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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 alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,359 3,967 42.4 4,386 979 22.3 812 355 43.7 4,161 2,633 63.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,422 3,459 41.1 3,936 835 21.2 750 317 42.3 3,736 2,306 61.7
      Inside principal cities 4,623 2,172 47.0 1,890 447 23.7 430 200 46.5 2,302 1,525 66.2
      Outside principal cities 3,799 1,287 33.9 2,046 388 19.0 320 118 36.8 1,434 782 54.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 937 508 54.2 450 144 31.9 62 37 (B) 425 327 76.9

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,612 644 39.9 702 129 18.4 157 58 36.9 754 457 60.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,597 639 40.0 691 128 18.5 155 56 36.1 751 455 60.6
      Inside principal cities 1,054 483 45.8 408 91 22.4 102 43 42.1 544 348 64.1
      Outside principal cities 543 156 28.7 283 36 12.9 53 13 (B) 207 106 51.3
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 5 (B) 11 1 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,670 768 46.0 695 168 24.2 158 68 43.2 817 532 65.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,617 737 45.6 668 156 23.4 153 67 43.8 796 514 64.5
      Inside principal cities 1,056 543 51.5 386 105 27.3 113 58 50.8 557 380 68.3
      Outside principal cities 561 194 34.5 282 51 18.1 40 10 (B) 239 133 55.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 53 31 (B) 27 12 (B) 5 1 (B) 21 18 (B)
South 5,265 2,247 42.7 2,551 563 22.1 419 190 45.3 2,296 1,494 65.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,411 1,782 40.4 2,148 438 20.4 365 157 43.1 1,898 1,187 62.6
      Inside principal cities 2,067 968 46.8 877 194 22.1 176 79 44.6 1,013 695 68.6
      Outside principal cities 2,344 814 34.7 1,271 244 19.2 188 78 41.6 884 492 55.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 855 465 54.4 403 126 31.2 54 33 (B) 398 307 77.1
West 812 308 37.9 439 118 26.9 79 39 49.4 294 151 51.2
  Inside metro statistical areas 798 301 37.7 429 113 26.3 77 37 48.2 292 151 51.7
      Inside principal cities 446 178 39.9 220 57 25.9 39 21 (B) 188 101 53.5
      Outside principal cities 351 123 34.9 210 56 26.8 38 16 (B) 103 50 48.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14 7 (B) 9 5 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
205 76 37.2 99 15 14.8 24 12 (B) 83 50 60.2
Middle Atlantic 1,407 567 40.3 603 115 19.0 133 46 34.4 671 407 60.6
East North Central 1,395 662 47.5 556 140 25.2 138 60 43.3 701 462 65.9
West North Central 276 106 38.6 140 28 20.3 20 8 (B) 116 70 60.1
South Atlantic 3,168 1,269 40.1 1,537 321 20.9 262 112 42.8 1,369 836 61.1
East South Central 895 427 47.8 433 108 24.9 64 35 (B) 397 285 71.7
West South Central 1,203 550 45.8 581 135 23.2 93 43 46.3 529 373 70.4
Mountain 170 60 35.4 110 28 25.2 13 6 (B) 47 26 (B)
Pacific 642 248 38.6 329 90 27.5 66 33 (B) 248 124 50.2

Poverty Footnotes


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