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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)

Black A.O.I.C.
 
 People in families, total (2)
32,818 14,081 42.9 15,955 3,732 23.4 2,530 1,132 44.7 14,332 9,217 64.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
29,500 12,215 41.4 14,395 3,181 22.1 2,337 1,021 43.7 12,768 8,013 62.8
      Inside principal cities 15,976 7,712 48.3 6,705 1,702 25.4 1,366 673 49.3 7,905 5,337 67.5
      Outside principal cities 13,524 4,503 33.3 7,690 1,479 19.2 971 348 35.8 4,863 2,676 55.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,318 1,866 56.2 1,560 551 35.3 194 111 57.3 1,564 1,204 77.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,786 2,251 38.9 2,706 505 18.7 511 201 39.4 2,569 1,545 60.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,713 2,218 38.8 2,670 496 18.6 503 194 38.5 2,540 1,527 60.1
      Inside principal cities 3,666 1,651 45.0 1,514 359 23.7 327 150 46.0 1,825 1,142 62.5
      Outside principal cities 2,047 566 27.7 1,156 137 11.9 177 43 24.6 715 386 54.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 73 33 (B) 36 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 29 17 (B)
Midwest 5,940 2,873 48.4 2,537 731 28.8 531 239 45.1 2,872 1,902 66.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,705 2,733 47.9 2,408 660 27.4 520 236 45.5 2,778 1,836 66.1
      Inside principal cities 3,755 2,022 53.9 1,363 431 31.6 416 219 52.5 1,976 1,373 69.5
      Outside principal cities 1,950 710 36.4 1,045 230 22.0 103 18 17.0 802 463 57.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 235 140 59.5 129 71 54.8 12 3 (B) 94 66 69.9
South 17,965 7,820 43.5 8,896 2,041 22.9 1,256 596 47.5 7,813 5,183 66.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 15,044 6,169 41.0 7,563 1,596 21.1 1,084 499 46.0 6,397 4,074 63.7
      Inside principal cities 6,921 3,394 49.0 2,946 683 23.2 518 252 48.7 3,457 2,458 71.1
      Outside principal cities 8,123 2,775 34.2 4,616 913 19.8 567 247 43.5 2,940 1,615 54.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,921 1,652 56.5 1,333 444 33.3 172 97 56.7 1,416 1,110 78.3
West 3,128 1,137 36.4 1,817 455 25.0 233 96 41.1 1,079 587 54.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 3,038 1,096 36.1 1,755 428 24.4 229 92 40.3 1,054 576 54.6
      Inside principal cities 1,634 645 39.4 882 229 26.0 105 52 49.6 647 363 56.2
      Outside principal cities 1,404 451 32.1 873 199 22.8 124 40 32.4 406 212 52.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 90 42 46.3 61 27 (B) 3 3 (B) 25 11 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
789 296 37.5 394 63 16.0 76 42 56.1 320 190 59.5
Middle Atlantic 4,997 1,955 39.1 2,312 442 19.1 435 159 36.5 2,249 1,355 60.2
East North Central 4,858 2,456 50.6 1,943 587 30.2 457 218 47.7 2,458 1,651 67.2
West North Central 1,082 416 38.5 593 144 24.2 74 21 (B) 414 251 60.6
South Atlantic 10,616 4,295 40.5 5,269 1,100 20.9 763 333 43.7 4,584 2,862 62.4
East South Central 3,103 1,540 49.6 1,512 408 27.0 218 125 57.5 1,373 1,006 73.3
West South Central 4,245 1,986 46.8 2,114 533 25.2 275 137 49.9 1,856 1,316 70.9
Mountain 698 263 37.7 459 123 26.9 31 11 (B) 208 129 62.0
Pacific 2,429 874 36.0 1,358 331 24.4 201 85 42.1 871 458 52.6

Poverty Footnotes


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