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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
Above poverty
 
All families (10)
7,304 71 70 135 145 128 121 149 123 127 6,236 47,096 701 32,865 557 14,443 265

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
3,248 26 22 34 52 39 48 50 55 42 2,881 50,384 1,042 37,010 665 19,498 525
  One or more (13) 4,056 45 48 101 94 89 73 99 68 84 3,355 44,464 945 28,936 651 11,693 296
    One 1,944 29 19 51 40 33 45 48 27 42 1,610 42,295 1,207 27,955 947 13,933 496
    Two or more 2,112 15 29 50 54 56 28 51 41 43 1,746 46,460 1,434 29,725 1,006 10,306 371
 
Married-couple families
4,041 8 16 39 34 30 40 41 53 32 3,749 61,518 1,095 47,077 913 17,959 408

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
2,044 6 3 23 17 10 19 28 34 19 1,885 59,578 1,544 43,519 1,267 24,092 826
  One or more (13) 1,997 2 13 15 17 20 20 12 20 13 1,864 63,504 1,552 51,153 1,067 14,431 447
    One 787 0 5 8 8 7 8 1 8 6 736 64,099 1,817 53,965 1,601 17,762 759
    Two or more 1,210 2 8 7 9 13 12 11 11 8 1,128 63,117 2,272 48,764 1,913 12,840 556
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
651 7 10 23 11 6 15 16 16 17 529 34,196 1,172 26,444 1,298 11,554 589

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
323 4 6 3 5 5 7 7 4 3 279 39,741 1,715 31,208 2,008 14,739 1,041
  One or more (13) 328 4 5 20 6 1 8 9 13 13 250 28,744 1,544 21,205 1,701 8,930 666
    One 204 4 2 9 6 1 7 6 8 5 156 29,120 1,816 21,928 2,120 11,039 1,044
    Two or more 124 0 3 11 0 0 1 2 5 8 93 28,126 2,785 18,172 3,505 6,737 849
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
2,613 55 44 73 101 91 67 92 53 78 1,958 28,006 789 18,897 484 9,090 305

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
881 16 13 8 30 24 22 15 17 20 716 32,949 971 25,446 958 11,763 521
  One or more (13) 1,732 39 30 65 71 68 45 78 36 58 1,242 25,491 1,079 16,499 495 7,908 378
    One 953 26 13 34 25 25 30 40 12 31 718 27,114 1,733 18,849 735 10,240 734
    Two or more 779 14 18 32 46 42 14 38 25 27 524 23,504 1,119 13,807 622 5,984 341
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
24 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 14 13,001 2,215 9,867 2,026 4,217 1,094
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
4,866 100 131 184 146 137 119 118 131 114 3,686 25,228 453 17,945 256 25,228 737
  Male 2,436 39 63 61 63 60 55 67 58 42 1,927 27,210 744 18,973 330 27,210 1,179
  Female 2,429 61 68 123 83 77 63 51 73 71 1,759 23,241 513 16,467 515 23,241 935

Poverty Footnotes


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