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POV26: Program Participation Status of Household - Poverty Status of People: 2009

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2010 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands. People who lived with someone (a nonrelative or a relative) who received aid. Not every person tallied here received the aid themselves)

    In household that received means-tested assistance In household that received means-tested assistance excluding school lunch In household that received means-tested cash assistance In household that received food stamps In household in which one or more persons were covered by Medicaid Lived in public or authorized housing
Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
White alone
All income levels

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
242,047 64,190 26.5 58,683 24.2 12,420 5.1 21,966 9.1 52,480 21.7 5,618 2.3
Under 18 years 56,266 22,612 40.2 20,024 35.6 3,270 5.8 8,453 15.0 18,848 33.5 1,683 3.0
18 to 24 years 22,698 6,638 29.2 6,197 27.3 1,110 4.9 2,346 10.3 5,552 24.5 565 2.5
25 to 34 years 31,944 9,338 29.2 8,655 27.1 1,504 4.7 3,447 10.8 7,850 24.6 646 2.0
35 to 44 years 31,984 8,266 25.8 7,261 22.7 1,383 4.3 2,567 8.0 6,593 20.6 549 1.7
45 to 54 years 36,144 7,253 20.1 6,672 18.5 1,855 5.1 2,324 6.4 5,812 16.1 616 1.7
55 to 59 years 15,950 2,679 16.8 2,594 16.3 1,014 6.4 844 5.3 2,161 13.5 286 1.8
60 to 64 years 13,647 2,101 15.4 2,049 15.0 791 5.8 625 4.6 1,698 12.4 244 1.8
65 years and over 33,414 5,302 15.9 5,231 15.7 1,493 4.5 1,360 4.1 3,967 11.9 1,030 3.1
      65 to 74 years 17,983 2,874 16.0 2,813 15.6 850 4.7 785 4.4 2,227 12.4 494 2.7
      75 years and over 15,431 2,428 15.7 2,417 15.7 643 4.2 575 3.7 1,740 11.3 536 3.5

Male
 
  Total
119,999 30,573 25.5 27,886 23.2 5,776 4.8 9,921 8.3 24,974 20.8 2,203 1.8
Under 18 years 28,815 11,535 40.0 10,177 35.3 1,645 5.7 4,248 14.7 9,608 33.3 801 2.8
18 to 24 years 11,590 3,041 26.2 2,804 24.2 476 4.1 978 8.4 2,472 21.3 214 1.8
25 to 34 years 16,341 4,382 26.8 4,095 25.1 706 4.3 1,476 9.0 3,672 22.5 232 1.4
35 to 44 years 16,178 3,831 23.7 3,411 21.1 641 4.0 1,091 6.7 3,095 19.1 198 1.2
45 to 54 years 17,977 3,451 19.2 3,160 17.6 812 4.5 1,019 5.7 2,755 15.3 248 1.4
55 to 59 years 7,838 1,291 16.5 1,250 15.9 489 6.2 397 5.1 1,012 12.9 113 1.4
60 to 64 years 6,553 995 15.2 970 14.8 399 6.1 252 3.8 794 12.1 82 1.3
65 years and over 14,706 2,046 13.9 2,019 13.7 610 4.1 461 3.1 1,565 10.6 315 2.1
      65 to 74 years 8,456 1,216 14.4 1,193 14.1 342 4.0 295 3.5 966 11.4 162 1.9
      75 years and over 6,250 831 13.3 826 13.2 268 4.3 166 2.7 598 9.6 153 2.4

Female
 
  Total
122,048 33,617 27.5 30,797 25.2 6,644 5.4 12,045 9.9 27,506 22.5 3,414 2.8
Under 18 years 27,451 11,077 40.4 9,847 35.9 1,626 5.9 4,205 15.3 9,240 33.7 882 3.2
18 to 24 years 11,108 3,597 32.4 3,392 30.5 634 5.7 1,368 12.3 3,080 27.7 351 3.2
25 to 34 years 15,602 4,956 31.8 4,560 29.2 798 5.1 1,971 12.6 4,178 26.8 414 2.7
35 to 44 years 15,806 4,434 28.1 3,850 24.4 743 4.7 1,476 9.3 3,498 22.1 351 2.2
45 to 54 years 18,167 3,802 20.9 3,512 19.3 1,043 5.7 1,305 7.2 3,057 16.8 368 2.0
55 to 59 years 8,112 1,388 17.1 1,344 16.6 525 6.5 447 5.5 1,149 14.2 172 2.1
60 to 64 years 7,094 1,106 15.6 1,079 15.2 392 5.5 373 5.3 904 12.7 161 2.3
65 years and over 18,708 3,256 17.4 3,212 17.2 883 4.7 899 4.8 2,402 12.8 715 3.8
      65 to 74 years 9,527 1,659 17.4 1,620 17.0 508 5.3 489 5.1 1,260 13.2 331 3.5
      75 years and over 9,181 1,597 17.4 1,591 17.3 375 4.1 409 4.5 1,141 12.4 383 4.2

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
242,047 64,190 26.5 58,683 24.2 12,420 5.1 21,966 9.1 52,480 21.7 5,618 2.3
          65 years and over 33,414 5,302 15.9 5,231 15.7 1,493 4.5 1,360 4.1 3,967 11.9 1,030 3.1
In families (2) 197,938 55,124 27.8 49,810 25.2 10,132 5.1 18,257 9.2 45,720 23.1 3,732 1.9
      Householder 64,145 15,146 23.6 13,819 21.5 3,062 4.8 5,180 8.1 12,422 19.4 1,210 1.9
          Under 65 years 52,458 13,439 25.6 12,146 23.2 2,503 4.8 4,756 9.1 11,007 21.0 1,100 2.1
          65 years and over 11,688 1,707 14.6 1,673 14.3 560 4.8 424 3.6 1,415 12.1 110 0.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 55,397 22,059 39.8 19,508 35.2 3,182 5.7 8,214 14.8 18,366 33.2 1,659 3.0
              Under 6 years 18,749 8,102 43.2 7,641 40.8 1,133 6.0 3,361 17.9 7,255 38.7 624 3.3
              6 to 17 years 36,648 13,957 38.1 11,867 32.4 2,049 5.6 4,853 13.2 11,111 30.3 1,035 2.8
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 19,139 5,482 28.6 5,050 26.4 1,465 7.7 1,483 7.8 4,629 24.2 282 1.5
 
In married-couple families (11)
157,992 34,761 22.0 31,102 19.7 5,533 3.5 9,048 5.7 28,696 18.2 1,518 1.0
      Husbands (11) 50,152 8,538 17.0 7,747 15.4 1,506 3.0 2,177 4.3 6,954 13.9 430 0.9
          Under 65 years 39,613 7,411 18.7 6,637 16.8 1,145 2.9 1,958 4.9 6,042 15.3 332 0.8
          65 years and over 10,540 1,127 10.7 1,110 10.5 361 3.4 218 2.1 912 8.6 98 0.9
      Wives (11) 50,054 8,588 17.2 7,783 15.6 1,512 3.0 2,213 4.4 6,994 14.0 436 0.9
          Under 65 years 41,894 7,800 18.6 7,006 16.7 1,269 3.0 2,064 4.9 6,363 15.2 364 0.9
          65 years and over 8,160 788 9.7 778 9.5 243 3.0 148 1.8 631 7.7 72 0.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 41,622 13,191 31.7 11,497 27.6 1,431 3.4 3,831 9.2 10,910 26.2 557 1.3
              Under 6 years 14,303 4,957 34.7 4,601 32.2 506 3.5 1,671 11.7 4,395 30.7 252 1.8
              6 to 17 years 27,319 8,235 30.1 6,895 25.2 925 3.4 2,160 7.9 6,515 23.8 305 1.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 13,059 3,118 23.9 2,820 21.6 759 5.8 523 4.0 2,668 20.4 79 0.6
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
11,783 4,750 40.3 4,439 37.7 830 7.0 1,617 13.7 3,954 33.6 248 2.1
      Householder 4,196 1,558 37.1 1,449 34.5 290 6.9 539 12.8 1,276 30.4 88 2.1
          Under 65 years 3,809 1,427 37.5 1,322 34.7 237 6.2 507 13.3 1,158 30.4 88 2.3
          65 years and over 387 131 33.9 128 33.0 53 13.7 32 8.2 118 30.6 1 0.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,270 1,791 54.8 1,635 50.0 224 6.8 658 20.1 1,512 46.2 94 2.9
              Under 6 years 1,148 710 61.9 702 61.1 84 7.3 282 24.6 663 57.7 30 2.6
              6 to 17 years 2,122 1,081 50.9 933 44.0 140 6.6 376 17.7 849 40.0 65 3.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,371 409 29.8 395 28.8 106 7.7 127 9.3 340 24.8 9 0.7
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
28,163 15,612 55.4 14,269 50.7 3,769 13.4 7,591 27.0 13,070 46.4 1,966 7.0
      Householder 9,769 5,009 51.3 4,580 46.9 1,245 12.7 2,447 25.0 4,158 42.6 687 7.0
          Under 65 years 8,292 4,469 53.9 4,055 48.9 1,073 12.9 2,258 27.2 3,698 44.6 664 8.0
          65 years and over 1,477 540 36.6 525 35.5 172 11.7 188 12.8 460 31.1 22 1.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 10,504 7,077 67.4 6,376 60.7 1,527 14.5 3,724 35.5 5,943 56.6 1,008 9.6
              Under 6 years 3,298 2,435 73.8 2,338 70.9 543 16.5 1,408 42.7 2,197 66.6 342 10.4
              6 to 17 years 7,206 4,642 64.4 4,038 56.0 984 13.7 2,317 32.1 3,747 52.0 666 9.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 4,709 1,955 41.5 1,835 39.0 600 12.7 833 17.7 1,621 34.4 193 4.1
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
1,099 718 65.3 678 61.7 130 11.8 334 30.4 644 58.6 32 2.9
          Under 18 years 589 399 67.7 378 64.1 76 12.9 189 32.1 357 60.7 18 3.1
              Under 6 years 214 168 78.4 162 75.5 27 12.8 94 43.8 152 71.1 14 6.7
              6 to 17 years 375 231 61.6 216 57.6 49 13.0 95 25.4 205 54.7 4 1.0
          18 years and over 510 319 62.6 300 58.8 54 10.5 145 28.4 287 56.3 14 2.8
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
43,010 8,348 19.4 8,195 19.1 2,158 5.0 3,376 7.8 6,116 14.2 1,853 4.3
      Male 21,343 4,040 18.9 3,936 18.4 1,064 5.0 1,595 7.5 2,983 14.0 671 3.1
          Under 65 years 18,152 3,457 19.0 3,353 18.5 937 5.2 1,448 8.0 2,617 14.4 457 2.5
              Living alone 8,535 958 11.2 958 11.2 381 4.5 417 4.9 610 7.1 309 3.6
          65 years and over 3,191 583 18.3 583 18.3 126 4.0 148 4.6 366 11.5 214 6.7
              Living alone 2,713 455 16.8 455 16.8 93 3.4 106 3.9 249 9.2 204 7.5
      Female 21,667 4,308 19.9 4,259 19.7 1,095 5.1 1,780 8.2 3,133 14.5 1,183 5.5
          Under 65 years 14,091 2,892 20.5 2,843 20.2 794 5.6 1,348 9.6 2,237 15.9 571 4.1
              Living alone 6,899 1,140 16.5 1,140 16.5 403 5.8 642 9.3 805 11.7 459 6.7
          65 years and over 7,576 1,416 18.7 1,416 18.7 300 4.0 432 5.7 896 11.8 611 8.1
              Living alone 7,085 1,297 18.3 1,297 18.3 269 3.8 399 5.6 795 11.2 597 8.4

Poverty Footnotes

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