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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 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6)

All races
 
 People in families, total (2)
248,301 71,600 28.8 189,191 40,175 21.2 15,083 5,802 38.5 44,027 25,623 58.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
208,292 58,334 28.0 157,690 32,318 20.5 12,934 4,763 36.8 37,668 21,254 56.4
      Inside principal cities 75,835 27,675 36.5 52,071 13,787 26.5 5,496 2,326 42.3 18,268 11,562 63.3
      Outside principal cities 132,457 30,660 23.1 105,618 18,531 17.5 7,439 2,436 32.8 19,400 9,692 50.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 40,009 13,266 33.2 31,502 7,857 24.9 2,148 1,039 48.4 6,359 4,369 68.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
44,512 10,576 23.8 33,732 5,488 16.3 2,627 817 31.1 8,154 4,271 52.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 39,966 9,538 23.9 30,001 4,854 16.2 2,378 726 30.5 7,587 3,959 52.2
      Inside principal cities 12,324 4,782 38.8 7,706 2,085 27.1 979 399 40.8 3,639 2,298 63.1
      Outside principal cities 27,643 4,756 17.2 22,295 2,768 12.4 1,400 327 23.4 3,948 1,661 42.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,546 1,037 22.8 3,730 634 17.0 248 91 36.7 567 312 55.1
Midwest 53,885 14,032 26.0 41,583 7,325 17.6 3,216 1,221 38.0 9,086 5,486 60.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,267 10,315 25.0 31,414 5,104 16.2 2,572 902 35.1 7,281 4,309 59.2
      Inside principal cities 14,191 5,009 35.3 9,539 2,160 22.6 1,083 461 42.6 3,569 2,388 66.9
      Outside principal cities 27,076 5,306 19.6 21,875 2,944 13.5 1,488 441 29.6 3,712 1,921 51.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,618 3,717 29.5 10,168 2,221 21.8 644 320 49.6 1,805 1,177 65.2
South 91,959 29,784 32.4 68,619 16,318 23.8 5,483 2,434 44.4 17,857 11,032 61.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 74,646 23,080 30.9 55,532 12,507 22.5 4,464 1,883 42.2 14,651 8,690 59.3
      Inside principal cities 26,050 10,100 38.8 17,600 4,780 27.2 1,717 823 47.9 6,732 4,497 66.8
      Outside principal cities 48,596 12,980 26.7 37,932 7,727 20.4 2,746 1,060 38.6 7,918 4,193 52.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 17,313 6,704 38.7 13,087 3,811 29.1 1,020 551 54.0 3,206 2,342 73.1
West 57,945 17,209 29.7 45,258 11,044 24.4 3,757 1,330 35.4 8,930 4,835 54.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 52,413 15,401 29.4 40,742 9,853 24.2 3,521 1,252 35.6 8,150 4,297 52.7
      Inside principal cities 23,270 7,783 33.4 17,226 4,761 27.6 1,717 643 37.5 4,327 2,379 55.0
      Outside principal cities 29,143 7,618 26.1 23,516 5,092 21.7 1,804 609 33.7 3,822 1,918 50.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,532 1,807 32.7 4,516 1,191 26.4 236 78 32.9 780 538 69.0

Division (31)
 
New England
11,470 2,257 19.7 8,955 1,103 12.3 619 196 31.6 1,896 959 50.6
Middle Atlantic 33,042 8,319 25.2 24,776 4,385 17.7 2,008 622 31.0 6,258 3,312 52.9
East North Central 37,870 10,113 26.7 28,653 4,982 17.4 2,373 913 38.5 6,844 4,218 61.6
West North Central 16,015 3,919 24.5 12,929 2,344 18.1 843 308 36.5 2,243 1,268 56.5
South Atlantic 47,564 13,719 28.8 35,544 7,295 20.5 2,793 1,110 39.7 9,227 5,314 57.6
East South Central 14,932 5,211 34.9 11,108 2,695 24.3 930 518 55.7 2,895 1,998 69.0
West South Central 29,463 10,854 36.8 21,967 6,328 28.8 1,761 806 45.8 5,735 3,720 64.9
Mountain 17,814 5,213 29.3 14,231 3,362 23.6 966 343 35.5 2,616 1,509 57.7
Pacific 40,131 11,996 29.9 31,027 7,683 24.8 2,791 987 35.4 6,313 3,326 52.7

Poverty Footnotes


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