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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)

White A.O.I.C.
 
 People in families, total (2)
202,100 27,128 13.4 162,411 14,943 9.2 11,557 2,172 18.8 28,131 10,013 35.6

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
166,586 21,880 13.1 133,271 12,054 9.0 9,704 1,722 17.7 23,611 8,104 34.3
      Inside principal cities 54,094 10,199 18.9 40,660 5,472 13.5 3,692 669 18.1 9,742 4,058 41.7
      Outside principal cities 112,492 11,681 10.4 92,611 6,582 7.1 6,013 1,053 17.5 13,869 4,046 29.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 35,514 5,248 14.8 29,140 2,889 9.9 1,853 450 24.3 4,520 1,909 42.2

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
36,293 3,669 10.1 28,959 1,792 6.2 1,995 263 13.2 5,339 1,614 30.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,850 3,193 10.0 25,305 1,549 6.1 1,754 223 12.7 4,791 1,421 29.7
      Inside principal cities 7,557 1,560 20.6 5,270 661 12.6 603 116 19.3 1,685 782 46.4
      Outside principal cities 24,293 1,633 6.7 20,035 888 4.4 1,151 106 9.2 3,107 639 20.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,443 476 10.7 3,655 243 6.6 240 40 16.9 548 193 35.2
Midwest 46,704 5,315 11.4 37,939 2,724 7.2 2,563 463 18.1 6,202 2,129 34.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 34,501 3,689 10.7 27,988 1,888 6.7 1,965 311 15.9 4,548 1,489 32.7
      Inside principal cities 9,982 1,528 15.3 7,683 773 10.1 640 109 17.0 1,658 646 39.0
      Outside principal cities 24,519 2,161 8.8 20,305 1,116 5.5 1,324 202 15.3 2,890 843 29.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,203 1,627 13.3 9,951 835 8.4 599 152 25.3 1,653 640 38.7
South 71,008 10,519 14.8 57,301 5,913 10.3 4,000 890 22.3 9,707 3,716 38.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 56,988 8,130 14.3 45,819 4,549 9.9 3,193 664 20.8 7,976 2,918 36.6
      Inside principal cities 18,181 3,575 19.7 13,828 1,984 14.3 1,144 223 19.5 3,209 1,368 42.6
      Outside principal cities 38,807 4,555 11.7 31,991 2,564 8.0 2,049 441 21.5 4,767 1,549 32.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,020 2,388 17.0 11,483 1,364 11.9 807 226 28.0 1,731 798 46.1
West 48,095 7,625 15.9 38,211 4,514 11.8 3,000 555 18.5 6,884 2,555 37.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 43,247 6,868 15.9 34,159 4,067 11.9 2,793 524 18.8 6,295 2,277 36.2
      Inside principal cities 18,373 3,536 19.2 13,879 2,054 14.8 1,305 221 16.9 3,190 1,262 39.6
      Outside principal cities 24,874 3,332 13.4 20,281 2,014 9.9 1,488 303 20.4 3,105 1,015 32.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,848 756 15.6 4,052 447 11.0 207 31 15.2 589 278 47.2

Division (31)
 
New England
10,227 934 9.1 8,200 413 5.0 533 70 13.1 1,495 451 30.2
Middle Atlantic 26,065 2,735 10.5 20,759 1,379 6.6 1,462 194 13.2 3,844 1,163 30.3
East North Central 32,180 3,700 11.5 25,900 1,847 7.1 1,861 326 17.5 4,419 1,527 34.5
West North Central 14,524 1,616 11.1 12,039 877 7.3 702 137 19.5 1,783 602 33.8
South Atlantic 35,314 4,195 11.9 28,950 2,372 8.2 1,899 379 20.0 4,464 1,445 32.4
East South Central 11,730 1,770 15.1 9,516 922 9.7 709 227 32.1 1,506 621 41.2
West South Central 23,964 4,554 19.0 18,835 2,620 13.9 1,392 284 20.4 3,737 1,650 44.2
Mountain 15,994 2,420 15.1 12,985 1,417 10.9 832 148 17.8 2,177 855 39.3
Pacific 32,101 5,204 16.2 25,226 3,097 12.3 2,168 407 18.8 4,707 1,700 36.1

Poverty Footnotes


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