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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 alone
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
1,576 894 56.7 799 50.7 196 12.4 342 21.7 735 46.6 214 13.6
Under 18 years 446 334 75.1 285 63.9 72 16.2 143 32.1 272 61.0 53 12.0
18 to 24 years 203 77 38.1 74 36.4 13 6.4 34 17.0 63 31.3 35 17.4
25 to 34 years 215 103 48.0 96 44.8 21 9.8 37 17.3 92 42.6 16 7.4
35 to 44 years 230 128 55.8 102 44.2 22 9.7 44 18.9 99 43.0 15 6.4
45 to 54 years 167 92 54.7 84 50.1 10 6.2 18 10.5 76 45.2 25 15.0
55 to 59 years 87 37 42.3 37 42.3 6 6.4 19 21.9 31 35.3 23 26.7
60 to 64 years 72 28 38.4 26 36.5 11 15.0 10 13.7 19 26.1 9 12.3
65 years and over 157 95 60.7 95 60.7 41 25.9 38 24.2 84 53.3 38 24.0
      65 to 74 years 80 42 52.8 42 52.8 13 16.3 19 23.7 39 48.2 21 26.3
      75 years and over 77 53 69.0 53 69.0 28 35.9 19 24.7 45 58.6 16 21.5

Male
 
  Total
717 439 61.3 396 55.2 104 14.5 167 23.4 369 51.5 89 12.5
Under 18 years 224 183 81.9 158 70.8 44 19.5 71 31.7 154 68.9 20 9.1
18 to 24 years 84 36 42.2 36 42.2 9 10.8 21 25.1 30 35.8 16 19.3
25 to 34 years 105 52 49.5 52 49.5 16 14.8 23 21.4 50 47.1 10 9.9
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 79 47 59.9 45 56.7 4 5.5 9 11.9 43 53.8 9 11.4
55 to 59 years 39 20 50.7 20 50.7 2 4.1 9 23.1 14 35.1 15 37.5
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 60 39 64.7 39 64.7 17 27.8 15 25.2 36 60.5 12 20.7
      65 to 74 years 26 16 59.6 16 59.6 4 16.0 7 26.0 15 58.1 7 26.1
      75 years and over 33 23 68.7 23 68.7 12 37.3 8 24.7 21 62.4 5 16.3

Female
 
  Total
859 455 52.9 403 46.9 92 10.7 175 20.4 365 42.5 125 14.5
Under 18 years 222 151 68.2 126 57.0 28 12.8 72 32.4 118 53.1 33 14.9
18 to 24 years 118 42 35.2 38 32.3 4 3.3 13 11.2 33 28.0 19 16.1
25 to 34 years 110 51 46.5 44 40.3 5 4.9 15 13.4 42 38.4 5 5.0
35 to 44 years 136 77 56.5 65 47.8 14 10.6 28 20.7 62 45.8 12 8.5
45 to 54 years 88 44 50.0 39 44.2 6 6.9 8 9.3 33 37.3 16 18.2
55 to 59 years 48 17 35.5 17 35.5 4 8.2 10 20.8 17 35.5 9 18.0
60 to 64 years 40 16 41.0 16 41.0 5 13.6 6 15.0 13 31.4 6 13.8
65 years and over 97 56 58.3 56 58.3 24 24.6 23 23.5 47 48.9 25 26.0
      65 to 74 years 54 26 49.4 26 49.4 9 16.4 12 22.6 23 43.3 14 26.4
      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)
1,576 894 56.7 799 50.7 196 12.4 342 21.7 735 46.6 214 13.6
          65 years and over 157 95 60.7 95 60.7 41 25.9 38 24.2 84 53.3 38 24.0
In families (2) 1,192 768 64.5 674 56.6 165 13.8 308 25.9 643 53.9 174 14.6
      Householder 341 198 58.0 171 50.1 39 11.5 74 21.8 160 47.0 49 14.3
          Under 65 years 295 169 57.2 142 48.1 26 8.8 62 20.9 134 45.3 39 13.2
          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) 430 329 76.6 280 65.1 72 16.8 143 33.2 267 62.1 53 12.4
              Under 6 years 139 103 73.8 93 66.5 25 17.7 39 27.9 90 64.8 9 6.6
              6 to 17 years 290 226 78.0 187 64.4 47 16.3 104 35.8 177 60.8 44 15.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 97 59 61.2 56 57.7 9 9.4 21 21.4 55 56.9 28 28.5
 
In married-couple families (11)
913 591 64.7 536 58.7 159 17.4 262 28.7 516 56.5 136 14.9
      Husbands (11) 244 145 59.2 131 53.4 37 15.0 59 24.0 123 50.5 37 15.1
          Under 65 years 206 120 58.5 106 51.6 24 11.5 50 24.5 101 49.2 29 14.2
          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) 260 147 56.6 135 51.7 37 14.1 59 22.5 127 49.0 37 14.2
          Under 65 years 233 132 56.5 119 51.0 26 11.2 54 23.1 114 48.9 33 14.1
          65 years and over 27 16 57.8 16 57.8 11 39.3 5 17.7 13 49.9 4 15.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 328 251 76.5 224 68.4 71 21.7 121 36.8 219 66.7 38 11.7
              Under 6 years 105 75 71.7 74 70.7 25 23.4 36 34.7 73 69.9 8 8.1
              6 to 17 years 223 175 78.8 150 67.3 47 20.9 84 37.8 145 65.2 30 13.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 60 35 58.1 34 56.4 7 11.3 16 26.2 33 55.1 21 35.3
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
70 44 62.9 37 53.6 0 0.0 7 10.7 37 53.6 11 16.3
      Householder 24 13 53.1 10 40.3 0 0.0 2 6.7 10 40.3 3 13.9
          Under 65 years 24 13 53.1 10 40.3 0 0.0 2 6.7 10 40.3 3 13.9
          65 years and over 0 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X) 0 (X)
      Related children under 18 years (9) 14 12 83.7 8 59.5 0 0.0 3 18.8 8 59.5 3 18.8
              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 11 9 86.6 6 54.7 0 0.0 2 18.4 6 54.7 2 18.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4 4 100.0 4 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 100.0 2 52.1
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
209 134 64.0 101 48.2 6 2.8 39 18.7 90 43.0 27 13.1
      Householder 72 42 57.8 31 42.5 2 3.5 14 19.7 27 37.9 9 11.8
          Under 65 years 60 35 59.0 24 40.5 2 3.9 10 16.5 21 34.9 6 10.5
          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) 88 67 75.9 47 53.6 1 1.1 20 22.3 40 45.4 12 14.2
              Under 6 years 31 25 81.0 16 51.4 0 0.6 2 5.7 14 46.3 0 0.0
              6 to 17 years 57 42 73.1 31 54.8 1 1.4 18 31.2 26 44.9 12 21.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 33 21 62.2 18 54.9 2 7.1 5 15.3 18 54.9 4 13.4
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
6 6 100.0 6 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 100.0 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 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 100.0 0 0.0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
378 120 31.6 118 31.2 30 8.1 34 9.0 86 22.6 40 10.5
      Male 153 58 37.7 56 36.9 13 8.8 16 10.2 42 27.6 13 8.5
          Under 65 years 136 45 33.3 44 32.3 12 8.5 11 7.9 30 22.2 8 6.2
              Living alone 58 13 22.2 13 22.2 3 6.0 2 3.0 5 9.2 7 11.7
          65 years and over 17 13 72.3 13 72.3 2 10.9 5 28.3 12 70.0 5 26.4
              Living alone 13 9 64.5 9 64.5 2 14.0 4 30.8 9 64.5 4 30.8
      Female 225 62 27.4 62 27.4 17 7.6 19 8.3 43 19.3 27 11.8
          Under 65 years 182 36 19.6 36 19.6 8 4.2 9 4.8 24 13.3 10 5.4
              Living alone 78 20 25.8 20 25.8 3 3.6 6 8.2 13 16.3 8 10.0
          65 years and over 43 26 60.9 26 60.9 9 21.7 10 23.1 19 44.5 17 39.2
              Living alone 38 22 56.2 22 56.2 5 12.4 10 25.8 15 38.0 17 43.9

Poverty Footnotes


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