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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)

Black alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 9,413 30.4 14,928 1,895 12.7 2,410 684 28.4 13,648 6,833 50.1

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 8,128 29.2 13,452 1,663 12.4 2,222 623 28.1 12,187 5,842 47.9
      Inside principal cities 15,218 5,381 35.4 6,336 977 15.4 1,293 410 31.7 7,589 3,995 52.6
      Outside principal cities 12,643 2,747 21.7 7,115 686 9.6 929 214 23.0 4,598 1,847 40.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 1,285 41.1 1,476 233 15.8 189 61 32.2 1,460 991 67.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 1,524 27.9 2,505 316 12.6 480 129 26.9 2,468 1,079 43.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 1,501 27.8 2,473 308 12.5 473 122 25.7 2,451 1,072 43.7
      Inside principal cities 3,546 1,156 32.6 1,463 244 16.7 306 94 30.7 1,776 818 46.1
      Outside principal cities 1,852 345 18.6 1,010 64 6.3 167 28 16.6 675 254 37.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 22 (B) 32 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 7 (B)
Midwest 5,445 1,941 35.6 2,314 353 15.2 494 137 27.6 2,637 1,452 55.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 1,852 35.2 2,212 320 14.5 483 133 27.6 2,573 1,398 54.3
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,397 39.7 1,279 233 18.2 388 124 31.8 1,848 1,040 56.3
      Outside principal cities 1,752 455 26.0 933 87 9.4 95 10 10.4 725 357 49.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 89 50.1 102 32 31.7 12 3 (B) 64 54 (B)
South 17,361 5,334 30.7 8,554 1,027 12.0 1,217 367 30.1 7,590 3,940 51.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 4,178 28.7 7,268 842 11.6 1,050 318 30.3 6,230 3,017 48.4
      Inside principal cities 6,707 2,426 36.2 2,827 375 13.3 500 162 32.4 3,380 1,889 55.9
      Outside principal cities 7,842 1,751 22.3 4,441 467 10.5 550 156 28.4 2,850 1,128 39.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 1,157 41.1 1,286 185 14.4 167 48 28.9 1,360 923 67.9
West 2,726 614 22.5 1,555 200 12.8 219 52 23.8 952 362 38.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 597 22.6 1,499 192 12.8 216 50 23.1 933 355 38.0
      Inside principal cities 1,450 402 27.7 767 125 16.3 98 30 30.6 585 247 42.2
      Outside principal cities 1,198 195 16.3 732 67 9.2 117 20 16.8 348 108 31.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 17 21.2 57 7 (B) 3 2 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 193 26.3 366 48 13.2 65 17 (B) 305 128 42.1
Middle Atlantic 4,718 1,330 28.2 2,139 267 12.5 415 112 27.0 2,164 951 43.9
East North Central 4,499 1,670 37.1 1,783 274 15.3 429 122 28.6 2,287 1,274 55.7
West North Central 947 271 28.6 532 79 14.9 65 14 (B) 350 178 50.8
South Atlantic 10,274 2,968 28.9 5,091 598 11.7 743 199 26.8 4,440 2,171 48.9
East South Central 3,021 1,026 33.9 1,460 140 9.6 207 86 41.4 1,355 800 59.1
West South Central 4,066 1,341 33.0 2,003 290 14.5 267 82 30.7 1,796 969 53.9
Mountain 602 126 20.9 401 30 7.5 29 7 (B) 171 88 51.5
Pacific 2,124 488 23.0 1,154 169 14.7 189 45 23.6 780 274 35.1

Poverty Footnotes


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