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POV27: Source of Income By Ratio of Poverty Threshold For Families And Unrelated Individuals: 2009

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

(Numbers of families and people in thousands, aggregate income in millions of dollars, mean (average) income and their standard errors in dollars.For definitions of income types, see "CPS Definitions and Explanation" at www.census.gov/population/www/cps/cpsdef.html)

    Below poverty level (5) Above poverty level (5)
Total Under 0.50 Under 0.75 Under 1.00 Under 1.25 Under 1.50 Under 1.75 1.00 and over 1.25 and over 1.50 and over 1.75 and over
Families with a male householder,
no wife present (10)
 
Total, families
5,582 427 671 942 1,226 1,556 1,907 4,640 4,355 4,026 3,674
People in families 16,067 1,341 2,031 2,857 3,733 4,696 5,706 13,210 12,334 11,371 10,361

Total Income
  Aggregate (million) 308,315 1,371 4,000 8,208 13,980 21,880 31,648 300,108 294,335 286,435 276,667
Mean 55,237 3,212 5,964 8,716 11,399 14,061 16,593 64,678 67,582 71,153 75,297
  Standard error (19) 906 225 228 239 239 243 245 1,032 1,084 1,153 1,241
With zero income 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 0 0 0 0
With negative income 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 0 0 0

Wages and salaries
 
  Aggregate (million)
240,889 792 1,921 4,375 7,702 12,825 19,732 236,515 233,188 228,064 221,157
Percent of total income 78.1 57.8 48.0 53.3 55.1 58.6 62.3 78.8 79.2 79.6 79.9
Mean 43,157 1,855 2,864 4,646 6,280 8,242 10,345 50,973 53,542 56,654 60,190
  Standard error (19) 831 164 190 228 235 250 263 957 1,006 1,072 1,155
Recipient families number 4,568 168 288 475 674 923 1,212 4,093 3,895 3,645 3,356
Percent of all families 81.8 39.3 42.9 50.5 54.9 59.3 63.6 88.2 89.4 90.5 91.3
Mean amount 52,732 4,726 6,670 9,205 11,434 13,891 16,277 57,787 59,875 62,571 65,902
  Standard error (19) 957 273 295 307 301 297 296 1,038 1,079 1,138 1,217

Nonfarm self-employment
 
  Aggregate (million)
16,103 -65 257 473 847 1,341 1,679 15,630 15,256 14,762 14,424
Percent of total income 5.2 -4.7 6.4 5.8 6.1 6.1 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2
Mean 2,885 -151 383 502 690 862 881 3,369 3,503 3,667 3,925
  Standard error (19) 262 103 113 108 109 111 102 314 334 360 393
Received positive amount number 484 23 63 80 101 127 150 403 382 356 334
Percent 8.7 5.3 9.3 8.5 8.2 8.2 7.9 8.7 8.8 8.8 9.1
Aggregate 16,283 63 384 625 1,008 1,502 1,843 15,658 15,275 14,781 14,440
Mean 33,673 2,785 6,132 7,800 9,969 11,787 12,299 38,810 39,937 41,505 43,269
  Standard error (19) 2,624 677 606 657 796 824 790 3,076 3,232 3,453 3,660
Received negative amount number 35 14 14 18 20 21 23 17 15 14 12
Percent 0.6 3.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Aggregate -180 -128 -128 -152 -161 -161 -163 -27 -19 -18 -16
Mean -5,188 -9,177 -9,177 -8,433 -8,136 -7,696 -7,134 -1,649 -1,263 -1,352 -1,378
  Standard error (19) 708 498 498 705 633 723 768 404 318 334 390

Farm self-employment
 
  Aggregate (million)
2,158 -8 -5 5 16 109 110 2,153 2,142 2,049 2,049
Percent of total income 0.7 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Mean 387 -18 -7 5 13 70 57 464 492 509 558
  Standard error (19) 327 44 31 32 23 42 34 394 420 454 497
Received positive amount number 81 2 2 5 8 14 16 76 72 67 65
Percent 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8
Aggregate 2,200 7 10 25 36 129 130 2,175 2,164 2,070 2,070
Mean 27,214 3,558 4,272 4,854 4,324 9,453 8,044 28,720 29,861 30,835 31,988
  Standard error (19) 22,200 1,499 2,049 2,677 1,534 2,783 2,643 23,675 24,729 26,677 27,657
Received negative amount number 10 2 2 3 3 4 4 7 7 6 6
Percent 0.2 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Aggregate -41 -15 -15 -20 -20 -20 -20 -22 -22 -21 -21
Mean -4,335 -6,290 -6,290 -6,936 -6,936 -4,995 -4,995 -3,223 -3,223 -3,855 -3,855
  Standard error (19) 1,608 3,500 3,500 3,162 2,908 2,983 2,983 1,576 1,576 1,675 1,675

Interest and dividends
 
  Aggregate (million)
4,759 17 22 36 88 123 171 4,723 4,671 4,636 4,589
Percent of total income 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7
Mean 853 40 33 38 72 79 89 1,018 1,072 1,152 1,249
  Standard error (19) 75 14 10 9 16 15 15 90 96 103 113
Recipient families number 1,954 41 59 93 151 214 291 1,862 1,804 1,740 1,663
Percent of all families 35.0 9.5 8.8 9.8 12.3 13.8 15.3 40.1 41.4 43.2 45.3
Mean 2,435 419 382 387 587 574 586 2,537 2,589 2,664 2,758
  Standard error (19) 209 125 99 78 122 104 95 219 226 234 244

Rental income
 
  Aggregate (million)
2,078 4 51 66 79 81 89 2,012 1,999 1,996 1,988
Percent of total income 0.7 0.3 1.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Mean 372 10 76 70 64 52 47 434 459 496 541
  Standard error (19) 61 8 32 26 19 15 13 73 78 84 92
Received positive amount number 206 2 9 11 18 22 27 194 188 184 179
Percent 3.7 0.5 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.9
Aggregate 2,251 4 51 66 79 82 90 2,185 2,172 2,169 2,161
Mean 10,929 1,955 5,554 5,721 4,396 3,744 3,354 11,236 11,556 11,783 12,063
  Standard error (19) 1,457 561 1,155 973 731 720 639 1,539 1,587 1,616 1,655
Received negative amount number 45 0 0 0 1 1 1 45 43 43 43
Percent 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2
Aggregate -173 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0 -173 -173 -173 -173
Mean -3,854 (X) (X) (X) -300 -300 -300 -3,854 -3,971 -3,971 -3,971
  Standard error (19) 451 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 451 455 455 455

Social Security
 
  Aggregate (million)
17,807 212 655 1,365 2,198 3,108 4,244 16,442 15,609 14,698 13,563
Percent of total income 5.8 15.5 16.4 16.6 15.7 14.2 13.4 5.5 5.3 5.1 4.9
Mean 3,190 497 976 1,449 1,792 1,998 2,225 3,544 3,584 3,651 3,691
  Standard error (19) 101 110 123 135 128 124 124 118 123 131 138
Recipient families number 1,159 29 78 142 207 273 343 1,017 952 886 816
Percent of all families 20.8 6.7 11.6 15.0 16.9 17.5 18.0 21.9 21.9 22.0 22.2
Mean amount 15,361 7,366 8,435 9,629 10,600 11,387 12,370 16,160 16,399 16,586 16,619
  Standard error (19) 257 677 349 332 317 301 301 281 295 312 333

Pension survivor and disability income
 
  Aggregate (million)
9,546 4 49 84 240 376 642 9,462 9,306 9,170 8,904
Percent of total income 3.1 0.3 1.2 1.0 1.7 1.7 2.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2
Mean 1,710 9 73 90 196 242 337 2,039 2,137 2,278 2,423
  Standard error (19) 98 8 33 29 44 43 48 118 125 134 146
Recipient families number 595 2 8 16 33 51 82 578 562 543 512
Percent of all families 10.7 0.4 1.3 1.7 2.7 3.3 4.3 12.5 12.9 13.5 13.9
Mean amount 16,054 2,348 5,803 5,190 7,266 7,343 7,784 16,360 16,571 16,875 17,386
  Standard error (19) 668 545 1,431 869 1,000 792 697 682 698 716 750

Mean tested cash-assistance
 
  Aggregate (million)
3,187 180 446 724 974 1,349 1,631 2,464 2,213 1,838 1,557
Percent of total income 1.0 13.1 11.2 8.8 7.0 6.2 5.2 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6
Mean 571 422 665 769 794 867 855 531 508 457 424
  Standard error (19) 37 83 94 91 77 75 68 42 43 43 44
Recipient families number 473 69 115 159 196 239 278 314 277 233 195
Percent of all families 8.5 16.1 17.2 16.9 16.0 15.4 14.6 6.8 6.4 5.8 5.3
Mean amount 6,740 2,622 3,879 4,554 4,975 5,633 5,858 7,846 7,986 7,875 8,002
  Standard error (19) 321 405 403 396 347 347 326 433 476 534 615

Poverty Footnotes

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