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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 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 alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
197,763 50,890 25.7 159,476 32,370 20.3 11,277 4,127 36.6 27,010 14,393 53.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
162,875 40,539 24.9 130,734 25,624 19.6 9,456 3,276 34.6 22,686 11,638 51.3
      Inside principal cities 52,549 17,053 32.5 39,688 10,275 25.9 3,569 1,379 38.6 9,292 5,399 58.1
      Outside principal cities 110,326 23,486 21.3 91,046 15,350 16.9 5,887 1,897 32.2 13,394 6,240 46.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 34,887 10,350 29.7 28,742 6,745 23.5 1,821 851 46.7 4,324 2,754 63.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
35,739 7,208 20.2 28,608 4,207 14.7 1,939 522 26.9 5,192 2,479 47.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 31,362 6,240 19.9 24,993 3,613 14.5 1,701 440 25.9 4,668 2,186 46.8
      Inside principal cities 7,422 2,513 33.9 5,207 1,300 25.0 574 183 32.0 1,641 1,030 62.8
      Outside principal cities 23,940 3,727 15.6 19,786 2,314 11.7 1,128 257 22.8 3,027 1,156 38.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,377 968 22.1 3,616 594 16.4 237 81 34.2 524 293 55.9
Midwest 45,838 10,248 22.4 37,443 6,149 16.4 2,500 890 35.6 5,894 3,208 54.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 33,776 6,862 20.3 27,572 4,070 14.8 1,909 598 31.3 4,295 2,194 51.1
      Inside principal cities 9,629 2,596 27.0 7,513 1,524 20.3 607 208 34.3 1,509 863 57.2
      Outside principal cities 24,147 4,266 17.7 20,059 2,546 12.7 1,302 390 29.9 2,786 1,330 47.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,062 3,386 28.1 9,871 2,079 21.1 592 292 49.3 1,599 1,015 63.5
South 69,663 19,909 28.6 56,386 13,061 23.2 3,911 1,694 43.3 9,365 5,153 55.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 55,919 15,305 27.4 45,071 9,954 22.1 3,119 1,270 40.7 7,729 4,081 52.8
      Inside principal cities 17,741 6,019 33.9 13,530 3,672 27.1 1,114 533 47.9 3,097 1,814 58.6
      Outside principal cities 38,178 9,286 24.3 31,541 6,282 19.9 2,005 737 36.8 4,632 2,267 48.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,744 4,604 33.5 11,315 3,107 27.5 793 424 53.5 1,636 1,072 65.5
West 46,523 13,525 29.1 37,038 8,951 24.2 2,926 1,022 34.9 6,558 3,552 54.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 41,819 12,133 29.0 33,098 7,987 24.1 2,727 968 35.5 5,994 3,178 53.0
      Inside principal cities 17,757 5,926 33.4 13,438 3,779 28.1 1,274 455 35.7 3,045 1,692 55.6
      Outside principal cities 24,061 6,207 25.8 19,660 4,208 21.4 1,452 513 35.3 2,949 1,486 50.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,704 1,392 29.6 3,941 964 24.5 199 54 26.9 565 374 66.3

Division (31)
 
New England
10,128 1,782 17.6 8,137 948 11.6 517 136 26.3 1,474 697 47.3
Middle Atlantic 25,611 5,427 21.2 20,471 3,259 15.9 1,422 385 27.1 3,718 1,782 47.9
East North Central 31,607 7,084 22.4 25,591 4,119 16.1 1,810 654 36.1 4,206 2,311 54.9
West North Central 14,231 3,163 22.2 11,852 2,030 17.1 690 236 34.1 1,689 898 53.2
South Atlantic 34,754 8,419 24.2 28,599 5,644 19.7 1,861 705 37.9 4,294 2,071 48.2
East South Central 11,552 3,436 29.7 9,392 2,150 22.9 687 366 53.3 1,473 919 62.4
West South Central 23,356 8,054 34.5 18,394 5,267 28.6 1,363 623 45.7 3,599 2,163 60.1
Mountain 15,643 4,316 27.6 12,714 2,870 22.6 827 286 34.6 2,102 1,161 55.2
Pacific 30,880 9,209 29.8 24,324 6,082 25.0 2,099 736 35.0 4,457 2,392 53.7

Poverty Footnotes


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