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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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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 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6)

All races
 
 People in families, total (2)
248,301 38,995 15.7 189,191 18,365 9.7 15,083 3,058 20.3 44,027 17,572 39.9

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
208,292 32,004 15.4 157,690 15,054 9.5 12,934 2,515 19.4 37,668 14,436 38.3
      Inside principal cities 75,835 16,662 22.0 52,071 7,160 13.8 5,496 1,197 21.8 18,268 8,305 45.5
      Outside principal cities 132,457 15,342 11.6 105,618 7,893 7.5 7,439 1,318 17.7 19,400 6,131 31.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 40,009 6,991 17.5 31,502 3,311 10.5 2,148 544 25.3 6,359 3,137 49.3

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
44,512 5,647 12.7 33,732 2,464 7.3 2,627 419 15.9 8,154 2,764 33.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 39,966 5,140 12.9 30,001 2,206 7.4 2,378 371 15.6 7,587 2,562 33.8
      Inside principal cities 12,324 3,009 24.4 7,706 1,131 14.7 979 237 24.2 3,639 1,642 45.1
      Outside principal cities 27,643 2,130 7.7 22,295 1,076 4.8 1,400 134 9.6 3,948 920 23.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,546 507 11.2 3,730 257 6.9 248 48 19.3 567 202 35.6
Midwest 53,885 7,573 14.1 41,583 3,231 7.8 3,216 628 19.5 9,086 3,714 40.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,267 5,761 14.0 31,414 2,337 7.4 2,572 461 17.9 7,281 2,964 40.7
      Inside principal cities 14,191 3,045 21.5 9,539 1,083 11.4 1,083 240 22.1 3,569 1,722 48.3
      Outside principal cities 27,076 2,716 10.0 21,875 1,254 5.7 1,488 221 14.9 3,712 1,242 33.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,618 1,812 14.4 10,168 894 8.8 644 168 26.0 1,805 750 41.6
South 91,959 16,343 17.8 68,619 7,194 10.5 5,483 1,303 23.8 17,857 7,847 43.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 74,646 12,678 17.0 55,532 5,590 10.1 4,464 1,021 22.9 14,651 6,067 41.4
      Inside principal cities 26,050 6,181 23.7 17,600 2,459 14.0 1,717 404 23.5 6,732 3,318 49.3
      Outside principal cities 48,596 6,496 13.4 37,932 3,131 8.3 2,746 616 22.4 7,918 2,749 34.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 17,313 3,666 21.2 13,087 1,603 12.3 1,020 282 27.7 3,206 1,780 55.5
West 57,945 9,432 16.3 45,258 5,477 12.1 3,757 709 18.9 8,930 3,247 36.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 52,413 8,425 16.1 40,742 4,920 12.1 3,521 662 18.8 8,150 2,843 34.9
      Inside principal cities 23,270 4,427 19.0 17,226 2,487 14.4 1,717 317 18.4 4,327 1,623 37.5
      Outside principal cities 29,143 3,999 13.7 23,516 2,433 10.3 1,804 346 19.2 3,822 1,220 31.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,532 1,007 18.2 4,516 556 12.3 236 46 19.6 780 404 51.8

Division (31)
 
New England
11,470 1,213 10.6 8,955 509 5.7 619 93 15.1 1,896 611 32.2
Middle Atlantic 33,042 4,434 13.4 24,776 1,955 7.9 2,008 326 16.2 6,258 2,154 34.4
East North Central 37,870 5,551 14.7 28,653 2,230 7.8 2,373 452 19.0 6,844 2,869 41.9
West North Central 16,015 2,022 12.6 12,929 1,001 7.7 843 177 21.0 2,243 845 37.7
South Atlantic 47,564 7,361 15.5 35,544 3,070 8.6 2,793 595 21.3 9,227 3,696 40.1
East South Central 14,932 2,838 19.0 11,108 1,089 9.8 930 316 33.9 2,895 1,434 49.5
West South Central 29,463 6,144 20.9 21,967 3,034 13.8 1,761 393 22.3 5,735 2,717 47.4
Mountain 17,814 2,894 16.2 14,231 1,639 11.5 966 182 18.9 2,616 1,073 41.0
Pacific 40,131 6,538 16.3 31,027 3,837 12.4 2,791 526 18.9 6,313 2,174 34.4

Poverty Footnotes


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