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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)

White alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
197,763 27,565 13.9 159,476 15,526 9.7 11,277 2,203 19.5 27,010 9,836 36.4

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
162,875 22,180 13.6 130,734 12,511 9.6 9,456 1,734 18.3 22,686 7,935 35.0
      Inside principal cities 52,549 10,271 19.5 39,688 5,694 14.3 3,569 663 18.6 9,292 3,914 42.1
      Outside principal cities 110,326 11,909 10.8 91,046 6,817 7.5 5,887 1,071 18.2 13,394 4,021 30.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 34,887 5,385 15.4 28,742 3,016 10.5 1,821 468 25.7 4,324 1,901 44.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
35,739 3,749 10.5 28,608 1,879 6.6 1,939 255 13.2 5,192 1,614 31.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,362 3,263 10.4 24,993 1,634 6.5 1,701 213 12.5 4,668 1,416 30.3
      Inside principal cities 7,422 1,556 21.0 5,207 689 13.2 574 102 17.7 1,641 766 46.7
      Outside principal cities 23,940 1,706 7.1 19,786 945 4.8 1,128 112 9.9 3,027 650 21.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,377 486 11.1 3,616 245 6.8 237 42 17.6 524 199 38.0
Midwest 45,838 5,404 11.8 37,443 2,900 7.7 2,500 462 18.5 5,894 2,042 34.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 33,776 3,654 10.8 27,572 1,974 7.2 1,909 295 15.5 4,295 1,384 32.2
      Inside principal cities 9,629 1,487 15.4 7,513 833 11.1 607 97 15.9 1,509 558 37.0
      Outside principal cities 24,147 2,167 9.0 20,059 1,142 5.7 1,302 199 15.3 2,786 827 29.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,062 1,750 14.5 9,871 926 9.4 592 167 28.2 1,599 657 41.1
South 69,663 10,632 15.3 56,386 6,075 10.8 3,911 900 23.0 9,365 3,657 39.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 55,919 8,238 14.7 45,071 4,672 10.4 3,119 671 21.5 7,729 2,894 37.4
      Inside principal cities 17,741 3,593 20.3 13,530 2,026 15.0 1,114 226 20.3 3,097 1,341 43.3
      Outside principal cities 38,178 4,644 12.2 31,541 2,647 8.4 2,005 445 22.2 4,632 1,553 33.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,744 2,394 17.4 11,315 1,402 12.4 793 229 28.9 1,636 763 46.6
West 46,523 7,781 16.7 37,038 4,672 12.6 2,926 585 20.0 6,558 2,523 38.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,819 7,026 16.8 33,098 4,230 12.8 2,727 555 20.3 5,994 2,241 37.4
      Inside principal cities 17,757 3,635 20.5 13,438 2,146 16.0 1,274 239 18.7 3,045 1,249 41.0
      Outside principal cities 24,061 3,391 14.1 19,660 2,083 10.6 1,452 316 21.7 2,949 992 33.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,704 755 16.0 3,941 442 11.2 199 31 15.4 565 282 49.9

Division (31)
 
New England
10,128 962 9.5 8,137 439 5.4 517 65 12.5 1,474 458 31.1
Middle Atlantic 25,611 2,787 10.9 20,471 1,440 7.0 1,422 190 13.4 3,718 1,156 31.1
East North Central 31,607 3,696 11.7 25,591 1,907 7.5 1,810 325 18.0 4,206 1,463 34.8
West North Central 14,231 1,709 12.0 11,852 993 8.4 690 137 19.9 1,689 578 34.2
South Atlantic 34,754 4,277 12.3 28,599 2,469 8.6 1,861 384 20.6 4,294 1,424 33.2
East South Central 11,552 1,779 15.4 9,392 938 10.0 687 218 31.7 1,473 623 42.3
West South Central 23,356 4,575 19.6 18,394 2,667 14.5 1,363 299 21.9 3,599 1,609 44.7
Mountain 15,643 2,479 15.8 12,714 1,474 11.6 827 163 19.7 2,102 841 40.0
Pacific 30,880 5,302 17.2 24,324 3,198 13.1 2,099 422 20.1 4,457 1,682 37.7

Poverty Footnotes


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