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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 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6)

All races
 
 People in families, total (2)
248,301 49,583 20.0 189,191 25,081 13.3 15,083 3,943 26.1 44,027 20,559 46.7

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
208,292 40,455 19.4 157,690 20,288 12.9 12,934 3,253 25.1 37,668 16,914 44.9
      Inside principal cities 75,835 20,366 26.9 52,071 9,296 17.9 5,496 1,592 29.0 18,268 9,478 51.9
      Outside principal cities 132,457 20,090 15.2 105,618 10,992 10.4 7,439 1,661 22.3 19,400 7,436 38.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 40,009 9,128 22.8 31,502 4,793 15.2 2,148 691 32.1 6,359 3,645 57.3

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
44,512 7,234 16.3 33,732 3,321 9.8 2,627 557 21.2 8,154 3,356 41.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 39,966 6,530 16.3 30,001 2,947 9.8 2,378 488 20.5 7,587 3,095 40.8
      Inside principal cities 12,324 3,618 29.4 7,706 1,396 18.1 979 290 29.6 3,639 1,932 53.1
      Outside principal cities 27,643 2,912 10.5 22,295 1,551 7.0 1,400 198 14.2 3,948 1,163 29.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,546 704 15.5 3,730 374 10.0 248 69 27.7 567 261 46.0
Midwest 53,885 9,616 17.8 41,583 4,459 10.7 3,216 848 26.4 9,086 4,309 47.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,267 7,149 17.3 31,414 3,123 9.9 2,572 633 24.6 7,281 3,394 46.6
      Inside principal cities 14,191 3,686 26.0 9,539 1,422 14.9 1,083 342 31.5 3,569 1,922 53.8
      Outside principal cities 27,076 3,464 12.8 21,875 1,700 7.8 1,488 291 19.6 3,712 1,473 39.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,618 2,467 19.5 10,168 1,337 13.1 644 216 33.5 1,805 914 50.6
South 91,959 20,719 22.5 68,619 10,015 14.6 5,483 1,621 29.6 17,857 9,083 50.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 74,646 15,989 21.4 55,532 7,640 13.8 4,464 1,274 28.5 14,651 7,075 48.3
      Inside principal cities 26,050 7,517 28.9 17,600 3,205 18.2 1,717 514 29.9 6,732 3,798 56.4
      Outside principal cities 48,596 8,472 17.4 37,932 4,435 11.7 2,746 760 27.7 7,918 3,277 41.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 17,313 4,730 27.3 13,087 2,375 18.2 1,020 347 34.0 3,206 2,007 62.6
West 57,945 12,014 20.7 45,258 7,285 16.1 3,757 917 24.4 8,930 3,811 42.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 52,413 10,786 20.6 40,742 6,578 16.1 3,521 858 24.4 8,150 3,350 41.1
      Inside principal cities 23,270 5,545 23.8 17,226 3,272 19.0 1,717 447 26.0 4,327 1,826 42.2
      Outside principal cities 29,143 5,241 18.0 23,516 3,306 14.1 1,804 412 22.8 3,822 1,523 39.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,532 1,227 22.2 4,516 707 15.7 236 59 24.9 780 462 59.2

Division (31)
 
New England
11,470 1,580 13.8 8,955 684 7.6 619 128 20.8 1,896 768 40.5
Middle Atlantic 33,042 5,654 17.1 24,776 2,638 10.6 2,008 428 21.3 6,258 2,588 41.4
East North Central 37,870 7,004 18.5 28,653 3,058 10.7 2,373 631 26.6 6,844 3,315 48.4
West North Central 16,015 2,612 16.3 12,929 1,401 10.8 843 218 25.8 2,243 993 44.3
South Atlantic 47,564 9,384 19.7 35,544 4,332 12.2 2,793 747 26.7 9,227 4,305 46.7
East South Central 14,932 3,667 24.6 11,108 1,575 14.2 930 395 42.4 2,895 1,698 58.7
West South Central 29,463 7,668 26.0 21,967 4,108 18.7 1,761 480 27.3 5,735 3,080 53.7
Mountain 17,814 3,710 20.8 14,231 2,225 15.6 966 262 27.1 2,616 1,224 46.8
Pacific 40,131 8,303 20.7 31,027 5,060 16.3 2,791 656 23.5 6,313 2,588 41.0

Poverty Footnotes


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