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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)
Black alone
Below poverty (5)
 
All families (10)
2,055 56 61 125 99 124 130 111 151 115 1,083 9,846 147 8,725 288 2,740 68

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
347 24 21 24 30 34 34 27 37 10 106 6,566 273 5,259 331 2,436 166
  One or more (13) 1,709 32 40 101 69 90 96 84 115 104 977 10,512 163 9,795 288 2,784 73
    One 571 14 23 38 26 33 43 33 48 51 263 8,334 211 7,552 229 3,167 156
    Two or more 1,138 18 18 64 43 57 54 51 67 53 714 11,605 214 10,995 305 2,668 84
 
Married-couple families
346 18 11 33 17 21 18 24 28 14 161 9,569 410 7,161 520 2,337 148

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
134 11 3 10 11 9 12 9 17 3 49 7,181 423 6,126 406 2,750 292
  One or more (13) 212 7 8 22 7 12 6 15 11 11 112 11,078 591 8,984 1,091 2,201 172
    One 57 4 2 6 3 4 0 7 4 1 26 8,733 890 6,646 1,399 2,384 374
    Two or more 155 3 6 16 4 8 6 8 7 10 86 11,943 727 9,881 1,368 2,157 194
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
161 12 3 8 15 11 13 11 7 8 75 8,659 513 7,250 836 2,733 260

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
52 5 3 3 6 2 6 3 1 2 19 6,683 800 4,878 728 2,514 465
  One or more (13) 110 7 0 4 8 8 7 7 6 6 56 9,590 636 8,455 1,375 2,814 310
    One 53 5 0 0 6 5 2 3 3 2 25 8,140 705 7,468 1,447 3,086 508
    Two or more 57 2 0 4 2 3 5 4 2 4 31 10,943 1,007 10,460 2,337 2,651 391
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
1,548 26 47 85 67 92 98 76 116 92 848 10,032 163 9,173 306 2,846 80

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
161 9 15 10 13 22 15 14 18 6 39 6,016 391 4,739 412 2,167 221
  One or more (13) 1,387 17 33 75 54 70 83 62 98 87 808 10,498 172 9,950 287 2,906 84
    One 461 5 21 31 16 24 40 23 41 48 211 8,307 222 7,599 220 3,319 183
    Two or more 926 13 11 43 38 46 43 39 58 39 597 11,589 225 11,113 310 2,783 96
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
24 0 4 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 15 10,273 1,164 11,741 1,315 3,880 911
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
1,970 77 91 274 198 220 119 105 118 67 702 5,882 88 5,069 198 5,882 238
  Male 936 32 30 119 82 101 64 50 49 38 370 6,260 128 5,777 297 6,260 369
  Female 1,033 44 61 155 115 119 55 55 69 29 332 5,539 120 4,417 286 5,539 315

Poverty Footnotes


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