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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)

Black alone
 
Total (1)
37,966 14,391 37.9 30,986 11,460 37.0 145 105 72.6 6,835 2,826 41.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
34,245 12,492 36.5 27,861 9,915 35.6 138 99 71.6 6,246 2,478 39.7
      Inside principal cities 19,100 8,013 42.0 15,218 6,360 41.8 66 47 (B) 3,816 1,606 42.1
      Outside principal cities 15,145 4,478 29.6 12,643 3,554 28.1 72 52 (B) 2,430 872 35.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,721 1,899 51.0 3,125 1,546 49.5 6 6 (B) 590 348 58.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
6,653 2,348 35.3 5,454 1,843 33.8 13 13 (B) 1,186 492 41.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 6,584 2,319 35.2 5,398 1,820 33.7 13 13 (B) 1,173 485 41.3
      Inside principal cities 4,328 1,736 40.1 3,546 1,387 39.1 7 7 (B) 775 342 44.2
      Outside principal cities 2,256 582 25.8 1,852 434 23.4 6 6 (B) 398 142 35.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 70 30 (B) 56 23 (B) 0 0 (X) 14 7 (B)
Midwest 6,723 2,874 42.7 5,445 2,294 42.1 29 21 (B) 1,248 559 44.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 6,497 2,741 42.2 5,267 2,188 41.5 29 21 (B) 1,201 533 44.4
      Inside principal cities 4,381 2,058 47.0 3,515 1,641 46.7 23 15 (B) 842 402 47.7
      Outside principal cities 2,117 684 32.3 1,752 547 31.2 6 6 (B) 359 131 36.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 226 132 58.6 178 106 59.4 0 0 (B) 47 26 (B)
South 21,058 8,070 38.3 17,361 6,503 37.5 87 64 73.7 3,611 1,503 41.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 17,715 6,361 35.9 14,548 5,112 35.1 81 58 71.8 3,086 1,191 38.6
      Inside principal cities 8,336 3,516 42.2 6,707 2,839 42.3 28 25 (B) 1,601 653 40.8
      Outside principal cities 9,379 2,845 30.3 7,842 2,274 29.0 53 33 (B) 1,484 538 36.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,343 1,708 51.1 2,813 1,391 49.4 6 6 (B) 525 312 59.4
West 3,531 1,099 31.1 2,726 821 30.1 15 7 (B) 790 271 34.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 3,449 1,070 31.0 2,648 794 30.0 15 7 (B) 787 269 34.3
      Inside principal cities 2,056 703 34.2 1,450 494 34.1 8 0 (B) 598 209 35.0
      Outside principal cities 1,393 367 26.4 1,198 300 25.1 7 7 (B) 189 60 31.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 82 28 34.5 78 26 33.6 0 0 (X) 4 2 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
889 313 35.3 736 251 34.2 2 2 (B) 150 60 39.6
Middle Atlantic 5,765 2,035 35.3 4,718 1,592 33.7 11 11 (B) 1,036 432 41.8
East North Central 5,480 2,426 44.3 4,499 1,988 44.2 19 10 (B) 962 428 44.4
West North Central 1,243 448 36.0 947 306 32.3 11 10 (B) 286 131 46.0
South Atlantic 12,558 4,508 35.9 10,274 3,563 34.7 67 61 (B) 2,217 884 39.9
East South Central 3,621 1,565 43.2 3,021 1,280 42.4 3 3 (B) 597 282 47.3
West South Central 4,880 1,997 40.9 4,066 1,659 40.8 17 0 (B) 797 338 42.3
Mountain 782 251 32.1 602 183 30.4 7 7 (B) 173 61 35.2
Pacific 2,749 848 30.8 2,124 638 30.0 8 0 (B) 617 210 34.1

Poverty Footnotes


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