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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)

White A.O.I.C. (12)
 
Families, total (10)
65,029 14,005 21.5 51,341 8,086 15.8 4,080 1,307 32.0 9,609 4,612 48.0

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
53,032 10,924 20.6 41,627 6,233 15.0 3,394 1,029 30.3 8,011 3,662 45.7
      Inside principal cities 17,071 4,608 27.0 12,545 2,485 19.8 1,284 433 33.7 3,241 1,690 52.1
      Outside principal cities 35,961 6,316 17.6 29,082 3,749 12.9 2,109 596 28.2 4,770 1,972 41.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,997 3,081 25.7 9,714 1,853 19.1 686 279 40.6 1,597 950 59.4

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,686 2,061 17.6 9,087 1,062 11.7 716 182 25.4 1,882 816 43.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,200 1,778 17.4 7,894 915 11.6 626 154 24.6 1,680 709 42.2
      Inside principal cities 2,414 725 30.0 1,635 332 20.3 210 64 30.5 568 329 57.8
      Outside principal cities 7,786 1,054 13.5 6,259 584 9.3 415 90 21.6 1,112 380 34.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,486 282 19.0 1,193 147 12.3 90 28 31.3 202 107 53.0
Midwest 15,385 2,955 19.2 12,237 1,581 12.9 961 296 30.8 2,188 1,077 49.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,247 1,966 17.5 8,918 1,022 11.5 722 194 26.8 1,608 751 46.7
      Inside principal cities 3,243 742 22.9 2,416 366 15.2 239 73 30.6 587 303 51.6
      Outside principal cities 8,004 1,224 15.3 6,501 656 10.1 482 120 24.9 1,021 448 43.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,138 989 23.9 3,319 560 16.9 239 102 42.8 580 327 56.4
South 23,227 5,598 24.1 18,495 3,421 18.5 1,407 523 37.2 3,326 1,654 49.7
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,467 4,190 22.7 14,625 2,527 17.3 1,125 396 35.2 2,718 1,267 46.6
      Inside principal cities 5,815 1,640 28.2 4,334 917 21.2 401 159 39.5 1,080 565 52.3
      Outside principal cities 12,652 2,550 20.2 10,291 1,610 15.6 723 237 32.8 1,638 703 42.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,760 1,407 29.6 3,870 894 23.1 282 127 45.1 608 387 63.6
West 14,731 3,392 23.0 11,522 2,022 17.6 996 306 30.7 2,213 1,064 48.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 13,117 2,989 22.8 10,191 1,769 17.4 922 285 30.9 2,005 935 46.6
      Inside principal cities 5,599 1,501 26.8 4,160 870 20.9 433 137 31.6 1,007 494 49.1
      Outside principal cities 7,518 1,488 19.8 6,031 899 14.9 489 148 30.4 998 441 44.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,613 403 25.0 1,331 253 19.0 75 21 (B) 208 129 62.2

Division (31)
 
New England
3,360 551 16.4 2,620 261 10.0 196 52 26.3 543 238 43.8
Middle Atlantic 8,326 1,509 18.1 6,467 801 12.4 520 131 25.1 1,339 578 43.2
East North Central 10,514 2,054 19.5 8,278 1,066 12.9 690 215 31.2 1,546 773 50.0
West North Central 4,871 901 18.5 3,959 516 13.0 270 81 29.8 642 305 47.5
South Atlantic 11,759 2,432 20.7 9,497 1,507 15.9 673 217 32.2 1,589 708 44.5
East South Central 3,927 1,026 26.1 3,154 597 18.9 261 126 48.1 512 303 59.2
West South Central 7,540 2,140 28.4 5,843 1,316 22.5 472 181 38.3 1,226 643 52.5
Mountain 5,047 1,131 22.4 4,011 670 16.7 297 84 28.4 739 376 50.9
Pacific 9,683 2,261 23.4 7,511 1,352 18.0 699 221 31.7 1,474 688 46.7

Poverty Footnotes


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