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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 alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
197,763 46,023 23.3 159,476 28,731 18.0 11,277 3,739 33.2 27,010 13,552 50.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
162,875 36,600 22.5 130,734 22,688 17.4 9,456 2,971 31.4 22,686 10,941 48.2
      Inside principal cities 52,549 15,812 30.1 39,688 9,446 23.8 3,569 1,254 35.1 9,292 5,112 55.0
      Outside principal cities 110,326 20,788 18.8 91,046 13,242 14.5 5,887 1,718 29.2 13,394 5,829 43.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 34,887 9,423 27.0 28,742 6,043 21.0 1,821 768 42.2 4,324 2,612 60.4

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
35,739 6,422 18.0 28,608 3,599 12.6 1,939 481 24.8 5,192 2,342 45.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,362 5,582 17.8 24,993 3,112 12.5 1,701 406 23.9 4,668 2,063 44.2
      Inside principal cities 7,422 2,328 31.4 5,207 1,155 22.2 574 176 30.6 1,641 997 60.8
      Outside principal cities 23,940 3,253 13.6 19,786 1,957 9.9 1,128 231 20.5 3,027 1,066 35.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,377 840 19.2 3,616 486 13.5 237 75 31.4 524 279 53.3
Midwest 45,838 9,188 20.0 37,443 5,440 14.5 2,500 780 31.2 5,894 2,968 50.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 33,776 6,111 18.1 27,572 3,557 12.9 1,909 520 27.3 4,295 2,034 47.4
      Inside principal cities 9,629 2,325 24.1 7,513 1,338 17.8 607 191 31.5 1,509 796 52.7
      Outside principal cities 24,147 3,786 15.7 20,059 2,219 11.1 1,302 329 25.3 2,786 1,238 44.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,062 3,077 25.5 9,871 1,883 19.1 592 260 43.9 1,599 934 58.4
South 69,663 18,153 26.1 56,386 11,716 20.8 3,911 1,557 39.8 9,365 4,880 52.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 55,919 13,913 24.9 45,071 8,900 19.7 3,119 1,174 37.6 7,729 3,838 49.7
      Inside principal cities 17,741 5,646 31.8 13,530 3,455 25.5 1,114 468 42.1 3,097 1,722 55.6
      Outside principal cities 38,178 8,267 21.7 31,541 5,445 17.3 2,005 706 35.2 4,632 2,116 45.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,744 4,240 30.9 11,315 2,815 24.9 793 383 48.3 1,636 1,042 63.7
West 46,523 12,260 26.4 37,038 7,978 21.5 2,926 921 31.5 6,558 3,362 51.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,819 10,995 26.3 33,098 7,119 21.5 2,727 870 31.9 5,994 3,005 50.1
      Inside principal cities 17,757 5,513 31.0 13,438 3,498 26.0 1,274 418 32.8 3,045 1,596 52.4
      Outside principal cities 24,061 5,482 22.8 19,660 3,621 18.4 1,452 452 31.1 2,949 1,409 47.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,704 1,265 26.9 3,941 858 21.8 199 50 25.2 565 357 63.2

Division (31)
 
New England
10,128 1,639 16.2 8,137 843 10.4 517 130 25.2 1,474 665 45.1
Middle Atlantic 25,611 4,783 18.7 20,471 2,755 13.5 1,422 351 24.7 3,718 1,677 45.1
East North Central 31,607 6,382 20.2 25,591 3,663 14.3 1,810 577 31.9 4,206 2,142 50.9
West North Central 14,231 2,806 19.7 11,852 1,777 15.0 690 203 29.5 1,689 826 48.9
South Atlantic 34,754 7,567 21.8 28,599 4,944 17.3 1,861 662 35.6 4,294 1,961 45.7
East South Central 11,552 3,146 27.2 9,392 1,928 20.5 687 334 48.6 1,473 883 60.0
West South Central 23,356 7,440 31.9 18,394 4,844 26.3 1,363 561 41.2 3,599 2,036 56.6
Mountain 15,643 3,942 25.2 12,714 2,564 20.2 827 263 31.8 2,102 1,115 53.0
Pacific 30,880 8,318 26.9 24,324 5,413 22.3 2,099 658 31.3 4,457 2,247 50.4

Poverty Footnotes


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