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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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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 alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 13,875 44.8 14,928 3,735 25.0 2,410 1,096 45.4 13,648 9,044 66.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 12,058 43.3 13,452 3,183 23.7 2,222 983 44.2 12,187 7,892 64.8
      Inside principal cities 15,218 7,526 49.5 6,336 1,662 26.2 1,293 636 49.2 7,589 5,227 68.9
      Outside principal cities 12,643 4,533 35.9 7,115 1,521 21.4 929 346 37.3 4,598 2,665 58.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 1,817 58.1 1,476 552 37.4 189 113 59.9 1,460 1,152 78.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 2,251 41.3 2,505 520 20.7 480 178 37.1 2,468 1,554 62.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 2,229 41.3 2,473 512 20.7 473 171 36.1 2,451 1,546 63.1
      Inside principal cities 3,546 1,665 47.0 1,463 372 25.4 306 135 44.1 1,776 1,158 65.2
      Outside principal cities 1,852 563 30.4 1,010 140 13.9 167 36 21.3 675 388 57.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 23 (B) 32 8 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 8 (B)
Midwest 5,445 2,732 50.2 2,314 702 30.3 494 239 48.4 2,637 1,791 67.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 2,617 49.7 2,212 646 29.2 483 236 48.9 2,573 1,736 67.5
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,918 54.6 1,279 414 32.4 388 212 54.7 1,848 1,292 69.9
      Outside principal cities 1,752 699 39.9 933 232 24.8 95 24 25.0 725 444 61.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 114 64.1 102 56 55.1 12 3 (B) 64 55 (B)
South 17,361 7,843 45.2 8,554 2,084 24.4 1,217 579 47.6 7,590 5,180 68.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 6,209 42.7 7,268 1,631 22.4 1,050 480 45.7 6,230 4,098 65.8
      Inside principal cities 6,707 3,342 49.8 2,827 662 23.4 500 239 47.8 3,380 2,441 72.2
      Outside principal cities 7,842 2,867 36.6 4,441 969 21.8 550 241 43.8 2,850 1,657 58.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 1,634 58.1 1,286 453 35.2 167 99 59.7 1,360 1,082 79.5
West 2,726 1,049 38.5 1,555 430 27.6 219 99 45.3 952 520 54.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 1,003 37.9 1,499 395 26.4 216 96 44.4 933 513 54.9
      Inside principal cities 1,450 600 41.4 767 215 28.0 98 50 50.6 585 336 57.4
      Outside principal cities 1,198 403 33.6 732 180 24.6 117 46 39.3 348 176 50.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 45 57.9 57 35 (B) 3 3 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 299 40.7 366 68 18.7 65 33 (B) 305 199 65.2
Middle Atlantic 4,718 1,952 41.4 2,139 452 21.1 415 146 35.1 2,164 1,355 62.6
East North Central 4,499 2,344 52.1 1,783 562 31.5 429 210 49.0 2,287 1,572 68.8
West North Central 947 387 40.9 532 140 26.4 65 29 (B) 350 218 62.3
South Atlantic 10,274 4,320 42.0 5,091 1,120 22.0 743 327 44.0 4,440 2,873 64.7
East South Central 3,021 1,529 50.6 1,460 408 28.0 207 121 58.6 1,355 1,000 73.8
West South Central 4,066 1,994 49.0 2,003 555 27.7 267 131 49.1 1,796 1,308 72.8
Mountain 602 236 39.2 401 122 30.5 29 10 (B) 171 104 60.4
Pacific 2,124 812 38.3 1,154 307 26.6 189 89 46.9 780 416 53.3

Poverty Footnotes


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