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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 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6)

White alone
 
Total (1)
240,548 63,872 26.6 197,763 46,023 23.3 976 740 75.9 41,810 17,110 40.9

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
198,620 50,693 25.5 162,875 36,600 22.5 730 517 70.8 35,014 13,576 38.8
      Inside principal cities 68,460 22,265 32.5 52,549 15,812 30.1 270 215 79.6 15,641 6,239 39.9
      Outside principal cities 130,159 28,427 21.8 110,326 20,788 18.8 460 302 65.6 19,373 7,337 37.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 41,929 13,180 31.4 34,887 9,423 27.0 245 223 90.9 6,796 3,534 52.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
43,667 9,596 22.0 35,739 6,422 18.0 144 98 67.5 7,784 3,077 39.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 38,351 8,285 21.6 31,362 5,582 17.8 109 68 62.4 6,880 2,636 38.3
      Inside principal cities 9,853 3,333 33.8 7,422 2,328 31.4 22 17 (B) 2,409 988 41.0
      Outside principal cities 28,498 4,952 17.4 23,940 3,253 13.6 87 51 59.1 4,471 1,648 36.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,316 1,311 24.7 4,377 840 19.2 36 30 (B) 904 441 48.8
Midwest 55,897 13,454 24.1 45,838 9,188 20.0 236 200 84.4 9,823 4,067 41.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,420 9,104 22.0 33,776 6,111 18.1 128 93 73.2 7,517 2,899 38.6
      Inside principal cities 12,887 3,717 28.8 9,629 2,325 24.1 56 40 (B) 3,202 1,352 42.2
      Outside principal cities 28,533 5,387 18.9 24,147 3,786 15.7 72 54 (B) 4,315 1,548 35.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,477 4,351 30.1 12,062 3,077 25.5 109 106 97.6 2,306 1,168 50.6
South 83,858 24,332 29.0 69,663 18,153 26.1 283 221 78.1 13,912 5,958 42.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 67,428 18,557 27.5 55,919 13,913 24.9 219 157 71.7 11,289 4,487 39.7
      Inside principal cities 22,671 7,553 33.3 17,741 5,646 31.8 63 51 (B) 4,867 1,856 38.1
      Outside principal cities 44,757 11,004 24.6 38,178 8,267 21.7 157 106 67.7 6,422 2,631 41.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16,430 5,775 35.2 13,744 4,240 30.9 64 64 (B) 2,622 1,471 56.1
West 57,127 16,490 28.9 46,523 12,260 26.4 311 222 71.2 10,292 4,008 38.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 51,421 14,747 28.7 41,819 10,995 26.3 274 198 72.3 9,328 3,554 38.1
      Inside principal cities 23,050 7,663 33.2 17,757 5,513 31.0 130 107 83.0 5,163 2,043 39.6
      Outside principal cities 28,371 7,084 25.0 24,061 5,482 22.8 145 91 62.7 4,165 1,511 36.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,706 1,743 30.5 4,704 1,265 26.9 37 24 (B) 964 454 47.1

Division (31)
 
New England
12,528 2,575 20.6 10,128 1,639 16.2 32 20 (B) 2,368 917 38.7
Middle Atlantic 31,139 7,021 22.5 25,611 4,783 18.7 112 78 69.4 5,416 2,160 39.9
East North Central 38,256 9,226 24.1 31,607 6,382 20.2 138 119 86.8 6,512 2,725 41.8
West North Central 17,640 4,228 24.0 14,231 2,806 19.7 99 80 81.2 3,310 1,342 40.5
South Atlantic 42,278 10,765 25.5 34,754 7,567 21.8 150 117 77.6 7,374 3,081 41.8
East South Central 13,967 4,331 31.0 11,552 3,146 27.2 50 42 (B) 2,365 1,144 48.4
West South Central 27,612 9,236 33.4 23,356 7,440 31.9 83 63 76.0 4,173 1,733 41.5
Mountain 19,162 5,305 27.7 15,643 3,942 25.2 89 60 67.6 3,430 1,303 38.0
Pacific 37,965 11,184 29.5 30,880 8,318 26.9 222 162 72.7 6,862 2,705 39.4

Poverty Footnotes


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