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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, not Hispanic (12)
 
Families, total (10)
54,450 6,423 11.8 44,281 3,369 7.6 3,069 659 21.5 7,100 2,395 33.7

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
43,312 4,544 10.5 35,169 2,350 6.7 2,448 478 19.5 5,694 1,716 30.1
      Inside principal cities 12,184 1,537 12.6 9,513 759 8.0 771 140 18.2 1,901 638 33.6
      Outside principal cities 31,128 3,007 9.7 25,656 1,592 6.2 1,678 337 20.1 3,793 1,078 28.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,138 1,878 16.9 9,112 1,018 11.2 621 181 29.2 1,406 679 48.3

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
10,293 973 9.5 8,339 525 6.3 562 85 15.2 1,392 363 26.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 8,843 768 8.7 7,169 426 5.9 475 66 13.9 1,199 276 23.1
      Inside principal cities 1,679 230 13.7 1,299 127 9.8 127 20 15.7 253 83 32.8
      Outside principal cities 7,164 538 7.5 5,870 298 5.1 348 46 13.3 946 193 20.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,451 205 14.1 1,171 99 8.5 87 19 22.3 193 86 44.7
Midwest 14,425 1,732 12.0 11,599 823 7.1 858 192 22.4 1,967 717 36.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,427 1,092 10.5 8,377 496 5.9 629 123 19.5 1,420 473 33.3
      Inside principal cities 2,826 373 13.2 2,168 162 7.5 180 35 19.3 478 177 37.0
      Outside principal cities 7,600 719 9.5 6,209 334 5.4 449 88 19.7 943 296 31.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,998 640 16.0 3,222 327 10.1 229 69 30.3 547 244 44.6
South 19,178 2,601 13.6 15,711 1,423 9.1 1,039 272 26.2 2,428 906 37.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,827 1,762 11.9 12,120 934 7.7 795 194 24.3 1,912 634 33.2
      Inside principal cities 4,061 534 13.2 3,187 255 8.0 234 53 22.9 640 226 35.3
      Outside principal cities 10,766 1,228 11.4 8,933 679 7.6 562 140 25.0 1,271 409 32.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,351 839 19.3 3,591 489 13.6 244 78 32.1 516 272 52.7
West 10,553 1,117 10.6 8,631 598 6.9 610 109 17.9 1,313 410 31.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 9,216 923 10.0 7,503 495 6.6 550 95 17.3 1,163 333 28.6
      Inside principal cities 3,619 400 11.0 2,859 215 7.5 230 32 14.1 530 152 28.8
      Outside principal cities 5,597 523 9.3 4,644 280 6.0 320 63 19.7 634 180 28.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,337 194 14.5 1,127 103 9.2 61 14 (B) 149 77 51.5

Division (31)
 
New England
3,124 298 9.6 2,507 146 5.8 170 27 15.6 447 126 28.1
Middle Atlantic 7,169 674 9.4 5,832 378 6.5 391 59 15.0 946 237 25.1
East North Central 9,790 1,172 12.0 7,796 528 6.8 607 131 21.7 1,388 512 36.9
West North Central 4,634 561 12.1 3,804 295 7.7 252 61 24.2 579 205 35.4
South Atlantic 10,321 1,294 12.5 8,480 714 8.4 543 119 22.0 1,298 461 35.5
East South Central 3,777 666 17.6 3,064 349 11.4 229 83 36.4 485 235 48.4
West South Central 5,079 641 12.6 4,168 361 8.7 267 69 25.9 644 210 32.7
Mountain 3,959 450 11.4 3,267 257 7.9 211 38 17.9 481 156 32.3
Pacific 6,594 667 10.1 5,363 341 6.4 400 71 17.8 832 254 30.6

Poverty Footnotes


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