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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
Above poverty
 
All families (10)
58,769 242 257 445 472 503 558 514 560 638 54,580 71,885 365 51,792 204 23,420 196

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
32,446 87 116 193 187 194 270 274 286 339 30,500 72,130 475 52,496 270 30,860 292
  One or more (13) 26,323 155 141 253 285 309 288 240 274 299 24,080 71,584 565 50,894 310 18,023 193
    One 11,606 81 61 126 119 126 101 105 96 158 10,633 68,147 744 50,400 477 21,264 305
    Two or more 14,716 74 80 126 167 183 187 135 177 141 13,447 74,295 822 51,276 412 16,234 225
 
Married-couple families
48,231 123 127 246 257 287 364 336 351 403 45,738 78,638 423 56,222 204 25,206 215

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
27,676 62 76 142 120 150 204 217 201 258 26,245 76,368 539 54,971 278 33,112 332
  One or more (13) 20,555 61 51 104 137 137 160 119 150 144 19,492 81,696 676 57,800 302 19,382 218
    One 8,206 19 24 45 54 38 49 30 38 71 7,837 81,453 953 59,624 457 23,505 371
    Two or more 12,348 42 26 59 83 98 110 89 112 73 11,655 81,857 930 56,494 402 17,367 250
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
3,501 31 30 32 68 49 44 66 55 48 3,077 49,252 1,152 34,076 678 17,471 503

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,785 6 7 12 26 14 21 27 30 17 1,624 54,319 1,403 40,541 1,072 20,950 742
  One or more (13) 1,716 25 24 20 43 35 23 39 25 31 1,453 43,981 1,832 28,387 1,535 14,399 687
    One 1,087 19 17 13 19 24 14 30 12 24 915 41,771 1,938 28,432 1,743 16,304 912
    Two or more 628 6 6 6 24 11 9 9 13 6 539 47,806 3,708 28,317 2,332 12,238 1,043
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
7,037 88 100 168 147 167 150 111 154 187 5,765 36,862 514 26,081 358 12,941 237

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
2,985 19 33 39 42 29 45 29 55 63 2,631 43,482 737 32,086 797 17,593 450
  One or more (13) 4,053 70 67 130 105 138 105 82 99 124 3,134 31,987 698 21,312 444 10,232 271
    One 2,313 44 20 68 45 64 37 45 47 62 1,880 33,335 823 23,435 1,010 12,906 421
    Two or more 1,740 26 47 61 60 74 68 37 52 61 1,253 30,195 1,200 18,312 590 7,847 355
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
206 4 5 0 7 10 7 21 7 6 138 24,247 2,587 14,182 1,693 9,354 1,201
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
33,828 456 727 1,050 975 1,122 1,034 929 814 772 25,948 31,161 269 19,882 132 31,161 377
  Male 16,908 166 312 398 305 495 394 346 319 292 13,881 35,306 396 23,456 188 35,306 587
  Female 16,920 291 416 652 669 627 640 583 494 480 12,068 27,019 360 16,778 224 27,019 489

Poverty Footnotes


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