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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)

White A.O.I.C.
 
 People in families, total (2)
202,100 47,547 23.5 162,411 29,438 18.1 11,557 3,864 33.4 28,131 14,245 50.6

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
166,586 37,814 22.7 133,271 23,246 17.4 9,704 3,077 31.7 23,611 11,491 48.7
      Inside principal cities 54,094 16,468 30.4 40,660 9,734 23.9 3,692 1,323 35.8 9,742 5,412 55.6
      Outside principal cities 112,492 21,346 19.0 92,611 13,512 14.6 6,013 1,755 29.2 13,869 6,079 43.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 35,514 9,732 27.4 29,140 6,192 21.2 1,853 787 42.4 4,520 2,754 60.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
36,293 6,656 18.3 28,959 3,689 12.7 1,995 524 26.3 5,339 2,443 45.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,850 5,796 18.2 25,305 3,196 12.6 1,754 447 25.5 4,791 2,153 44.9
      Inside principal cities 7,557 2,422 32.0 5,270 1,183 22.5 603 204 33.8 1,685 1,035 61.4
      Outside principal cities 24,293 3,374 13.9 20,035 2,012 10.0 1,151 243 21.1 3,107 1,118 36.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,443 860 19.4 3,655 494 13.5 240 77 32.0 548 289 52.8
Midwest 46,704 9,565 20.5 37,939 5,568 14.7 2,563 811 31.6 6,202 3,186 51.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 34,501 6,417 18.6 27,988 3,652 13.0 1,965 545 27.8 4,548 2,220 48.8
      Inside principal cities 9,982 2,503 25.1 7,683 1,381 18.0 640 206 32.2 1,658 916 55.2
      Outside principal cities 24,519 3,914 16.0 20,305 2,270 11.2 1,324 339 25.6 2,890 1,304 45.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,203 3,148 25.8 9,951 1,917 19.3 599 266 44.4 1,653 965 58.4
South 71,008 18,684 26.3 57,301 12,007 21.0 4,000 1,589 39.7 9,707 5,089 52.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 56,988 14,272 25.0 45,819 9,109 19.9 3,193 1,199 37.6 7,976 3,963 49.7
      Inside principal cities 18,181 5,859 32.2 13,828 3,585 25.9 1,144 483 42.2 3,209 1,791 55.8
      Outside principal cities 38,807 8,412 21.7 31,991 5,524 17.3 2,049 716 34.9 4,767 2,172 45.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,020 4,413 31.5 11,483 2,898 25.2 807 389 48.3 1,731 1,126 65.0
West 48,095 12,641 26.3 38,211 8,173 21.4 3,000 940 31.3 6,884 3,528 51.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 43,247 11,330 26.2 34,159 7,289 21.3 2,793 886 31.7 6,295 3,155 50.1
      Inside principal cities 18,373 5,684 30.9 13,879 3,584 25.8 1,305 430 33.0 3,190 1,670 52.4
      Outside principal cities 24,874 5,646 22.7 20,281 3,705 18.3 1,488 456 30.6 3,105 1,484 47.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,848 1,312 27.1 4,052 884 21.8 207 54 26.3 589 374 63.4

Division (31)
 
New England
10,227 1,666 16.3 8,200 848 10.3 533 142 26.7 1,495 675 45.2
Middle Atlantic 26,065 4,990 19.1 20,759 2,841 13.7 1,462 382 26.1 3,844 1,767 46.0
East North Central 32,180 6,650 20.7 25,900 3,748 14.5 1,861 601 32.3 4,419 2,301 52.1
West North Central 14,524 2,915 20.1 12,039 1,821 15.1 702 210 29.9 1,783 885 49.6
South Atlantic 35,314 7,774 22.0 28,950 5,044 17.4 1,899 670 35.3 4,464 2,059 46.1
East South Central 11,730 3,236 27.6 9,516 1,975 20.8 709 349 49.2 1,506 913 60.6
West South Central 23,964 7,674 32.0 18,835 4,988 26.5 1,392 570 40.9 3,737 2,117 56.6
Mountain 15,994 4,044 25.3 12,985 2,608 20.1 832 266 31.9 2,177 1,171 53.8
Pacific 32,101 8,597 26.8 25,226 5,565 22.1 2,168 675 31.1 4,707 2,357 50.1

Poverty Footnotes


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