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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)

White A.O.I.C.
 
 People in families, total (2)
202,100 52,531 26.0 162,411 33,147 20.4 11,557 4,260 36.9 28,131 15,125 53.8

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
166,586 41,851 25.1 133,271 26,242 19.7 9,704 3,388 34.9 23,611 12,221 51.8
      Inside principal cities 54,094 17,737 32.8 40,660 10,578 26.0 3,692 1,449 39.2 9,742 5,711 58.6
      Outside principal cities 112,492 24,114 21.4 92,611 15,665 16.9 6,013 1,939 32.2 13,869 6,510 46.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 35,514 10,680 30.1 29,140 6,904 23.7 1,853 872 47.0 4,520 2,904 64.3

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
36,293 7,463 20.6 28,959 4,319 14.9 1,995 565 28.3 5,339 2,580 48.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,850 6,471 20.3 25,305 3,713 14.7 1,754 481 27.4 4,791 2,277 47.5
      Inside principal cities 7,557 2,612 34.6 5,270 1,333 25.3 603 212 35.1 1,685 1,067 63.3
      Outside principal cities 24,293 3,859 15.9 20,035 2,380 11.9 1,151 270 23.4 3,107 1,209 38.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,443 992 22.3 3,655 606 16.6 240 84 34.8 548 303 55.3
Midwest 46,704 10,647 22.8 37,939 6,288 16.6 2,563 921 35.9 6,202 3,438 55.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 34,501 7,186 20.8 27,988 4,175 14.9 1,965 623 31.7 4,548 2,387 52.5
      Inside principal cities 9,982 2,784 27.9 7,683 1,575 20.5 640 223 34.8 1,658 985 59.4
      Outside principal cities 24,519 4,402 18.0 20,305 2,600 12.8 1,324 400 30.2 2,890 1,402 48.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,203 3,462 28.4 9,951 2,113 21.2 599 298 49.8 1,653 1,051 63.6
South 71,008 20,481 28.8 57,301 13,372 23.3 4,000 1,732 43.3 9,707 5,377 55.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 56,988 15,697 27.5 45,819 10,178 22.2 3,193 1,300 40.7 7,976 4,218 52.9
      Inside principal cities 18,181 6,235 34.3 13,828 3,802 27.5 1,144 548 47.9 3,209 1,885 58.7
      Outside principal cities 38,807 9,462 24.4 31,991 6,376 19.9 2,049 752 36.7 4,767 2,333 49.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14,020 4,785 34.1 11,483 3,194 27.8 807 432 53.6 1,731 1,159 66.9
West 48,095 13,939 29.0 38,211 9,167 24.0 3,000 1,041 34.7 6,884 3,731 54.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 43,247 12,497 28.9 34,159 8,175 23.9 2,793 983 35.2 6,295 3,338 53.0
      Inside principal cities 18,373 6,107 33.2 13,879 3,867 27.9 1,305 467 35.8 3,190 1,773 55.6
      Outside principal cities 24,874 6,390 25.7 20,281 4,308 21.2 1,488 517 34.7 3,105 1,565 50.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,848 1,442 29.7 4,052 992 24.5 207 58 27.9 589 392 66.6

Division (31)
 
New England
10,227 1,812 17.7 8,200 956 11.7 533 149 27.9 1,495 707 47.3
Middle Atlantic 26,065 5,651 21.7 20,759 3,363 16.2 1,462 416 28.5 3,844 1,872 48.7
East North Central 32,180 7,359 22.9 25,900 4,205 16.2 1,861 679 36.5 4,419 2,475 56.0
West North Central 14,524 3,289 22.6 12,039 2,083 17.3 702 242 34.5 1,783 963 54.0
South Atlantic 35,314 8,644 24.5 28,950 5,751 19.9 1,899 713 37.5 4,464 2,180 48.8
East South Central 11,730 3,537 30.2 9,516 2,204 23.2 709 382 54.0 1,506 951 63.1
West South Central 23,964 8,301 34.6 18,835 5,417 28.8 1,392 637 45.7 3,737 2,247 60.1
Mountain 15,994 4,422 27.6 12,985 2,915 22.4 832 289 34.7 2,177 1,218 56.0
Pacific 32,101 9,518 29.6 25,226 6,253 24.8 2,168 752 34.7 4,707 2,513 53.4

Poverty Footnotes


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