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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)

Asian alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
11,719 2,585 22.1 9,670 1,906 19.7 741 216 29.2 1,308 462 35.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
11,407 2,474 21.7 9,441 1,837 19.5 715 207 29.0 1,251 429 34.3
      Inside principal cities 5,468 1,416 25.9 4,507 1,062 23.6 331 132 39.9 630 222 35.2
      Outside principal cities 5,939 1,058 17.8 4,934 775 15.7 384 75 19.6 621 207 33.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 312 111 35.6 229 68 29.9 27 9 (B) 57 34 (B)

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
2,535 595 23.5 2,120 494 23.3 131 42 32.3 284 58 20.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,507 590 23.6 2,093 491 23.5 131 42 32.4 283 57 20.2
      Inside principal cities 1,141 364 31.9 948 309 32.6 58 32 (B) 135 24 17.7
      Outside principal cities 1,365 226 16.6 1,145 182 15.9 73 11 (B) 148 33 22.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 28 4 (B) 27 4 (B) 0 0 (B) 1 1 (B)
Midwest 1,330 284 21.4 1,126 204 18.1 88 25 28.3 116 56 48.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,273 267 21.0 1,090 197 18.0 75 23 (B) 108 48 44.2
      Inside principal cities 581 175 30.1 524 139 26.5 18 12 (B) 39 24 (B)
      Outside principal cities 692 92 13.3 566 58 10.2 57 11 (B) 69 24 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 57 18 (B) 36 7 (B) 13 2 (B) 8 8 (B)
South 2,651 567 21.4 2,146 396 18.5 192 59 30.6 313 112 35.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,549 499 19.6 2,075 351 16.9 183 53 29.0 292 95 32.5
      Inside principal cities 977 221 22.6 837 176 21.0 54 16 (B) 85 29 33.4
      Outside principal cities 1,572 278 17.7 1,237 175 14.2 128 37 28.7 206 66 32.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 102 68 66.8 71 46 (B) 9 6 (B) 22 17 (B)
West 5,203 1,138 21.9 4,278 811 19.0 331 90 27.3 594 236 39.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,079 1,118 22.0 4,184 799 19.1 326 89 27.4 568 229 40.3
      Inside principal cities 2,769 656 23.7 2,198 439 20.0 201 72 36.0 370 145 39.3
      Outside principal cities 2,310 461 20.0 1,986 361 18.2 126 17 13.5 198 84 42.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 124 21 16.8 94 12 13.0 4 1 (B) 26 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
454 98 21.6 360 59 16.5 16 12 (B) 78 27 34.8
Middle Atlantic 2,081 496 23.9 1,760 435 24.7 115 31 26.8 206 31 14.9
East North Central 1,007 215 21.4 873 160 18.3 53 13 (B) 81 43 52.8
West North Central 323 69 21.5 253 44 17.3 35 12 (B) 35 13 (B)
South Atlantic 1,526 256 16.8 1,241 175 14.1 113 32 28.3 173 50 28.9
East South Central 134 33 24.9 101 19 19.1 11 11 (B) 23 4 (B)
West South Central 991 277 28.0 805 203 25.2 68 16 (B) 117 58 49.7
Mountain 494 118 23.9 392 87 22.1 47 10 (B) 55 21 (B)
Pacific 4,709 1,020 21.7 3,886 725 18.6 284 80 28.3 539 215 39.9

Poverty Footnotes


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