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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 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6)

All races
 
Total (1)
301,041 56,520 18.8 248,301 40,938 16.5 1,207 692 57.3 51,534 14,890 28.9

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
253,048 46,111 18.2 208,292 33,553 16.1 932 507 54.4 43,825 12,052 27.5
      Inside principal cities 97,217 23,867 24.6 75,835 17,406 23.0 376 215 57.2 21,006 6,245 29.7
      Outside principal cities 155,831 22,244 14.3 132,457 16,146 12.2 555 292 52.5 22,819 5,806 25.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 47,993 10,408 21.7 40,009 7,385 18.5 275 185 67.0 7,709 2,839 36.8

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
54,123 8,806 16.3 44,512 5,986 13.4 165 75 45.2 9,445 2,745 29.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 48,600 7,941 16.3 39,966 5,451 13.6 125 58 46.1 8,508 2,432 28.6
      Inside principal cities 15,811 4,290 27.1 12,324 3,134 25.4 30 19 (B) 3,457 1,138 32.9
      Outside principal cities 32,789 3,651 11.1 27,643 2,318 8.4 95 39 41.0 5,052 1,294 25.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,523 865 15.7 4,546 535 11.8 40 17 (B) 937 313 33.4
Midwest 65,589 11,398 17.4 53,885 8,014 14.9 272 173 63.7 11,432 3,211 28.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 50,443 8,522 16.9 41,267 6,036 14.6 160 96 60.2 9,017 2,390 26.5
      Inside principal cities 18,501 4,558 24.6 14,191 3,207 22.6 81 44 54.4 4,229 1,306 30.9
      Outside principal cities 31,942 3,965 12.4 27,076 2,829 10.4 79 52 66.1 4,788 1,083 22.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15,146 2,876 19.0 12,618 1,978 15.7 112 77 68.8 2,416 821 34.0
South 110,666 22,783 20.6 91,959 16,980 18.5 392 250 63.9 18,315 5,552 30.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 90,000 17,541 19.5 74,646 13,154 17.6 315 185 58.8 15,039 4,202 27.9
      Inside principal cities 32,972 8,434 25.6 26,050 6,394 24.5 102 72 70.3 6,820 1,969 28.9
      Outside principal cities 57,028 9,107 16.0 48,596 6,760 13.9 213 114 53.3 8,218 2,234 27.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 20,667 5,242 25.4 17,313 3,827 22.1 77 65 84.5 3,277 1,350 41.2
West 70,663 13,532 19.2 57,945 9,957 17.2 378 193 51.2 12,340 3,382 27.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 64,006 12,107 18.9 52,413 8,911 17.0 332 168 50.7 11,261 3,027 26.9
      Inside principal cities 29,933 6,585 22.0 23,270 4,671 20.1 163 81 49.6 6,500 1,833 28.2
      Outside principal cities 34,073 5,522 16.2 29,143 4,240 14.5 169 88 51.7 4,761 1,194 25.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 6,657 1,426 21.4 5,532 1,045 18.9 46 25 (B) 1,079 355 32.9

Division (31)
 
New England
14,121 2,011 14.2 11,470 1,279 11.2 37 15 (B) 2,614 716 27.4
Middle Atlantic 40,002 6,796 17.0 33,042 4,707 14.2 128 60 46.5 6,832 2,029 29.7
East North Central 45,714 8,083 17.7 37,870 5,822 15.4 158 106 67.5 7,687 2,154 28.0
West North Central 19,875 3,315 16.7 16,015 2,192 13.7 114 67 58.5 3,746 1,056 28.2
South Atlantic 57,769 10,710 18.5 47,564 7,666 16.1 220 175 79.7 9,986 2,869 28.7
East South Central 18,025 4,095 22.7 14,932 2,960 19.8 53 25 (B) 3,039 1,110 36.5
West South Central 34,872 7,979 22.9 29,463 6,354 21.6 119 50 42.4 5,290 1,574 29.8
Mountain 21,766 4,101 18.8 17,814 3,031 17.0 112 59 53.0 3,841 1,011 26.3
Pacific 48,896 9,431 19.3 40,131 6,926 17.3 266 134 50.5 8,499 2,371 27.9

Poverty Footnotes


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