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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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POV28: Income and Deficit or Surplus of Families and Unrelated Individuals by Poverty Status: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers of families and unrelated individuals in thousands, deficits and surpluses and their standard errors in dollars. Income deficit is the number of dollars a poor family's (or unrelated individual's) income falls below its poverty threshold. If income is negative, the deficit equals the threshold. Income surplus is the difference in dollars between a nonpoor family's income and its poverty threshold)

    Mean deficit or surplus (20) Median deficit or surplus (20) Deficit or surplus per capita (22)
Total Under $500 $500 to $999 $1,000 to $1,999 $2,000 to $2,999 $3,000 to $3,999 $4,000 to $4,999 $5,000 to $5,999 $6,000 to $6,999 $7,000 to $7,999 $8,000 or more Value Standard error (19) Value Standard error (19) Value Standard error (19)
All Races
Below poverty (5)
 
All families (10)
8,147 266 270 592 573 506 498 555 487 456 3,945 9,102 75 7,718 102 2,596 35

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
2,043 114 106 215 217 174 159 141 112 78 726 6,750 119 5,255 165 2,837 83
  One or more (13) 6,104 151 164 376 356 332 339 415 375 378 3,219 9,888 89 8,596 143 2,547 38
    One 2,070 79 66 153 153 102 157 156 170 150 882 7,890 117 6,986 145 2,978 80
    Two or more 4,035 73 97 223 203 230 182 258 205 227 2,337 10,913 117 9,735 177 2,417 43
 
Married-couple families
3,261 115 130 280 280 211 195 240 189 168 1,453 8,642 121 6,952 162 2,234 47

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,273 65 49 122 155 92 100 84 67 46 491 7,102 152 5,621 218 3,107 115
  One or more (13) 1,989 50 81 158 125 118 94 156 122 122 962 9,628 168 7,734 188 1,972 51
    One 447 26 16 44 45 18 23 35 29 34 177 7,553 281 6,566 374 2,122 121
    Two or more 1,542 23 65 114 81 100 72 122 93 88 785 10,230 199 8,196 278 1,943 56
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
723 39 22 63 72 46 46 52 40 32 310 8,083 239 6,510 346 2,737 128

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
252 17 20 35 27 17 16 21 9 7 83 6,083 330 4,652 493 2,550 220
  One or more (13) 471 22 2 29 46 28 30 31 31 25 227 9,152 311 7,646 465 2,809 154
    One 234 14 0 14 24 9 18 16 21 13 105 8,456 385 7,015 502 3,363 275
    Two or more 237 8 2 15 21 19 12 15 10 12 122 9,842 482 8,356 732 2,464 186
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
4,163 112 117 248 221 249 257 262 259 255 2,182 9,638 103 8,558 184 2,905 53

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
519 32 37 58 36 65 42 36 37 24 152 6,212 229 4,743 278 2,384 138
  One or more (13) 3,645 80 80 190 185 185 214 227 222 231 2,030 10,126 110 9,249 186 2,962 56
    One 1,388 38 50 96 84 75 116 105 120 104 600 7,904 133 7,097 178 3,322 110
    Two or more 2,256 42 30 94 101 110 98 121 102 127 1,430 11,493 151 10,954 245 2,832 65
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
207 3 10 10 6 9 12 7 13 8 128 10,234 411 10,909 844 3,816 309
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
10,710 539 561 1,354 979 1,112 652 559 555 430 3,968 5,912 40 5,281 95 5,912 101
  Male 4,759 225 168 559 391 511 292 250 275 211 1,878 6,216 59 5,934 138 6,216 162
  Female 5,951 314 393 795 588 601 360 309 280 219 2,090 5,670 53 4,788 110 5,670 133

Poverty Footnotes


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