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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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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)

Black A.O.I.C. (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,625 4,078 42.4 4,530 1,020 22.5 840 369 43.9 4,254 2,689 63.2

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,659 3,557 41.1 4,063 869 21.4 778 332 42.7 3,817 2,357 61.7
      Inside principal cities 4,731 2,231 47.2 1,939 466 24.1 451 212 46.9 2,341 1,553 66.3
      Outside principal cities 3,928 1,327 33.8 2,124 402 18.9 327 120 36.8 1,476 804 54.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 966 521 53.9 467 152 32.4 62 37 (B) 437 332 76.0

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,663 670 40.3 733 139 18.9 163 64 39.3 767 467 60.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,646 665 40.4 721 137 19.0 161 62 38.7 764 465 60.9
      Inside principal cities 1,077 497 46.2 418 94 22.6 107 48 44.6 553 355 64.3
      Outside principal cities 569 168 29.5 304 43 14.1 55 15 (B) 211 110 52.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 12 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,729 793 45.9 722 177 24.5 169 71 42.1 838 545 65.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,669 758 45.4 690 162 23.5 165 70 42.6 814 526 64.6
      Inside principal cities 1,082 555 51.3 393 107 27.2 123 61 49.2 566 388 68.5
      Outside principal cities 588 203 34.5 297 55 18.5 42 10 (B) 249 138 55.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 60 35 (B) 32 15 (B) 5 1 (B) 24 19 (B)
South 5,368 2,295 42.7 2,599 581 22.4 427 195 45.7 2,342 1,519 64.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,494 1,821 40.5 2,186 451 20.6 373 162 43.5 1,936 1,208 62.4
      Inside principal cities 2,100 994 47.3 892 206 23.1 181 83 45.9 1,027 705 68.6
      Outside principal cities 2,395 827 34.6 1,294 245 19.0 192 79 41.3 908 503 55.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 874 474 54.2 414 130 31.5 54 33 (B) 406 311 76.5
West 864 320 37.1 476 124 26.0 81 39 47.9 307 158 51.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 849 314 37.0 466 119 25.5 79 37 46.8 304 158 52.0
      Inside principal cities 473 185 39.1 236 59 25.1 41 21 (B) 196 105 53.5
      Outside principal cities 376 129 34.3 229 59 25.8 38 16 (B) 108 53 49.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 15 7 (B) 10 5 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
213 80 37.3 103 15 14.1 26 14 (B) 84 51 60.6
Middle Atlantic 1,449 590 40.7 629 124 19.7 137 50 36.5 683 416 61.0
East North Central 1,437 679 47.3 575 146 25.3 146 63 43.0 716 471 65.7
West North Central 292 114 38.9 147 31 21.3 23 8 (B) 122 74 60.7
South Atlantic 3,221 1,286 39.9 1,556 323 20.8 266 113 42.6 1,399 850 60.8
East South Central 910 438 48.2 442 114 25.7 67 37 (B) 400 287 71.7
West South Central 1,238 570 46.1 601 144 24.0 94 45 47.3 543 381 70.3
Mountain 186 66 35.2 121 29 23.8 13 6 (B) 52 31 (B)
Pacific 678 255 37.6 355 95 26.7 68 33 (B) 255 127 49.8

Poverty Footnotes


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