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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 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6)

All races
 
Total (1)
301,041 82,256 27.3 248,301 61,136 24.6 1,207 894 74.1 51,534 20,225 39.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
253,048 66,842 26.4 208,292 49,827 23.9 932 652 70.0 43,825 16,363 37.3
      Inside principal cities 97,217 33,104 34.1 75,835 24,651 32.5 376 284 75.5 21,006 8,169 38.9
      Outside principal cities 155,831 33,739 21.7 132,457 25,177 19.0 555 368 66.2 22,819 8,194 35.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 47,993 15,413 32.1 40,009 11,309 28.3 275 243 88.0 7,709 3,862 50.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
54,123 12,516 23.1 44,512 8,778 19.7 165 118 71.5 9,445 3,620 38.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 48,600 11,232 23.1 39,966 7,944 19.9 125 84 67.3 8,508 3,204 37.7
      Inside principal cities 15,811 5,663 35.8 12,324 4,193 34.0 30 25 (B) 3,457 1,445 41.8
      Outside principal cities 32,789 5,569 17.0 27,643 3,751 13.6 95 59 62.5 5,052 1,759 34.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,523 1,284 23.2 4,546 834 18.3 40 34 (B) 937 416 44.4
Midwest 65,589 16,692 25.4 53,885 11,898 22.1 272 217 79.8 11,432 4,577 40.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 50,443 12,315 24.4 41,267 8,795 21.3 160 117 73.5 9,017 3,403 37.7
      Inside principal cities 18,501 6,263 33.9 14,191 4,449 31.3 81 57 70.0 4,229 1,757 41.6
      Outside principal cities 31,942 6,052 18.9 27,076 4,346 16.1 79 61 77.1 4,788 1,646 34.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15,146 4,377 28.9 12,618 3,103 24.6 112 100 88.8 2,416 1,174 48.6
South 110,666 33,490 30.3 91,959 25,663 27.9 392 295 75.1 18,315 7,532 41.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 90,000 25,807 28.7 74,646 19,843 26.6 315 217 69.0 15,039 5,747 38.2
      Inside principal cities 32,972 11,747 35.6 26,050 9,097 34.9 102 76 74.8 6,820 2,574 37.7
      Outside principal cities 57,028 14,059 24.7 48,596 10,746 22.1 213 141 66.2 8,218 3,173 38.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 20,667 7,683 37.2 17,313 5,820 33.6 77 77 100.0 3,277 1,786 54.5
West 70,663 19,558 27.7 57,945 14,798 25.5 378 264 70.0 12,340 4,496 36.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 64,006 17,489 27.3 52,413 13,246 25.3 332 233 70.1 11,261 4,010 35.6
      Inside principal cities 29,933 9,431 31.5 23,270 6,912 29.7 163 126 77.3 6,500 2,393 36.8
      Outside principal cities 34,073 8,058 23.6 29,143 6,334 21.7 169 107 63.3 4,761 1,617 34.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 6,657 2,069 31.1 5,532 1,552 28.1 46 32 (B) 1,079 486 45.0

Division (31)
 
New England
14,121 2,904 20.6 11,470 1,924 16.8 37 25 (B) 2,614 955 36.6
Middle Atlantic 40,002 9,612 24.0 33,042 6,854 20.7 128 94 73.2 6,832 2,664 39.0
East North Central 45,714 11,884 26.0 37,870 8,645 22.8 158 131 83.3 7,687 3,108 40.4
West North Central 19,875 4,807 24.2 16,015 3,253 20.3 114 86 75.0 3,746 1,469 39.2
South Atlantic 57,769 15,838 27.4 47,564 11,679 24.6 220 179 81.6 9,986 3,980 39.9
East South Central 18,025 6,026 33.4 14,932 4,559 30.5 53 45 (B) 3,039 1,422 46.8
West South Central 34,872 11,626 33.3 29,463 9,425 32.0 119 70 59.2 5,290 2,131 40.3
Mountain 21,766 5,967 27.4 17,814 4,516 25.3 112 81 72.8 3,841 1,370 35.7
Pacific 48,896 13,591 27.8 40,131 10,283 25.6 266 183 68.8 8,499 3,125 36.8

Poverty Footnotes


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