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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
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
29,830 20,413 68.4 19,142 64.2 4,721 15.8 12,330 41.3 17,065 57.2 3,063 10.3
Under 18 years 9,938 8,659 87.1 8,019 80.7 1,768 17.8 5,426 54.6 7,518 75.6 1,174 11.8
18 to 24 years 4,177 2,204 52.8 2,100 50.3 429 10.3 1,316 31.5 1,850 44.3 312 7.5
25 to 34 years 4,263 2,973 69.7 2,788 65.4 562 13.2 1,775 41.6 2,474 58.0 397 9.3
35 to 44 years 3,415 2,457 71.9 2,259 66.2 520 15.2 1,420 41.6 2,022 59.2 293 8.6
45 to 54 years 3,124 1,931 61.8 1,831 58.6 671 21.5 1,215 38.9 1,528 48.9 326 10.4
55 to 59 years 1,294 654 50.5 630 48.7 258 19.9 390 30.1 517 40.0 123 9.5
60 to 64 years 1,117 498 44.6 485 43.4 182 16.3 306 27.4 384 34.4 118 10.6
65 years and over 2,501 1,038 41.5 1,031 41.2 330 13.2 483 19.3 770 30.8 321 12.8
      65 to 74 years 1,240 600 48.4 595 47.9 222 17.9 287 23.1 461 37.2 192 15.5
      75 years and over 1,261 438 34.7 436 34.6 108 8.6 196 15.5 309 24.5 129 10.2

Male
 
  Total
13,388 8,959 66.9 8,369 62.5 1,935 14.5 5,240 39.1 7,423 55.4 1,164 8.7
Under 18 years 4,961 4,331 87.3 4,009 80.8 871 17.6 2,678 54.0 3,767 75.9 563 11.4
18 to 24 years 1,771 802 45.3 749 42.3 138 7.8 448 25.3 630 35.6 100 5.6
25 to 34 years 1,799 1,160 64.5 1,087 60.4 178 9.9 653 36.3 929 51.6 113 6.3
35 to 44 years 1,522 1,024 67.3 948 62.3 220 14.4 550 36.1 849 55.8 85 5.6
45 to 54 years 1,442 839 58.1 794 55.0 256 17.7 500 34.7 637 44.1 127 8.8
55 to 59 years 635 300 47.2 289 45.5 124 19.6 167 26.3 234 36.8 46 7.3
60 to 64 years 478 214 44.7 205 42.8 65 13.6 116 24.2 162 33.8 36 7.6
65 years and over 781 291 37.2 289 37.0 83 10.7 129 16.5 217 27.8 94 12.0
      65 to 74 years 424 179 42.1 177 41.7 44 10.4 75 17.7 127 30.0 65 15.3
      75 years and over 357 112 31.3 112 31.3 39 11.0 54 15.1 90 25.2 29 8.2

Female
 
  Total
16,442 11,454 69.7 10,773 65.5 2,786 16.9 7,090 43.1 9,642 58.6 1,899 11.6
Under 18 years 4,978 4,328 87.0 4,010 80.6 898 18.0 2,749 55.2 3,751 75.4 611 12.3
18 to 24 years 2,407 1,402 58.3 1,351 56.1 291 12.1 868 36.1 1,221 50.7 212 8.8
25 to 34 years 2,464 1,813 73.6 1,701 69.0 384 15.6 1,122 45.5 1,546 62.7 284 11.5
35 to 44 years 1,894 1,433 75.7 1,311 69.2 300 15.9 870 45.9 1,173 61.9 208 11.0
45 to 54 years 1,682 1,092 64.9 1,037 61.6 415 24.7 715 42.5 892 53.0 200 11.9
55 to 59 years 659 354 53.7 341 51.8 133 20.2 223 33.9 284 43.0 77 11.7
60 to 64 years 638 284 44.6 280 43.8 117 18.3 190 29.8 223 34.9 82 12.8
65 years and over 1,720 747 43.4 742 43.1 247 14.4 354 20.6 553 32.2 227 13.2
      65 to 74 years 816 421 51.6 418 51.2 178 21.9 212 25.9 334 40.9 127 15.6
      75 years and over 904 326 36.1 325 35.9 69 7.6 142 15.7 219 24.3 100 11.0

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
29,830 20,413 68.4 19,142 64.2 4,721 15.8 12,330 41.3 17,065 57.2 3,063 10.3
          65 years and over 2,501 1,038 41.5 1,031 41.2 330 13.2 483 19.3 770 30.8 321 12.8
In families (2) 20,701 16,224 78.4 15,059 72.7 3,474 16.8 10,074 48.7 13,824 66.8 2,161 10.4
      Householder 5,994 4,392 73.3 4,118 68.7 1,030 17.2 2,797 46.7 3,733 62.3 675 11.3
          Under 65 years 5,458 4,180 76.6 3,909 71.6 955 17.5 2,699 49.4 3,550 65.0 657 12.0
          65 years and over 536 211 39.4 209 39.0 75 14.0 98 18.2 183 34.1 18 3.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 9,440 8,256 87.5 7,642 81.0 1,706 18.1 5,224 55.3 7,160 75.8 1,154 12.2
              Under 6 years 3,833 3,383 88.3 3,247 84.7 662 17.3 2,193 57.2 3,072 80.2 475 12.4
              6 to 17 years 5,608 4,874 86.9 4,396 78.4 1,044 18.6 3,031 54.0 4,088 72.9 678 12.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 1,443 1,018 70.6 933 64.7 283 19.6 631 43.7 825 57.2 103 7.2
 
In married-couple families (11)
10,519 7,772 73.9 7,037 66.9 1,174 11.2 4,312 41.0 6,455 61.4 725 6.9
      Husbands (11) 2,679 1,707 63.7 1,564 58.4 266 9.9 947 35.4 1,396 52.1 170 6.4
          Under 65 years 2,302 1,604 69.6 1,462 63.5 235 10.2 907 39.4 1,313 57.0 154 6.7
          65 years and over 376 104 27.6 102 27.1 32 8.4 40 10.6 83 22.0 16 4.4
      Wives (11) 2,692 1,728 64.2 1,583 58.8 276 10.3 967 35.9 1,415 52.6 175 6.5
          Under 65 years 2,413 1,653 68.5 1,509 62.5 256 10.6 936 38.8 1,361 56.4 168 7.0
          65 years and over 279 76 27.1 74 26.5 20 7.2 31 11.0 53 19.1 7 2.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,297 3,700 86.1 3,327 77.4 492 11.5 2,081 48.4 3,123 72.7 351 8.2
              Under 6 years 1,806 1,563 86.5 1,464 81.0 203 11.3 920 50.9 1,390 77.0 171 9.5
              6 to 17 years 2,491 2,138 85.8 1,863 74.8 289 11.6 1,161 46.6 1,732 69.6 180 7.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 599 432 72.1 371 62.0 96 16.1 207 34.5 344 57.4 22 3.8
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
1,899 1,399 73.7 1,328 69.9 291 15.3 782 41.2 1,166 61.4 123 6.5
      Householder 629 448 71.2 425 67.6 95 15.1 255 40.6 370 58.8 48 7.6
          Under 65 years 612 437 71.5 415 67.9 92 15.0 255 41.7 360 58.8 48 7.8
          65 years and over 17 10 59.5 10 58.7 4 20.6 0 0.0 10 58.7 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 819 678 82.8 640 78.2 141 17.3 392 47.9 588 71.8 63 7.7
              Under 6 years 313 280 89.6 276 88.2 57 18.4 170 54.5 258 82.4 22 6.9
              6 to 17 years 506 398 78.6 364 72.0 84 16.6 221 43.8 330 65.2 41 8.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 102 52 51.2 52 50.9 11 10.6 30 29.5 41 40.6 5 4.4
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
8,283 7,053 85.1 6,694 80.8 2,008 24.2 4,980 60.1 6,203 74.9 1,314 15.9
      Householder 2,671 2,227 83.4 2,118 79.3 659 24.7 1,586 59.4 1,957 73.3 452 16.9
          Under 65 years 2,488 2,120 85.2 2,010 80.8 618 24.8 1,525 61.3 1,861 74.8 445 17.9
          65 years and over 183 108 58.9 107 58.7 41 22.5 61 33.4 96 52.7 7 3.9
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,325 3,878 89.7 3,676 85.0 1,073 24.8 2,751 63.6 3,450 79.8 740 17.1
              Under 6 years 1,714 1,539 89.8 1,507 87.9 402 23.4 1,103 64.3 1,424 83.1 283 16.5
              6 to 17 years 2,611 2,338 89.5 2,169 83.1 671 25.7 1,648 63.1 2,026 77.6 457 17.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 742 534 71.9 510 68.7 176 23.7 394 53.1 440 59.3 76 10.3
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
549 488 88.9 460 83.9 93 16.9 278 50.6 440 80.2 28 5.1
          Under 18 years 325 291 89.6 275 84.7 54 16.5 163 50.1 262 80.7 16 4.9
              Under 6 years 144 136 94.5 130 90.1 19 13.2 83 57.8 121 84.3 13 9.3
              6 to 17 years 181 155 85.7 145 80.3 35 19.1 80 44.0 141 77.8 3 1.5
          18 years and over 224 197 88.0 185 82.7 39 17.5 115 51.3 178 79.5 12 5.5
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
8,580 3,701 43.1 3,623 42.2 1,154 13.5 1,978 23.1 2,800 32.6 874 10.2
      Male 3,820 1,598 41.8 1,550 40.6 474 12.4 854 22.3 1,166 30.5 314 8.2
          Under 65 years 3,466 1,441 41.6 1,393 40.2 436 12.6 778 22.4 1,059 30.6 237 6.8
              Living alone 1,158 442 38.2 442 38.1 184 15.9 269 23.3 303 26.1 156 13.5
          65 years and over 354 157 44.3 157 44.3 39 10.9 76 21.4 107 30.2 77 21.9
              Living alone 278 126 45.3 126 45.3 28 10.1 64 23.1 76 27.4 76 27.2
      Female 4,760 2,103 44.2 2,073 43.6 680 14.3 1,125 23.6 1,634 34.3 560 11.8
          Under 65 years 3,609 1,614 44.7 1,584 43.9 509 14.1 899 24.9 1,284 35.6 351 9.7
              Living alone 1,263 625 49.5 625 49.5 267 21.1 429 34.0 469 37.2 289 22.9
          65 years and over 1,151 489 42.5 489 42.5 171 14.9 225 19.6 350 30.4 209 18.2
              Living alone 1,040 457 44.0 457 44.0 154 14.8 218 21.0 320 30.8 205 19.7

Poverty Footnotes

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