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POV44: Region, Division and Type of Residence -- Poverty Status for 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)

  Families (total) (10) Married-couple families (11) Families with a male householder, no wife present Families with a female householder, no husband present
All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 100% of poverty (5) Percentage below 100% of poverty (6)

White alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
64,183 5,414 8.4 50,779 2,548 5.0 3,999 499 12.5 9,405 2,368 25.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
52,342 4,286 8.2 41,175 2,023 4.9 3,320 385 11.6 7,847 1,877 23.9
      Inside principal cities 16,795 1,956 11.6 12,375 895 7.2 1,247 153 12.2 3,172 909 28.6
      Outside principal cities 35,548 2,329 6.6 28,800 1,128 3.9 2,073 232 11.2 4,675 969 20.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,840 1,128 9.5 9,603 525 5.5 679 114 16.7 1,558 490 31.5

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,564 800 6.9 9,009 319 3.5 702 66 9.3 1,854 416 22.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,092 685 6.8 7,825 273 3.5 612 55 9.0 1,655 356 21.5
      Inside principal cities 2,386 332 13.9 1,624 119 7.3 203 28 14.0 559 184 33.0
      Outside principal cities 7,705 353 4.6 6,201 154 2.5 409 27 6.6 1,096 172 15.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,472 116 7.9 1,184 46 3.9 90 10 11.5 199 60 30.0
Midwest 15,227 1,109 7.3 12,140 471 3.9 942 116 12.4 2,144 522 24.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,121 764 6.9 8,844 326 3.7 703 73 10.3 1,574 366 23.2
      Inside principal cities 3,185 309 9.7 2,387 131 5.5 228 24 10.3 570 154 27.0
      Outside principal cities 7,937 456 5.7 6,457 195 3.0 475 49 10.3 1,004 212 21.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,105 345 8.4 3,296 145 4.4 239 44 18.4 570 156 27.4
South 22,948 2,084 9.1 18,320 1,041 5.7 1,377 193 14.0 3,250 849 26.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,261 1,566 8.6 14,498 775 5.3 1,099 139 12.7 2,664 652 24.5
      Inside principal cities 5,737 657 11.5 4,287 315 7.4 393 51 12.9 1,057 291 27.6
      Outside principal cities 12,524 909 7.3 10,211 460 4.5 706 88 12.5 1,607 361 22.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,686 517 11.0 3,822 266 7.0 278 54 19.3 586 198 33.7
West 14,444 1,421 9.8 11,309 717 6.3 978 124 12.7 2,157 580 26.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,868 1,270 9.9 10,008 649 6.5 906 118 13.0 1,953 503 25.8
      Inside principal cities 5,486 658 12.0 4,077 330 8.1 423 50 11.8 986 279 28.3
      Outside principal cities 7,382 612 8.3 5,931 319 5.4 483 68 14.1 968 225 23.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,576 150 9.5 1,301 68 5.2 72 6 (B) 203 77 37.7

Division (31)
 
New England
3,340 237 7.1 2,608 88 3.4 192 17 9.1 540 132 24.4
Middle Atlantic 8,224 563 6.9 6,401 231 3.6 510 48 9.4 1,313 284 21.6
East North Central 10,414 772 7.4 8,221 316 3.8 675 78 11.5 1,518 378 24.9
West North Central 4,812 338 7.0 3,920 155 3.9 267 39 14.6 626 144 23.0
South Atlantic 11,662 856 7.3 9,449 433 4.6 658 86 13.1 1,556 337 21.7
East South Central 3,883 373 9.6 3,130 170 5.4 254 52 20.3 499 151 30.2
West South Central 7,402 854 11.5 5,741 438 7.6 465 55 11.8 1,195 361 30.2
Mountain 4,977 481 9.7 3,958 223 5.6 296 39 13.1 723 220 30.4
Pacific 9,467 940 9.9 7,351 494 6.7 682 85 12.4 1,434 360 25.1

Poverty Footnotes


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