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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 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 175% of poverty (5) Percentage below 175% of poverty (6)

White alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
64,183 12,665 19.7 50,779 7,203 14.2 3,999 1,184 29.6 9,405 4,278 45.5

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
52,342 9,893 18.9 41,175 5,578 13.5 3,320 926 27.9 7,847 3,390 43.2
      Inside principal cities 16,795 4,237 25.2 12,375 2,273 18.4 1,247 383 30.7 3,172 1,581 49.8
      Outside principal cities 35,548 5,656 15.9 28,800 3,305 11.5 2,073 542 26.2 4,675 1,809 38.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,840 2,772 23.4 9,603 1,625 16.9 679 259 38.1 1,558 888 57.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,564 1,816 15.7 9,009 924 10.3 702 157 22.3 1,854 735 39.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,092 1,555 15.4 7,825 793 10.1 612 129 21.1 1,655 633 38.2
      Inside principal cities 2,386 644 27.0 1,624 287 17.7 203 51 25.3 559 306 54.6
      Outside principal cities 7,705 911 11.8 6,201 506 8.2 409 77 18.9 1,096 327 29.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,472 261 17.8 1,184 131 11.1 90 28 31.0 199 103 51.7
Midwest 15,227 2,661 17.5 12,140 1,394 11.5 942 269 28.6 2,144 997 46.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,121 1,776 16.0 8,844 912 10.3 703 178 25.3 1,574 687 43.6
      Inside principal cities 3,185 673 21.1 2,387 337 14.1 228 65 28.3 570 272 47.7
      Outside principal cities 7,937 1,104 13.9 6,457 575 8.9 475 113 23.9 1,004 415 41.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,105 884 21.5 3,296 482 14.6 239 91 38.2 570 311 54.5
South 22,948 5,057 22.0 18,320 3,036 16.6 1,377 479 34.8 3,250 1,542 47.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,261 3,795 20.8 14,498 2,247 15.5 1,099 359 32.6 2,664 1,190 44.7
      Inside principal cities 5,737 1,516 26.4 4,287 839 19.6 393 146 37.2 1,057 531 50.2
      Outside principal cities 12,524 2,279 18.2 10,211 1,408 13.8 706 212 30.1 1,607 659 41.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,686 1,262 26.9 3,822 789 20.6 278 120 43.3 586 353 60.1
West 14,444 3,131 21.7 11,309 1,849 16.3 978 279 28.5 2,157 1,003 46.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,868 2,766 21.5 10,008 1,626 16.2 906 260 28.7 1,953 881 45.1
      Inside principal cities 5,486 1,404 25.6 4,077 810 19.9 423 121 28.6 986 473 48.0
      Outside principal cities 7,382 1,362 18.5 5,931 816 13.8 483 139 28.7 968 408 42.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,576 364 23.1 1,301 223 17.1 72 19 (B) 203 122 60.2

Division (31)
 
New England
3,340 502 15.0 2,608 232 8.9 192 44 22.8 540 226 41.9
Middle Atlantic 8,224 1,314 16.0 6,401 692 10.8 510 113 22.1 1,313 509 38.8
East North Central 10,414 1,847 17.7 8,221 935 11.4 675 196 29.1 1,518 716 47.2
West North Central 4,812 813 16.9 3,920 459 11.7 267 73 27.4 626 281 45.0
South Atlantic 11,662 2,198 18.8 9,449 1,344 14.2 658 198 30.1 1,556 656 42.2
East South Central 3,883 930 23.9 3,130 532 17.0 254 116 45.7 499 282 56.4
West South Central 7,402 1,929 26.1 5,741 1,160 20.2 465 165 35.4 1,195 604 50.6
Mountain 4,977 1,037 20.8 3,958 610 15.4 296 81 27.3 723 346 47.9
Pacific 9,467 2,094 22.1 7,351 1,239 16.9 682 198 29.1 1,434 657 45.8

Poverty Footnotes


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