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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 alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
64,183 13,748 21.4 50,779 7,974 15.7 3,999 1,278 31.9 9,405 4,496 47.8

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
52,342 10,726 20.5 41,175 6,153 14.9 3,320 1,001 30.1 7,847 3,572 45.5
      Inside principal cities 16,795 4,506 26.8 12,375 2,447 19.8 1,247 412 33.0 3,172 1,647 51.9
      Outside principal cities 35,548 6,220 17.5 28,800 3,706 12.9 2,073 589 28.4 4,675 1,925 41.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,840 3,022 25.5 9,603 1,821 19.0 679 277 40.8 1,558 924 59.3

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,564 2,014 17.4 9,009 1,044 11.6 702 173 24.6 1,854 798 43.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,092 1,734 17.2 7,825 898 11.5 612 145 23.7 1,655 691 41.7
      Inside principal cities 2,386 707 29.6 1,624 329 20.2 203 57 28.0 559 322 57.5
      Outside principal cities 7,705 1,026 13.3 6,201 569 9.2 409 88 21.5 1,096 369 33.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,472 280 19.0 1,184 145 12.3 90 28 31.3 199 107 53.8
Midwest 15,227 2,902 19.1 12,140 1,564 12.9 942 288 30.6 2,144 1,050 49.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,121 1,927 17.3 8,844 1,012 11.4 703 186 26.4 1,574 729 46.3
      Inside principal cities 3,185 721 22.6 2,387 362 15.2 228 68 29.7 570 291 51.1
      Outside principal cities 7,937 1,206 15.2 6,457 650 10.1 475 118 24.9 1,004 438 43.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,105 976 23.8 3,296 552 16.8 239 102 42.9 570 321 56.3
South 22,948 5,506 24.0 18,320 3,380 18.4 1,377 516 37.5 3,250 1,611 49.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,261 4,130 22.6 14,498 2,502 17.3 1,099 389 35.4 2,664 1,240 46.5
      Inside principal cities 5,737 1,607 28.0 4,287 902 21.0 393 154 39.2 1,057 550 52.1
      Outside principal cities 12,524 2,523 20.1 10,211 1,600 15.7 706 234 33.2 1,607 690 42.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,686 1,376 29.4 3,822 878 23.0 278 127 45.7 586 371 63.2
West 14,444 3,326 23.0 11,309 1,987 17.6 978 301 30.7 2,157 1,038 48.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,868 2,935 22.8 10,008 1,742 17.4 906 281 31.0 1,953 912 46.7
      Inside principal cities 5,486 1,471 26.8 4,077 854 20.9 423 133 31.4 986 484 49.1
      Outside principal cities 7,382 1,464 19.8 5,931 888 15.0 483 148 30.7 968 428 44.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,576 391 24.8 1,301 245 18.9 72 19 (B) 203 126 61.9

Division (31)
 
New England
3,340 547 16.4 2,608 261 10.0 192 49 25.5 540 237 43.9
Middle Atlantic 8,224 1,467 17.8 6,401 783 12.2 510 124 24.3 1,313 561 42.7
East North Central 10,414 2,020 19.4 8,221 1,055 12.8 675 210 31.0 1,518 755 49.7
West North Central 4,812 883 18.3 3,920 509 13.0 267 79 29.5 626 295 47.2
South Atlantic 11,662 2,408 20.6 9,449 1,499 15.9 658 215 32.7 1,556 694 44.6
East South Central 3,883 1,006 25.9 3,130 593 18.9 254 122 48.0 499 292 58.4
West South Central 7,402 2,092 28.3 5,741 1,288 22.4 465 179 38.4 1,195 625 52.3
Mountain 4,977 1,107 22.2 3,958 659 16.7 296 83 28.2 723 364 50.3
Pacific 9,467 2,219 23.4 7,351 1,328 18.1 682 217 31.8 1,434 674 47.0

Poverty Footnotes


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