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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 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 130% of poverty (5) Percentage below 130% of poverty (6)

Black A.O.I.C. (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,625 2,840 29.5 4,530 565 12.5 840 246 29.3 4,254 2,028 47.7

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,659 2,469 28.5 4,063 494 12.2 778 224 28.8 3,817 1,750 45.9
      Inside principal cities 4,731 1,615 34.1 1,939 280 14.5 451 146 32.4 2,341 1,188 50.7
      Outside principal cities 3,928 854 21.7 2,124 213 10.0 327 78 24.0 1,476 562 38.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 966 371 38.4 467 72 15.3 62 22 (B) 437 278 63.6

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,663 469 28.2 733 90 12.3 163 47 29.0 767 332 43.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,646 464 28.2 721 89 12.3 161 45 28.2 764 330 43.2
      Inside principal cities 1,077 350 32.5 418 60 14.4 107 34 32.2 553 256 46.2
      Outside principal cities 569 114 20.1 304 29 9.5 55 11 (B) 211 74 35.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 12 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,729 588 34.0 722 107 14.9 169 50 29.3 838 431 51.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,669 559 33.5 690 98 14.2 165 48 29.5 814 413 50.7
      Inside principal cities 1,082 423 39.1 393 68 17.4 123 44 35.5 566 311 54.9
      Outside principal cities 588 137 23.3 297 30 10.1 42 5 (B) 249 102 41.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 60 29 (B) 32 9 (B) 5 1 (B) 24 19 (B)
South 5,368 1,567 29.2 2,599 289 11.1 427 126 29.6 2,342 1,152 49.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,494 1,232 27.4 2,186 229 10.5 373 108 28.9 1,936 895 46.2
      Inside principal cities 2,100 709 33.8 892 111 12.4 181 53 29.3 1,027 545 53.1
      Outside principal cities 2,395 523 21.9 1,294 119 9.2 192 55 28.4 908 350 38.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 874 335 38.4 414 60 14.4 54 18 (B) 406 257 63.3
West 864 215 24.9 476 78 16.5 81 23 29.0 307 113 36.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 849 213 25.0 466 77 16.5 79 23 28.7 304 113 37.1
      Inside principal cities 473 133 28.1 236 41 17.4 41 15 (B) 196 77 39.2
      Outside principal cities 376 80 21.2 229 36 15.6 38 8 (B) 108 36 33.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15 2 (B) 10 1 (B) 2 1 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
213 54 25.4 103 9 9.0 26 8 (B) 84 37 43.6
Middle Atlantic 1,449 415 28.6 629 81 12.9 137 39 28.4 683 295 43.2
East North Central 1,437 513 35.7 575 92 16.0 146 46 31.2 716 375 52.3
West North Central 292 76 25.9 147 15 10.4 23 4 (B) 122 56 46.2
South Atlantic 3,221 873 27.1 1,556 172 11.0 266 72 26.9 1,399 630 45.0
East South Central 910 301 33.1 442 42 9.5 67 29 (B) 400 230 57.4
West South Central 1,238 394 31.8 601 75 12.6 94 25 26.9 543 293 53.9
Mountain 186 42 22.7 121 11 9.5 13 4 (B) 52 27 (B)
Pacific 678 172 25.4 355 67 18.9 68 19 (B) 255 86 33.7

Poverty Footnotes


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