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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, not Hispanic
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
18,530 11,140 60.1 10,726 57.9 3,031 16.4 7,261 39.2 9,324 50.3 1,932 10.4
Under 18 years 4,850 3,975 82.0 3,776 77.9 933 19.2 2,738 56.5 3,539 73.0 622 12.8
18 to 24 years 2,903 1,311 45.1 1,277 44.0 292 10.1 850 29.3 1,102 38.0 206 7.1
25 to 34 years 2,544 1,663 65.4 1,589 62.5 364 14.3 1,082 42.5 1,394 54.8 262 10.3
35 to 44 years 1,996 1,307 65.5 1,243 62.2 324 16.3 856 42.9 1,064 53.3 171 8.6
45 to 54 years 2,283 1,301 57.0 1,269 55.6 523 22.9 852 37.3 1,031 45.2 242 10.6
55 to 59 years 1,030 471 45.7 465 45.2 208 20.2 300 29.1 368 35.7 89 8.6
60 to 64 years 902 363 40.2 359 39.8 141 15.6 238 26.4 279 30.9 102 11.3
65 years and over 2,022 750 37.1 748 37.0 246 12.1 346 17.1 547 27.1 240 11.9
      65 to 74 years 957 410 42.8 409 42.8 164 17.2 199 20.8 317 33.1 138 14.5
      75 years and over 1,065 341 32.0 339 31.8 81 7.6 147 13.8 230 21.6 101 9.5

Male
 
  Total
8,018 4,669 58.2 4,466 55.7 1,227 15.3 2,948 36.8 3,825 47.7 692 8.6
Under 18 years 2,449 2,000 81.7 1,889 77.1 469 19.2 1,331 54.3 1,770 72.3 286 11.7
18 to 24 years 1,163 421 36.2 403 34.6 95 8.2 258 22.2 323 27.8 56 4.9
25 to 34 years 1,023 615 60.1 586 57.2 119 11.6 385 37.6 483 47.2 73 7.2
35 to 44 years 843 519 61.5 493 58.5 137 16.3 331 39.3 420 49.8 57 6.8
45 to 54 years 1,042 555 53.2 540 51.8 199 19.1 345 33.2 414 39.7 87 8.3
55 to 59 years 507 217 42.7 213 42.0 103 20.2 123 24.2 163 32.2 35 7.0
60 to 64 years 370 141 38.0 140 37.8 51 13.9 87 23.4 109 29.4 32 8.6
65 years and over 621 203 32.8 203 32.7 53 8.5 89 14.3 143 23.0 66 10.6
      65 to 74 years 337 127 37.6 127 37.6 27 8.0 53 15.6 85 25.2 47 13.9
      75 years and over 283 76 27.0 76 27.0 26 9.1 36 12.7 58 20.4 19 6.6

Female
 
  Total
10,512 6,470 61.6 6,260 59.6 1,804 17.2 4,313 41.0 5,499 52.3 1,240 11.8
Under 18 years 2,400 1,975 82.3 1,887 78.6 464 19.3 1,407 58.6 1,769 73.7 336 14.0
18 to 24 years 1,740 890 51.1 875 50.3 197 11.3 593 34.1 780 44.8 149 8.6
25 to 34 years 1,521 1,048 68.9 1,004 66.0 245 16.1 697 45.8 911 59.9 188 12.4
35 to 44 years 1,153 788 68.3 749 65.0 187 16.3 525 45.5 644 55.8 114 9.9
45 to 54 years 1,241 746 60.1 729 58.8 323 26.0 506 40.8 617 49.7 155 12.5
55 to 59 years 523 254 48.6 252 48.2 105 20.1 177 33.9 205 39.2 54 10.2
60 to 64 years 532 222 41.8 219 41.2 90 16.8 151 28.5 170 31.9 70 13.1
65 years and over 1,402 547 39.0 545 38.9 193 13.8 257 18.3 404 28.8 174 12.4
      65 to 74 years 620 283 45.6 282 45.6 137 22.1 146 23.6 232 37.4 91 14.8
      75 years and over 782 264 33.8 263 33.6 56 7.1 111 14.2 172 22.1 83 10.6

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
18,530 11,140 60.1 10,726 57.9 3,031 16.4 7,261 39.2 9,324 50.3 1,932 10.4
          65 years and over 2,022 750 37.1 748 37.0 246 12.1 346 17.1 547 27.1 240 11.9
In families (2) 11,211 7,955 71.0 7,594 67.7 2,020 18.0 5,480 48.9 6,893 61.5 1,204 10.7
      Householder 3,797 2,535 66.8 2,441 64.3 684 18.0 1,762 46.4 2,199 57.9 425 11.2
          Under 65 years 3,370 2,389 70.9 2,296 68.1 632 18.7 1,693 50.3 2,069 61.4 412 12.2
          65 years and over 428 146 34.1 145 34.0 53 12.3 68 16.0 130 30.4 12 2.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,518 3,726 82.5 3,539 78.3 898 19.9 2,610 57.8 3,318 73.4 612 13.6
              Under 6 years 1,818 1,548 85.2 1,503 82.7 368 20.3 1,122 61.7 1,433 78.8 283 15.6
              6 to 17 years 2,700 2,177 80.7 2,036 75.4 529 19.6 1,488 55.1 1,885 69.8 329 12.2
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 790 488 61.8 464 58.8 185 23.4 342 43.3 407 51.6 38 4.9
 
In married-couple families (11)
5,608 3,547 63.2 3,342 59.6 710 12.7 2,322 41.4 2,960 52.8 423 7.5
      Husbands (11) 1,671 883 52.9 840 50.3 175 10.5 570 34.1 713 42.7 104 6.2
          Under 65 years 1,359 811 59.7 768 56.5 154 11.3 542 39.9 656 48.2 94 6.9
          65 years and over 311 72 23.2 72 23.2 21 6.6 28 9.1 57 18.3 10 3.1
      Wives (11) 1,685 908 53.9 864 51.3 183 10.9 590 35.0 741 44.0 111 6.6
          Under 65 years 1,457 858 58.9 813 55.8 171 11.7 566 38.9 707 48.5 108 7.4
          65 years and over 228 51 22.3 51 22.3 13 5.6 24 10.5 34 15.1 3 1.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 1,914 1,542 80.5 1,443 75.4 280 14.6 1,038 54.2 1,341 70.1 203 10.6
              Under 6 years 786 661 84.1 632 80.4 107 13.6 469 59.7 594 75.6 113 14.4
              6 to 17 years 1,128 880 78.0 811 71.8 172 15.3 569 50.4 747 66.2 89 7.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 272 164 60.3 147 54.0 54 19.7 100 36.7 130 47.7 4 1.4
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
1,071 734 68.5 702 65.5 158 14.8 441 41.2 604 56.4 77 7.2
      Householder 399 270 67.8 259 64.9 62 15.5 161 40.4 224 56.1 33 8.2
          Under 65 years 386 263 68.1 251 65.2 60 15.5 161 41.8 217 56.1 33 8.4
          65 years and over 13 7 57.0 7 56.0 2 15.7 0 0.0 7 56.0 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 460 345 75.0 325 70.6 66 14.3 216 46.9 289 62.9 38 8.3
              Under 6 years 164 138 84.3 138 84.0 26 15.6 99 60.7 125 76.4 15 9.4
              6 to 17 years 296 207 69.8 187 63.2 40 13.5 116 39.2 164 55.5 23 7.7
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 74 36 49.0 36 48.6 10 13.9 20 26.6 31 41.4 3 4.7
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
4,532 3,675 81.1 3,551 78.3 1,152 25.4 2,717 59.9 3,329 73.5 704 15.5
      Householder 1,701 1,369 80.5 1,327 78.0 434 25.5 1,019 59.9 1,244 73.1 280 16.5
          Under 65 years 1,563 1,292 82.7 1,251 80.1 404 25.9 977 62.5 1,173 75.0 274 17.6
          65 years and over 139 76 55.1 76 55.0 30 21.7 42 30.4 72 51.7 6 4.2
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,144 1,839 85.8 1,772 82.7 552 25.8 1,356 63.3 1,688 78.7 372 17.3
              Under 6 years 869 749 86.2 734 84.5 236 27.1 553 63.7 714 82.2 154 17.8
              6 to 17 years 1,275 1,090 85.5 1,039 81.4 317 24.8 803 63.0 974 76.4 217 17.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 443 288 64.9 282 63.5 121 27.3 222 50.0 247 55.6 31 7.0
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
373 317 85.0 303 81.3 51 13.6 186 49.8 285 76.3 14 3.8
          Under 18 years 219 186 85.1 179 81.8 30 13.8 106 48.5 167 76.5 9 3.9
              Under 6 years 84 77 90.9 75 89.3 13 14.9 49 57.9 68 80.9 7 8.6
              6 to 17 years 134 109 81.4 103 77.1 17 13.0 57 42.6 99 73.7 1 0.9
          18 years and over 154 131 84.8 124 80.7 21 13.4 80 51.7 117 76.0 5 3.6
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
6,946 2,868 41.3 2,829 40.7 960 13.8 1,596 23.0 2,146 30.9 714 10.3
      Male 2,914 1,181 40.5 1,158 39.7 380 13.1 666 22.8 844 29.0 245 8.4
          Under 65 years 2,628 1,061 40.4 1,038 39.5 352 13.4 607 23.1 767 29.2 188 7.2
              Living alone 1,028 385 37.5 385 37.4 161 15.6 230 22.4 256 24.8 141 13.7
          65 years and over 286 120 42.0 120 42.0 29 10.0 59 20.5 78 27.1 56 19.6
              Living alone 227 99 43.8 99 43.8 22 9.8 53 23.3 57 25.2 56 24.5
      Female 4,032 1,687 41.8 1,671 41.4 580 14.4 930 23.1 1,302 32.3 469 11.6
          Under 65 years 3,048 1,304 42.8 1,288 42.2 438 14.4 763 25.0 1,024 33.6 304 10.0
              Living alone 1,112 544 48.9 544 48.9 232 20.8 379 34.1 404 36.3 255 22.9
          65 years and over 984 383 38.9 383 38.9 141 14.3 167 17.0 278 28.3 165 16.8
              Living alone 884 355 40.2 355 40.2 128 14.5 162 18.3 252 28.5 161 18.2

Poverty Footnotes

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