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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)

Black A.O.I.C. (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,625 3,353 34.8 4,530 746 16.5 840 305 36.3 4,254 2,303 54.1

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,659 2,918 33.7 4,063 633 15.6 778 276 35.5 3,817 2,008 52.6
      Inside principal cities 4,731 1,868 39.5 1,939 338 17.5 451 181 40.2 2,341 1,349 57.6
      Outside principal cities 3,928 1,049 26.7 2,124 295 13.9 327 95 29.1 1,476 659 44.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 966 435 45.0 467 112 24.0 62 28 (B) 437 295 67.4

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,663 543 32.6 733 102 14.0 163 57 35.0 767 384 50.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,646 538 32.7 721 101 14.0 161 55 34.2 764 382 50.0
      Inside principal cities 1,077 408 37.9 418 68 16.3 107 42 39.7 553 297 53.8
      Outside principal cities 569 130 22.8 304 33 10.8 55 13 (B) 211 84 40.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 12 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,729 677 39.2 722 129 17.9 169 65 38.4 838 483 57.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,669 644 38.6 690 116 16.8 165 64 38.8 814 464 57.0
      Inside principal cities 1,082 484 44.7 393 81 20.7 123 57 46.5 566 345 61.1
      Outside principal cities 588 160 27.3 297 35 11.7 42 7 (B) 249 119 47.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 60 33 (B) 32 13 (B) 5 1 (B) 24 19 (B)
South 5,368 1,872 34.9 2,599 416 16.0 427 151 35.4 2,342 1,305 55.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,494 1,480 32.9 2,186 322 14.7 373 127 34.2 1,936 1,031 53.3
      Inside principal cities 2,100 826 39.3 892 142 15.9 181 64 35.6 1,027 620 60.3
      Outside principal cities 2,395 655 27.3 1,294 180 13.9 192 63 32.8 908 412 45.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 874 392 44.9 414 94 22.8 54 24 (B) 406 274 67.4
West 864 260 30.1 476 98 20.6 81 32 39.0 307 131 42.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 849 256 30.1 466 95 20.4 79 30 37.6 304 131 43.1
      Inside principal cities 473 151 31.9 236 47 20.0 41 17 (B) 196 86 44.1
      Outside principal cities 376 105 27.8 229 48 20.8 38 12 (B) 108 45 41.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15 5 (B) 10 3 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
213 63 29.7 103 11 10.4 26 11 (B) 84 42 49.8
Middle Atlantic 1,449 479 33.1 629 92 14.5 137 46 33.7 683 342 50.0
East North Central 1,437 585 40.7 575 109 19.0 146 58 39.8 716 417 58.2
West North Central 292 92 31.6 147 20 13.5 23 7 (B) 122 66 54.0
South Atlantic 3,221 1,034 32.1 1,556 236 15.2 266 84 31.6 1,399 714 51.0
East South Central 910 363 39.9 442 74 16.6 67 36 (B) 400 254 63.3
West South Central 1,238 476 38.4 601 106 17.7 94 31 33.2 543 338 62.3
Mountain 186 55 29.3 121 22 18.3 13 5 (B) 52 27 (B)
Pacific 678 206 30.4 355 76 21.4 68 26 (B) 255 104 40.6

Poverty Footnotes


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