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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)

Black alone
 
Total (1)
37,966 17,344 45.7 30,986 13,875 44.8 145 117 80.7 6,835 3,353 49.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
34,245 15,140 44.2 27,861 12,058 43.3 138 110 79.8 6,246 2,972 47.6
      Inside principal cities 19,100 9,488 49.7 15,218 7,526 49.5 66 55 (B) 3,816 1,907 50.0
      Outside principal cities 15,145 5,653 37.3 12,643 4,533 35.9 72 55 (B) 2,430 1,065 43.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,721 2,204 59.2 3,125 1,817 58.1 6 6 (B) 590 381 64.6

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
6,653 2,819 42.4 5,454 2,251 41.3 13 13 (B) 1,186 555 46.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 6,584 2,789 42.4 5,398 2,229 41.3 13 13 (B) 1,173 547 46.7
      Inside principal cities 4,328 2,058 47.5 3,546 1,665 47.0 7 7 (B) 775 385 49.7
      Outside principal cities 2,256 732 32.4 1,852 563 30.4 6 6 (B) 398 162 40.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 70 30 (B) 56 23 (B) 0 0 (X) 14 7 (B)
Midwest 6,723 3,412 50.8 5,445 2,732 50.2 29 21 (B) 1,248 659 52.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 6,497 3,268 50.3 5,267 2,617 49.7 29 21 (B) 1,201 630 52.4
      Inside principal cities 4,381 2,402 54.8 3,515 1,918 54.6 23 15 (B) 842 468 55.6
      Outside principal cities 2,117 866 40.9 1,752 699 39.9 6 6 (B) 359 161 45.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 226 144 63.8 178 114 64.1 0 0 (B) 47 29 (B)
South 21,058 9,707 46.1 17,361 7,843 45.2 87 67 77.3 3,611 1,797 49.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 17,715 7,724 43.6 14,548 6,209 42.7 81 61 75.6 3,086 1,454 47.1
      Inside principal cities 8,336 4,156 49.9 6,707 3,342 49.8 28 25 (B) 1,601 789 49.3
      Outside principal cities 9,379 3,568 38.0 7,842 2,867 36.6 53 36 (B) 1,484 665 44.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,343 1,983 59.3 2,813 1,634 58.1 6 6 (B) 525 342 65.2
West 3,531 1,406 39.8 2,726 1,049 38.5 15 15 (B) 790 342 43.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 3,449 1,359 39.4 2,648 1,003 37.9 15 15 (B) 787 340 43.3
      Inside principal cities 2,056 872 42.4 1,450 600 41.4 8 8 (B) 598 264 44.1
      Outside principal cities 1,393 486 34.9 1,198 403 33.6 7 7 (B) 189 77 40.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 82 47 57.7 78 45 57.9 0 0 (X) 4 2 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
889 369 41.6 736 299 40.7 2 2 (B) 150 68 45.1
Middle Atlantic 5,765 2,450 42.5 4,718 1,952 41.4 11 11 (B) 1,036 487 47.0
East North Central 5,480 2,858 52.2 4,499 2,344 52.1 19 10 (B) 962 503 52.3
West North Central 1,243 554 44.5 947 387 40.9 11 11 (B) 286 156 54.4
South Atlantic 12,558 5,458 43.5 10,274 4,320 42.0 67 64 (B) 2,217 1,074 48.4
East South Central 3,621 1,859 51.3 3,021 1,529 50.6 3 3 (B) 597 327 54.8
West South Central 4,880 2,390 49.0 4,066 1,994 49.0 17 0 (B) 797 396 49.7
Mountain 782 313 40.0 602 236 39.2 7 7 (B) 173 70 40.4
Pacific 2,749 1,093 39.8 2,124 812 38.3 8 8 (B) 617 272 44.2

Poverty Footnotes


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