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

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
1,686 978 58.0 872 51.7 209 12.4 381 22.6 783 46.5 220 13.1
Under 18 years 494 380 77.0 322 65.3 77 15.7 163 33.0 298 60.3 57 11.5
18 to 24 years 228 89 39.1 84 36.9 16 7.1 39 17.3 72 31.6 37 16.1
25 to 34 years 235 114 48.3 107 45.4 23 9.9 45 19.0 96 40.9 16 6.8
35 to 44 years 232 130 56.0 103 44.5 23 9.9 44 19.1 100 43.3 15 6.5
45 to 54 years 173 96 55.6 89 51.2 12 6.7 20 11.3 78 44.9 26 14.8
55 to 59 years 90 39 43.6 39 43.6 6 6.5 19 21.5 33 36.8 23 25.9
60 to 64 years 74 30 40.1 28 38.3 11 15.0 10 13.7 21 28.1 9 11.9
65 years and over 162 100 61.9 100 61.9 41 25.2 41 25.3 86 53.0 38 23.5
      65 to 74 years 85 47 55.4 47 55.4 13 15.7 22 25.9 41 48.1 21 25.1
      75 years and over 77 53 69.1 53 69.1 28 35.7 19 24.6 45 58.4 17 21.8

Male
 
  Total
773 480 62.1 432 55.9 110 14.2 188 24.3 390 50.5 92 12.0
Under 18 years 245 204 83.4 177 72.3 46 18.7 81 33.0 166 67.8 22 9.1
18 to 24 years 100 44 43.9 43 42.5 11 11.1 25 25.3 36 35.4 17 16.9
25 to 34 years 115 54 47.2 54 47.2 16 13.9 24 21.3 50 43.7 10 9.1
35 to 44 years 94 51 54.9 37 39.0 8 8.3 15 16.3 37 39.0 3 3.2
45 to 54 years 83 51 61.1 48 58.1 5 6.3 11 13.6 43 52.2 9 11.2
55 to 59 years 41 22 53.2 22 53.2 2 4.5 9 22.4 16 38.5 15 35.3
60 to 64 years 32 11 35.1 10 30.9 5 16.8 4 12.1 6 19.4 3 10.3
65 years and over 63 42 66.4 42 66.4 17 26.9 18 28.4 36 58.0 13 20.1
      65 to 74 years 29 19 63.4 19 63.4 4 15.3 10 32.9 16 53.5 7 23.7
      75 years and over 34 23 69.0 23 69.0 12 37.0 8 24.5 21 61.9 6 17.0

Female
 
  Total
914 498 54.5 440 48.2 99 10.8 193 21.1 393 43.1 128 14.0
Under 18 years 249 176 70.8 145 58.4 32 12.7 82 32.9 132 52.9 35 14.0
18 to 24 years 127 45 35.2 41 32.6 5 3.9 14 11.0 36 28.6 20 15.5
25 to 34 years 121 59 49.3 53 43.7 7 6.0 20 16.8 46 38.2 5 4.5
35 to 44 years 138 78 56.8 67 48.2 15 11.0 29 21.0 64 46.3 12 8.8
45 to 54 years 90 45 50.6 40 44.8 6 7.1 8 9.1 34 38.2 16 18.2
55 to 59 years 49 17 35.4 17 35.4 4 8.1 10 20.7 17 35.4 9 17.9
60 to 64 years 42 18 43.9 18 43.9 6 13.5 6 14.9 15 34.7 6 13.2
65 years and over 99 58 59.1 58 59.1 24 24.2 23 23.3 49 49.9 25 25.7
      65 to 74 years 55 28 51.2 28 51.2 9 15.9 12 22.2 25 45.3 14 25.9
      75 years and over 43 30 69.3 30 69.3 15 34.8 11 24.7 24 55.8 11 25.5

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
1,686 978 58.0 872 51.7 209 12.4 381 22.6 783 46.5 220 13.1
          65 years and over 162 100 61.9 100 61.9 41 25.2 41 25.3 86 53.0 38 23.5
In families (2) 1,270 842 66.3 739 58.2 176 13.9 344 27.1 683 53.8 180 14.2
      Householder 356 211 59.4 183 51.4 42 11.9 80 22.5 169 47.6 50 14.0
          Under 65 years 310 183 58.9 154 49.7 29 9.5 67 21.7 143 46.0 40 12.8
          65 years and over 46 29 62.9 29 62.9 13 28.7 13 27.8 27 58.2 10 22.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 476 374 78.5 316 66.3 77 16.3 163 34.2 291 61.1 57 12.0
              Under 6 years 159 121 76.3 107 67.5 27 17.0 48 30.5 100 62.7 11 6.7
              6 to 17 years 317 252 79.5 209 65.7 50 15.9 114 36.0 191 60.3 46 14.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 100 62 62.3 59 58.9 10 10.4 21 21.4 57 57.4 29 28.8
 
In married-couple families (11)
967 645 66.6 580 60.0 162 16.7 287 29.6 538 55.6 139 14.4
      Husbands (11) 253 153 60.4 137 54.2 38 15.0 63 25.0 127 50.1 37 14.6
          Under 65 years 214 129 59.9 113 52.6 25 11.7 55 25.6 105 48.8 29 13.6
          65 years and over 39 24 63.0 24 63.0 13 33.4 8 21.6 22 57.5 8 20.2
      Wives (11) 268 155 57.9 142 53.1 37 13.7 63 23.5 131 48.8 37 13.9
          Under 65 years 239 138 57.6 125 52.3 26 11.0 58 24.3 116 48.3 33 13.8
          65 years and over 29 17 60.3 17 60.3 11 36.9 5 16.6 15 52.9 4 14.7
      Related children under 18 years (9) 361 284 78.7 249 69.1 72 20.1 134 37.2 232 64.2 41 11.2
              Under 6 years 120 90 75.3 86 71.2 26 21.5 43 36.0 79 66.1 9 7.6
              6 to 17 years 241 194 80.4 164 68.0 47 19.3 91 37.8 152 63.2 31 13.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 60 35 58.5 34 56.9 7 11.2 16 25.9 33 55.6 22 36.0
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
74 47 63.4 41 54.6 1 1.0 11 14.4 39 52.4 11 15.3
      Householder 26 13 51.6 10 39.3 0 1.1 2 7.5 10 39.3 3 13.2
          Under 65 years 26 13 51.6 10 39.3 0 1.1 2 7.5 10 39.3 3 13.2
          65 years and over 0 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X)
      Related children under 18 years (9) 15 13 85.0 10 62.9 0 3.0 4 25.5 10 62.9 3 17.3
              Under 6 years 3 3 74.6 3 74.6 0 0.0 1 20.0 3 74.6 1 20.0
              6 to 17 years 12 10 88.0 7 59.5 0 3.8 3 27.1 7 59.5 2 16.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4 4 92.8 4 92.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 92.8 2 48.4
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
228 151 66.1 117 51.6 14 6.0 47 20.5 106 46.5 30 13.1
      Householder 76 45 59.8 34 45.2 4 5.5 15 19.8 31 40.8 9 12.0
          Under 65 years 63 39 61.3 28 43.8 4 6.3 11 16.7 24 38.6 7 10.8
          65 years and over 12 6 52.2 6 52.2 0 1.4 4 35.4 6 52.2 2 18.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 100 76 76.6 57 56.9 5 4.6 25 24.5 50 49.7 14 13.8
              Under 6 years 35 28 80.0 19 54.1 1 3.3 5 12.7 18 49.6 1 2.2
              6 to 17 years 65 48 74.7 38 58.5 3 5.2 20 31.0 32 49.7 13 20.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 35 23 64.8 21 58.0 4 10.4 6 16.4 20 56.1 5 14.3
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
7 7 100.0 7 100.0 1 7.3 1 7.3 7 100.0 0 0.0
          Under 18 years 5 5 100.0 5 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 100.0 0 0.0
              Under 6 years 0 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X)
              6 to 17 years 5 5 100.0 5 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 100.0 0 0.0
          18 years and over 2 2 100.0 2 100.0 1 23.9 1 23.9 2 100.0 0 0.0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
410 128 31.3 127 31.0 32 7.9 36 8.8 94 22.9 40 9.9
      Male 170 60 35.4 59 34.6 14 8.5 17 9.8 44 25.9 14 8.0
          Under 65 years 152 47 31.1 46 30.2 13 8.2 12 7.7 32 21.0 9 5.7
              Living alone 59 13 23.0 13 23.0 4 7.0 2 4.0 6 9.7 7 11.9
          65 years and over 18 13 72.8 13 72.8 2 10.7 5 27.8 12 68.9 5 27.5
              Living alone 14 9 65.2 9 65.2 2 13.7 4 30.2 9 63.2 4 32.2
      Female 240 68 28.4 68 28.4 18 7.4 20 8.2 50 20.8 27 11.2
          Under 65 years 197 42 21.2 42 21.2 8 4.3 10 4.8 31 15.5 10 5.0
              Living alone 83 22 26.6 22 26.6 3 3.4 6 7.8 14 17.5 8 9.5
          65 years and over 43 26 61.1 26 61.1 9 21.6 10 23.5 19 44.8 17 39.6
              Living alone 39 22 56.5 22 56.5 5 12.4 10 26.3 15 38.3 17 44.2

Poverty Footnotes


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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