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POV41: Region, Division and Type of Residence--Poverty Status for All People, Family Members and Unrelated Individuals by Family Structure: 2008

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

(Numbers in thousands)

  All people (1) People in families (2) People in unrelated subfamilies (3) Unrelated individuals (4)
All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6)

All races
 
Total (1)
301,041 53,805 17.9 248,301 38,995 15.7 1,207 675 55.9 51,534 14,135 27.4

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
253,048 43,924 17.4 208,292 32,004 15.4 932 496 53.2 43,825 11,424 26.1
      Inside principal cities 97,217 22,806 23.5 75,835 16,662 22.0 376 207 54.9 21,006 5,937 28.3
      Outside principal cities 155,831 21,118 13.6 132,457 15,342 11.6 555 289 52.1 22,819 5,487 24.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 47,993 9,881 20.6 40,009 6,991 17.5 275 179 65.1 7,709 2,710 35.2

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
54,123 8,324 15.4 44,512 5,647 12.7 165 74 44.8 9,445 2,603 27.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 48,600 7,490 15.4 39,966 5,140 12.9 125 57 45.6 8,508 2,293 27.0
      Inside principal cities 15,811 4,110 26.0 12,324 3,009 24.4 30 19 (B) 3,457 1,082 31.3
      Outside principal cities 32,789 3,380 10.3 27,643 2,130 7.7 95 38 40.4 5,052 1,211 24.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,523 834 15.1 4,546 507 11.2 40 17 (B) 937 309 33.0
Midwest 65,589 10,790 16.5 53,885 7,573 14.1 272 171 62.7 11,432 3,046 26.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 50,443 8,131 16.1 41,267 5,761 14.0 160 96 60.2 9,017 2,273 25.2
      Inside principal cities 18,501 4,326 23.4 14,191 3,045 21.5 81 44 54.4 4,229 1,237 29.2
      Outside principal cities 31,942 3,805 11.9 27,076 2,716 10.0 79 52 66.1 4,788 1,037 21.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15,146 2,659 17.6 12,618 1,812 14.4 112 74 66.4 2,416 773 32.0
South 110,666 21,865 19.8 91,959 16,343 17.8 392 248 63.2 18,315 5,274 28.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 90,000 16,845 18.7 74,646 12,678 17.0 315 185 58.8 15,039 3,982 26.5
      Inside principal cities 32,972 8,128 24.6 26,050 6,181 23.7 102 72 70.3 6,820 1,875 27.5
      Outside principal cities 57,028 8,718 15.3 48,596 6,496 13.4 213 114 53.3 8,218 2,108 25.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 20,667 5,020 24.3 17,313 3,666 21.2 77 62 81.0 3,277 1,291 39.4
West 70,663 12,827 18.2 57,945 9,432 16.3 378 183 48.4 12,340 3,213 26.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 64,006 11,458 17.9 52,413 8,425 16.1 332 157 47.4 11,261 2,876 25.5
      Inside principal cities 29,933 6,243 20.9 23,270 4,427 19.0 163 72 44.3 6,500 1,744 26.8
      Outside principal cities 34,073 5,216 15.3 29,143 3,999 13.7 169 85 50.5 4,761 1,132 23.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 6,657 1,369 20.6 5,532 1,007 18.2 46 25 (B) 1,079 337 31.2

Division (31)
 
New England
14,121 1,902 13.5 11,470 1,213 10.6 37 15 (B) 2,614 675 25.8
Middle Atlantic 40,002 6,421 16.1 33,042 4,434 13.4 128 60 46.5 6,832 1,928 28.2
East North Central 45,714 7,689 16.8 37,870 5,551 14.7 158 106 67.5 7,687 2,031 26.4
West North Central 19,875 3,101 15.6 16,015 2,022 12.6 114 64 56.2 3,746 1,014 27.1
South Atlantic 57,769 10,250 17.7 47,564 7,361 15.5 220 172 78.4 9,986 2,717 27.2
East South Central 18,025 3,924 21.8 14,932 2,838 19.0 53 25 (B) 3,039 1,060 34.9
West South Central 34,872 7,691 22.1 29,463 6,144 20.9 119 50 42.4 5,290 1,497 28.3
Mountain 21,766 3,930 18.1 17,814 2,894 16.2 112 57 51.1 3,841 979 25.5
Pacific 48,896 8,897 18.2 40,131 6,538 16.3 266 126 47.2 8,499 2,234 26.3

Poverty Footnotes


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