 11 43.8 11 44.9 21 87.7 7 29.2
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,970 1,189 60.4 1,174 59.6 485 24.6 623 31.6 871 44.2 478 24.2
      Male 936 543 58.0 538 57.4 217 23.2 262 27.9 388 41.5 166 17.8
          Under 65 years 852 495 58.1 489 57.4 198 23.2 238 27.9 359 42.1 146 17.1
              Living alone 434 238 55.0 238 55.0 102 23.5 137 31.6 146 33.7 106 24.4
          65 years and over 84 48 57.4 48 57.4 19 22.2 24 28.2 29 35.0 20 24.1
              Living alone 72 41 57.1 41 57.1 13 18.3 22 30.6 23 31.8 20 28.3
      Female 1,033 646 62.5 636 61.6 268 25.9 362 35.0 482 46.7 311 30.1
          Under 65 years 737 457 62.0 447 60.7 200 27.2 253 34.3 356 48.3 215 29.2
              Living alone 447 283 63.4 283 63.2 138 30.8 179 40.0 209 46.7 185 41.3
          65 years and over 296 189 63.8 189 63.8 68 22.8 109 36.8 126 42.6 96 32.6
              Living alone 286 180 63.1 180 63.1 65 22.7 106 37.1 122 42.8 92 32.2

Poverty Footnotes


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