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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)
Asian alone
Above poverty
 
All families (10)
3,153 12 11 19 18 24 20 18 29 28 2,975 84,710 1,605 56,602 754 25,573 621

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,511 2 4 14 11 14 13 13 8 16 1,415 76,654 1,982 53,900 1,157 29,825 1,067
  One or more (13) 1,642 10 7 4 7 10 7 5 20 12 1,560 92,122 2,471 58,823 991 23,057 781
    One 761 8 5 1 2 5 3 0 7 3 725 91,292 3,687 59,071 1,448 27,401 1,422
    Two or more 881 2 2 3 5 5 3 5 13 9 834 92,839 3,326 58,606 1,361 20,322 924
 
Married-couple families
2,585 8 8 14 15 14 18 8 20 18 2,462 91,552 1,851 59,441 778 27,319 718

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
1,188 2 4 13 10 9 12 6 8 11 1,113 80,655 2,272 55,776 1,252 32,290 1,297
  One or more (13) 1,397 6 4 1 5 5 7 2 12 7 1,349 100,816 2,805 62,110 989 24,729 884
    One 617 5 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 2 600 102,554 4,366 63,323 1,441 30,057 1,678
    Two or more 780 2 2 1 5 5 3 2 7 5 749 99,441 3,646 61,093 1,359 21,604 1,020
 
Families with a male householder,
 no wife present
209 4 0 3 1 2 0 2 1 3 191 63,119 3,820 49,390 3,166 19,765 1,751

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
138 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 133 68,831 4,955 54,271 3,796 22,913 2,493
  One or more (13) 70 4 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 58 51,899 5,558 46,001 3,851 14,557 2,213
    One 40 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 34 55,976 7,284 47,401 1,887 18,600 3,731
    Two or more 31 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 24 46,593 8,497 40,761 7,505 10,865 2,605
 
Families with a female householder,
 no spouse present
360 0 3 1 2 8 2 8 7 7 322 48,091 3,315 31,266 1,905 15,499 1,315

Number of related children under 18:
 
  None
185 0 0 0 0 5 2 6 0 3 169 56,819 5,719 37,107 2,130 20,963 2,610
  One or more (13) 175 0 3 1 2 3 0 2 7 4 153 38,853 3,003 25,215 1,917 11,044 1,140
    One 104 0 3 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 91 37,962 3,343 27,134 3,464 12,745 1,646
    Two or more 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 61 40,160 5,550 24,366 1,591 9,320 1,601
 
All Unrelated subfamilies (3)
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 131,003 71,308 14,660 26,284 56,337 42,688
 
Unrelated Individuals (4)
1,196 23 39 27 13 33 25 15 18 18 985 42,700 1,931 26,523 1,608 42,700 2,809
  Male 631 7 22 4 5 17 13 6 12 10 536 47,310 3,129 28,979 1,764 47,310 4,451
  Female 565 16 17 23 8 16 13 9 6 8 449 37,549 2,101 22,797 1,981 37,549 3,391

Poverty Footnotes


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