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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)

White alone
 
Total (1)
240,548 48,100 20.0 197,763 33,813 17.1 976 657 67.3 41,810 13,631 32.6

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
198,620 38,231 19.2 162,875 26,991 16.6 730 457 62.6 35,014 10,783 30.8
      Inside principal cities 68,460 17,268 25.2 52,549 12,058 22.9 270 192 71.1 15,641 5,018 32.1
      Outside principal cities 130,159 20,963 16.1 110,326 14,933 13.5 460 265 57.6 19,373 5,765 29.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 41,929 9,869 23.5 34,887 6,822 19.6 245 200 81.3 6,796 2,848 41.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
43,667 7,200 16.5 35,739 4,688 13.1 144 81 55.8 7,784 2,432 31.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 38,351 6,181 16.1 31,362 4,035 12.9 109 52 47.8 6,880 2,095 30.4
      Inside principal cities 9,853 2,646 26.9 7,422 1,824 24.6 22 12 (B) 2,409 811 33.7
      Outside principal cities 28,498 3,535 12.4 23,940 2,211 9.2 87 40 46.2 4,471 1,284 28.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,316 1,019 19.2 4,377 653 14.9 36 29 (B) 904 337 37.3
Midwest 55,897 10,005 17.9 45,838 6,623 14.4 236 167 70.5 9,823 3,215 32.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,420 6,764 16.3 33,776 4,419 13.1 128 80 62.5 7,517 2,265 30.1
      Inside principal cities 12,887 2,827 21.9 9,629 1,725 17.9 56 35 (B) 3,202 1,068 33.4
      Outside principal cities 28,533 3,937 13.8 24,147 2,694 11.2 72 45 (B) 4,315 1,197 27.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,477 3,240 22.4 12,062 2,204 18.3 109 87 80.0 2,306 949 41.2
South 83,858 18,085 21.6 69,663 13,140 18.9 283 213 75.1 13,912 4,732 34.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 67,428 13,748 20.4 55,919 10,075 18.0 219 153 69.5 11,289 3,521 31.2
      Inside principal cities 22,671 5,756 25.4 17,741 4,257 24.0 63 47 (B) 4,867 1,451 29.8
      Outside principal cities 44,757 7,993 17.9 38,178 5,818 15.2 157 105 67.0 6,422 2,069 32.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16,430 4,336 26.4 13,744 3,065 22.3 64 60 (B) 2,622 1,211 46.2
West 57,127 12,811 22.4 46,523 9,362 20.1 311 196 63.0 10,292 3,253 31.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 51,421 11,537 22.4 41,819 8,463 20.2 274 173 63.0 9,328 2,902 31.1
      Inside principal cities 23,050 6,039 26.2 17,757 4,253 24.0 130 98 75.6 5,163 1,688 32.7
      Outside principal cities 28,371 5,499 19.4 24,061 4,210 17.5 145 75 51.7 4,165 1,214 29.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,706 1,274 22.3 4,704 900 19.1 37 24 (B) 964 350 36.3

Division (31)
 
New England
12,528 1,946 15.5 10,128 1,211 12.0 32 15 (B) 2,368 721 30.4
Middle Atlantic 31,139 5,253 16.9 25,611 3,476 13.6 112 66 58.8 5,416 1,711 31.6
East North Central 38,256 6,822 17.8 31,607 4,556 14.4 138 102 74.4 6,512 2,164 33.2
West North Central 17,640 3,182 18.0 14,231 2,068 14.5 99 64 65.1 3,310 1,050 31.7
South Atlantic 42,278 7,854 18.6 34,754 5,360 15.4 150 112 74.6 7,374 2,382 32.3
East South Central 13,967 3,257 23.3 11,552 2,268 19.6 50 38 (B) 2,365 951 40.2
West South Central 27,612 6,973 25.3 23,356 5,512 23.6 83 63 76.0 4,173 1,398 33.5
Mountain 19,162 4,135 21.6 15,643 3,043 19.5 89 52 58.3 3,430 1,040 30.3
Pacific 37,965 8,676 22.9 30,880 6,319 20.5 222 144 64.9 6,862 2,213 32.2

Poverty Footnotes


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