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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 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6)

All races
 
 People in families, total (2)
248,301 61,136 24.6 189,191 32,758 17.3 15,083 4,975 33.0 44,027 23,403 53.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
208,292 49,827 23.9 157,690 26,389 16.7 12,934 4,085 31.6 37,668 19,354 51.4
      Inside principal cities 75,835 24,651 32.5 52,071 11,908 22.9 5,496 2,037 37.1 18,268 10,706 58.6
      Outside principal cities 132,457 25,177 19.0 105,618 14,481 13.7 7,439 2,047 27.5 19,400 8,648 44.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 40,009 11,309 28.3 31,502 6,369 20.2 2,148 890 41.4 6,359 4,050 63.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
44,512 8,778 19.7 33,732 4,254 12.6 2,627 690 26.3 8,154 3,834 47.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 39,966 7,944 19.9 30,001 3,790 12.6 2,378 607 25.5 7,587 3,547 46.8
      Inside principal cities 12,324 4,193 34.0 7,706 1,696 22.0 979 356 36.3 3,639 2,141 58.8
      Outside principal cities 27,643 3,751 13.6 22,295 2,094 9.4 1,400 251 17.9 3,948 1,406 35.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,546 834 18.3 3,730 463 12.4 248 83 33.6 567 287 50.6
Midwest 53,885 11,898 22.1 41,583 5,926 14.3 3,216 1,039 32.3 9,086 4,933 54.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,267 8,795 21.3 31,414 4,135 13.2 2,572 778 30.3 7,281 3,881 53.3
      Inside principal cities 14,191 4,449 31.3 9,539 1,859 19.5 1,083 424 39.1 3,569 2,166 60.7
      Outside principal cities 27,076 4,346 16.1 21,875 2,277 10.4 1,488 354 23.8 3,712 1,715 46.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,618 3,103 24.6 10,168 1,790 17.6 644 261 40.5 1,805 1,052 58.2
South 91,959 25,663 27.9 68,619 13,327 19.4 5,483 2,127 38.8 17,857 10,209 57.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 74,646 19,843 26.6 55,532 10,184 18.3 4,464 1,654 37.1 14,651 8,004 54.6
      Inside principal cities 26,050 9,097 34.9 17,600 4,163 23.7 1,717 715 41.6 6,732 4,219 62.7
      Outside principal cities 48,596 10,746 22.1 37,932 6,022 15.9 2,746 940 34.2 7,918 3,785 47.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 17,313 5,820 33.6 13,087 3,142 24.0 1,020 473 46.3 3,206 2,205 68.8
West 57,945 14,798 25.5 45,258 9,252 20.4 3,757 1,118 29.8 8,930 4,428 49.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 52,413 13,246 25.3 40,742 8,279 20.3 3,521 1,045 29.7 8,150 3,922 48.1
      Inside principal cities 23,270 6,912 29.7 17,226 4,189 24.3 1,717 543 31.6 4,327 2,179 50.4
      Outside principal cities 29,143 6,334 21.7 23,516 4,089 17.4 1,804 502 27.8 3,822 1,742 45.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,532 1,552 28.1 4,516 973 21.6 236 73 30.9 780 506 64.8

Division (31)
 
New England
11,470 1,924 16.8 8,955 886 9.9 619 169 27.4 1,896 869 45.8
Middle Atlantic 33,042 6,854 20.7 24,776 3,368 13.6 2,008 521 25.9 6,258 2,965 47.4
East North Central 37,870 8,645 22.8 28,653 4,054 14.1 2,373 787 33.2 6,844 3,804 55.6
West North Central 16,015 3,253 20.3 12,929 1,872 14.5 843 252 29.9 2,243 1,129 50.3
South Atlantic 47,564 11,679 24.6 35,544 5,806 16.3 2,793 983 35.2 9,227 4,890 53.0
East South Central 14,932 4,559 30.5 11,108 2,208 19.9 930 462 49.6 2,895 1,889 65.3
West South Central 29,463 9,425 32.0 21,967 5,312 24.2 1,761 683 38.8 5,735 3,430 59.8
Mountain 17,814 4,516 25.3 14,231 2,821 19.8 966 307 31.8 2,616 1,388 53.0
Pacific 40,131 10,283 25.6 31,027 6,431 20.7 2,791 811 29.1 6,313 3,040 48.2

Poverty Footnotes


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