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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 alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,359 2,763 29.5 4,386 537 12.2 812 237 29.1 4,161 1,990 47.8

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,422 2,397 28.5 3,936 469 11.9 750 214 28.6 3,736 1,713 45.9
      Inside principal cities 4,623 1,568 33.9 1,890 268 14.2 430 136 31.6 2,302 1,164 50.6
      Outside principal cities 3,799 829 21.8 2,046 201 9.8 320 78 24.5 1,434 549 38.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 937 366 39.1 450 68 15.0 62 22 (B) 425 277 65.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,612 448 27.8 702 82 11.7 157 43 27.3 754 323 42.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,597 443 27.7 691 81 11.7 155 41 26.4 751 321 42.7
      Inside principal cities 1,054 337 32.0 408 59 14.3 102 30 29.2 544 249 45.8
      Outside principal cities 543 106 19.5 283 22 7.9 53 11 (B) 207 72 34.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 11 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,670 568 34.0 695 101 14.5 158 47 29.5 817 421 51.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,617 542 33.5 668 93 13.9 153 46 29.7 796 404 50.7
      Inside principal cities 1,056 411 38.9 386 67 17.3 113 41 35.9 557 303 54.5
      Outside principal cities 561 131 23.4 282 26 9.2 40 5 (B) 239 100 42.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 53 26 (B) 27 8 (B) 5 1 (B) 21 18 (B)
South 5,265 1,540 29.2 2,551 278 10.9 419 124 29.5 2,296 1,138 49.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,411 1,207 27.4 2,148 221 10.3 365 105 28.9 1,898 881 46.4
      Inside principal cities 2,067 691 33.4 877 103 11.7 176 51 28.7 1,013 538 53.1
      Outside principal cities 2,344 516 22.0 1,271 119 9.3 188 55 29.0 884 343 38.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 855 333 38.9 403 57 14.2 54 18 (B) 398 257 64.6
West 812 207 25.5 439 76 17.3 79 23 29.9 294 108 36.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 798 205 25.7 429 75 17.4 77 23 29.5 292 108 36.9
      Inside principal cities 446 129 29.0 220 40 18.3 39 15 (B) 188 74 39.5
      Outside principal cities 351 76 21.5 210 34 16.4 38 8 (B) 103 33 32.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14 2 (B) 9 1 (B) 2 1 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
205 53 25.9 99 9 9.4 24 8 (B) 83 36 43.2
Middle Atlantic 1,407 395 28.1 603 73 12.1 133 35 26.1 671 287 42.8
East North Central 1,395 497 35.6 556 87 15.6 138 43 30.9 701 368 52.5
West North Central 276 72 26.0 140 14 10.0 20 4 (B) 116 54 46.3
South Atlantic 3,168 867 27.4 1,537 171 11.1 262 72 27.3 1,369 625 45.6
East South Central 895 292 32.6 433 36 8.3 64 27 (B) 397 229 57.6
West South Central 1,203 381 31.7 581 72 12.3 93 25 27.4 529 284 53.7
Mountain 170 38 22.4 110 11 9.9 13 4 (B) 47 23 (B)
Pacific 642 169 26.4 329 65 19.8 66 19 (B) 248 85 34.2

Poverty Footnotes


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