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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 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6)

All races
 
Total (1)
301,041 67,918 22.6 248,301 49,583 20.0 1,207 810 67.1 51,534 17,526 34.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
253,048 55,198 21.8 208,292 40,455 19.4 932 584 62.6 43,825 14,159 32.3
      Inside principal cities 97,217 27,812 28.6 75,835 20,366 26.9 376 247 65.6 21,006 7,199 34.3
      Outside principal cities 155,831 27,386 17.6 132,457 20,090 15.2 555 337 60.6 22,819 6,960 30.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 47,993 12,721 26.5 40,009 9,128 22.8 275 226 82.0 7,709 3,367 43.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
54,123 10,444 19.3 44,512 7,234 16.3 165 101 61.3 9,445 3,109 32.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 48,600 9,359 19.3 39,966 6,530 16.3 125 68 54.5 8,508 2,760 32.4
      Inside principal cities 15,811 4,909 31.0 12,324 3,618 29.4 30 20 (B) 3,457 1,271 36.8
      Outside principal cities 32,789 4,449 13.6 27,643 2,912 10.5 95 48 50.6 5,052 1,489 29.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,523 1,086 19.7 4,546 704 15.5 40 33 (B) 937 348 37.2
Midwest 65,589 13,720 20.9 53,885 9,616 17.8 272 192 70.6 11,432 3,913 34.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 50,443 10,144 20.1 41,267 7,149 17.3 160 104 64.9 9,017 2,891 32.1
      Inside principal cities 18,501 5,270 28.5 14,191 3,686 26.0 81 52 63.8 4,229 1,532 36.2
      Outside principal cities 31,942 4,875 15.3 27,076 3,464 12.8 79 52 66.1 4,788 1,359 28.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15,146 3,576 23.6 12,618 2,467 19.5 112 88 78.6 2,416 1,021 42.3
South 110,666 27,559 24.9 91,959 20,719 22.5 392 287 73.3 18,315 6,553 35.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 90,000 21,165 23.5 74,646 15,989 21.4 315 214 67.8 15,039 4,962 33.0
      Inside principal cities 32,972 9,837 29.8 26,050 7,517 28.9 102 73 71.1 6,820 2,247 32.9
      Outside principal cities 57,028 11,328 19.9 48,596 8,472 17.4 213 141 66.2 8,218 2,715 33.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 20,667 6,394 30.9 17,313 4,730 27.3 77 74 95.5 3,277 1,591 48.5
West 70,663 16,195 22.9 57,945 12,014 20.7 378 229 60.6 12,340 3,952 32.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 64,006 14,530 22.7 52,413 10,786 20.6 332 198 59.7 11,261 3,546 31.5
      Inside principal cities 29,933 7,796 26.0 23,270 5,545 23.8 163 102 63.0 6,500 2,149 33.1
      Outside principal cities 34,073 6,734 19.8 29,143 5,241 18.0 169 96 56.6 4,761 1,396 29.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 6,657 1,665 25.0 5,532 1,227 22.2 46 31 (B) 1,079 406 37.6

Division (31)
 
New England
14,121 2,413 17.1 11,470 1,580 13.8 37 20 (B) 2,614 813 31.1
Middle Atlantic 40,002 8,031 20.1 33,042 5,654 17.1 128 82 63.8 6,832 2,296 33.6
East North Central 45,714 9,779 21.4 37,870 7,004 18.5 158 114 72.5 7,687 2,660 34.6
West North Central 19,875 3,942 19.8 16,015 2,612 16.3 114 78 67.9 3,746 1,252 33.4
South Atlantic 57,769 12,975 22.5 47,564 9,384 19.7 220 176 80.0 9,986 3,415 34.2
East South Central 18,025 4,978 27.6 14,932 3,667 24.6 53 41 (B) 3,039 1,270 41.8
West South Central 34,872 9,606 27.5 29,463 7,668 26.0 119 70 59.2 5,290 1,867 35.3
Mountain 21,766 4,974 22.8 17,814 3,710 20.8 112 69 61.4 3,841 1,195 31.1
Pacific 48,896 11,221 22.9 40,131 8,303 20.7 266 161 60.3 8,499 2,757 32.4

Poverty Footnotes


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