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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)

Black A.O.I.C.
 
 People in families, total (2)
32,818 14,757 45.0 15,955 4,091 25.6 2,530 1,173 46.4 14,332 9,493 66.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
29,500 12,806 43.4 14,395 3,486 24.2 2,337 1,055 45.2 12,768 8,265 64.7
      Inside principal cities 15,976 7,975 49.9 6,705 1,833 27.3 1,366 686 50.2 7,905 5,456 69.0
      Outside principal cities 13,524 4,832 35.7 7,690 1,653 21.5 971 369 38.0 4,863 2,809 57.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,318 1,951 58.8 1,560 604 38.7 194 118 61.0 1,564 1,228 78.5

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,786 2,423 41.9 2,706 589 21.8 511 208 40.7 2,569 1,626 63.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,713 2,390 41.8 2,670 580 21.7 503 201 39.9 2,540 1,609 63.3
      Inside principal cities 3,666 1,746 47.6 1,514 395 26.1 327 156 47.6 1,825 1,196 65.5
      Outside principal cities 2,047 644 31.4 1,156 186 16.0 177 45 25.5 715 413 57.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 73 33 (B) 36 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 29 17 (B)
Midwest 5,940 2,992 50.4 2,537 782 30.8 531 255 48.1 2,872 1,954 68.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,705 2,845 49.9 2,408 709 29.4 520 252 48.5 2,778 1,884 67.8
      Inside principal cities 3,755 2,072 55.2 1,363 450 33.0 416 226 54.2 1,976 1,396 70.7
      Outside principal cities 1,950 773 39.7 1,045 259 24.8 103 26 25.6 802 488 60.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 235 146 62.4 129 74 57.1 12 3 (B) 94 69 74.0
South 17,965 8,154 45.4 8,896 2,225 25.0 1,256 608 48.4 7,813 5,322 68.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 15,044 6,434 42.8 7,563 1,739 23.0 1,084 503 46.4 6,397 4,192 65.5
      Inside principal cities 6,921 3,489 50.4 2,946 740 25.1 518 253 48.8 3,457 2,497 72.2
      Outside principal cities 8,123 2,945 36.3 4,616 999 21.6 567 251 44.2 2,940 1,696 57.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,921 1,720 58.9 1,333 486 36.5 172 104 60.9 1,416 1,130 79.8
West 3,128 1,188 38.0 1,817 495 27.2 233 102 44.0 1,079 591 54.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 3,038 1,137 37.4 1,755 459 26.1 229 99 43.2 1,054 580 55.0
      Inside principal cities 1,634 668 40.9 882 248 28.2 105 52 49.6 647 367 56.8
      Outside principal cities 1,404 469 33.4 873 210 24.1 124 47 37.8 406 212 52.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 90 51 57.0 61 36 (B) 3 3 (B) 25 12 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
789 320 40.5 394 69 17.5 76 42 56.1 320 209 65.3
Middle Atlantic 4,997 2,103 42.1 2,312 520 22.5 435 165 38.0 2,249 1,417 63.0
East North Central 4,858 2,534 52.2 1,943 616 31.7 457 225 49.3 2,458 1,693 68.9
West North Central 1,082 458 42.3 593 166 27.9 74 30 (B) 414 261 63.1
South Atlantic 10,616 4,475 42.1 5,269 1,177 22.3 763 338 44.3 4,584 2,960 64.6
East South Central 3,103 1,592 51.3 1,512 445 29.5 218 133 60.7 1,373 1,014 73.9
West South Central 4,245 2,088 49.2 2,114 603 28.5 275 137 49.9 1,856 1,348 72.6
Mountain 698 276 39.6 459 137 29.8 31 11 (B) 208 129 62.0
Pacific 2,429 912 37.5 1,358 358 26.4 201 91 45.4 871 463 53.1

Poverty Footnotes


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