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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 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 150% of poverty (5) Percentage below 150% of poverty (6)

White A.O.I.C. (12)
 
Families, total (10)
65,029 10,094 15.5 51,341 5,366 10.5 4,080 953 23.3 9,609 3,775 39.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
53,032 7,892 14.9 41,627 4,162 10.0 3,394 751 22.1 8,011 2,979 37.2
      Inside principal cities 17,071 3,420 20.0 12,545 1,723 13.7 1,284 297 23.1 3,241 1,400 43.2
      Outside principal cities 35,961 4,472 12.4 29,082 2,439 8.4 2,109 454 21.5 4,770 1,579 33.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,997 2,202 18.4 9,714 1,204 12.4 686 202 29.4 1,597 796 49.8

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,686 1,469 12.6 9,087 687 7.6 716 130 18.1 1,882 653 34.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,200 1,252 12.3 7,894 581 7.4 626 109 17.3 1,680 562 33.5
      Inside principal cities 2,414 543 22.5 1,635 216 13.2 210 45 21.4 568 282 49.6
      Outside principal cities 7,786 710 9.1 6,259 365 5.8 415 64 15.3 1,112 281 25.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,486 217 14.6 1,193 105 8.8 90 21 23.3 202 91 44.9
Midwest 15,385 2,091 13.6 12,237 1,025 8.4 961 223 23.2 2,188 843 38.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,247 1,396 12.4 8,918 669 7.5 722 149 20.6 1,608 579 36.0
      Inside principal cities 3,243 537 16.6 2,416 250 10.3 239 51 21.4 587 236 40.3
      Outside principal cities 8,004 859 10.7 6,501 419 6.4 482 97 20.2 1,021 343 33.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,138 695 16.8 3,319 356 10.7 239 75 31.2 580 264 45.5
South 23,227 3,980 17.1 18,495 2,219 12.0 1,407 370 26.3 3,326 1,391 41.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,467 2,977 16.1 14,625 1,635 11.2 1,125 279 24.8 2,718 1,063 39.1
      Inside principal cities 5,815 1,215 20.9 4,334 632 14.6 401 100 24.9 1,080 483 44.7
      Outside principal cities 12,652 1,761 13.9 10,291 1,002 9.7 723 179 24.8 1,638 580 35.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,760 1,003 21.1 3,870 584 15.1 282 91 32.2 608 328 54.0
West 14,731 2,554 17.3 11,522 1,436 12.5 996 230 23.1 2,213 888 40.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 13,117 2,267 17.3 10,191 1,278 12.5 922 215 23.3 2,005 775 38.6
      Inside principal cities 5,599 1,125 20.1 4,160 625 15.0 433 101 23.3 1,007 399 39.7
      Outside principal cities 7,518 1,142 15.2 6,031 653 10.8 489 114 23.3 998 376 37.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,613 287 17.8 1,331 158 11.9 75 16 (B) 208 113 54.6

Division (31)
 
New England
3,360 404 12.0 2,620 173 6.6 196 36 18.1 543 196 36.0
Middle Atlantic 8,326 1,065 12.8 6,467 514 7.9 520 94 18.1 1,339 458 34.2
East North Central 10,514 1,441 13.7 8,278 685 8.3 690 157 22.7 1,546 598 38.7
West North Central 4,871 650 13.3 3,959 340 8.6 270 66 24.4 642 244 38.1
South Atlantic 11,759 1,692 14.4 9,497 951 10.0 673 155 23.0 1,589 586 36.9
East South Central 3,927 726 18.5 3,154 375 11.9 261 94 36.1 512 256 50.1
West South Central 7,540 1,562 20.7 5,843 892 15.3 472 121 25.5 1,226 549 44.8
Mountain 5,047 868 17.2 4,011 482 12.0 297 69 23.1 739 317 42.9
Pacific 9,683 1,686 17.4 7,511 954 12.7 699 161 23.1 1,474 572 38.8

Poverty Footnotes


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