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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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POV37: Families in Poverty by Size of Family and Number of Related Children: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands)

    Number of related children under 18 years (28)
Families in poverty None One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight or more

Below poverty level
 
One person
10,710 10,710 - - - - - - - -
  Under 65 8,583 8,583 - - - - - - - -
  65 and over 2,127 2,127 - - - - - - - -
 
Two people
2,898 1,650 1,248 - - - - - - -
  Householder under 65 2,329 1,116 1,212 - - - - - - -
  Householder 65 and over 570 533 36 - - - - - - -
 
Three people
1,878 284 566 1,028 - - - - - -
Four people 1,577 87 178 709 604 - - - - -
Five people 1,050 17 65 155 553 259 - - - -
Six people 416 2 9 43 82 213 66 - - -
Seven people 168 - 2 11 15 44 77 18 - -
Eight people 93 2 1 5 10 16 22 34 4 -
Nine or more people 67 - - - 7 4 8 7 26 14

Poverty Footnotes


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