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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, not Hispanic
 
 People in families, total (2)
159,344 31,294 19.6 132,482 19,904 15.0 8,063 2,678 33.2 18,799 8,712 46.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
127,111 22,498 17.7 105,647 14,151 13.4 6,470 1,961 30.3 14,995 6,386 42.6
      Inside principal cities 34,771 7,199 20.7 27,943 4,307 15.4 2,007 663 33.0 4,821 2,228 46.2
      Outside principal cities 92,340 15,299 16.6 77,704 9,844 12.7 4,463 1,298 29.1 10,173 4,157 40.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 32,233 8,796 27.3 26,835 5,753 21.4 1,593 717 45.0 3,804 2,326 61.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
31,052 4,982 16.0 25,933 3,261 12.6 1,484 358 24.1 3,635 1,364 37.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 26,755 4,062 15.2 22,371 2,692 12.0 1,254 282 22.5 3,130 1,088 34.8
      Inside principal cities 4,917 1,173 23.9 3,944 797 20.2 334 99 29.5 638 278 43.5
      Outside principal cities 21,838 2,888 13.2 18,426 1,895 10.3 920 183 19.9 2,492 810 32.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,297 921 21.4 3,563 569 16.0 230 76 33.1 505 276 54.6
Midwest 42,492 8,436 19.9 35,009 4,956 14.2 2,208 747 33.9 5,275 2,732 51.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 30,904 5,336 17.3 25,478 3,046 12.0 1,655 489 29.6 3,771 1,800 47.7
      Inside principal cities 8,203 1,777 21.7 6,531 986 15.1 457 136 29.7 1,215 655 53.9
      Outside principal cities 22,701 3,559 15.7 18,947 2,061 10.9 1,198 353 29.5 2,556 1,145 44.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,587 3,100 26.7 9,531 1,909 20.0 553 258 46.7 1,504 932 62.0
South 55,364 12,503 22.6 46,117 8,203 17.8 2,755 1,128 40.9 6,493 3,172 48.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 42,877 8,673 20.2 35,678 5,583 15.6 2,109 792 37.6 5,090 2,298 45.2
      Inside principal cities 11,497 2,409 21.0 9,245 1,392 15.1 599 257 42.9 1,653 760 46.0
      Outside principal cities 31,380 6,264 20.0 26,433 4,191 15.9 1,509 535 35.4 3,437 1,538 44.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 12,488 3,829 30.7 10,439 2,620 25.1 646 336 52.0 1,403 874 62.3
West 30,436 5,373 17.7 25,422 3,484 13.7 1,617 445 27.5 3,397 1,444 42.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 26,575 4,427 16.7 22,120 2,830 12.8 1,452 398 27.4 3,004 1,199 39.9
      Inside principal cities 10,155 1,840 18.1 8,223 1,132 13.8 616 172 27.9 1,316 536 40.7
      Outside principal cities 16,421 2,587 15.8 13,897 1,697 12.2 836 226 27.1 1,688 663 39.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,861 946 24.5 3,302 654 19.8 165 47 28.6 393 245 62.2

Division (31)
 
New England
9,356 1,352 14.4 7,726 791 10.2 459 114 24.8 1,171 447 38.2
Middle Atlantic 21,696 3,630 16.7 18,207 2,470 13.6 1,025 244 23.8 2,464 917 37.2
East North Central 29,013 5,708 19.7 23,699 3,211 13.5 1,565 529 33.8 3,749 1,969 52.5
West North Central 13,479 2,727 20.2 11,310 1,745 15.4 642 218 34.0 1,526 764 50.1
South Atlantic 29,920 6,353 21.2 25,008 4,241 17.0 1,465 524 35.8 3,446 1,588 46.1
East South Central 11,103 3,137 28.2 9,107 1,972 21.7 612 321 52.4 1,384 844 61.0
West South Central 14,341 3,013 21.0 12,002 1,990 16.6 677 283 41.7 1,662 740 44.5
Mountain 11,744 2,260 19.2 9,908 1,565 15.8 563 141 25.0 1,274 554 43.5
Pacific 18,692 3,113 16.7 15,514 1,919 12.4 1,054 304 28.9 2,123 890 41.9

Poverty Footnotes


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