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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 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6)

All races
 
 People in families, total (2)
248,301 40,938 16.5 189,191 19,682 10.4 15,083 3,221 21.4 44,027 18,035 41.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
208,292 33,553 16.1 157,690 16,126 10.2 12,934 2,640 20.4 37,668 14,786 39.3
      Inside principal cities 75,835 17,406 23.0 52,071 7,693 14.8 5,496 1,268 23.1 18,268 8,446 46.2
      Outside principal cities 132,457 16,146 12.2 105,618 8,433 8.0 7,439 1,373 18.5 19,400 6,340 32.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 40,009 7,385 18.5 31,502 3,556 11.3 2,148 580 27.0 6,359 3,249 51.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
44,512 5,986 13.4 33,732 2,689 8.0 2,627 440 16.7 8,154 2,858 35.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 39,966 5,451 13.6 30,001 2,423 8.1 2,378 388 16.3 7,587 2,640 34.8
      Inside principal cities 12,324 3,134 25.4 7,706 1,215 15.8 979 245 25.0 3,639 1,674 46.0
      Outside principal cities 27,643 2,318 8.4 22,295 1,208 5.4 1,400 143 10.2 3,948 966 24.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,546 535 11.8 3,730 266 7.1 248 52 20.8 567 218 38.4
Midwest 53,885 8,014 14.9 41,583 3,558 8.6 3,216 665 20.7 9,086 3,791 41.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,267 6,036 14.6 31,414 2,555 8.1 2,572 479 18.6 7,281 3,003 41.2
      Inside principal cities 14,191 3,207 22.6 9,539 1,215 12.7 1,083 254 23.5 3,569 1,738 48.7
      Outside principal cities 27,076 2,829 10.4 21,875 1,340 6.1 1,488 224 15.1 3,712 1,265 34.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,618 1,978 15.7 10,168 1,004 9.9 644 186 28.9 1,805 788 43.6
South 91,959 16,980 18.5 68,619 7,579 11.0 5,483 1,354 24.7 17,857 8,048 45.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 74,646 13,154 17.6 55,532 5,870 10.6 4,464 1,058 23.7 14,651 6,226 42.5
      Inside principal cities 26,050 6,394 24.5 17,600 2,597 14.8 1,717 419 24.4 6,732 3,378 50.2
      Outside principal cities 48,596 6,760 13.9 37,932 3,272 8.6 2,746 639 23.2 7,918 2,849 36.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 17,313 3,827 22.1 13,087 1,709 13.1 1,020 296 29.0 3,206 1,821 56.8
West 57,945 9,957 17.2 45,258 5,856 12.9 3,757 762 20.3 8,930 3,339 37.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 52,413 8,911 17.0 40,742 5,279 13.0 3,521 716 20.3 8,150 2,917 35.8
      Inside principal cities 23,270 4,671 20.1 17,226 2,666 15.5 1,717 349 20.3 4,327 1,656 38.3
      Outside principal cities 29,143 4,240 14.5 23,516 2,612 11.1 1,804 367 20.3 3,822 1,261 33.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,532 1,045 18.9 4,516 577 12.8 236 46 19.6 780 422 54.1

Division (31)
 
New England
11,470 1,279 11.2 8,955 547 6.1 619 96 15.5 1,896 636 33.5
Middle Atlantic 33,042 4,707 14.2 24,776 2,141 8.6 2,008 344 17.1 6,258 2,222 35.5
East North Central 37,870 5,822 15.4 28,653 2,413 8.4 2,373 483 20.4 6,844 2,926 42.8
West North Central 16,015 2,192 13.7 12,929 1,145 8.9 843 182 21.6 2,243 864 38.5
South Atlantic 47,564 7,666 16.1 35,544 3,257 9.2 2,793 617 22.1 9,227 3,792 41.1
East South Central 14,932 2,960 19.8 11,108 1,144 10.3 930 326 35.0 2,895 1,491 51.5
West South Central 29,463 6,354 21.6 21,967 3,178 14.5 1,761 411 23.3 5,735 2,765 48.2
Mountain 17,814 3,031 17.0 14,231 1,728 12.1 966 204 21.1 2,616 1,099 42.0
Pacific 40,131 6,926 17.3 31,027 4,128 13.3 2,791 558 20.0 6,313 2,240 35.5

Poverty Footnotes


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