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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 alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
197,763 33,813 17.1 159,476 19,819 12.4 11,277 2,698 23.9 27,010 11,296 41.8

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
162,875 26,991 16.6 130,734 15,774 12.1 9,456 2,145 22.7 22,686 9,073 40.0
      Inside principal cities 52,549 12,058 22.9 39,688 6,871 17.3 3,569 851 23.8 9,292 4,337 46.7
      Outside principal cities 110,326 14,933 13.5 91,046 8,903 9.8 5,887 1,294 22.0 13,394 4,736 35.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 34,887 6,822 19.6 28,742 4,045 14.1 1,821 553 30.4 4,324 2,223 51.4

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
35,739 4,688 13.1 28,608 2,440 8.5 1,939 341 17.6 5,192 1,906 36.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,362 4,035 12.9 24,993 2,088 8.4 1,701 282 16.6 4,668 1,664 35.7
      Inside principal cities 7,422 1,824 24.6 5,207 827 15.9 574 121 21.1 1,641 875 53.3
      Outside principal cities 23,940 2,211 9.2 19,786 1,261 6.4 1,128 161 14.3 3,027 789 26.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,377 653 14.9 3,616 352 9.7 237 59 24.8 524 242 46.2
Midwest 45,838 6,623 14.4 37,443 3,649 9.7 2,500 587 23.5 5,894 2,387 40.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 33,776 4,419 13.1 27,572 2,418 8.8 1,909 391 20.5 4,295 1,610 37.5
      Inside principal cities 9,629 1,725 17.9 7,513 970 12.9 607 129 21.3 1,509 626 41.5
      Outside principal cities 24,147 2,694 11.2 20,059 1,449 7.2 1,302 262 20.1 2,786 984 35.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,062 2,204 18.3 9,871 1,231 12.5 592 196 33.0 1,599 777 48.6
South 69,663 13,140 18.9 56,386 7,918 14.0 3,911 1,072 27.4 9,365 4,151 44.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 55,919 10,075 18.0 45,071 6,002 13.3 3,119 812 26.0 7,729 3,262 42.2
      Inside principal cities 17,741 4,257 24.0 13,530 2,472 18.3 1,114 286 25.6 3,097 1,500 48.4
      Outside principal cities 38,178 5,818 15.2 31,541 3,530 11.2 2,005 526 26.2 4,632 1,762 38.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,744 3,065 22.3 11,315 1,916 16.9 793 260 32.8 1,636 889 54.3
West 46,523 9,362 20.1 37,038 5,812 15.7 2,926 698 23.9 6,558 2,852 43.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,819 8,463 20.2 33,098 5,266 15.9 2,727 659 24.2 5,994 2,537 42.3
      Inside principal cities 17,757 4,253 24.0 13,438 2,602 19.4 1,274 315 24.7 3,045 1,336 43.9
      Outside principal cities 24,061 4,210 17.5 19,660 2,664 13.6 1,452 345 23.7 2,949 1,201 40.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,704 900 19.1 3,941 546 13.9 199 39 19.4 565 315 55.8

Division (31)
 
New England
10,128 1,211 12.0 8,137 566 7.0 517 89 17.3 1,474 556 37.7
Middle Atlantic 25,611 3,476 13.6 20,471 1,874 9.2 1,422 252 17.7 3,718 1,351 36.3
East North Central 31,607 4,556 14.4 25,591 2,427 9.5 1,810 421 23.3 4,206 1,707 40.6
West North Central 14,231 2,068 14.5 11,852 1,222 10.3 690 166 24.0 1,689 680 40.3
South Atlantic 34,754 5,360 15.4 28,599 3,251 11.4 1,861 470 25.2 4,294 1,640 38.2
East South Central 11,552 2,268 19.6 9,392 1,260 13.4 687 252 36.6 1,473 756 51.3
West South Central 23,356 5,512 23.6 18,394 3,407 18.5 1,363 350 25.7 3,599 1,755 48.8
Mountain 15,643 3,043 19.5 12,714 1,876 14.8 827 216 26.1 2,102 951 45.3
Pacific 30,880 6,319 20.5 24,324 3,937 16.2 2,099 482 23.0 4,457 1,901 42.7

Poverty Footnotes


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