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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 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)

White alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
64,183 15,225 23.7 50,779 9,031 17.8 3,999 1,409 35.2 9,405 4,785 50.9

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
52,342 11,897 22.7 41,175 6,990 17.0 3,320 1,097 33.1 7,847 3,810 48.6
      Inside principal cities 16,795 4,888 29.1 12,375 2,699 21.8 1,247 453 36.3 3,172 1,735 54.7
      Outside principal cities 35,548 7,010 19.7 28,800 4,291 14.9 2,073 644 31.1 4,675 2,075 44.4
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 11,840 3,328 28.1 9,603 2,041 21.3 679 312 45.9 1,558 975 62.6

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
11,564 2,259 19.5 9,009 1,223 13.6 702 186 26.5 1,854 850 45.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 10,092 1,936 19.2 7,825 1,044 13.3 612 155 25.3 1,655 737 44.6
      Inside principal cities 2,386 768 32.2 1,624 374 23.1 203 59 29.3 559 334 59.7
      Outside principal cities 7,705 1,168 15.2 6,201 670 10.8 409 95 23.3 1,096 403 36.8
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,472 323 21.9 1,184 179 15.1 90 31 35.1 199 112 56.5
Midwest 15,227 3,241 21.3 12,140 1,782 14.7 942 333 35.3 2,144 1,126 52.5
  Inside metro statistical areas 11,121 2,159 19.4 8,844 1,168 13.2 703 214 30.5 1,574 776 49.3
      Inside principal cities 3,185 804 25.3 2,387 422 17.7 228 74 32.4 570 309 54.2
      Outside principal cities 7,937 1,354 17.1 6,457 747 11.6 475 140 29.5 1,004 467 46.6
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,105 1,082 26.4 3,296 614 18.6 239 119 49.7 570 349 61.3
South 22,948 6,046 26.3 18,320 3,779 20.6 1,377 558 40.5 3,250 1,709 52.6
  Inside metro statistical areas 18,261 4,554 24.9 14,498 2,808 19.4 1,099 418 38.0 2,664 1,328 49.9
      Inside principal cities 5,737 1,725 30.1 4,287 971 22.6 393 173 43.9 1,057 582 55.0
      Outside principal cities 12,524 2,829 22.6 10,211 1,838 18.0 706 245 34.7 1,607 747 46.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 4,686 1,492 31.8 3,822 970 25.4 278 141 50.6 586 381 65.0
West 14,444 3,678 25.5 11,309 2,247 19.9 978 331 33.9 2,157 1,100 51.0
  Inside metro statistical areas 12,868 3,248 25.2 10,008 1,969 19.7 906 311 34.3 1,953 968 49.5
      Inside principal cities 5,486 1,590 29.0 4,077 933 22.9 423 147 34.7 986 511 51.8
      Outside principal cities 7,382 1,657 22.5 5,931 1,037 17.5 483 164 33.9 968 457 47.2
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 1,576 431 27.3 1,301 277 21.3 72 21 (B) 203 133 65.3

Division (31)
 
New England
3,340 593 17.7 2,608 294 11.3 192 51 26.6 540 248 45.8
Middle Atlantic 8,224 1,666 20.3 6,401 929 14.5 510 135 26.5 1,313 602 45.8
East North Central 10,414 2,240 21.5 8,221 1,192 14.5 675 242 35.9 1,518 805 53.1
West North Central 4,812 1,002 20.8 3,920 591 15.1 267 91 34.0 626 320 51.2
South Atlantic 11,662 2,674 22.9 9,449 1,709 18.1 658 231 35.1 1,556 734 47.2
East South Central 3,883 1,098 28.3 3,130 660 21.1 254 134 52.6 499 304 60.9
West South Central 7,402 2,275 30.7 5,741 1,410 24.6 465 194 41.7 1,195 671 56.2
Mountain 4,977 1,214 24.4 3,958 742 18.7 296 91 30.8 723 381 52.7
Pacific 9,467 2,464 26.0 7,351 1,505 20.5 682 240 35.2 1,434 719 50.1

Poverty Footnotes


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