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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)

Asian alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
3,494 692 19.8 2,829 489 17.3 233 60 25.8 432 143 33.1

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
3,406 668 19.6 2,766 475 17.2 223 57 25.5 417 135 32.5
      Inside principal cities 1,663 383 23.0 1,317 273 20.7 115 39 34.3 231 71 30.7
      Outside principal cities 1,743 285 16.3 1,448 202 14.0 109 18 16.1 186 65 34.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 88 24 27.8 63 13 (B) 10 3 (B) 15 8 (B)

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
773 163 21.0 648 134 20.7 41 11 (B) 85 18 21.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 763 162 21.2 638 133 20.9 41 11 (B) 84 18 21.0
      Inside principal cities 362 106 29.4 303 89 29.5 18 9 (B) 41 8 (B)
      Outside principal cities 402 55 13.8 335 44 13.1 23 2 (B) 44 9 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 10 1 (B) 9 1 (B) 0 0 (X) 0 0 (B)
Midwest 382 71 18.6 314 44 14.1 28 6 (B) 40 20 (B)
  Inside metro statistical areas 366 66 18.1 305 43 14.0 23 5 (B) 38 18 (B)
      Inside principal cities 164 39 23.6 144 27 18.9 5 3 (B) 15 8 (B)
      Outside principal cities 202 27 13.6 161 16 9.7 19 2 (B) 22 9 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 9 2 (B) 4 1 (B) 3 3 (B)
South 782 154 19.6 626 99 15.8 60 18 (B) 95 36 38.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 757 140 18.5 609 90 14.8 56 17 (B) 91 33 36.5
      Inside principal cities 294 60 20.4 239 40 16.8 23 8 (B) 33 12 (B)
      Outside principal cities 463 80 17.3 371 50 13.5 33 9 (B) 59 21 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 25 14 (B) 17 9 (B) 4 2 (B) 4 3 (B)
West 1,557 305 19.6 1,240 212 17.1 105 25 23.6 212 68 32.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,520 300 19.7 1,213 209 17.2 103 24 23.5 204 67 32.7
      Inside principal cities 844 178 21.1 632 116 18.4 69 20 (B) 143 42 29.4
      Outside principal cities 676 122 18.0 581 93 16.0 34 4 (B) 61 25 (B)
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 37 5 (B) 28 3 (B) 2 1 (B) 8 2 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
125 23 18.0 97 14 14.5 5 2 (B) 23 7 (B)
Middle Atlantic 648 140 21.6 551 120 21.7 36 9 (B) 62 11 (B)
East North Central 293 53 18.0 251 36 14.5 16 1 (B) 27 15 (B)
West North Central 89 18 20.3 63 8 (B) 12 5 (B) 13 5 (B)
South Atlantic 452 70 15.5 371 45 12.2 33 9 (B) 49 16 (B)
East South Central 42 10 (B) 29 5 (B) 3 3 (B) 10 2 (B)
West South Central 287 73 25.6 227 48 21.4 24 6 (B) 36 19 (B)
Mountain 145 35 24.0 108 23 21.6 16 4 (B) 21 7 (B)
Pacific 1,412 270 19.1 1,133 189 16.7 89 21 23.2 191 61 32.0

Poverty Footnotes


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