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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
Hispanic (of any race)
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
10,987 9,018 82.1 8,025 73.0 1,888 17.2 4,506 41.0 7,287 66.3 1,480 13.5
Under 18 years 5,010 4,638 92.6 4,100 81.8 937 18.7 2,443 48.8 3,814 76.1 757 15.1
18 to 24 years 1,172 822 70.1 750 63.9 157 13.4 366 31.2 665 56.7 142 12.1
25 to 34 years 1,672 1,286 76.9 1,151 68.8 198 11.8 617 36.9 1,051 62.8 179 10.7
35 to 44 years 1,347 1,045 77.6 885 65.7 166 12.3 467 34.7 801 59.5 132 9.8
45 to 54 years 802 591 73.7 526 65.7 195 24.4 285 35.5 468 58.4 108 13.5
55 to 59 years 245 170 69.6 161 65.6 67 27.3 80 32.6 136 55.5 36 14.5
60 to 64 years 214 122 57.1 118 54.9 49 23.0 60 28.0 94 43.8 26 12.3
65 years and over 525 343 65.2 335 63.7 119 22.6 189 35.9 258 49.1 99 18.8
      65 to 74 years 288 178 61.9 173 60.2 61 21.0 103 35.6 133 46.2 48 16.7
      75 years and over 238 165 69.3 161 67.8 58 24.4 86 36.3 125 52.6 51 21.3

Male
 
  Total
5,116 4,044 79.1 3,558 69.5 789 15.4 1,943 38.0 3,234 63.2 593 11.6
Under 18 years 2,493 2,287 91.7 2,014 80.8 455 18.2 1,204 48.3 1,869 75.0 385 15.4
18 to 24 years 539 352 65.3 311 57.7 57 10.6 128 23.8 275 51.0 56 10.4
25 to 34 years 715 484 67.8 429 60.1 60 8.4 208 29.1 390 54.6 47 6.6
35 to 44 years 605 418 69.0 345 57.0 47 7.7 172 28.3 312 51.6 31 5.0
45 to 54 years 369 256 69.3 222 60.0 77 20.9 118 31.9 194 52.5 31 8.4
55 to 59 years 119 81 68.1 77 64.5 31 26.3 28 24.0 67 56.7 11 9.6
60 to 64 years 91 53 58.0 50 54.4 21 23.2 24 26.3 39 43.1 8 8.2
65 years and over 185 113 61.3 111 59.8 41 22.1 61 32.8 87 47.2 24 13.0
      65 to 74 years 103 64 62.1 62 60.5 23 22.4 33 32.2 48 46.8 14 13.6
      75 years and over 82 49 60.3 48 58.9 18 21.7 28 33.7 39 47.7 10 12.3

Female
 
  Total
5,871 4,973 84.7 4,467 76.1 1,099 18.7 2,563 43.7 4,053 69.0 887 15.1
Under 18 years 2,517 2,350 93.4 2,086 82.9 482 19.2 1,239 49.2 1,945 77.3 372 14.8
18 to 24 years 634 470 74.2 439 69.2 100 15.8 238 37.5 390 61.6 86 13.6
25 to 34 years 958 802 83.7 722 75.4 138 14.4 409 42.7 660 69.0 132 13.8
35 to 44 years 741 628 84.7 540 72.9 119 16.1 296 39.9 489 65.9 102 13.7
45 to 54 years 432 335 77.4 305 70.5 118 27.3 167 38.6 274 63.5 77 17.9
55 to 59 years 126 90 71.0 84 66.6 36 28.2 51 40.7 69 54.3 24 19.1
60 to 64 years 123 70 56.5 68 55.2 28 22.8 36 29.2 55 44.3 19 15.2
65 years and over 340 229 67.4 224 65.7 78 22.8 128 37.6 171 50.1 75 21.9
      65 to 74 years 185 114 61.8 111 60.1 37 20.3 69 37.6 85 45.8 34 18.5
      75 years and over 156 115 74.1 113 72.5 40 25.8 59 37.6 86 55.2 40 26.0

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
10,987 9,018 82.1 8,025 73.0 1,888 17.2 4,506 41.0 7,287 66.3 1,480 13.5
          65 years and over 525 343 65.2 335 63.7 119 22.6 189 35.9 258 49.1 99 18.8
In families (2) 9,303 8,167 87.8 7,211 77.5 1,634 17.6 4,115 44.2 6,597 70.9 1,285 13.8
      Householder 2,239 1,894 84.6 1,693 75.6 412 18.4 968 43.2 1,534 68.5 332 14.8
          Under 65 years 2,105 1,818 86.3 1,618 76.9 388 18.4 923 43.9 1,475 70.0 328 15.6
          65 years and over 133 76 57.1 75 56.2 24 18.1 44 33.2 59 44.4 4 2.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,888 4,529 92.6 3,995 81.7 921 18.8 2,390 48.9 3,718 76.1 752 15.4
              Under 6 years 2,045 1,872 91.5 1,709 83.6 337 16.5 969 47.4 1,619 79.2 295 14.4
              6 to 17 years 2,843 2,657 93.5 2,285 80.4 584 20.5 1,421 50.0 2,099 73.8 457 16.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 554 451 81.5 403 72.8 117 21.1 232 41.8 352 63.5 81 14.7
 
In married-couple families (11)
5,005 4,306 86.0 3,656 73.0 482 9.6 1,723 34.4 3,381 67.5 312 6.2
      Husbands (11) 1,081 869 80.4 746 69.1 102 9.4 341 31.5 684 63.3 64 5.9
          Under 65 years 978 817 83.5 697 71.2 83 8.5 315 32.2 641 65.6 64 6.5
          65 years and over 103 53 51.2 50 48.5 19 18.3 26 25.3 42 41.1 0 0.0
      Wives (11) 1,077 870 80.8 745 69.2 103 9.6 341 31.6 676 62.8 63 5.9
          Under 65 years 999 823 82.4 699 70.0 90 9.0 319 31.9 637 63.8 63 6.4
          65 years and over 78 47 60.2 46 58.8 14 17.6 22 27.7 39 50.4 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,410 2,225 92.3 1,877 77.9 220 9.1 914 37.9 1,758 72.9 169 7.0
              Under 6 years 989 908 91.8 791 80.0 68 6.9 365 36.9 756 76.4 58 5.8
              6 to 17 years 1,421 1,316 92.6 1,086 76.4 152 10.7 549 38.6 1,002 70.5 111 7.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 260 206 79.3 173 66.6 32 12.3 75 28.7 157 60.5 14 5.3
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
546 440 80.5 390 71.4 81 14.8 227 41.6 345 63.2 64 11.7
      Householder 154 119 77.4 106 68.6 21 13.8 61 39.3 92 59.5 17 10.9
          Under 65 years 152 118 77.5 104 68.6 21 14.0 59 38.9 92 60.3 17 11.1
          65 years and over 2 1 69.0 1 69.0 0 0.0 1 69.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 260 231 89.0 208 79.9 41 15.7 127 48.9 196 75.5 31 12.1
              Under 6 years 121 104 86.1 97 80.0 14 11.9 49 40.2 92 76.0 14 11.5
              6 to 17 years 139 127 91.4 111 79.8 26 18.9 78 56.4 104 75.1 18 12.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 19 14 74.6 14 74.6 6 34.3 12 61.7 10 55.3 2 12.6
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
3,751 3,421 91.2 3,165 84.4 1,071 28.6 2,166 57.7 2,871 76.5 909 24.2
      Householder 1,007 909 90.3 847 84.1 286 28.4 570 56.6 769 76.3 253 25.1
          Under 65 years 968 883 91.3 821 84.8 280 28.9 553 57.2 749 77.4 249 25.7
          65 years and over 39 26 66.0 26 66.0 6 16.2 17 42.5 19 48.7 4 9.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,218 2,073 93.5 1,910 86.1 661 29.8 1,349 60.8 1,764 79.6 551 24.9
              Under 6 years 935 860 91.9 822 87.8 255 27.3 555 59.4 772 82.5 223 23.9
              6 to 17 years 1,282 1,213 94.6 1,088 84.9 406 31.6 793 61.9 993 77.4 328 25.6
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 275 231 84.0 216 78.7 79 28.6 145 52.9 184 67.0 65 23.7
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
108 96 89.0 92 85.5 17 16.0 52 47.9 80 74.8 1 1.2
          Under 18 years 67 63 92.9 61 90.2 12 17.2 33 48.6 56 82.6 1 0.9
              Under 6 years 44 40 89.6 40 89.6 5 11.6 25 56.1 34 78.1 0 0.0
              6 to 17 years 23 23 99.1 21 91.3 7 28.0 8 34.4 21 91.3 1 2.6
          18 years and over 40 33 82.5 31 77.5 6 13.9 19 46.8 25 61.7 1 1.6
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
1,577 756 47.9 722 45.8 236 15.0 339 21.5 610 38.7 194 12.3
      Male 790 309 39.1 287 36.3 97 12.2 125 15.8 239 30.2 55 7.0
          Under 65 years 741 276 37.2 253 34.2 79 10.7 109 14.7 216 29.2 37 4.9
              Living alone 186 55 29.7 55 29.7 27 14.4 27 14.7 44 23.8 20 10.9
          65 years and over 50 33 67.3 33 67.3 18 35.8 16 33.0 23 46.0 19 37.7
              Living alone 37 25 67.6 25 67.6 11 30.4 14 39.2 14 38.9 17 45.4
      Female 786 447 56.8 435 55.4 140 17.8 215 27.3 371 47.1 138 17.6
          Under 65 years 603 322 53.5 311 51.6 88 14.7 142 23.5 278 46.1 74 12.4
              Living alone 177 99 55.9 99 55.9 51 29.0 58 32.7 82 46.2 43 24.3
          65 years and over 183 124 67.8 124 67.8 51 27.9 73 39.6 93 50.5 64 34.8
              Living alone 174 119 68.3 119 68.3 51 29.1 69 39.7 87 50.1 64 36.8

Poverty Footnotes


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