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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 alone
Below poverty (5)
 
All families (10)
5,414 192 183 406 421 338 336 410 298 313 2,517 8,771 89 7,394 120 2,535 41

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,496 84 73 165 170 123 107 108 66 63 537 6,713 137 5,239 184 2,911 101
  One or more (13) 3,918 107 111 241 251 215 229 303 232 251 1,980 9,557 109 8,110 160 2,450 45
    One 1,342 58 37 107 111 58 110 112 106 95 548 7,679 144 6,738 177 2,913 98
    Two or more 2,576 49 74 134 140 157 119 191 125 155 1,432 10,536 144 9,136 205 2,311 51
 
Married-couple families
2,548 87 106 211 232 169 156 195 140 142 1,111 8,394 131 6,846 185 2,192 52

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,005 50 42 92 129 74 76 71 43 42 386 7,025 169 5,556 230 3,146 133
  One or more (13) 1,543 37 64 119 103 95 80 124 96 100 724 9,286 183 7,529 201 1,907 56
    One 337 18 10 36 36 14 20 25 21 32 125 7,194 302 6,450 454 2,031 132
    Two or more 1,206 19 54 83 68 80 60 99 76 68 599 9,870 216 7,942 278 1,884 61
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
499 22 15 47 53 31 29 41 29 22 209 7,935 278 6,375 390 2,754 155

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
181 12 13 27 20 15 6 17 7 5 58 5,913 368 4,483 736 2,544 258
  One or more (13) 318 10 2 20 32 16 23 24 22 17 152 9,083 366 7,547 559 2,841 189
    One 166 8 0 12 15 2 16 13 16 9 74 8,642 462 6,993 573 3,539 346
    Two or more 153 2 2 8 17 14 7 11 6 8 78 9,561 574 8,161 757 2,381 221
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
2,368 82 62 149 136 138 151 174 129 150 1,197 9,353 134 8,124 216 2,937 71

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
311 22 18 46 21 34 25 20 16 16 93 6,168 296 4,589 364 2,436 185
  One or more (13) 2,057 60 45 103 115 104 126 154 113 134 1,104 9,834 145 8,750 230 2,995 76
    One 839 32 27 59 60 42 74 73 69 55 349 7,683 171 6,764 214 3,324 144
    Two or more 1,218 28 18 44 55 62 52 80 44 79 756 11,317 204 10,547 367 2,863 89
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
168 3 7 10 5 9 7 5 11 7 105 10,247 457 10,993 1,022 3,795 340
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
7,982 432 442 985 734 822 490 427 413 326 2,911 5,848 46 5,201 107 5,848 117
  Male 3,483 185 127 394 294 374 211 185 211 160 1,342 6,140 69 5,842 164 6,140 188
  Female 4,498 247 315 591 440 448 279 242 202 166 1,569 5,622 61 4,750 123 5,622 153

Poverty Footnotes


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