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POV42: Region, Division and Type of Residence -- Poverty Status for People in Families 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)

  People in families (total) (10) People in married-couple families (11) People in families with a male householder, no wife present People in families with a female householder, no husband present
All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6)

Black alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 7,339 23.7 14,928 1,310 8.8 2,410 497 20.6 13,648 5,533 40.5

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 6,355 22.8 13,452 1,146 8.5 2,222 458 20.6 12,187 4,751 39.0
      Inside principal cities 15,218 4,208 27.7 6,336 653 10.3 1,293 307 23.8 7,589 3,248 42.8
      Outside principal cities 12,643 2,146 17.0 7,115 493 6.9 929 151 16.2 4,598 1,503 32.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 984 31.5 1,476 164 11.1 189 38 20.3 1,460 782 53.5

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 1,180 21.6 2,505 205 8.2 480 96 19.9 2,468 880 35.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 1,166 21.6 2,473 202 8.2 473 88 18.7 2,451 876 35.7
      Inside principal cities 3,546 909 25.6 1,463 165 11.3 306 71 23.1 1,776 673 37.9
      Outside principal cities 1,852 258 13.9 1,010 37 3.6 167 18 10.6 675 203 30.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 14 (B) 32 3 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 4 (B)
Midwest 5,445 1,664 30.6 2,314 274 11.8 494 115 23.2 2,637 1,275 48.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 1,591 30.2 2,212 254 11.5 483 112 23.1 2,573 1,226 47.7
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,203 34.2 1,279 188 14.7 388 102 26.2 1,848 913 49.4
      Outside principal cities 1,752 389 22.2 933 66 7.1 95 10 10.4 725 313 43.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 72 40.6 102 20 19.3 12 3 (B) 64 49 (B)
South 17,361 4,026 23.2 8,554 670 7.8 1,217 244 20.0 7,590 3,112 41.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 3,140 21.6 7,268 531 7.3 1,050 218 20.8 6,230 2,390 38.4
      Inside principal cities 6,707 1,799 26.8 2,827 209 7.4 500 106 21.2 3,380 1,484 43.9
      Outside principal cities 7,842 1,341 17.1 4,441 323 7.3 550 112 20.4 2,850 906 31.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 886 31.5 1,286 139 10.8 167 26 15.4 1,360 721 53.0
West 2,726 469 17.2 1,555 161 10.4 219 42 19.3 952 266 27.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 457 17.3 1,499 158 10.6 216 40 18.5 933 259 27.7
      Inside principal cities 1,450 298 20.6 767 91 11.9 98 29 29.3 585 178 30.5
      Outside principal cities 1,198 159 13.2 732 67 9.2 117 11 9.6 348 80 23.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 12 15.7 57 3 (B) 3 2 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 144 19.5 366 22 6.1 65 7 (B) 305 115 37.7
Middle Atlantic 4,718 1,036 22.0 2,139 183 8.5 415 89 21.5 2,164 765 35.3
East North Central 4,499 1,443 32.1 1,783 218 12.2 429 101 23.4 2,287 1,124 49.1
West North Central 947 221 23.3 532 55 10.4 65 14 (B) 350 151 43.3
South Atlantic 10,274 2,267 22.1 5,091 400 7.9 743 138 18.5 4,440 1,728 38.9
East South Central 3,021 769 25.4 1,460 77 5.3 207 46 22.4 1,355 646 47.7
West South Central 4,066 990 24.4 2,003 193 9.6 267 60 22.4 1,796 738 41.1
Mountain 602 89 14.7 401 20 5.0 29 7 (B) 171 61 35.8
Pacific 2,124 380 17.9 1,154 141 12.2 189 35 18.4 780 204 26.2

Poverty Footnotes


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