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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
All races
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
43,569 31,567 72.5 29,724 68.2 8,130 18.7 19,970 45.8 26,225 60.2 6,459 14.8
Under 18 years 15,451 13,787 89.2 12,857 83.2 3,203 20.7 9,181 59.4 11,937 77.3 2,857 18.5
18 to 24 years 6,071 3,592 59.2 3,420 56.3 840 13.8 2,205 36.3 2,964 48.8 724 11.9
25 to 34 years 6,123 4,416 72.1 4,171 68.1 950 15.5 2,811 45.9 3,650 59.6 830 13.6
35 to 44 years 4,756 3,549 74.6 3,282 69.0 821 17.3 2,130 44.8 2,865 60.2 535 11.2
45 to 54 years 4,421 2,924 66.1 2,765 62.5 1,051 23.8 1,847 41.8 2,268 51.3 579 13.1
55 to 59 years 1,792 976 54.5 943 52.6 417 23.3 574 32.0 768 42.8 218 12.2
60 to 64 years 1,520 739 48.6 719 47.3 288 18.9 453 29.8 569 37.4 202 13.3
65 years and over 3,433 1,583 46.1 1,568 45.7 560 16.3 769 22.4 1,204 35.1 514 15.0
      65 to 74 years 1,675 861 51.4 852 50.9 340 20.3 427 25.5 687 41.0 278 16.6
      75 years and over 1,758 722 41.1 716 40.7 220 12.5 341 19.4 517 29.4 236 13.4

Male
 
  Total
19,475 13,796 70.8 12,904 66.3 3,398 17.4 8,407 43.2 11,371 58.4 2,455 12.6
Under 18 years 7,770 6,966 89.7 6,468 83.2 1,628 21.0 4,543 58.5 6,019 77.5 1,389 17.9
18 to 24 years 2,578 1,341 52.0 1,257 48.8 309 12.0 768 29.8 1,056 41.0 232 9.0
25 to 34 years 2,534 1,652 65.2 1,559 61.5 310 12.2 961 37.9 1,309 51.7 212 8.4
35 to 44 years 2,025 1,404 69.4 1,304 64.4 318 15.7 786 38.8 1,146 56.6 145 7.2
45 to 54 years 1,989 1,250 62.8 1,169 58.8 399 20.1 744 37.4 922 46.4 195 9.8
55 to 59 years 825 415 50.2 396 48.0 177 21.4 223 27.0 326 39.5 65 7.9
60 to 64 years 650 302 46.5 292 44.9 104 16.0 161 24.8 230 35.4 62 9.5
65 years and over 1,104 466 42.1 459 41.5 153 13.8 222 20.1 363 32.9 153 13.9
      65 to 74 years 583 270 46.3 265 45.5 79 13.6 126 21.7 209 35.9 90 15.5
      75 years and over 522 195 37.5 193 37.1 73 14.1 96 18.3 154 29.5 63 12.1

Female
 
  Total
24,094 17,772 73.8 16,820 69.8 4,732 19.6 11,562 48.0 14,854 61.7 4,004 16.6
Under 18 years 7,682 6,821 88.8 6,390 83.2 1,575 20.5 4,639 60.4 5,918 77.0 1,468 19.1
18 to 24 years 3,493 2,251 64.4 2,162 61.9 531 15.2 1,437 41.1 1,908 54.6 492 14.1
25 to 34 years 3,590 2,764 77.0 2,612 72.8 640 17.8 1,851 51.6 2,341 65.2 618 17.2
35 to 44 years 2,731 2,144 78.5 1,978 72.4 502 18.4 1,344 49.2 1,720 63.0 390 14.3
45 to 54 years 2,433 1,674 68.8 1,595 65.6 652 26.8 1,103 45.3 1,346 55.3 383 15.8
55 to 59 years 967 562 58.1 547 56.6 240 24.8 351 36.3 441 45.7 153 15.8
60 to 64 years 871 437 50.2 428 49.1 184 21.1 292 33.5 339 38.9 141 16.1
65 years and over 2,329 1,117 48.0 1,109 47.6 407 17.5 547 23.5 840 36.1 361 15.5
      65 to 74 years 1,093 591 54.1 587 53.7 261 23.9 301 27.5 478 43.7 188 17.2
      75 years and over 1,236 526 42.6 522 42.2 147 11.9 246 19.9 363 29.3 172 13.9

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
43,569 31,567 72.5 29,724 68.2 8,130 18.7 19,970 45.8 26,225 60.2 6,459 14.8
          65 years and over 3,433 1,583 46.1 1,568 45.7 560 16.3 769 22.4 1,204 35.1 514 15.0
In families (2) 31,197 25,410 81.4 23,721 76.0 6,129 19.6 16,567 53.1 21,538 69.0 4,974 15.9
      Householder 8,792 6,760 76.9 6,348 72.2 1,711 19.5 4,443 50.5 5,683 64.6 1,431 16.3
          Under 65 years 8,035 6,415 79.8 6,011 74.8 1,580 19.7 4,271 53.2 5,390 67.1 1,380 17.2
          65 years and over 757 345 45.6 337 44.6 131 17.3 172 22.8 293 38.8 52 6.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 14,774 13,229 89.5 12,341 83.5 3,095 21.0 8,891 60.2 11,449 77.5 2,823 19.1
              Under 6 years 5,983 5,358 89.6 5,166 86.3 1,218 20.4 3,686 61.6 4,843 80.9 1,199 20.0
              6 to 17 years 8,791 7,871 89.5 7,175 81.6 1,877 21.4 5,205 59.2 6,607 75.2 1,624 18.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 2,383 1,795 75.3 1,663 69.8 570 23.9 1,148 48.2 1,441 60.5 290 12.2
 
In married-couple families (11)
13,594 10,210 75.1 9,316 68.5 1,676 12.3 5,798 42.7 8,505 62.6 1,215 8.9
      Husbands (11) 3,409 2,228 65.4 2,050 60.1 373 10.9 1,256 36.8 1,821 53.4 270 7.9
          Under 65 years 2,914 2,069 71.0 1,897 65.1 321 11.0 1,184 40.6 1,690 58.0 239 8.2
          65 years and over 494 159 32.2 153 30.9 53 10.6 71 14.4 131 26.4 31 6.4
      Wives (11) 3,409 2,228 65.4 2,050 60.1 373 10.9 1,256 36.8 1,821 53.4 270 7.9
          Under 65 years 3,059 2,130 69.6 1,955 63.9 342 11.2 1,219 39.9 1,748 57.1 256 8.4
          65 years and over 349 99 28.3 95 27.2 31 8.9 36 10.3 73 20.8 15 4.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 5,624 4,877 86.7 4,433 78.8 733 13.0 2,838 50.5 4,153 73.8 616 11.0
              Under 6 years 2,368 2,049 86.5 1,927 81.3 303 12.8 1,229 51.9 1,823 77.0 286 12.1
              6 to 17 years 3,256 2,828 86.9 2,506 77.0 430 13.2 1,610 49.4 2,331 71.6 329 10.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 806 593 73.6 513 63.7 143 17.8 291 36.1 472 58.5 42 5.2
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
2,857 2,138 74.8 1,980 69.3 530 18.6 1,211 42.4 1,716 60.1 234 8.2
      Householder 942 680 72.2 627 66.6 159 16.9 390 41.4 534 56.7 85 9.0
          Under 65 years 907 659 72.7 607 66.9 152 16.7 386 42.6 514 56.6 85 9.3
          65 years and over 35 21 59.5 20 59.1 7 21.2 4 12.0 20 59.1 0 1.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 1,208 1,009 83.5 923 76.5 231 19.1 579 48.0 841 69.6 116 9.6
              Under 6 years 474 406 85.7 399 84.1 92 19.5 263 55.4 365 76.9 48 10.2
              6 to 17 years 733 602 82.1 524 71.5 138 18.9 317 43.2 476 64.9 67 9.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 158 98 61.9 91 57.9 26 16.4 55 34.9 67 42.8 7 4.4
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
14,746 13,062 88.6 12,424 84.3 3,923 26.6 9,557 64.8 11,317 76.7 3,526 23.9
      Householder 4,441 3,852 86.7 3,670 82.6 1,179 26.5 2,797 63.0 3,329 75.0 1,076 24.2
          Under 65 years 4,156 3,665 88.2 3,484 83.8 1,102 26.5 2,688 64.7 3,169 76.2 1,050 25.3
          65 years and over 285 187 65.5 186 65.2 77 27.0 110 38.5 160 56.2 26 9.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 7,942 7,343 92.5 6,985 87.9 2,131 26.8 5,474 68.9 6,455 81.3 2,091 26.3
              Under 6 years 3,140 2,902 92.4 2,840 90.5 822 26.2 2,195 69.9 2,655 84.6 864 27.5
              6 to 17 years 4,802 4,441 92.5 4,144 86.3 1,309 27.3 3,279 68.3 3,800 79.1 1,227 25.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,419 1,104 77.8 1,058 74.6 401 28.3 802 56.5 902 63.5 241 17.0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
693 626 90.3 584 84.3 137 19.8 366 52.8 561 81.0 31 4.5
          Under 18 years 423 387 91.5 361 85.4 85 20.2 226 53.4 346 81.8 18 4.2
              Under 6 years 177 167 94.7 161 91.1 39 21.9 109 61.6 153 86.4 15 8.5
              6 to 17 years 246 220 89.2 200 81.3 47 18.9 117 47.5 193 78.6 3 1.1
          18 years and over 270 239 88.6 223 82.6 52 19.3 140 51.9 215 79.6 13 5.0
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
11,678 5,531 47.4 5,419 46.4 1,864 16.0 3,037 26.0 4,127 35.3 1,454 12.4
      Male 5,255 2,392 45.5 2,330 44.3 767 14.6 1,299 24.7 1,763 33.5 512 9.7
          Under 65 years 4,749 2,150 45.3 2,088 44.0 688 14.5 1,182 24.9 1,589 33.5 395 8.3
              Living alone 1,709 735 43.0 734 43.0 304 17.8 442 25.8 495 29.0 254 14.9
          65 years and over 505 242 47.9 242 47.9 79 15.5 117 23.2 174 34.4 117 23.1
              Living alone 391 186 47.5 186 47.5 54 13.9 90 23.1 122 31.3 110 28.1
      Female 6,424 3,139 48.9 3,089 48.1 1,097 17.1 1,738 27.0 2,364 36.8 942 14.7
          Under 65 years 4,910 2,433 49.6 2,384 48.5 822 16.7 1,405 28.6 1,848 37.6 631 12.9
              Living alone 1,921 1,067 55.6 1,065 55.4 468 24.4 730 38.0 743 38.7 526 27.4
          65 years and over 1,514 706 46.6 706 46.6 275 18.2 332 21.9 516 34.1 310 20.5
              Living alone 1,380 660 47.8 660 47.8 252 18.3 320 23.2 472 34.2 302 21.9

Poverty Footnotes

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