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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)

Asian alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
3,494 553 15.8 2,829 394 13.9 233 45 19.3 432 115 26.5

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
3,406 531 15.6 2,766 382 13.8 223 42 18.7 417 107 25.6
      Inside principal cities 1,663 302 18.1 1,317 214 16.2 115 30 26.3 231 57 24.9
      Outside principal cities 1,743 229 13.2 1,448 168 11.6 109 12 10.7 186 49 26.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 88 22 25.4 63 12 (B) 10 3 (B) 15 8 (B)

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
773 139 17.9 648 117 18.1 41 5 (B) 85 16 18.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 763 138 18.1 638 117 18.3 41 5 (B) 84 16 18.4
      Inside principal cities 362 94 25.9 303 80 26.3 18 5 (B) 41 8 (B)
      Outside principal cities 402 44 11.1 335 37 11.1 23 0 (B) 44 7 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 10 1 (B) 9 0 (B) 0 0 (X) 0 0 (B)
Midwest 382 60 15.6 314 37 11.7 28 5 (B) 40 18 (B)
  Inside metro statistical areas 366 55 15.0 305 35 11.6 23 4 (B) 38 16 (B)
      Inside principal cities 164 31 18.9 144 21 14.6 5 1 (B) 15 8 (B)
      Outside principal cities 202 24 12.0 161 14 8.9 19 2 (B) 22 7 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 4 (B) 9 1 (B) 4 1 (B) 3 2 (B)
South 782 118 15.0 626 73 11.7 60 18 (B) 95 26 27.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 757 105 13.9 609 66 10.8 56 17 (B) 91 23 25.2
      Inside principal cities 294 44 15.0 239 27 11.3 23 8 (B) 33 9 (B)
      Outside principal cities 463 61 13.2 371 39 10.5 33 9 (B) 59 14 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 25 12 (B) 17 7 (B) 4 2 (B) 4 3 (B)
West 1,557 238 15.3 1,240 167 13.5 105 16 15.7 212 54 25.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,520 233 15.3 1,213 164 13.5 103 16 15.4 204 53 25.8
      Inside principal cities 844 133 15.8 632 86 13.6 69 16 (B) 143 31 21.9
      Outside principal cities 676 100 14.7 581 78 13.4 34 0 (B) 61 21 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 37 5 (B) 28 3 (B) 2 1 (B) 8 2 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
125 22 17.3 97 14 14.2 5 2 (B) 23 6 (B)
Middle Atlantic 648 117 18.0 551 104 18.8 36 4 (B) 62 10 (B)
East North Central 293 46 15.6 251 31 12.5 16 1 (B) 27 13 (B)
West North Central 89 14 15.4 63 5 (B) 12 3 (B) 13 5 (B)
South Atlantic 452 50 11.0 371 32 8.8 33 9 (B) 49 8 (B)
East South Central 42 10 (B) 29 5 (B) 3 3 (B) 10 2 (B)
West South Central 287 58 20.2 227 36 15.7 24 6 (B) 36 16 (B)
Mountain 145 26 18.2 108 19 17.2 16 4 (B) 21 4 (B)
Pacific 1,412 211 15.0 1,133 148 13.1 89 13 14.4 191 50 26.3

Poverty Footnotes


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