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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)

Black alone (12)
 
Families, total (10)
9,359 4,225 45.1 4,386 1,108 25.3 812 376 46.3 4,161 2,742 65.9

Residence and Region (31)

United States:
 
  Inside metro statistical areas
8,422 3,685 43.8 3,936 938 23.8 750 339 45.2 3,736 2,408 64.5
      Inside principal cities 4,623 2,298 49.7 1,890 495 26.2 430 212 49.2 2,302 1,591 69.1
      Outside principal cities 3,799 1,387 36.5 2,046 443 21.7 320 127 39.7 1,434 816 56.9
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 937 541 57.7 450 170 37.7 62 37 (B) 425 334 78.6

Residence and Region (31)
 
Northeast
1,612 684 42.4 702 154 22.0 157 63 40.3 754 467 61.9
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,597 678 42.4 691 152 21.9 155 61 39.6 751 465 61.9
      Inside principal cities 1,054 507 48.1 408 107 26.2 102 46 45.2 544 354 65.1
      Outside principal cities 543 171 31.5 283 45 15.9 53 15 (B) 207 111 53.5
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 16 7 (B) 11 3 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 2 (B)
Midwest 1,670 811 48.6 695 179 25.7 158 70 44.2 817 562 68.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 1,617 779 48.2 668 166 24.8 153 69 44.8 796 544 68.4
      Inside principal cities 1,056 570 53.9 386 107 27.8 113 59 52.2 557 403 72.4
      Outside principal cities 561 209 37.3 282 59 20.7 40 10 (B) 239 141 59.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 53 32 (B) 27 13 (B) 5 1 (B) 21 18 (B)
South 5,265 2,400 45.6 2,551 641 25.1 419 203 48.4 2,296 1,556 67.8
  Inside metro statistical areas 4,411 1,905 43.2 2,148 493 22.9 365 170 46.6 1,898 1,242 65.4
      Inside principal cities 2,067 1,031 49.9 877 217 24.8 176 84 47.8 1,013 729 71.9
      Outside principal cities 2,344 874 37.3 1,271 275 21.6 188 86 45.5 884 513 58.0
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 855 495 57.9 403 149 36.9 54 33 (B) 398 314 78.9
West 812 331 40.7 439 133 30.3 79 40 51.4 294 157 53.4
  Inside metro statistical areas 798 324 40.6 429 128 29.8 77 39 50.3 292 157 53.9
      Inside principal cities 446 191 42.9 220 63 28.9 39 22 (B) 188 106 56.1
      Outside principal cities 351 132 37.7 210 65 30.8 38 16 (B) 103 51 49.7
  Outside metro statistical areas (35) 14 7 (B) 9 5 (B) 2 2 (B) 3 0 (B)

Division (31)
 
New England
205 80 39.0 99 18 18.4 24 12 (B) 83 50 60.2
Middle Atlantic 1,407 604 42.9 603 136 22.6 133 51 38.4 671 417 62.1
East North Central 1,395 694 49.8 556 145 26.0 138 61 44.5 701 488 69.6
West North Central 276 117 42.5 140 34 24.6 20 8 (B) 116 74 64.1
South Atlantic 3,168 1,354 42.8 1,537 357 23.3 262 125 47.8 1,369 872 63.7
East South Central 895 459 51.3 433 128 29.6 64 35 (B) 397 296 74.5
West South Central 1,203 586 48.7 581 156 26.8 93 43 46.3 529 388 73.2
Mountain 170 67 39.6 110 30 27.6 13 8 (B) 47 29 (B)
Pacific 642 263 41.0 329 103 31.3 66 33 (B) 248 128 51.6

Poverty Footnotes


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