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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 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 125% of poverty (5) Percentage below 125% of poverty (6)

Black A.O.I.C. (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,625 2,737 28.4 4,530 524 11.6 840 233 27.8 4,254 1,980 46.5

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,659 2,380 27.5 4,063 458 11.3 778 213 27.4 3,817 1,708 44.7
      Inside principal cities 4,731 1,571 33.2 1,939 262 13.5 451 140 31.1 2,341 1,168 49.9
      Outside principal cities 3,928 809 20.6 2,124 196 9.2 327 73 22.3 1,476 540 36.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 966 357 37.0 467 66 14.1 62 20 (B) 437 272 62.2

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,663 456 27.4 733 82 11.2 163 47 28.5 767 328 42.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,646 451 27.4 721 81 11.2 161 45 27.8 764 326 42.6
      Inside principal cities 1,077 344 31.9 418 57 13.5 107 34 31.5 553 254 45.9
      Outside principal cities 569 107 18.8 304 24 7.9 55 11 (B) 211 72 34.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 12 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,729 574 33.2 722 97 13.5 169 47 28.0 838 430 51.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,669 547 32.8 690 90 13.0 165 46 28.1 814 411 50.5
      Inside principal cities 1,082 414 38.2 393 63 16.1 123 41 33.7 566 309 54.6
      Outside principal cities 588 133 22.7 297 27 9.0 42 5 (B) 249 102 41.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 60 27 (B) 32 8 (B) 5 1 (B) 24 19 (B)
South 5,368 1,510 28.1 2,599 278 10.7 427 118 27.6 2,342 1,114 47.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,494 1,187 26.4 2,186 223 10.2 373 101 27.2 1,936 863 44.6
      Inside principal cities 2,100 690 32.8 892 107 12.0 181 52 28.8 1,027 531 51.7
      Outside principal cities 2,395 498 20.8 1,294 116 9.0 192 49 25.6 908 332 36.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 874 323 36.9 414 55 13.4 54 16 (B) 406 251 61.8
West 864 196 22.7 476 67 14.0 81 21 26.5 307 108 35.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 849 194 22.9 466 65 14.0 79 21 26.1 304 108 35.7
      Inside principal cities 473 124 26.2 236 36 15.3 41 13 (B) 196 75 38.1
      Outside principal cities 376 71 18.8 229 29 12.7 38 8 (B) 108 34 31.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15 2 (B) 10 1 (B) 2 1 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
213 50 23.4 103 8 7.7 26 8 (B) 84 34 40.8
Middle Atlantic 1,449 406 28.0 629 74 11.8 137 39 28.4 683 293 43.0
East North Central 1,437 499 34.7 575 82 14.3 146 43 29.7 716 373 52.1
West North Central 292 76 25.9 147 15 10.4 23 4 (B) 122 56 46.2
South Atlantic 3,221 844 26.2 1,556 166 10.6 266 68 25.5 1,399 610 43.6
East South Central 910 286 31.4 442 38 8.7 67 25 (B) 400 222 55.3
West South Central 1,238 380 30.7 601 74 12.3 94 24 25.9 543 282 51.9
Mountain 186 40 21.5 121 9 7.7 13 4 (B) 52 27 (B)
Pacific 678 156 23.1 355 57 16.1 68 17 (B) 255 82 32.0

Poverty Footnotes


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