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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)

Black alone
 
 People in families, total (2)
30,986 14,662 47.3 14,928 4,156 27.8 2,410 1,154 47.9 13,648 9,353 68.5

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
27,861 12,766 45.8 13,452 3,545 26.4 2,222 1,041 46.8 12,187 8,181 67.1
      Inside principal cities 15,218 7,892 51.9 6,336 1,810 28.6 1,293 670 51.8 7,589 5,411 71.3
      Outside principal cities 12,643 4,874 38.6 7,115 1,734 24.4 929 371 39.9 4,598 2,769 60.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,125 1,896 60.7 1,476 611 41.4 189 113 59.9 1,460 1,172 80.2

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
5,454 2,372 43.5 2,505 597 23.8 480 197 40.9 2,468 1,578 63.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,398 2,348 43.5 2,473 588 23.8 473 189 40.0 2,451 1,571 64.1
      Inside principal cities 3,546 1,736 49.0 1,463 415 28.3 306 150 48.9 1,776 1,172 66.0
      Outside principal cities 1,852 612 33.0 1,010 173 17.1 167 40 23.8 675 399 59.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 56 24 (B) 32 9 (B) 7 7 (B) 17 8 (B)
Midwest 5,445 2,869 52.7 2,314 739 31.9 494 243 49.2 2,637 1,887 71.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 5,267 2,751 52.2 2,212 679 30.7 483 240 49.7 2,573 1,832 71.2
      Inside principal cities 3,515 1,995 56.7 1,279 417 32.6 388 216 55.8 1,848 1,361 73.6
      Outside principal cities 1,752 756 43.2 933 262 28.1 95 24 25.0 725 471 65.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 178 118 66.4 102 60 59.0 12 3 (B) 64 55 (B)
South 17,361 8,299 47.8 8,554 2,332 27.3 1,217 612 50.3 7,590 5,355 70.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,548 6,591 45.3 7,268 1,825 25.1 1,050 512 48.8 6,230 4,253 68.3
      Inside principal cities 6,707 3,521 52.5 2,827 737 26.1 500 251 50.2 3,380 2,533 74.9
      Outside principal cities 7,842 3,070 39.1 4,441 1,088 24.5 550 261 47.5 2,850 1,720 60.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 2,813 1,708 60.7 1,286 507 39.4 167 99 59.7 1,360 1,102 81.0
West 2,726 1,122 41.2 1,555 487 31.3 219 102 46.7 952 533 55.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 2,648 1,077 40.7 1,499 452 30.2 216 99 45.9 933 525 56.3
      Inside principal cities 1,450 640 44.1 767 241 31.4 98 53 53.8 585 346 59.1
      Outside principal cities 1,198 437 36.5 732 211 28.9 117 46 39.3 348 179 51.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 78 45 57.9 57 35 (B) 3 3 (B) 18 7 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
736 311 42.2 366 80 21.8 65 33 (B) 305 199 65.2
Middle Atlantic 4,718 2,061 43.7 2,139 518 24.2 415 164 39.6 2,164 1,380 63.8
East North Central 4,499 2,449 54.4 1,783 577 32.4 429 214 50.0 2,287 1,658 72.5
West North Central 947 420 44.3 532 162 30.5 65 29 (B) 350 229 65.4
South Atlantic 10,274 4,576 44.5 5,091 1,247 24.5 743 360 48.4 4,440 2,970 66.9
East South Central 3,021 1,615 53.5 1,460 459 31.5 207 121 58.6 1,355 1,035 76.4
West South Central 4,066 2,108 51.8 2,003 626 31.3 267 131 49.1 1,796 1,350 75.2
Mountain 602 255 42.3 401 132 32.9 29 13 (B) 171 109 63.6
Pacific 2,124 868 40.8 1,154 355 30.8 189 89 46.9 780 423 54.3

Poverty Footnotes


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