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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 alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 13,264 42.8 14,928 3,420 22.9 2,410 1,054 43.7 13,648 8,790 64.4

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 11,521 41.4 13,452 2,914 21.7 2,222 949 42.7 12,187 7,659 62.8
      Inside principal cities 15,218 7,293 47.9 6,336 1,549 24.5 1,293 624 48.3 7,589 5,120 67.5
      Outside principal cities 12,643 4,229 33.4 7,115 1,365 19.2 929 325 35.0 4,598 2,539 55.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 1,742 55.8 1,476 506 34.3 189 106 56.1 1,460 1,131 77.4

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 2,112 38.7 2,505 465 18.6 480 171 35.6 2,468 1,476 59.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 2,089 38.7 2,473 457 18.5 473 164 34.7 2,451 1,468 59.9
      Inside principal cities 3,546 1,581 44.6 1,463 347 23.7 306 130 42.5 1,776 1,104 62.2
      Outside principal cities 1,852 508 27.4 1,010 110 10.9 167 34 20.4 675 364 53.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 23 (B) 32 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 8 (B)
Midwest 5,445 2,630 48.3 2,314 655 28.3 494 223 45.2 2,637 1,751 66.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 2,516 47.8 2,212 599 27.1 483 220 45.6 2,573 1,697 66.0
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,878 53.4 1,279 396 31.0 388 205 52.9 1,848 1,276 69.0
      Outside principal cities 1,752 639 36.5 933 203 21.7 95 15 15.5 725 421 58.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 113 63.5 102 56 55.1 12 3 (B) 64 54 (B)
South 17,361 7,518 43.3 8,554 1,904 22.3 1,217 568 46.7 7,590 5,047 66.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 5,948 40.9 7,268 1,489 20.5 1,050 475 45.3 6,230 3,984 64.0
      Inside principal cities 6,707 3,251 48.5 2,827 605 21.4 500 239 47.7 3,380 2,407 71.2
      Outside principal cities 7,842 2,697 34.4 4,441 883 19.9 550 237 43.0 2,850 1,577 55.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 1,570 55.8 1,286 415 32.3 167 92 55.4 1,360 1,062 78.1
West 2,726 1,004 36.8 1,555 396 25.4 219 92 42.2 952 516 54.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 967 36.5 1,499 370 24.7 216 89 41.3 933 509 54.5
      Inside principal cities 1,450 583 40.2 767 201 26.2 98 50 50.6 585 332 56.8
      Outside principal cities 1,198 385 32.1 732 169 23.1 117 39 33.6 348 176 50.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 37 46.7 57 26 (B) 3 3 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 276 37.5 366 63 17.1 65 33 (B) 305 181 59.3
Middle Atlantic 4,718 1,837 38.9 2,139 402 18.8 415 139 33.4 2,164 1,296 59.9
East North Central 4,499 2,275 50.6 1,783 532 29.9 429 203 47.4 2,287 1,540 67.3
West North Central 947 354 37.4 532 123 23.1 65 20 (B) 350 211 60.4
South Atlantic 10,274 4,147 40.4 5,091 1,045 20.5 743 323 43.4 4,440 2,780 62.6
East South Central 3,021 1,477 48.9 1,460 372 25.5 207 114 55.1 1,355 992 73.2
West South Central 4,066 1,894 46.6 2,003 488 24.4 267 131 49.1 1,796 1,275 71.0
Mountain 602 223 37.0 401 109 27.2 29 10 (B) 171 104 60.4
Pacific 2,124 781 36.8 1,154 287 24.8 189 82 43.4 780 412 52.8

Poverty Footnotes


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