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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
Above poverty
 
All families (10)
70,727 338 342 621 664 676 712 701 733 810 65,130 69,620 327 50,051 204 22,409 186

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
37,869 115 143 250 253 254 338 344 358 406 35,408 70,112 429 51,115 258 29,575 266
  One or more (13) 32,857 223 199 370 411 422 374 357 375 405 29,722 69,053 500 48,540 343 17,458 176
    One 14,675 127 87 185 168 169 151 157 136 206 13,289 65,659 656 47,700 494 20,598 270
    Two or more 18,183 96 112 185 244 253 223 200 239 199 16,433 71,792 731 49,266 476 15,692 202
 
Married-couple families
55,875 142 152 311 320 337 429 402 436 461 52,885 77,833 390 55,749 192 24,629 206

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
31,374 71 83 182 148 171 239 259 250 290 29,681 75,192 498 54,290 265 32,311 308
  One or more (13) 24,501 72 69 128 172 166 190 143 186 171 23,204 81,213 621 57,486 279 19,214 204
    One 9,831 24 33 58 67 47 62 34 53 81 9,374 81,107 869 59,388 420 23,341 339
    Two or more 14,670 48 37 71 106 119 128 109 133 90 13,830 81,285 857 56,109 372 17,182 231
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
4,532 46 41 60 84 60 59 86 74 69 3,953 47,533 938 33,169 599 16,640 410

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
2,328 10 12 18 31 20 29 35 35 22 2,115 52,811 1,163 39,934 1,038 20,091 613
  One or more (13) 2,205 36 29 43 53 40 30 50 39 47 1,838 41,961 1,478 27,284 1,022 13,548 551
    One 1,393 30 19 23 28 27 21 37 19 30 1,158 40,486 1,585 27,630 1,353 15,647 748
    Two or more 812 6 10 19 24 13 10 13 19 17 680 44,493 2,948 26,438 1,838 11,201 819
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
10,319 150 149 250 260 278 223 214 223 281 8,291 34,851 435 24,031 366 11,902 190

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
4,168 35 48 50 74 63 70 50 73 94 3,612 41,529 640 30,434 632 16,260 361
  One or more (13) 6,151 115 101 200 186 216 153 164 150 187 4,680 30,326 581 19,847 342 9,531 217
    One 3,450 74 36 104 73 94 68 86 64 95 2,757 31,804 779 21,661 348 12,176 366
    Two or more 2,701 41 66 95 113 121 85 78 86 92 1,923 28,437 869 16,982 586 7,274 255
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
245 5 9 4 7 10 9 21 8 8 163 24,669 2,707 13,738 1,256 9,278 1,182
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
40,823 588 918 1,278 1,149 1,331 1,209 1,088 986 929 31,347 30,738 239 19,682 114 30,738 337
  Male 20,481 216 405 471 380 592 472 432 398 357 16,757 34,609 358 23,050 170 34,609 524
  Female 20,342 372 513 807 769 739 737 656 587 573 14,590 26,840 314 16,884 205 26,840 433

Poverty Footnotes


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