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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)
White A.O.I.C.
Below poverty (5)
 
All families (10)
5,541 193 185 410 436 350 341 412 306 318 2,591 8,805 88 7,434 120 2,541 41

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,517 84 73 165 172 127 109 108 68 64 548 6,742 136 5,266 185 2,922 100
  One or more (13) 4,024 109 112 245 264 223 231 304 238 254 2,043 9,582 108 8,159 166 2,456 45
    One 1,386 59 38 108 118 64 111 113 111 96 567 7,676 141 6,732 171 2,910 96
    Two or more 2,639 50 74 137 147 159 120 191 127 158 1,476 10,583 143 9,219 205 2,318 50
 
Married-couple families
2,594 89 106 212 239 172 160 196 144 144 1,133 8,403 130 6,858 182 2,189 51

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,016 50 42 92 129 75 78 71 45 42 393 7,051 168 5,587 232 3,158 132
  One or more (13) 1,578 39 64 120 110 97 81 125 99 102 740 9,273 181 7,523 199 1,903 55
    One 348 19 10 36 37 14 21 26 22 32 129 7,180 296 6,424 432 2,030 130
    Two or more 1,231 20 54 84 73 83 60 99 77 70 612 9,864 213 7,946 275 1,879 61
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
510 22 15 47 54 33 29 42 30 22 216 8,031 279 6,437 384 2,787 155

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
181 12 13 27 20 15 6 17 7 5 58 5,911 368 4,507 733 2,543 258
  One or more (13) 330 10 2 20 34 18 23 24 23 17 158 9,195 365 7,620 569 2,885 189
    One 171 8 0 12 17 4 16 13 17 9 75 8,561 452 6,909 530 3,521 339
    Two or more 158 2 2 8 17 14 7 11 6 8 83 9,882 577 8,449 742 2,467 224
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
2,436 82 64 151 143 145 152 174 132 152 1,242 9,395 133 8,217 230 2,946 70

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
320 22 18 46 22 37 25 20 16 17 97 6,232 292 4,614 370 2,459 183
  One or more (13) 2,117 60 46 105 121 108 127 154 116 135 1,144 9,872 143 8,848 232 3,002 75
    One 867 32 28 60 63 46 74 73 72 55 363 7,699 169 6,784 210 3,322 142
    Two or more 1,250 28 18 45 57 62 53 80 44 80 781 11,380 201 10,714 364 2,873 88
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
172 3 7 10 5 9 8 5 11 7 108 10,216 448 10,850 946 3,786 335
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
8,153 436 448 1,009 742 836 499 432 421 335 2,996 5,868 45 5,246 107 5,868 116
  Male 3,569 188 129 406 299 381 216 189 214 163 1,384 6,156 69 5,876 160 6,156 186
  Female 4,584 249 319 602 443 455 283 243 207 172 1,611 5,644 60 4,792 123 5,644 152

Poverty Footnotes


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