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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, not Hispanic (12)
 
Families, total (10)
54,450 9,310 17.1 44,281 5,406 12.2 3,069 902 29.4 7,100 3,002 42.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
43,312 6,651 15.4 35,169 3,808 10.8 2,448 654 26.7 5,694 2,189 38.4
      Inside principal cities 12,184 2,194 18.0 9,513 1,182 12.4 771 212 27.5 1,901 801 42.1
      Outside principal cities 31,128 4,457 14.3 25,656 2,626 10.2 1,678 443 26.4 3,793 1,388 36.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,138 2,659 23.9 9,112 1,598 17.5 621 248 39.9 1,406 813 57.8

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
10,293 1,448 14.1 8,339 842 10.1 562 127 22.6 1,392 478 34.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 8,843 1,179 13.3 7,169 703 9.8 475 100 21.2 1,199 376 31.3
      Inside principal cities 1,679 342 20.4 1,299 213 16.4 127 33 25.8 253 97 38.2
      Outside principal cities 7,164 837 11.7 5,870 490 8.3 348 68 19.5 946 279 29.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,451 269 18.5 1,171 139 11.9 87 27 30.6 193 103 53.1
Midwest 14,425 2,504 17.4 11,599 1,325 11.4 858 249 29.0 1,967 930 47.3
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,427 1,588 15.2 8,377 809 9.7 629 154 24.6 1,420 625 44.0
      Inside principal cities 2,826 534 18.9 2,168 258 11.9 180 45 24.8 478 232 48.6
      Outside principal cities 7,600 1,054 13.9 6,209 551 8.9 449 110 24.5 943 393 41.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 3,998 915 22.9 3,222 517 16.0 229 95 41.2 547 304 55.6
South 19,178 3,789 19.8 15,711 2,335 14.9 1,039 372 35.8 2,428 1,082 44.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 14,827 2,595 17.5 12,120 1,567 12.9 795 263 33.1 1,912 765 40.0
      Inside principal cities 4,061 749 18.4 3,187 401 12.6 234 80 34.1 640 268 41.8
      Outside principal cities 10,766 1,846 17.1 8,933 1,166 13.0 562 183 32.7 1,271 497 39.1
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,351 1,194 27.4 3,591 768 21.4 244 109 44.8 516 317 61.4
West 10,553 1,570 14.9 8,631 904 10.5 610 153 25.1 1,313 512 39.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 9,216 1,289 14.0 7,503 729 9.7 550 136 24.8 1,163 423 36.4
      Inside principal cities 3,619 569 15.7 2,859 310 10.8 230 55 23.7 530 204 38.6
      Outside principal cities 5,597 721 12.9 4,644 420 9.0 320 82 25.6 634 219 34.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,337 280 21.0 1,127 175 15.5 61 17 (B) 149 89 59.4

Division (31)
 
New England
3,124 426 13.6 2,507 224 8.9 170 41 23.9 447 161 36.0
Middle Atlantic 7,169 1,022 14.3 5,832 618 10.6 391 87 22.1 946 318 33.6
East North Central 9,790 1,717 17.5 7,796 871 11.2 607 175 28.9 1,388 671 48.3
West North Central 4,634 787 17.0 3,804 454 11.9 252 74 29.3 579 259 44.7
South Atlantic 10,321 1,901 18.4 8,480 1,177 13.9 543 167 30.8 1,298 557 42.9
East South Central 3,777 943 25.0 3,064 558 18.2 229 106 46.6 485 279 57.5
West South Central 5,079 945 18.6 4,168 600 14.4 267 99 37.0 644 246 38.2
Mountain 3,959 623 15.7 3,267 383 11.7 211 46 21.9 481 194 40.3
Pacific 6,594 946 14.3 5,363 521 9.7 400 107 26.8 832 318 38.3

Poverty Footnotes


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