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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)

White A.O.I.C.
 
 People in families, total (2)
202,100 34,979 17.3 162,411 20,331 12.5 11,557 2,793 24.2 28,131 11,855 42.1

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
166,586 27,933 16.8 133,271 16,185 12.1 9,704 2,228 23.0 23,611 9,520 40.3
      Inside principal cities 54,094 12,565 23.2 40,660 7,068 17.4 3,692 905 24.5 9,742 4,592 47.1
      Outside principal cities 112,492 15,368 13.7 92,611 9,117 9.8 6,013 1,323 22.0 13,869 4,928 35.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 35,514 7,047 19.8 29,140 4,146 14.2 1,853 565 30.5 4,520 2,335 51.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
36,293 4,868 13.4 28,959 2,508 8.7 1,995 374 18.7 5,339 1,986 37.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,850 4,195 13.2 25,305 2,149 8.5 1,754 313 17.8 4,791 1,734 36.2
      Inside principal cities 7,557 1,898 25.1 5,270 843 16.0 603 142 23.6 1,685 912 54.2
      Outside principal cities 24,293 2,297 9.5 20,035 1,306 6.5 1,151 170 14.8 3,107 822 26.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,443 672 15.1 3,655 359 9.8 240 61 25.5 548 252 46.0
Midwest 46,704 6,928 14.8 37,939 3,748 9.9 2,563 612 23.9 6,202 2,568 41.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 34,501 4,673 13.5 27,988 2,494 8.9 1,965 413 21.0 4,548 1,766 38.8
      Inside principal cities 9,982 1,873 18.8 7,683 998 13.0 640 144 22.5 1,658 731 44.1
      Outside principal cities 24,519 2,800 11.4 20,305 1,496 7.4 1,324 269 20.3 2,890 1,036 35.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,203 2,255 18.5 9,951 1,254 12.6 599 199 33.3 1,653 802 48.5
South 71,008 13,553 19.1 57,301 8,133 14.2 4,000 1,097 27.4 9,707 4,323 44.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 56,988 10,367 18.2 45,819 6,165 13.5 3,193 831 26.0 7,976 3,371 42.3
      Inside principal cities 18,181 4,431 24.4 13,828 2,571 18.6 1,144 297 25.9 3,209 1,562 48.7
      Outside principal cities 38,807 5,936 15.3 31,991 3,593 11.2 2,049 535 26.1 4,767 1,808 37.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,020 3,186 22.7 11,483 1,969 17.1 807 265 32.8 1,731 953 55.1
West 48,095 9,630 20.0 38,211 5,942 15.5 3,000 710 23.7 6,884 2,978 43.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 43,247 8,697 20.1 34,159 5,378 15.7 2,793 670 24.0 6,295 2,649 42.1
      Inside principal cities 18,373 4,363 23.7 13,879 2,655 19.1 1,305 322 24.7 3,190 1,387 43.5
      Outside principal cities 24,874 4,334 17.4 20,281 2,723 13.4 1,488 349 23.4 3,105 1,263 40.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,848 933 19.2 4,052 564 13.9 207 40 19.2 589 329 55.8

Division (31)
 
New England
10,227 1,234 12.1 8,200 569 6.9 533 101 18.9 1,495 565 37.8
Middle Atlantic 26,065 3,633 13.9 20,759 1,939 9.3 1,462 273 18.7 3,844 1,421 37.0
East North Central 32,180 4,778 14.8 25,900 2,493 9.6 1,861 442 23.8 4,419 1,843 41.7
West North Central 14,524 2,150 14.8 12,039 1,255 10.4 702 170 24.3 1,783 725 40.7
South Atlantic 35,314 5,529 15.7 28,950 3,334 11.5 1,899 476 25.1 4,464 1,719 38.5
East South Central 11,730 2,332 19.9 9,516 1,284 13.5 709 266 37.5 1,506 782 52.0
West South Central 23,964 5,692 23.8 18,835 3,516 18.7 1,392 354 25.5 3,737 1,822 48.8
Mountain 15,994 3,113 19.5 12,985 1,902 14.6 832 217 26.1 2,177 994 45.7
Pacific 32,101 6,517 20.3 25,226 4,039 16.0 2,168 493 22.8 4,707 1,984 42.2

Poverty Footnotes


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