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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
Black alone
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
9,944 8,363 84.1 7,958 80.0 2,614 26.3 5,999 60.3 6,789 68.3 2,763 27.8
Under 18 years 4,033 3,811 94.5 3,586 88.9 1,069 26.5 2,883 71.5 3,248 80.5 1,341 33.2
18 to 24 years 1,343 1,086 80.8 1,043 77.7 324 24.1 732 54.5 881 65.6 349 26.0
25 to 34 years 1,316 1,068 81.1 1,031 78.4 311 23.7 819 62.2 864 65.7 365 27.7
35 to 44 years 965 799 82.8 748 77.5 225 23.3 558 57.9 596 61.8 197 20.4
45 to 54 years 963 761 79.0 723 75.1 312 32.4 505 52.4 554 57.6 214 22.2
55 to 59 years 379 258 68.0 254 67.1 128 33.9 153 40.3 198 52.2 81 21.5
60 to 64 years 298 197 66.0 191 64.1 89 29.8 123 41.2 151 50.5 74 24.9
65 years and over 647 385 59.5 382 59.0 155 23.9 227 35.0 297 45.9 142 22.0
      65 to 74 years 295 186 63.0 183 62.0 83 28.2 105 35.5 157 53.2 66 22.4
      75 years and over 352 199 56.6 199 56.5 71 20.3 122 34.6 140 39.8 76 21.6

Male
 
  Total
4,287 3,507 81.8 3,295 76.8 1,092 25.5 2,395 55.9 2,829 66.0 1,013 23.6
Under 18 years 2,062 1,951 94.6 1,817 88.1 565 27.4 1,422 69.0 1,652 80.1 659 32.0
18 to 24 years 550 410 74.6 391 71.1 133 24.3 251 45.6 328 59.7 110 19.9
25 to 34 years 471 335 71.2 324 68.9 100 21.3 225 47.9 253 53.7 74 15.7
35 to 44 years 341 249 73.1 232 68.2 68 20.1 169 49.6 187 54.9 43 12.7
45 to 54 years 393 295 75.1 269 68.4 106 27.1 185 47.0 192 48.7 51 13.1
55 to 59 years 138 83 60.4 82 59.4 42 30.7 43 31.0 68 49.4 14 9.9
60 to 64 years 125 73 58.5 72 57.5 35 27.7 37 29.7 59 47.3 22 17.2
65 years and over 208 110 53.1 107 51.7 42 20.2 62 29.8 90 43.3 40 19.4
      65 to 74 years 100 59 58.6 56 55.7 20 20.4 32 31.5 50 50.4 17 16.9
      75 years and over 108 52 48.0 52 48.0 22 20.0 30 28.3 39 36.6 23 21.7

Female
 
  Total
5,656 4,856 85.9 4,663 82.4 1,521 26.9 3,604 63.7 3,960 70.0 1,750 30.9
Under 18 years 1,971 1,860 94.4 1,769 89.7 504 25.6 1,460 74.1 1,596 81.0 682 34.6
18 to 24 years 793 676 85.2 652 82.2 190 24.0 481 60.7 552 69.6 240 30.2
25 to 34 years 845 733 86.7 707 83.6 211 25.0 593 70.2 611 72.3 291 34.4
35 to 44 years 625 550 88.1 515 82.5 157 25.1 389 62.3 409 65.5 153 24.5
45 to 54 years 570 465 81.7 455 79.8 206 36.2 320 56.2 363 63.7 162 28.5
55 to 59 years 241 174 72.4 172 71.6 86 35.8 110 45.6 129 53.8 68 28.1
60 to 64 years 173 123 71.5 119 68.8 54 31.4 86 49.6 91 52.9 53 30.4
65 years and over 439 275 62.6 274 62.5 113 25.6 165 37.5 207 47.2 102 23.2
      65 to 74 years 195 127 65.3 127 65.2 63 32.2 73 37.6 106 54.6 49 25.3
      75 years and over 244 148 60.4 147 60.3 50 20.4 91 37.4 101 41.3 53 21.6

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
9,944 8,363 84.1 7,958 80.0 2,614 26.3 5,999 60.3 6,789 68.3 2,763 27.8
          65 years and over 647 385 59.5 382 59.0 155 23.9 227 35.0 297 45.9 142 22.0
In families (2) 7,642 6,871 89.9 6,505 85.1 2,040 26.7 5,092 66.6 5,741 75.1 2,267 29.7
      Householder 2,125 1,865 87.7 1,766 83.1 560 26.4 1,359 63.9 1,543 72.6 644 30.3
          Under 65 years 1,983 1,772 89.3 1,677 84.5 520 26.2 1,301 65.6 1,468 74.0 621 31.3
          65 years and over 141 93 65.6 89 63.1 40 28.6 57 40.6 75 52.8 23 16.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,919 3,708 94.6 3,497 89.2 1,035 26.4 2,823 72.0 3,166 80.8 1,327 33.9
              Under 6 years 1,532 1,425 93.0 1,382 90.2 398 26.0 1,117 72.9 1,268 82.7 565 36.9
              6 to 17 years 2,387 2,284 95.7 2,115 88.6 637 26.7 1,706 71.5 1,899 79.5 762 31.9
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 715 611 85.5 593 83.0 233 32.5 435 60.8 492 68.8 155 21.7
 
In married-couple families (11)
1,551 1,229 79.3 1,144 73.8 275 17.8 844 54.4 1,009 65.1 269 17.3
      Husbands (11) 383 269 70.3 250 65.3 60 15.7 179 46.7 217 56.6 61 15.8
          Under 65 years 325 243 74.5 226 69.6 52 15.9 161 49.4 194 59.7 57 17.4
          65 years and over 58 27 46.2 24 41.2 8 14.7 18 31.4 23 39.2 4 6.8
      Wives (11) 351 245 69.7 229 65.4 53 15.2 161 45.8 198 56.4 51 14.6
          Under 65 years 318 238 74.9 223 70.1 49 15.3 159 50.0 191 60.2 50 15.6
          65 years and over 33 7 20.0 7 20.0 5 14.7 2 5.2 7 20.0 2 5.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 664 594 89.5 548 82.5 128 19.2 420 63.2 505 76.0 147 22.1
              Under 6 years 254 218 85.8 202 79.3 53 20.7 159 62.3 189 74.3 59 23.3
              6 to 17 years 410 376 91.7 347 84.5 75 18.3 262 63.8 316 77.0 87 21.3
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 110 88 79.5 83 75.0 28 25.3 55 49.7 70 63.8 7 6.0
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
664 527 79.3 462 69.6 137 20.6 312 47.0 374 56.3 56 8.5
      Householder 234 181 77.2 160 68.1 45 19.2 110 46.8 129 55.0 25 10.5
          Under 65 years 226 177 78.2 155 68.7 44 19.3 108 47.9 124 55.1 25 10.8
          65 years and over 9 4 52.2 4 52.2 2 17.9 2 17.9 4 52.2 0 0.0
      Related children under 18 years (9) 257 221 85.9 182 70.9 36 14.1 121 47.0 159 61.8 21 8.2
              Under 6 years 102 78 76.8 76 74.4 10 10.1 53 52.4 65 64.4 10 9.8
              6 to 17 years 155 143 91.9 106 68.5 26 16.7 68 43.5 93 60.0 11 7.1
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 39 31 79.2 29 74.1 9 23.8 18 45.6 16 41.8 0 0.5
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
5,427 5,115 94.3 4,899 90.3 1,627 30.0 3,937 72.5 4,358 80.3 1,942 35.8
      Householder 1,524 1,426 93.6 1,368 89.8 460 30.2 1,078 70.7 1,208 79.2 565 37.0
          Under 65 years 1,440 1,357 94.2 1,299 90.3 428 29.7 1,032 71.7 1,152 80.0 546 37.9
          65 years and over 85 70 82.0 69 81.4 32 38.3 46 53.7 56 65.5 19 22.3
      Related children under 18 years (9) 2,998 2,893 96.5 2,767 92.3 872 29.1 2,282 76.1 2,503 83.5 1,159 38.7
              Under 6 years 1,176 1,128 95.9 1,105 93.9 336 28.5 905 77.0 1,013 86.2 496 42.1
              6 to 17 years 1,821 1,765 96.9 1,662 91.3 536 29.4 1,377 75.6 1,489 81.8 664 36.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 565 492 87.1 481 85.2 195 34.6 362 64.0 405 71.7 148 26.2
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
93 93 100.0 79 85.0 30 32.6 60 65.3 76 81.7 3 3.1
          Under 18 years 64 64 100.0 55 84.9 21 32.8 43 66.9 52 81.5 2 2.6
              Under 6 years 19 19 100.0 19 100.0 14 74.9 15 81.3 19 100.0 2 8.9
              6 to 17 years 46 46 100.0 36 78.7 7 15.5 28 61.0 34 73.9 0 0.0
          18 years and over 28 28 100.0 24 85.1 9 32.4 17 61.6 23 82.3 1 4.2
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
2,209 1,399 63.4 1,375 62.2 544 24.6 846 38.3 972 44.0 493 22.3
      Male 998 585 58.7 573 57.4 218 21.9 331 33.2 425 42.6 161 16.2
          Under 65 years 879 522 59.4 509 58.0 190 21.6 303 34.5 376 42.7 128 14.6
              Living alone 409 224 54.7 224 54.7 93 22.6 131 31.9 145 35.5 79 19.2
          65 years and over 119 64 53.7 64 53.7 29 24.2 28 23.9 50 42.1 33 27.9
              Living alone 89 43 48.2 43 48.2 18 20.3 15 17.0 31 35.1 28 31.7
      Female 1,211 814 67.2 802 66.2 325 26.9 515 42.5 546 45.1 332 27.4
          Under 65 years 937 651 69.4 638 68.1 259 27.6 427 45.5 424 45.3 256 27.3
              Living alone 540 390 72.3 390 72.3 178 33.0 269 49.9 231 42.9 221 40.9
          65 years and over 274 163 59.6 163 59.6 67 24.3 88 32.2 122 44.5 76 27.6
              Living alone 261 155 59.2 155 59.2 66 25.3 83 31.9 113 43.4 73 27.9

Poverty Footnotes

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