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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 alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,359 2,661 28.4 4,386 497 11.3 812 223 27.5 4,161 1,941 46.7

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,422 2,309 27.4 3,936 435 11.1 750 203 27.1 3,736 1,671 44.7
      Inside principal cities 4,623 1,524 33.0 1,890 250 13.2 430 130 30.3 2,302 1,144 49.7
      Outside principal cities 3,799 785 20.7 2,046 185 9.1 320 73 22.8 1,434 527 36.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 937 352 37.6 450 62 13.8 62 20 (B) 425 271 63.7

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,612 436 27.0 702 75 10.7 157 42 26.8 754 319 42.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,597 431 27.0 691 74 10.7 155 40 26.0 751 317 42.2
      Inside principal cities 1,054 331 31.4 408 55 13.4 102 29 28.5 544 247 45.4
      Outside principal cities 543 100 18.4 283 19 6.7 53 11 (B) 207 70 33.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 11 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,670 554 33.2 695 91 13.0 158 44 28.1 817 419 51.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,617 530 32.8 668 84 12.6 153 43 28.3 796 402 50.5
      Inside principal cities 1,056 402 38.0 386 62 16.0 113 39 34.0 557 302 54.2
      Outside principal cities 561 128 22.8 282 23 8.1 40 5 (B) 239 100 42.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 53 25 (B) 27 6 (B) 5 1 (B) 21 18 (B)
South 5,265 1,482 28.2 2,551 267 10.5 419 115 27.6 2,296 1,100 47.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,411 1,162 26.3 2,148 214 10.0 365 99 27.1 1,898 848 44.7
      Inside principal cities 2,067 671 32.5 877 98 11.2 176 50 28.2 1,013 523 51.6
      Outside principal cities 2,344 491 20.9 1,271 116 9.1 188 49 26.2 884 325 36.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 855 320 37.5 403 53 13.2 54 16 (B) 398 251 63.1
West 812 189 23.3 439 64 14.6 79 21 27.3 294 103 35.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 798 187 23.4 429 63 14.6 77 21 26.9 292 103 35.4
      Inside principal cities 446 120 26.9 220 35 15.9 39 13 (B) 188 72 38.3
      Outside principal cities 351 66 18.9 210 28 13.2 38 8 (B) 103 31 30.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14 2 (B) 9 1 (B) 2 1 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
205 49 23.7 99 8 8.1 24 7 (B) 83 33 40.4
Middle Atlantic 1,407 387 27.5 603 67 11.1 133 35 26.1 671 285 42.5
East North Central 1,395 483 34.6 556 77 13.8 138 40 29.3 701 366 52.2
West North Central 276 72 26.0 140 14 10.0 20 4 (B) 116 54 46.3
South Atlantic 3,168 838 26.5 1,537 165 10.7 262 68 25.9 1,369 605 44.2
East South Central 895 276 30.9 433 33 7.5 64 23 (B) 397 221 55.5
West South Central 1,203 368 30.6 581 70 12.1 93 24 26.5 529 273 51.7
Mountain 170 36 21.1 110 9 7.9 13 4 (B) 47 23 (B)
Pacific 642 153 23.8 329 55 16.8 66 17 (B) 248 80 32.4

Poverty Footnotes


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