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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)

Black alone
 
Total (1)
37,966 11,982 31.6 30,986 9,413 30.4 145 91 63.2 6,835 2,478 36.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
34,245 10,396 30.4 27,861 8,128 29.2 138 91 66.0 6,246 2,176 34.8
      Inside principal cities 19,100 6,867 36.0 15,218 5,381 35.4 66 42 (B) 3,816 1,444 37.8
      Outside principal cities 15,145 3,528 23.3 12,643 2,747 21.7 72 50 (B) 2,430 732 30.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,721 1,586 42.6 3,125 1,285 41.1 6 0 (B) 590 301 51.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
6,653 1,976 29.7 5,454 1,524 27.9 13 13 (B) 1,186 439 37.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 6,584 1,946 29.6 5,398 1,501 27.8 13 13 (B) 1,173 431 36.8
      Inside principal cities 4,328 1,474 34.1 3,546 1,156 32.6 7 7 (B) 775 311 40.1
      Outside principal cities 2,256 472 20.9 1,852 345 18.6 6 6 (B) 398 121 30.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 70 30 (B) 56 22 (B) 0 0 (X) 14 7 (B)
Midwest 6,723 2,449 36.4 5,445 1,941 35.6 29 16 (B) 1,248 493 39.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 6,497 2,338 36.0 5,267 1,852 35.2 29 16 (B) 1,201 471 39.2
      Inside principal cities 4,381 1,772 40.5 3,515 1,397 39.7 23 10 (B) 842 366 43.4
      Outside principal cities 2,117 566 26.7 1,752 455 26.0 6 6 (B) 359 105 29.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 226 111 49.2 178 89 50.1 0 0 (B) 47 22 (B)
South 21,058 6,697 31.8 17,361 5,334 30.7 87 58 66.4 3,611 1,305 36.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 17,715 5,270 29.8 14,548 4,178 28.7 81 58 71.2 3,086 1,035 33.5
      Inside principal cities 8,336 3,030 36.4 6,707 2,426 36.2 28 25 (B) 1,601 579 36.2
      Outside principal cities 9,379 2,240 23.9 7,842 1,751 22.3 53 33 (B) 1,484 456 30.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,343 1,427 42.7 2,813 1,157 41.1 6 0 (B) 525 270 51.5
West 3,531 859 24.3 2,726 614 22.5 15 5 (B) 790 241 30.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 3,449 841 24.4 2,648 597 22.6 15 5 (B) 787 239 30.4
      Inside principal cities 2,056 591 28.7 1,450 402 27.7 8 0 (B) 598 189 31.6
      Outside principal cities 1,393 250 17.9 1,198 195 16.3 7 5 (B) 189 50 26.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 82 19 22.6 78 17 21.2 0 0 (X) 4 2 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
889 247 27.8 736 193 26.3 2 2 (B) 150 51 34.0
Middle Atlantic 5,765 1,729 30.0 4,718 1,330 28.2 11 11 (B) 1,036 387 37.4
East North Central 5,480 2,056 37.5 4,499 1,670 37.1 19 10 (B) 962 376 39.1
West North Central 1,243 393 31.6 947 271 28.6 11 5 (B) 286 117 40.8
South Atlantic 12,558 3,797 30.2 10,274 2,968 28.9 67 58 (B) 2,217 772 34.8
East South Central 3,621 1,271 35.1 3,021 1,026 33.9 3 0 (B) 597 245 41.1
West South Central 4,880 1,629 33.4 4,066 1,341 33.0 17 0 (B) 797 288 36.2
Mountain 782 182 23.3 602 126 20.9 7 5 (B) 173 52 29.8
Pacific 2,749 677 24.6 2,124 488 23.0 8 0 (B) 617 189 30.7

Poverty Footnotes


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