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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 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 185% of poverty (5) Percentage below 185% of poverty (6)

All races (12)
 
Families, total (10)
78,874 19,119 24.2 59,137 9,770 16.5 5,255 1,775 33.8 14,482 7,574 52.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
65,552 15,359 23.4 48,737 7,701 15.8 4,470 1,444 32.3 12,345 6,214 50.3
      Inside principal cities 23,673 7,324 30.9 15,918 3,286 20.6 1,894 696 36.7 5,861 3,341 57.0
      Outside principal cities 41,879 8,035 19.2 32,820 4,415 13.5 2,575 748 29.0 6,484 2,872 44.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,322 3,760 28.2 10,399 2,069 19.9 786 331 42.1 2,137 1,360 63.6

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
14,125 2,891 20.5 10,465 1,338 12.8 921 255 27.7 2,740 1,298 47.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,612 2,602 20.6 9,250 1,189 12.9 829 224 27.1 2,534 1,189 46.9
      Inside principal cities 3,851 1,330 34.5 2,352 521 22.2 335 118 35.3 1,164 691 59.4
      Outside principal cities 8,761 1,272 14.5 6,898 668 9.7 494 106 21.6 1,370 497 36.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,513 289 19.1 1,215 149 12.3 92 30 32.8 206 110 53.2
Midwest 17,561 3,856 22.0 13,307 1,817 13.7 1,169 382 32.6 3,085 1,658 53.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 13,301 2,798 21.0 9,929 1,234 12.4 914 272 29.7 2,458 1,292 52.6
      Inside principal cities 4,499 1,340 29.8 2,961 507 17.1 371 137 36.9 1,167 697 59.7
      Outside principal cities 8,802 1,458 16.6 6,967 727 10.4 544 135 24.9 1,291 596 46.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,260 1,059 24.9 3,378 583 17.3 255 110 43.1 626 366 58.4
South 29,563 8,113 27.4 21,848 4,134 18.9 1,911 738 38.6 5,804 3,241 55.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 23,804 6,188 26.0 17,487 3,091 17.7 1,557 574 36.9 4,760 2,522 53.0
      Inside principal cities 8,236 2,696 32.7 5,485 1,165 21.2 607 247 40.7 2,144 1,285 59.9
      Outside principal cities 15,568 3,491 22.4 12,002 1,927 16.1 950 327 34.4 2,616 1,238 47.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,759 1,925 33.4 4,361 1,043 23.9 354 163 46.1 1,043 719 68.9
West 17,625 4,258 24.2 13,517 2,480 18.4 1,254 401 32.0 2,854 1,377 48.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 15,835 3,771 23.8 12,072 2,187 18.1 1,170 374 31.9 2,593 1,211 46.7
      Inside principal cities 7,087 1,957 27.6 5,119 1,094 21.4 582 194 33.4 1,386 669 48.3
      Outside principal cities 8,747 1,814 20.7 6,952 1,093 15.7 588 179 30.5 1,207 542 44.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,790 487 27.2 1,445 293 20.3 84 27 32.6 261 166 63.5

Division (31)
 
New England
3,704 658 17.8 2,823 292 10.3 227 68 30.0 655 298 45.5
Middle Atlantic 10,421 2,233 21.4 7,642 1,046 13.7 694 187 26.9 2,085 1,000 48.0
East North Central 12,268 2,798 22.8 9,118 1,254 13.8 856 282 32.9 2,294 1,262 55.0
West North Central 5,293 1,059 20.0 4,189 563 13.4 314 100 31.9 790 396 50.1
South Atlantic 15,521 3,834 24.7 11,479 1,899 16.5 980 340 34.7 3,061 1,596 52.1
East South Central 4,883 1,472 30.1 3,628 714 19.7 330 165 50.0 924 592 64.1
West South Central 9,159 2,807 30.6 6,740 1,521 22.6 601 233 38.7 1,818 1,053 57.9
Mountain 5,570 1,324 23.8 4,359 773 17.7 348 104 29.9 863 447 51.8
Pacific 12,055 2,934 24.3 9,158 1,708 18.6 906 297 32.8 1,991 930 46.7

Poverty Footnotes


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