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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)

Asian alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
11,719 1,192 10.2 9,670 913 9.4 741 70 9.4 1,308 209 16.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
11,407 1,123 9.8 9,441 871 9.2 715 68 9.5 1,251 184 14.7
      Inside principal cities 5,468 612 11.2 4,507 462 10.3 331 59 17.8 630 91 14.4
      Outside principal cities 5,939 511 8.6 4,934 409 8.3 384 9 2.3 621 93 15.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 312 69 22.2 229 42 18.5 27 2 (B) 57 25 (B)

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
2,535 340 13.4 2,120 270 12.7 131 24 18.3 284 46 16.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,507 339 13.5 2,093 269 12.9 131 24 18.3 283 46 16.3
      Inside principal cities 1,141 230 20.2 948 182 19.2 58 24 (B) 135 24 17.7
      Outside principal cities 1,365 109 8.0 1,145 87 7.6 73 0 (B) 148 22 15.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 28 1 (B) 27 1 (B) 0 0 (B) 1 0 (B)
Midwest 1,330 145 10.9 1,126 95 8.4 88 7 7.8 116 44 37.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,273 136 10.7 1,090 95 8.7 75 5 (B) 108 37 33.9
      Inside principal cities 581 87 15.0 524 65 12.4 18 1 (B) 39 21 (B)
      Outside principal cities 692 49 7.1 566 30 5.3 57 4 (B) 69 15 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 57 9 (B) 36 0 (B) 13 2 (B) 8 7 (B)
South 2,651 235 8.9 2,146 161 7.5 192 14 7.4 313 60 19.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,549 186 7.3 2,075 129 6.2 183 14 7.8 292 43 14.7
      Inside principal cities 977 89 9.1 837 61 7.2 54 10 (B) 85 18 21.0
      Outside principal cities 1,572 97 6.2 1,237 68 5.5 128 4 2.9 206 25 12.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 102 49 47.9 71 32 (B) 9 0 (B) 22 17 (B)
West 5,203 472 9.1 4,278 388 9.1 331 25 7.5 594 59 10.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,079 461 9.1 4,184 378 9.0 326 25 7.6 568 58 10.3
      Inside principal cities 2,769 205 7.4 2,198 154 7.0 201 24 11.7 370 28 7.5
      Outside principal cities 2,310 256 11.1 1,986 224 11.3 126 1 1.1 198 31 15.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 124 10 8.2 94 10 10.2 4 0 (B) 26 1 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
454 72 15.9 360 45 12.5 16 4 (B) 78 24 30.0
Middle Atlantic 2,081 267 12.9 1,760 225 12.8 115 20 17.5 206 22 10.9
East North Central 1,007 116 11.6 873 82 9.4 53 0 (B) 81 34 42.4
West North Central 323 29 8.9 253 13 5.0 35 7 (B) 35 9 (B)
South Atlantic 1,526 79 5.2 1,241 61 4.9 113 8 6.8 173 11 6.2
East South Central 134 23 17.0 101 19 19.1 11 0 (B) 23 4 (B)
West South Central 991 133 13.5 805 81 10.1 68 7 (B) 117 46 39.0
Mountain 494 62 12.6 392 50 12.7 47 6 (B) 55 7 (B)
Pacific 4,709 409 8.7 3,886 338 8.7 284 19 6.8 539 52 9.7

Poverty Footnotes


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