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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)

Black alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 9,752 31.5 14,928 2,049 13.7 2,410 712 29.5 13,648 6,992 51.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 8,430 30.3 13,452 1,803 13.4 2,222 645 29.0 12,187 5,981 49.1
      Inside principal cities 15,218 5,537 36.4 6,336 1,056 16.7 1,293 420 32.5 7,589 4,060 53.5
      Outside principal cities 12,643 2,893 22.9 7,115 747 10.5 929 225 24.2 4,598 1,921 41.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 1,323 42.3 1,476 245 16.6 189 67 35.4 1,460 1,011 69.2

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 1,579 28.9 2,505 348 13.9 480 131 27.3 2,468 1,099 44.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 1,556 28.8 2,473 341 13.8 473 124 26.2 2,451 1,092 44.5
      Inside principal cities 3,546 1,184 33.4 1,463 259 17.7 306 96 31.4 1,776 828 46.6
      Outside principal cities 1,852 372 20.1 1,010 81 8.1 167 28 16.6 675 263 39.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 22 (B) 32 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 7 (B)
Midwest 5,445 1,996 36.7 2,314 396 17.1 494 141 28.5 2,637 1,459 55.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 1,904 36.1 2,212 360 16.3 483 138 28.5 2,573 1,406 54.6
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,439 40.9 1,279 263 20.6 388 128 32.9 1,848 1,048 56.7
      Outside principal cities 1,752 465 26.5 933 97 10.4 95 10 10.4 725 357 49.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 92 51.8 102 35 34.6 12 3 (B) 64 54 (B)
South 17,361 5,503 31.7 8,554 1,056 12.3 1,217 384 31.6 7,590 4,062 53.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 4,311 29.6 7,268 861 11.8 1,050 330 31.4 6,230 3,120 50.1
      Inside principal cities 6,707 2,485 37.1 2,827 390 13.8 500 163 32.6 3,380 1,932 57.2
      Outside principal cities 7,842 1,826 23.3 4,441 471 10.6 550 167 30.4 2,850 1,188 41.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 1,192 42.4 1,286 195 15.2 167 54 32.5 1,360 942 69.3
West 2,726 675 24.8 1,555 248 16.0 219 56 25.5 952 371 39.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 658 24.9 1,499 241 16.1 216 53 24.8 933 364 39.0
      Inside principal cities 1,450 429 29.6 767 144 18.7 98 34 34.3 585 251 43.0
      Outside principal cities 1,198 230 19.2 732 98 13.3 117 20 16.8 348 112 32.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 17 21.2 57 7 (B) 3 2 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 210 28.5 366 53 14.4 65 19 (B) 305 138 45.3
Middle Atlantic 4,718 1,369 29.0 2,139 296 13.8 415 112 27.0 2,164 961 44.4
East North Central 4,499 1,725 38.3 1,783 317 17.8 429 127 29.5 2,287 1,282 56.0
West North Central 947 271 28.6 532 79 14.9 65 14 (B) 350 178 50.8
South Atlantic 10,274 3,057 29.8 5,091 610 12.0 743 211 28.3 4,440 2,236 50.4
East South Central 3,021 1,075 35.6 1,460 154 10.5 207 91 44.0 1,355 831 61.3
West South Central 4,066 1,370 33.7 2,003 292 14.6 267 83 31.0 1,796 996 55.5
Mountain 602 133 22.0 401 37 9.2 29 7 (B) 171 88 51.5
Pacific 2,124 542 25.5 1,154 211 18.3 189 48 25.5 780 283 36.2

Poverty Footnotes


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