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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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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, not Hispanic (12)
 
Families, total (10)
54,450 3,383 6.2 44,281 1,545 3.5 3,069 365 11.9 7,100 1,473 20.7

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
43,312 2,415 5.6 35,169 1,101 3.1 2,448 263 10.8 5,694 1,050 18.4
      Inside principal cities 12,184 863 7.1 9,513 381 4.0 771 87 11.3 1,901 395 20.8
      Outside principal cities 31,128 1,552 5.0 25,656 720 2.8 1,678 176 10.5 3,793 656 17.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,138 968 8.7 9,112 444 4.9 621 102 16.4 1,406 422 30.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
10,293 510 5.0 8,339 243 2.9 562 43 7.6 1,392 225 16.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 8,843 403 4.6 7,169 201 2.8 475 34 7.1 1,199 169 14.1
      Inside principal cities 1,679 140 8.3 1,299 73 5.6 127 16 12.5 253 51 20.3
      Outside principal cities 7,164 263 3.7 5,870 128 2.2 348 18 5.1 946 118 12.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,451 107 7.4 1,171 42 3.6 87 9 10.3 193 56 28.8
Midwest 14,425 931 6.5 11,599 374 3.2 858 107 12.5 1,967 450 22.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,427 614 5.9 8,377 241 2.9 629 66 10.6 1,420 307 21.6
      Inside principal cities 2,826 220 7.8 2,168 79 3.7 180 20 11.0 478 120 25.2
      Outside principal cities 7,600 394 5.2 6,209 161 2.6 449 47 10.4 943 186 19.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,998 317 7.9 3,222 133 4.1 229 41 17.8 547 143 26.2
South 19,178 1,338 7.0 15,711 636 4.1 1,039 152 14.6 2,428 549 22.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,827 895 6.0 12,120 413 3.4 795 105 13.2 1,912 377 19.7
      Inside principal cities 4,061 274 6.7 3,187 117 3.7 234 33 14.3 640 124 19.3
      Outside principal cities 10,766 621 5.8 8,933 296 3.3 562 72 12.8 1,271 253 19.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,351 443 10.2 3,591 224 6.2 244 47 19.2 516 172 33.4
West 10,553 603 5.7 8,631 292 3.4 610 63 10.4 1,313 249 18.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 9,216 503 5.5 7,503 247 3.3 550 58 10.6 1,163 198 17.0
      Inside principal cities 3,619 229 6.3 2,859 112 3.9 230 18 7.9 530 99 18.7
      Outside principal cities 5,597 273 4.9 4,644 135 2.9 320 40 12.4 634 98 15.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,337 101 7.5 1,127 45 4.0 61 5 (B) 149 51 34.2

Division (31)
 
New England
3,124 161 5.1 2,507 70 2.8 170 13 7.9 447 77 17.3
Middle Atlantic 7,169 349 4.9 5,832 173 3.0 391 29 7.5 946 147 15.6
East North Central 9,790 637 6.5 7,796 240 3.1 607 70 11.5 1,388 327 23.6
West North Central 4,634 295 6.4 3,804 134 3.5 252 37 14.8 579 123 21.2
South Atlantic 10,321 662 6.4 8,480 321 3.8 543 71 13.1 1,298 270 20.8
East South Central 3,777 345 9.1 3,064 156 5.1 229 48 20.9 485 141 29.0
West South Central 5,079 331 6.5 4,168 159 3.8 267 33 12.3 644 139 21.5
Mountain 3,959 246 6.2 3,267 114 3.5 211 25 11.9 481 107 22.3
Pacific 6,594 357 5.4 5,363 178 3.3 400 38 9.5 832 141 17.0

Poverty Footnotes


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