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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)

Black alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 11,460 37.0 14,928 2,718 18.2 2,410 886 36.8 13,648 7,856 57.6

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 9,915 35.6 13,452 2,319 17.2 2,222 798 35.9 12,187 6,798 55.8
      Inside principal cities 15,218 6,360 41.8 6,336 1,241 19.6 1,293 536 41.4 7,589 4,584 60.4
      Outside principal cities 12,643 3,554 28.1 7,115 1,078 15.1 929 263 28.3 4,598 2,214 48.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 1,546 49.5 1,476 399 27.0 189 88 46.6 1,460 1,059 72.5

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 1,843 33.8 2,505 395 15.8 480 156 32.5 2,468 1,292 52.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 1,820 33.7 2,473 387 15.6 473 149 31.5 2,451 1,284 52.4
      Inside principal cities 3,546 1,387 39.1 1,463 288 19.7 306 121 39.6 1,776 978 55.0
      Outside principal cities 1,852 434 23.4 1,010 99 9.8 167 28 16.6 675 307 45.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 23 (B) 32 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 8 (B)
Midwest 5,445 2,294 42.1 2,314 492 21.3 494 197 39.9 2,637 1,605 60.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 2,188 41.5 2,212 443 20.0 483 194 40.2 2,573 1,551 60.3
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,641 46.7 1,279 305 23.9 388 181 46.6 1,848 1,155 62.5
      Outside principal cities 1,752 547 31.2 933 138 14.8 95 13 14.0 725 396 54.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 106 59.4 102 49 47.9 12 3 (B) 64 54 (B)
South 17,361 6,503 37.5 8,554 1,516 17.7 1,217 454 37.3 7,590 4,534 59.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 5,112 35.1 7,268 1,189 16.4 1,050 380 36.1 6,230 3,544 56.9
      Inside principal cities 6,707 2,839 42.3 2,827 476 16.8 500 193 38.6 3,380 2,169 64.2
      Outside principal cities 7,842 2,274 29.0 4,441 713 16.0 550 186 33.9 2,850 1,375 48.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 1,391 49.4 1,286 327 25.4 167 74 44.6 1,360 990 72.8
West 2,726 821 30.1 1,555 316 20.3 219 79 36.0 952 426 44.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 794 30.0 1,499 300 20.0 216 76 35.0 933 419 44.9
      Inside principal cities 1,450 494 34.1 767 172 22.4 98 40 40.8 585 282 48.2
      Outside principal cities 1,198 300 25.1 732 128 17.5 117 35 30.2 348 137 39.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 26 33.6 57 16 (B) 3 3 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 251 34.2 366 59 16.2 65 21 (B) 305 171 56.2
Middle Atlantic 4,718 1,592 33.7 2,139 336 15.7 415 135 32.6 2,164 1,121 51.8
East North Central 4,499 1,988 44.2 1,783 406 22.8 429 178 41.5 2,287 1,403 61.4
West North Central 947 306 32.3 532 86 16.1 65 19 (B) 350 201 57.5
South Atlantic 10,274 3,563 34.7 5,091 846 16.6 743 241 32.4 4,440 2,476 55.8
East South Central 3,021 1,280 42.4 1,460 263 18.0 207 114 55.1 1,355 903 66.7
West South Central 4,066 1,659 40.8 2,003 407 20.3 267 99 37.0 1,796 1,154 64.3
Mountain 602 183 30.4 401 85 21.1 29 8 (B) 171 90 52.4
Pacific 2,124 638 30.0 1,154 231 20.0 189 70 37.2 780 336 43.1

Poverty Footnotes


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