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Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             33
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     ALL RACES                            31472     54666     12162     38.6     19535      7564     24.0     14308 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                 25052     43446      9648     38.5     15440      5646     22.5     10681 
  Inside central cities...........         9076     15995      2854     31.4      4477      3107     34.2      5889 
    One million or more...........         5783     10234      1689     29.2      2613      2082     36.0      3958 
    Under one million.............         3293      5761      1165     35.4      1864      1025     31.1      1931 
  Outside central cities..........        15976     27451      6795     42.5     10964      2539     15.9      4792 
    One million or more...........        10932     18729      4659     42.6      7559      1513     13.8      2823 
    Under one million.............         5044      8722      2135     42.3      3404      1026     20.3      1969 
Outside metropolitan areas........         6420     11221      2514     39.2      4094      1918     29.9      3626 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................         5778      9849      2052     35.5      3239      1184     20.5      2145 
Midwest...........................         7306     12930      3281     44.9      5436      1403     19.2      2628 
South.............................        11414     19232      4369     38.3      6822      3234     28.3      6070 
West..............................         6973     12655      2460     35.3      4038      1742     25.0      3465 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................        21333     37048      9677     45.4     15740      2978     14.0      5859 
Renter occupied...................        10139     17619      2485     24.5      3795      4586     45.2      8448 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................        31472     54666     12162     38.6     19535      7564     24.0     14308 
  Worked..........................        26985     46564     11133     41.3     17974      5488     20.3     10421 
    Worked year-round, full-time..        20591     35196      9221     44.8     14899      3144     15.3      5972 
  Did not work....................         4486      8103      1030     23.0      1561      2076     46.3      3887 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             34
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........        30737     53547     11942     38.9     19251      7329     23.8     13899 
  No work disability..............        28074     48894     11319     40.3     18331      6047     21.5     11599 
  With a work disability..........         2663      4652       623     23.4       920      1282     48.1      2300 
    severe work disability........         1761      3120       326     18.5       473       977     55.5      1758 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................        31054     54025     12070     38.9     19411      7468     24.0     14149 
  Married-couple families.........        21617     38045      9527     44.1     15717      3492     16.2      6816 
  Male householder, wife absent...         1791      2791       622     34.7       927       449     25.1       777 
  Female householder, husband absent.      7646     13188      1921     25.1      2767      3527     46.1      6555 
Nonfamily households..............          417       642        93     22.2       124        96     23.0       159 
  Male householder................          307       472        79     25.8       108        89     29.2       153 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............          111       170        14     12.3        16         6      5.8         6 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             35
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     ALL RACES                             4961     10007       512     10.3       835      3334     67.2      6706 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                  3814      7711       356      9.3       603      2537     66.5      5152 
  Inside central cities...........         2154      4393       180      8.4       305      1531     71.1      3150 
    One million or more...........         1450      2981       116      8.0       188      1033     71.2      2145 
    Under one million.............          704      1412        64      9.1       117       498     70.8      1005 
  Outside central cities..........         1660      3318       176     10.6       297      1006     60.6      2003 
    One million or more...........         1048      2126       111     10.6       201       607     58.0      1237 
    Under one million.............          613      1192        65     10.6        97       399     65.1       765 
Outside metropolitan areas........         1147      2296       156     13.6       232       797     69.5      1553 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................          910      1800        75      8.2       117       608     66.8      1186 
Midwest...........................          909      1795       127     13.9       202       583     64.1      1130 
South.............................         2009      3891       205     10.2       303      1366     68.0      2700 
West..............................         1133      2520       106      9.4       213       777     68.6      1690 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................         1492      3118       258     17.3       431       817     54.8      1732 
Renter occupied...................         3469      6889       254      7.3       404      2516     72.5      4973 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................         4961     10007       512     10.3       835      3334     67.2      6706 
  Worked..........................         2868      5866       307     10.7       560      1882     65.6      3863 
    Worked year-round, full-time..          948      2088       135     14.2       266       604     63.7      1311 
  Did not work....................         2094      4141       205      9.8       275      1452     69.3      2843 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             36
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (ALL RACES) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........         4781      9696       477     10.0       788      3238     67.7      6527 
  No work disability..............         3740      7668       381     10.2       638      2470     66.0      5091 
  With a work disability..........         1041      2028        96      9.2       150       769     73.8      1435 
    severe work disability........          829      1582        65      7.9        88       621     75.0      1145 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................         4864      9862       503     10.3       826      3302     67.9      6659 
  Married-couple families.........         1563      3352       189     12.1       332      1032     66.0      2181 
  Male householder, wife absent...          293       519        60     20.4        94       158     54.0       283 
  Female householder, husband absent.      3008      5990       255      8.5       399      2112     70.2      4195 
Nonfamily households..............           97       145         9      9.2         9        32     32.6        47 
  Male householder................           64        97         9     13.9         9        29     45.5        44 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............           33        48         0      0.0         0         3      7.8         3 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             37
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     WHITE                                25126     43193     10318     41.1     16671      4977     19.8      9225 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                 19614     33714      8001     40.8     12876      3588     18.3      6653 
  Inside central cities...........         5875     10158      2051     34.9      3267      1627     27.7      3024 
    One million or more...........         3422      5944      1120     32.7      1757      1018     29.7      1938 
    Under one million.............         2453      4215       931     38.0      1510       609     24.8      1086 
  Outside central cities..........        13739     23556      5950     43.3      9608      1960     14.3      3629 
    One million or more...........         9265     15819      4020     43.4      6543      1119     12.1      2003 
    Under one million.............         4474      7737      1930     43.1      3065       841     18.8      1625 
Outside metropolitan areas........         5512      9478      2317     42.0      3795      1389     25.2      2572 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................         4703      7912      1814     38.6      2898       768     16.3      1323 
Midwest...........................         6250     10948      2970     47.5      4919       945     15.1      1744 
South.............................         8337     13728      3470     41.6      5419      1836     22.0      3368 
West..............................         5837     10605      2063     35.3      3435      1427     24.4      2790 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................        18268     31601      8473     46.4     13803      2173     11.9      4279 
Renter occupied...................         6859     11592      1844     26.9      2868      2804     40.9      4946 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................        25126     43193     10318     41.1     16671      4977     19.8      9225 
  Worked..........................        21922     37611      9481     43.2     15374      3678     16.8      6901 
    Worked year-round, full-time..        17020     29090      7836     46.0     12693      2170     12.8      4149 
  Did not work....................         3205      5582       837     26.1      1297      1298     40.5      2324 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             38
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........        24655     42528     10159     41.2     16474      4865     19.7      9049 
  No work disability..............        22735     39328      9664     42.5     15741      4050     17.8      7655 
  With a work disability..........         1921      3199       495     25.8       733       815     42.4      1394 
    severe work disability........         1219      2055       256     21.0       381       621     50.9      1055 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................        24786     42660     10235     41.3     16560      4904     19.8      9105 
  Married-couple families.........        18582     32549      8293     44.6     13675      2736     14.7      5257 
  Male householder, wife absent...         1460      2277       518     35.5       792       315     21.6       572 
  Female householder, husband absent.      4745      7834      1425     30.0      2093      1852     39.0      3276 
Nonfamily households..............          340       533        82     24.2       111        73     21.4       120 
  Male householder................          258       404        69     26.6        95        69     26.6       116 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............           82       128        14     16.6        16         4      5.2         4 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             39
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     WHITE                                 3188      6193       382     12.0       636      2037     63.9      3897 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                  2358      4621       242     10.3       421      1505     63.8      2924 
  Inside central cities...........         1107      2176        88      8.0       159       761     68.8      1499 
    One million or more...........          706      1447        48      6.7        84       495     70.2      1022 
    Under one million.............          401       728        41     10.2        76       266     66.3       477 
  Outside central cities..........         1251      2445       154     12.3       261       744     59.5      1425 
    One million or more...........          766      1494        96     12.6       175       430     56.2       818 
    Under one million.............          485       951        58     11.9        87       314     64.7       607 
Outside metropolitan areas........          830      1572       140     16.9       215       532     64.1       973 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................          566      1083        59     10.4       101       370     65.5       661 
Midwest...........................          599      1132        94     15.6       148       359     59.9       654 
South.............................         1114      2022       144     12.9       215       689     61.8      1285 
West..............................          909      1955        87      9.5       172       619     68.1      1297 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................         1114      2261       223     20.0       364       562     50.4      1161 
Renter occupied...................         2075      3931       160      7.7       272      1475     71.1      2736 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................         3188      6193       382     12.0       636      2037     63.9      3897 
  Worked..........................         1910      3777       237     12.4       433      1198     62.7      2334 
    Worked year-round, full-time..          670      1462        99     14.8       202       418     62.4       879 
  Did not work....................         1278      2416       146     11.4       203       839     65.6      1563 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             40
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (WHITE) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........         3115      6088       369     11.9       623      2006     64.4      3847 
  No work disability..............         2461      4891       304     12.4       524      1547     62.8      3048 
  With a work disability..........          653      1197        65     10.0        99       460     70.4       799 
    severe work disability........          516       921        50      9.8        73       366     71.0       617 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................         3127      6096       376     12.0       630      2019     64.6      3870 
  Married-couple families.........         1238      2567       157     12.7       272       796     64.3      1586 
  Male householder, wife absent...          226       400        44     19.5        72       122     53.9       233 
  Female householder, husband absent.      1662      3129       175     10.5       285      1102     66.3      2051 
Nonfamily households..............           62        96         6     10.5         6        18     29.3        27 
  Male householder................           40        68         6     16.2         6        18     44.1        27 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............           22        29         0      0.0         0         0      2.1         0 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             41
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     BLACK                                 4924      8929      1315     26.7      2031      2261     45.9      4383 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                  4178      7511      1161     27.8      1799      1803     43.2      3472 
  Inside central cities...........         2661      4824       629     23.6       932      1345     50.6      2557 
    One million or more...........         1974      3612       448     22.7       671       978     49.6      1846 
    Under one million.............          687      1212       181     26.3       262       367     53.4       712 
  Outside central cities..........         1517      2687       532     35.1       867       458     30.2       915 
    One million or more...........         1095      1957       392     35.8       627       309     28.2       638 
    Under one million.............          422       731       140     33.2       239       149     35.4       277 
Outside metropolitan areas........          746      1417       155     20.7       232       458     61.4       911 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................          866      1578       181     20.8       256       373     43.1       744 
Midwest...........................          875      1636       243     27.8       411       415     47.5       784 
South.............................         2772      4978       769     27.8      1186      1316     47.5      2551 
West..............................          411       738       122     29.6       178       157     38.2       304 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................         2178      3878       788     36.2      1265       693     31.8      1342 
Renter occupied...................         2746      5051       527     19.2       766      1568     57.1      3041 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................         4924      8929      1315     26.7      2031      2261     45.9      4383 
  Worked..........................         3854      6858      1164     30.2      1828      1578     40.9      3042 
    Worked year-round, full-time..         2647      4562       983     37.1      1563       845     31.9      1567 
  Did not work....................         1071      2071       151     14.1       203       684     63.8      1341 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             42
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........         4688      8521      1267     27.0      1964      2143     45.7      4161 
  No work disability..............         4050      7284      1164     28.7      1804      1719     42.4      3363 
  With a work disability..........          637      1237       103     16.2       161       424     66.5       798 
    severe work disability........          476       926        58     12.1        78       328     68.8       629 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................         4857      8839      1305     26.9      2018      2247     46.3      4361 
  Married-couple families.........         1944      3535       780     40.1      1307       569     29.3      1131 
  Male householder, wife absent...          251       382        80     31.8       111       110     43.6       160 
  Female householder, husband absent.      2662      4922       445     16.7       600      1569     58.9      3070 
Nonfamily households..............           67        90        10     15.3        13        15     21.9        22 
  Male householder................           38        49        10     26.8        13        13     32.8        20 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............           29        41         0      0.0         0         2      7.4         2 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             43
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     BLACK                                 1529      3205       115      7.5       166      1136     74.3      2406 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                  1259      2596       100      7.9       151       903     71.7      1895 
  Inside central cities...........          918      1879        83      9.1       131       684     74.4      1426 
    One million or more...........          666      1364        64      9.6       100       487     73.3      1009 
    Under one million.............          253       514        20      7.7        32       196     77.6       417 
  Outside central cities..........          341       717        17      4.9        20       220     64.4       468 
    One million or more...........          236       524         9      4.0         9       152     64.4       348 
    Under one million.............          105       193         7      6.8        10        68     64.5       121 
Outside metropolitan areas........          269       609        15      5.5        15       233     86.4       511 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................          300       625        16      5.3        16       216     71.7       484 
Midwest...........................          285       579        32     11.1        52       206     72.4       413 
South.............................          838      1770        60      7.1        87       633     75.6      1340 
West..............................          105       231         8      7.3        11        81     76.7       168 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................          299       646        27      9.1        41       213     71.3       468 
Renter occupied...................         1230      2558        88      7.1       125       923     75.0      1938 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................         1529      3205       115      7.5       166      1136     74.3      2406 
  Worked..........................          825      1763        58      7.1        98       596     72.3      1310 
    Worked year-round, full-time..          231       520        27     11.8        48       154     66.9       357 
  Did not work....................          704      1442        57      8.0        68       540     76.7      1096 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             44
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (BLACK) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........         1427      3008        93      6.5       132      1073     75.2      2280 
  No work disability..............         1070      2264        62      5.8        80       788     73.7      1709 
  With a work disability..........          356       744        30      8.5        52       285     79.9       572 
    severe work disability........          287       586        15      5.2        15       236     82.3       475 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................         1498      3163       112      7.5       163      1127     75.2      2393 
  Married-couple families.........          193       440        19      9.7        30       152     78.4       356 
  Male householder, wife absent...           53        91        16     29.3        22        32     60.8        43 
  Female householder, husband absent.      1252      2632        78      6.2       112       943     75.4      1995 
Nonfamily households..............           30        42         2      7.9         2         9     28.7        12 
  Male householder................           19        23         2     12.6         2         7     34.5        10 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............           11        19         0      0.0         0         2     18.8         2 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
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Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     HISPANIC ORIGIN                       4129      7596       928     22.5      1558      1995     48.3      3865 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                  3738      6847       826     22.1      1384      1780     47.6      3419 
  Inside central cities...........         1968      3595       367     18.7       611      1084     55.1      2052 
    One million or more...........         1401      2551       243     17.3       391       799     57.1      1531 
    Under one million.............          567      1044       124     21.9       221       284     50.1       521 
  Outside central cities..........         1770      3252       459     25.9       773       697     39.3      1367 
    One million or more...........         1362      2476       398     29.2       675       471     34.6       915 
    Under one million.............          408       775        61     15.0        98       226     55.3       452 
Outside metropolitan areas........          391       749       102     26.0       174       215     55.0       445 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................          681      1193       129     19.0       213       328     48.1       605 
Midwest...........................          315       601        80     25.2       124       130     41.1       244 
South.............................         1296      2273       303     23.4       486       663     51.2      1264 
West..............................         1837      3529       416     22.6       734       875     47.6      1751 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................         1972      3642       643     32.6      1087       686     34.8      1411 
Renter occupied...................         2157      3954       285     13.2       470      1309     60.7      2454 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................         4129      7596       928     22.5      1558      1995     48.3      3865 
  Worked..........................         3280      5999       826     25.2      1400      1449     44.2      2804 
    Worked year-round, full-time..         2377      4302       699     29.4      1179       923     38.8      1824 
  Did not work....................          849      1597       102     12.0       158       546     64.3      1061 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             46
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                         All households with school age children                    
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........         4031      7444       905     22.5      1528      1946     48.3      3778 
  No work disability..............         3673      6775       862     23.5      1455      1722     46.9      3345 
  With a work disability..........          358       670        43     12.1        73       224     62.4       433 
    severe work disability........          270       504        31     11.4        47       182     67.4       353 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................         4081      7530       920     22.6      1550      1990     48.8      3857 
  Married-couple families.........         2726      5099       728     26.7      1260      1199     44.0      2357 
  Male householder, wife absent...          244       390        43     17.6        63       107     44.1       191 
  Female householder, husband absent.      1112      2041       149     13.4       226       684     61.5      1308 
Nonfamily households..............           48        66         8     15.8         8         5     11.0         8 
  Male householder................           30        43         5     17.9         5         5     17.6         8 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............           18        23         2     12.3         2         0      0.0         0 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             47
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
    Characteristics                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
     HISPANIC ORIGIN                       1252      2606        67      5.3       136       948     75.8      1944 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF RESIDENCE                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Inside metropolitan areas                  1135      2366        54      4.8       108       856     75.4      1752 
  Inside central cities...........          731      1495        30      4.1        54       569     77.8      1150 
    One million or more...........          537      1105        23      4.3        40       415     77.3       860 
    Under one million.............          194       390         7      3.5        14       154     79.2       289 
  Outside central cities..........          404       871        25      6.1        54       287     70.9       603 
    One million or more...........          275       585        24      8.6        53       180     65.6       370 
    Under one million.............          129       286         1      1.0         1       106     82.2       232 
Outside metropolitan areas........          116       241        12     10.6        27        93     79.8       192 
                                                                                                                    
REGION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Northeast.........................          268       526        16      5.9        27       196     73.5       392 
Midwest...........................           83       179         6      7.7        10        56     68.0       116 
South.............................          365       708        19      5.1        34       287     78.7       558 
West..............................          537      1193        26      4.9        65       409     76.1       878 
                                                                                                                    
TENURE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                    
Owner occupied....................          293       628        29      9.8        59       206     70.2       450 
Renter occupied...................          959      1978        38      4.0        77       743     77.5      1494 
                                                                                                                    
WORK EXPERIENCE OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                      
                                                                                                                    
Total civilian....................         1252      2606        67      5.3       136       948     75.8      1944 
  Worked..........................          712      1508        45      6.3       105       539     75.7      1098 
    Worked year-round, full-time..          333       745        21      6.4        55       268     80.5       570 
  Did not work....................          539      1098        22      4.1        31       409     75.9       846 
Table NC3. School Lunch Participation for Households with School Age Children, by Selected Household Characteristics,             48
Race and Hispanic origin, and Poverty Status:  1997 (HISPANIC ORIGIN) (Numbers in thouands)

                                                      Households in poverty with school age children                
                                                             Receiving regular-price    Receiving free or reduced-  
                                                                  school lunch              price school lunch      
                                                   Number                       Number                       Number 
                                                       of                           of                           of 
                                         Number  children    Number  Percent  children    Number  Percent  children 
DISABILITY STATUS OF HOUSEHOLDER                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
     Total age 16 to 64...........         1228      2564        66      5.4       136       931     75.8      1911 
  No work disability..............         1034      2148        57      5.5       115       790     76.4      1609 
  With a work disability..........          194       417        10      5.0        20       141     72.7       302 
    severe work disability........          162       336        10      6.0        20       119     73.5       248 
                                                                                                                    
TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
Family household..................         1240      2591        67      5.4       136       948     76.5      1944 
  Married-couple families.........          573      1232        39      6.8        85       436     76.1       914 
  Male householder, wife absent...           69       135         3      4.2         6        50     72.2        96 
  Female householder, husband absent.       597      1224        25      4.2        46       462     77.4       934 
Nonfamily households..............           12        16         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Male householder................            5         6         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
  Female householders.............            7        10         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 
    Living alone..................            0         0         0      0.0         0         0      0.0         0 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: July 14, 2004
URL: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/macro/031998/noncash/3_000.htm