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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 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6)

All races
 
 People in families, total (2)
248,301 65,549 26.4 189,191 35,868 19.0 15,083 5,326 35.3 44,027 24,354 55.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
208,292 53,359 25.6 157,690 28,812 18.3 12,934 4,382 33.9 37,668 20,165 53.5
      Inside principal cities 75,835 25,914 34.2 52,071 12,710 24.4 5,496 2,161 39.3 18,268 11,042 60.4
      Outside principal cities 132,457 27,445 20.7 105,618 16,102 15.2 7,439 2,221 29.9 19,400 9,122 47.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 40,009 12,190 30.5 31,502 7,056 22.4 2,148 945 44.0 6,359 4,190 65.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
44,512 9,579 21.5 33,732 4,741 14.1 2,627 751 28.6 8,154 4,086 50.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 39,966 8,684 21.7 30,001 4,230 14.1 2,378 667 28.0 7,587 3,788 49.9
      Inside principal cities 12,324 4,487 36.4 7,706 1,870 24.3 979 377 38.5 3,639 2,241 61.6
      Outside principal cities 27,643 4,196 15.2 22,295 2,360 10.6 1,400 290 20.7 3,948 1,546 39.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,546 895 19.7 3,730 512 13.7 248 84 34.0 567 299 52.7
Midwest 53,885 12,778 23.7 41,583 6,544 15.7 3,216 1,107 34.4 9,086 5,127 56.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,267 9,386 22.7 31,414 4,527 14.4 2,572 820 31.9 7,281 4,040 55.5
      Inside principal cities 14,191 4,642 32.7 9,539 1,954 20.5 1,083 440 40.6 3,569 2,248 63.0
      Outside principal cities 27,076 4,744 17.5 21,875 2,573 11.8 1,488 380 25.5 3,712 1,792 48.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,618 3,392 26.9 10,168 2,017 19.8 644 287 44.6 1,805 1,088 60.2
South 91,959 27,458 29.9 68,619 14,662 21.4 5,483 2,248 41.0 17,857 10,548 59.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 74,646 21,214 28.4 55,532 11,201 20.2 4,464 1,750 39.2 14,651 8,264 56.4
      Inside principal cities 26,050 9,504 36.5 17,600 4,456 25.3 1,717 746 43.4 6,732 4,303 63.9
      Outside principal cities 48,596 11,710 24.1 37,932 6,745 17.8 2,746 1,004 36.5 7,918 3,961 50.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 17,313 6,244 36.1 13,087 3,461 26.4 1,020 499 48.9 3,206 2,284 71.2
West 57,945 15,735 27.2 45,258 9,921 21.9 3,757 1,220 32.5 8,930 4,593 51.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 52,413 14,075 26.9 40,742 8,855 21.7 3,521 1,146 32.5 8,150 4,074 50.0
      Inside principal cities 23,270 7,280 31.3 17,226 4,431 25.7 1,717 598 34.8 4,327 2,251 52.0
      Outside principal cities 29,143 6,795 23.3 23,516 4,424 18.8 1,804 548 30.4 3,822 1,823 47.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,532 1,660 30.0 4,516 1,066 23.6 236 74 31.5 780 519 66.5

Division (31)
 
New England
11,470 2,083 18.2 8,955 979 10.9 619 189 30.6 1,896 914 48.2
Middle Atlantic 33,042 7,496 22.7 24,776 3,762 15.2 2,008 562 28.0 6,258 3,172 50.7
East North Central 37,870 9,277 24.5 28,653 4,494 15.7 2,373 832 35.0 6,844 3,952 57.7
West North Central 16,015 3,501 21.9 12,929 2,050 15.9 843 275 32.7 2,243 1,175 52.4
South Atlantic 47,564 12,542 26.4 35,544 6,423 18.1 2,793 1,035 37.1 9,227 5,085 55.1
East South Central 14,932 4,824 32.3 11,108 2,415 21.7 930 484 52.1 2,895 1,925 66.5
West South Central 29,463 10,091 34.2 21,967 5,823 26.5 1,761 729 41.4 5,735 3,538 61.7
Mountain 17,814 4,792 26.9 14,231 3,026 21.3 966 316 32.8 2,616 1,450 55.4
Pacific 40,131 10,943 27.3 31,027 6,896 22.2 2,791 904 32.4 6,313 3,144 49.8

Poverty Footnotes


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