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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)

White alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
197,763 42,602 21.5 159,476 26,170 16.4 11,277 3,479 30.8 27,010 12,953 48.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
162,875 33,923 20.8 130,734 20,726 15.9 9,456 2,757 29.2 22,686 10,440 46.0
      Inside principal cities 52,549 14,962 28.5 39,688 8,862 22.3 3,569 1,169 32.8 9,292 4,931 53.1
      Outside principal cities 110,326 18,961 17.2 91,046 11,865 13.0 5,887 1,588 27.0 13,394 5,509 41.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 34,887 8,678 24.9 28,742 5,443 18.9 1,821 722 39.6 4,324 2,513 58.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
35,739 5,839 16.3 28,608 3,229 11.3 1,939 438 22.6 5,192 2,172 41.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,362 5,059 16.1 24,993 2,791 11.2 1,701 365 21.4 4,668 1,904 40.8
      Inside principal cities 7,422 2,153 29.0 5,207 1,037 19.9 574 164 28.5 1,641 952 58.0
      Outside principal cities 23,940 2,907 12.1 19,786 1,753 8.9 1,128 201 17.8 3,027 952 31.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,377 779 17.8 3,616 438 12.1 237 74 31.0 524 268 51.1
Midwest 45,838 8,454 18.4 37,443 4,888 13.1 2,500 738 29.5 5,894 2,828 48.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 33,776 5,649 16.7 27,572 3,222 11.7 1,909 503 26.3 4,295 1,924 44.8
      Inside principal cities 9,629 2,191 22.8 7,513 1,270 16.9 607 184 30.3 1,509 737 48.8
      Outside principal cities 24,147 3,458 14.3 20,059 1,952 9.7 1,302 319 24.5 2,786 1,187 42.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,062 2,805 23.3 9,871 1,666 16.9 592 235 39.7 1,599 904 56.6
South 69,663 16,763 24.1 56,386 10,617 18.8 3,911 1,449 37.1 9,365 4,697 50.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 55,919 12,849 23.0 45,071 8,059 17.9 3,119 1,085 34.8 7,729 3,704 47.9
      Inside principal cities 17,741 5,341 30.1 13,530 3,226 23.8 1,114 438 39.3 3,097 1,677 54.2
      Outside principal cities 38,178 7,508 19.7 31,541 4,833 15.3 2,005 648 32.3 4,632 2,027 43.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,744 3,914 28.5 11,315 2,557 22.6 793 364 45.9 1,636 993 60.7
West 46,523 11,546 24.8 37,038 7,436 20.1 2,926 853 29.2 6,558 3,257 49.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,819 10,366 24.8 33,098 6,654 20.1 2,727 804 29.5 5,994 2,908 48.5
      Inside principal cities 17,757 5,278 29.7 13,438 3,328 24.8 1,274 384 30.1 3,045 1,566 51.4
      Outside principal cities 24,061 5,089 21.1 19,660 3,326 16.9 1,452 420 28.9 2,949 1,342 45.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,704 1,180 25.1 3,941 782 19.8 199 49 24.7 565 349 61.7

Division (31)
 
New England
10,128 1,517 15.0 8,137 760 9.3 517 118 22.8 1,474 639 43.3
Middle Atlantic 25,611 4,322 16.9 20,471 2,469 12.1 1,422 320 22.5 3,718 1,533 41.2
East North Central 31,607 5,845 18.5 25,591 3,258 12.7 1,810 547 30.2 4,206 2,039 48.5
West North Central 14,231 2,609 18.3 11,852 1,630 13.8 690 190 27.6 1,689 789 46.7
South Atlantic 34,754 6,928 19.9 28,599 4,441 15.5 1,861 616 33.1 4,294 1,871 43.6
East South Central 11,552 2,933 25.4 9,392 1,758 18.7 687 319 46.4 1,473 856 58.1
West South Central 23,356 6,902 29.6 18,394 4,418 24.0 1,363 514 37.7 3,599 1,969 54.7
Mountain 15,643 3,697 23.6 12,714 2,380 18.7 827 254 30.8 2,102 1,062 50.5
Pacific 30,880 7,849 25.4 24,324 5,056 20.8 2,099 599 28.5 4,457 2,194 49.2

Poverty Footnotes


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