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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)

White alone
 
Total (1)
240,548 59,211 24.6 197,763 42,602 21.5 976 723 74.1 41,810 15,886 38.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
198,620 47,011 23.7 162,875 33,923 20.8 730 508 69.5 35,014 12,580 35.9
      Inside principal cities 68,460 20,919 30.6 52,549 14,962 28.5 270 212 78.3 15,641 5,746 36.7
      Outside principal cities 130,159 26,091 20.0 110,326 18,961 17.2 460 296 64.4 19,373 6,834 35.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 41,929 12,200 29.1 34,887 8,678 24.9 245 215 87.8 6,796 3,307 48.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
43,667 8,809 20.2 35,739 5,839 16.3 144 98 67.5 7,784 2,872 36.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 38,351 7,597 19.8 31,362 5,059 16.1 109 68 62.4 6,880 2,469 35.9
      Inside principal cities 9,853 3,106 31.5 7,422 2,153 29.0 22 17 (B) 2,409 937 38.9
      Outside principal cities 28,498 4,491 15.8 23,940 2,907 12.1 87 51 59.1 4,471 1,532 34.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,316 1,212 22.8 4,377 779 17.8 36 30 (B) 904 403 44.6
Midwest 55,897 12,451 22.3 45,838 8,454 18.4 236 192 81.2 9,823 3,805 38.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,420 8,449 20.4 33,776 5,649 16.7 128 93 73.2 7,517 2,706 36.0
      Inside principal cities 12,887 3,478 27.0 9,629 2,191 22.8 56 40 (B) 3,202 1,247 38.9
      Outside principal cities 28,533 4,971 17.4 24,147 3,458 14.3 72 54 (B) 4,315 1,460 33.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,477 4,002 27.6 12,062 2,805 23.3 109 99 90.5 2,306 1,098 47.6
South 83,858 22,487 26.8 69,663 16,763 24.1 283 220 77.7 13,912 5,505 39.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 67,428 17,125 25.4 55,919 12,849 23.0 219 156 71.2 11,289 4,120 36.5
      Inside principal cities 22,671 7,077 31.2 17,741 5,341 30.1 63 51 (B) 4,867 1,686 34.6
      Outside principal cities 44,757 10,047 22.4 38,178 7,508 19.7 157 105 67.0 6,422 2,434 37.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16,430 5,362 32.6 13,744 3,914 28.5 64 64 (B) 2,622 1,385 52.8
West 57,127 15,464 27.1 46,523 11,546 24.8 311 214 68.6 10,292 3,705 36.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 51,421 13,841 26.9 41,819 10,366 24.8 274 190 69.3 9,328 3,284 35.2
      Inside principal cities 23,050 7,258 31.5 17,757 5,278 29.7 130 104 80.3 5,163 1,877 36.3
      Outside principal cities 28,371 6,582 23.2 24,061 5,089 21.1 145 86 59.5 4,165 1,408 33.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,706 1,624 28.5 4,704 1,180 25.1 37 24 (B) 964 420 43.6

Division (31)
 
New England
12,528 2,388 19.1 10,128 1,517 15.0 32 20 (B) 2,368 852 36.0
Middle Atlantic 31,139 6,421 20.6 25,611 4,322 16.9 112 78 69.4 5,416 2,021 37.3
East North Central 38,256 8,521 22.3 31,607 5,845 18.5 138 119 86.8 6,512 2,557 39.3
West North Central 17,640 3,930 22.3 14,231 2,609 18.3 99 72 73.4 3,310 1,248 37.7
South Atlantic 42,278 9,863 23.3 34,754 6,928 19.9 150 116 76.9 7,374 2,819 38.2
East South Central 13,967 4,055 29.0 11,552 2,933 25.4 50 42 (B) 2,365 1,080 45.7
West South Central 27,612 8,570 31.0 23,356 6,902 29.6 83 63 76.0 4,173 1,605 38.5
Mountain 19,162 4,959 25.9 15,643 3,697 23.6 89 60 67.6 3,430 1,202 35.0
Pacific 37,965 10,505 27.7 30,880 7,849 25.4 222 153 69.0 6,862 2,503 36.5

Poverty Footnotes


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