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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, not Hispanic
 
 People in families, total (2)
159,344 27,881 17.5 132,482 17,350 13.1 8,063 2,401 29.8 18,799 8,130 43.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
127,111 19,918 15.7 105,647 12,229 11.6 6,470 1,764 27.3 14,995 5,925 39.5
      Inside principal cities 34,771 6,494 18.7 27,943 3,814 13.6 2,007 582 29.0 4,821 2,097 43.5
      Outside principal cities 92,340 13,424 14.5 77,704 8,415 10.8 4,463 1,182 26.5 10,173 3,828 37.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 32,233 7,963 24.7 26,835 5,121 19.1 1,593 637 40.0 3,804 2,205 58.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
31,052 4,382 14.1 25,933 2,783 10.7 1,484 332 22.4 3,635 1,266 34.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 26,755 3,584 13.4 22,371 2,317 10.4 1,254 263 21.0 3,130 1,004 32.1
      Inside principal cities 4,917 1,053 21.4 3,944 691 17.5 334 96 28.8 638 265 41.5
      Outside principal cities 21,838 2,531 11.6 18,426 1,625 8.8 920 167 18.1 2,492 739 29.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,297 798 18.6 3,563 466 13.1 230 69 30.2 505 262 51.9
Midwest 42,492 7,530 17.7 35,009 4,354 12.4 2,208 641 29.0 5,275 2,535 48.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 30,904 4,726 15.3 25,478 2,635 10.3 1,655 415 25.1 3,771 1,676 44.4
      Inside principal cities 8,203 1,582 19.3 6,531 850 13.0 457 122 26.6 1,215 610 50.2
      Outside principal cities 22,701 3,144 13.9 18,947 1,785 9.4 1,198 293 24.5 2,556 1,066 41.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,587 2,804 24.2 9,531 1,719 18.0 553 226 40.9 1,504 859 57.1
South 55,364 11,212 20.3 46,117 7,202 15.6 2,755 1,030 37.4 6,493 2,980 45.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 42,877 7,707 18.0 35,678 4,847 13.6 2,109 732 34.7 5,090 2,128 41.8
      Inside principal cities 11,497 2,183 19.0 9,245 1,248 13.5 599 220 36.6 1,653 715 43.3
      Outside principal cities 31,380 5,524 17.6 26,433 3,599 13.6 1,509 512 34.0 3,437 1,413 41.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,488 3,505 28.1 10,439 2,355 22.6 646 298 46.1 1,403 852 60.7
West 30,436 4,756 15.6 25,422 3,010 11.8 1,617 398 24.6 3,397 1,349 39.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 26,575 3,900 14.7 22,120 2,430 11.0 1,452 354 24.4 3,004 1,117 37.2
      Inside principal cities 10,155 1,676 16.5 8,223 1,024 12.5 616 145 23.5 1,316 508 38.6
      Outside principal cities 16,421 2,224 13.5 13,897 1,405 10.1 836 209 25.1 1,688 609 36.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,861 856 22.2 3,302 580 17.6 165 44 26.6 393 232 59.0

Division (31)
 
New England
9,356 1,235 13.2 7,726 704 9.1 459 109 23.7 1,171 421 36.0
Middle Atlantic 21,696 3,147 14.5 18,207 2,079 11.4 1,025 223 21.8 2,464 845 34.3
East North Central 29,013 5,124 17.7 23,699 2,836 12.0 1,565 454 29.0 3,749 1,834 48.9
West North Central 13,479 2,406 17.9 11,310 1,519 13.4 642 187 29.0 1,526 701 45.9
South Atlantic 29,920 5,655 18.9 25,008 3,655 14.6 1,465 494 33.7 3,446 1,505 43.7
East South Central 11,103 2,858 25.7 9,107 1,761 19.3 612 289 47.2 1,384 808 58.4
West South Central 14,341 2,700 18.8 12,002 1,786 14.9 677 247 36.5 1,662 667 40.1
Mountain 11,744 2,000 17.0 9,908 1,355 13.7 563 122 21.7 1,274 523 41.1
Pacific 18,692 2,756 14.7 15,514 1,655 10.7 1,054 276 26.2 2,123 825 38.9

Poverty Footnotes


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