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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 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6) All income levels Below 200% of poverty (5) Percentage below 200% of poverty (6)

All races (12)
 
Families, total (10)
78,874 20,969 26.6 59,137 11,021 18.6 5,255 1,938 36.9 14,482 8,011 55.3

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
65,552 16,853 25.7 48,737 8,698 17.8 4,470 1,567 35.1 12,345 6,588 53.4
      Inside principal cities 23,673 7,874 33.3 15,918 3,608 22.7 1,894 751 39.6 5,861 3,515 60.0
      Outside principal cities 41,879 8,980 21.4 32,820 5,090 15.5 2,575 816 31.7 6,484 3,074 47.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 13,322 4,116 30.9 10,399 2,322 22.3 786 371 47.2 2,137 1,423 66.6

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
14,125 3,198 22.6 10,465 1,556 14.9 921 275 29.9 2,740 1,366 49.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,612 2,863 22.7 9,250 1,370 14.8 829 242 29.2 2,534 1,251 49.4
      Inside principal cities 3,851 1,424 37.0 2,352 588 25.0 335 124 37.1 1,164 712 61.2
      Outside principal cities 8,761 1,439 16.4 6,898 782 11.3 494 118 23.8 1,370 539 39.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,513 334 22.1 1,215 186 15.3 92 34 36.5 206 115 55.9
Midwest 17,561 4,252 24.2 13,307 2,054 15.4 1,169 428 36.6 3,085 1,770 57.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 13,301 3,084 23.2 9,929 1,407 14.2 914 302 33.0 2,458 1,375 55.9
      Inside principal cities 4,499 1,453 32.3 2,961 571 19.3 371 144 39.0 1,167 738 63.2
      Outside principal cities 8,802 1,631 18.5 6,967 836 12.0 544 158 29.0 1,291 637 49.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,260 1,168 27.4 3,378 647 19.2 255 126 49.4 626 395 63.0
South 29,563 8,842 29.9 21,848 4,627 21.2 1,911 800 41.8 5,804 3,415 58.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 23,804 6,761 28.4 17,487 3,468 19.8 1,557 617 39.6 4,760 2,676 56.2
      Inside principal cities 8,236 2,890 35.1 5,485 1,264 23.1 607 271 44.7 2,144 1,355 63.2
      Outside principal cities 15,568 3,871 24.9 12,002 2,204 18.4 950 346 36.4 2,616 1,321 50.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 5,759 2,081 36.1 4,361 1,159 26.6 354 182 51.5 1,043 740 70.9
West 17,625 4,678 26.5 13,517 2,783 20.6 1,254 435 34.7 2,854 1,460 51.1
  Inside metro statistical areas 15,835 4,145 26.2 12,072 2,453 20.3 1,170 406 34.7 2,593 1,286 49.6
      Inside principal cities 7,087 2,106 29.7 5,119 1,185 23.2 582 211 36.2 1,386 709 51.2
      Outside principal cities 8,747 2,039 23.3 6,952 1,268 18.2 588 195 33.2 1,207 577 47.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,790 532 29.7 1,445 330 22.9 84 29 34.1 261 174 66.4

Division (31)
 
New England
3,704 712 19.2 2,823 330 11.7 227 70 31.0 655 312 47.6
Middle Atlantic 10,421 2,486 23.9 7,642 1,226 16.0 694 205 29.5 2,085 1,055 50.6
East North Central 12,268 3,060 24.9 9,118 1,400 15.4 856 316 36.9 2,294 1,344 58.6
West North Central 5,293 1,192 22.5 4,189 654 15.6 314 112 35.8 790 426 53.9
South Atlantic 15,521 4,207 27.1 11,479 2,159 18.8 980 368 37.6 3,061 1,679 54.9
East South Central 4,883 1,599 32.7 3,628 803 22.1 330 178 54.0 924 617 66.7
West South Central 9,159 3,037 33.2 6,740 1,665 24.7 601 253 42.1 1,818 1,119 61.5
Mountain 5,570 1,447 26.0 4,359 863 19.8 348 113 32.5 863 471 54.6
Pacific 12,055 3,230 26.8 9,158 1,920 21.0 906 321 35.5 1,991 989 49.7

Poverty Footnotes


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