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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 alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,359 3,261 34.8 4,386 709 16.2 812 293 36.1 4,161 2,259 54.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,422 2,834 33.6 3,936 603 15.3 750 265 35.3 3,736 1,966 52.6
      Inside principal cities 4,623 1,816 39.3 1,890 322 17.0 430 171 39.8 2,302 1,323 57.5
      Outside principal cities 3,799 1,018 26.8 2,046 281 13.7 320 93 29.2 1,434 643 44.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 937 427 45.6 450 106 23.5 62 28 (B) 425 293 69.1

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,612 520 32.2 702 94 13.4 157 51 32.3 754 375 49.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,597 515 32.2 691 93 13.4 155 49 31.6 751 373 49.6
      Inside principal cities 1,054 395 37.5 408 67 16.3 102 38 37.0 544 291 53.5
      Outside principal cities 543 120 22.0 283 26 9.3 53 11 (B) 207 82 39.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 11 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,670 654 39.2 695 121 17.3 158 62 39.3 817 471 57.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,617 625 38.7 668 110 16.5 153 61 39.8 796 454 57.0
      Inside principal cities 1,056 472 44.7 386 80 20.6 113 54 47.9 557 338 60.7
      Outside principal cities 561 153 27.3 282 31 10.9 40 7 (B) 239 116 48.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 53 29 (B) 27 10 (B) 5 1 (B) 21 18 (B)
South 5,265 1,836 34.9 2,551 400 15.7 419 149 35.5 2,296 1,288 56.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,411 1,448 32.8 2,148 309 14.4 365 125 34.3 1,898 1,014 53.4
      Inside principal cities 2,067 802 38.8 877 130 14.8 176 62 35.1 1,013 610 60.2
      Outside principal cities 2,344 646 27.6 1,271 179 14.1 188 63 33.5 884 404 45.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 855 389 45.5 403 91 22.6 54 24 (B) 398 274 68.9
West 812 251 31.0 439 95 21.6 79 32 40.1 294 125 42.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 798 247 30.9 429 91 21.3 77 30 38.8 292 125 42.9
      Inside principal cities 446 147 33.0 220 46 21.0 39 17 (B) 188 84 44.6
      Outside principal cities 351 99 28.2 210 45 21.6 38 12 (B) 103 41 39.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14 5 (B) 9 3 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
205 60 29.5 99 11 10.9 24 9 (B) 83 41 49.5
Middle Atlantic 1,407 459 32.6 603 83 13.8 133 42 31.6 671 334 49.7
East North Central 1,395 567 40.7 556 104 18.7 138 55 40.0 701 408 58.3
West North Central 276 87 31.5 140 17 12.1 20 7 (B) 116 63 54.4
South Atlantic 3,168 1,024 32.3 1,537 234 15.2 262 84 32.1 1,369 706 51.6
East South Central 895 353 39.5 433 68 15.6 64 33 (B) 397 252 63.6
West South Central 1,203 459 38.2 581 98 16.9 93 31 33.8 529 330 62.3
Mountain 170 50 29.3 110 22 19.6 13 5 (B) 47 23 (B)
Pacific 642 202 31.4 329 73 22.2 66 26 (B) 248 102 41.3

Poverty Footnotes


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