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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 alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
64,183 9,892 15.4 50,779 5,279 10.4 3,999 932 23.3 9,405 3,681 39.1

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
52,342 7,733 14.8 41,175 4,098 10.0 3,320 730 22.0 7,847 2,905 37.0
      Inside principal cities 16,795 3,337 19.9 12,375 1,693 13.7 1,247 282 22.6 3,172 1,362 42.9
      Outside principal cities 35,548 4,396 12.4 28,800 2,405 8.3 2,073 448 21.6 4,675 1,543 33.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,840 2,159 18.2 9,603 1,181 12.3 679 202 29.7 1,558 776 49.8

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,564 1,433 12.4 9,009 671 7.5 702 123 17.5 1,854 639 34.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,092 1,217 12.1 7,825 567 7.2 612 102 16.7 1,655 548 33.1
      Inside principal cities 2,386 529 22.2 1,624 214 13.2 203 40 19.8 559 275 49.1
      Outside principal cities 7,705 688 8.9 6,201 353 5.7 409 62 15.1 1,096 273 25.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,472 215 14.6 1,184 104 8.8 90 21 23.2 199 91 45.6
Midwest 15,227 2,042 13.4 12,140 1,009 8.3 942 215 22.9 2,144 818 38.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,121 1,358 12.2 8,844 658 7.4 703 141 20.0 1,574 559 35.5
      Inside principal cities 3,185 515 16.2 2,387 245 10.3 228 46 20.0 570 225 39.4
      Outside principal cities 7,937 842 10.6 6,457 413 6.4 475 95 20.0 1,004 334 33.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,105 685 16.7 3,296 350 10.6 239 75 31.2 570 260 45.6
South 22,948 3,909 17.0 18,320 2,189 11.9 1,377 366 26.6 3,250 1,354 41.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,261 2,929 16.0 14,498 1,615 11.1 1,099 275 25.0 2,664 1,039 39.0
      Inside principal cities 5,737 1,186 20.7 4,287 619 14.4 393 98 24.8 1,057 469 44.3
      Outside principal cities 12,524 1,744 13.9 10,211 995 9.7 706 178 25.2 1,607 570 35.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,686 980 20.9 3,822 574 15.0 278 91 32.6 586 315 53.7
West 14,444 2,508 17.4 11,309 1,410 12.5 978 228 23.3 2,157 870 40.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,868 2,229 17.3 10,008 1,258 12.6 906 212 23.4 1,953 759 38.8
      Inside principal cities 5,486 1,107 20.2 4,077 614 15.1 423 98 23.3 986 394 39.9
      Outside principal cities 7,382 1,122 15.2 5,931 643 10.8 483 114 23.6 968 365 37.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,576 279 17.7 1,301 153 11.7 72 15 (B) 203 111 54.8

Division (31)
 
New England
3,340 400 12.0 2,608 172 6.6 192 33 17.2 540 195 36.0
Middle Atlantic 8,224 1,032 12.6 6,401 499 7.8 510 90 17.6 1,313 444 33.8
East North Central 10,414 1,407 13.5 8,221 675 8.2 675 151 22.4 1,518 582 38.3
West North Central 4,812 635 13.2 3,920 334 8.5 267 64 24.0 626 237 37.8
South Atlantic 11,662 1,674 14.4 9,449 944 10.0 658 155 23.6 1,556 575 36.9
East South Central 3,883 708 18.2 3,130 372 11.9 254 90 35.6 499 246 49.3
West South Central 7,402 1,527 20.6 5,741 873 15.2 465 121 25.9 1,195 533 44.6
Mountain 4,977 852 17.1 3,958 474 12.0 296 69 23.3 723 309 42.8
Pacific 9,467 1,656 17.5 7,351 936 12.7 682 159 23.3 1,434 561 39.1

Poverty Footnotes


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