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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 alone, not Hispanic
Below poverty (5)
 
All families (10)
3,383 144 118 272 288 202 218 255 175 179 1,533 8,460 111 7,114 167 2,733 58

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,181 68 53 132 143 96 78 83 43 50 436 6,736 154 5,243 213 3,007 118
  One or more (13) 2,201 76 65 139 145 106 140 172 132 130 1,097 9,385 145 7,973 204 2,640 66
    One 874 40 29 77 74 36 81 63 65 58 351 7,522 179 6,571 232 2,997 127
    Two or more 1,327 36 36 63 70 70 59 108 67 72 746 10,612 202 9,317 299 2,500 76
 
Married-couple families
1,545 64 65 136 157 83 95 102 76 78 690 8,350 169 6,940 264 2,492 78

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
807 40 33 72 109 55 60 49 33 35 321 7,100 187 5,693 295 3,264 154
  One or more (13) 738 24 32 64 47 27 35 53 43 43 370 9,717 280 8,016 332 2,096 89
    One 194 13 8 23 20 5 9 8 11 17 79 7,151 409 6,930 540 2,087 182
    Two or more 544 11 24 41 27 22 26 45 32 25 291 10,631 342 8,743 472 2,099 101
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
365 18 11 36 40 25 20 34 15 11 156 7,927 330 5,964 454 2,932 197

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
148 11 9 25 17 14 3 15 3 2 51 5,965 417 3,936 843 2,662 303
  One or more (13) 217 7 2 10 23 12 17 19 12 9 105 9,270 454 7,621 808 3,069 251
    One 120 6 0 5 12 1 16 11 11 6 52 8,625 538 6,873 682 3,736 437
    Two or more 97 2 2 5 11 10 1 8 1 3 52 10,062 758 8,833 1,157 2,582 303
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
1,473 62 42 100 91 94 103 118 85 91 687 8,707 162 7,452 217 2,976 94

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
226 18 11 35 17 27 15 18 7 13 64 5,945 340 4,317 463 2,406 217
  One or more (13) 1,246 44 31 64 74 67 88 100 78 77 623 9,208 178 7,993 277 3,060 102
    One 561 22 20 48 42 30 55 45 44 34 220 7,415 211 6,406 278 3,318 180
    Two or more 686 23 10 16 32 37 32 55 34 43 403 10,675 259 9,830 411 2,931 124
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
134 3 7 9 4 7 5 3 10 4 82 9,995 530 10,162 1,061 3,760 386
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
6,539 362 383 798 608 678 421 359 320 278 2,333 5,780 50 5,057 111 5,780 129
  Male 2,754 140 109 299 231 303 176 144 159 127 1,065 6,162 78 5,822 186 6,162 213
  Female 3,786 222 274 499 376 375 245 215 161 151 1,268 5,502 66 4,598 129 5,502 164

Poverty Footnotes


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