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POV27: Source of Income By Ratio of Poverty Threshold For Families And Unrelated Individuals:  2004
       Families with a female householder, no spouse present /10

[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
                                                        _________________________________   _________________________________________________________________________________
                                                        Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       1.00 and    1.25 and    1.50 and    1.75 and
                                            Total       0.50        0.75        1.00        1.25        1.50        1.75        over        over        over        over
                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Families with a female householder,
no spouse present /10

Total, families..........................      13,981       1,929       2,903       3,962       4,915       5,869       6,834      10,020       9,067       8,113       7,148
People in families.......................      42,053       6,298       9,456      12,832      15,839      18,853      21,748      29,221      26,213      23,200      20,305
Total Income
  Aggregate (million)....................     494,732       7,052      16,966      31,945      49,192      70,005      94,251     462,787     445,540     424,727     400,481
Mean.....................................      35,385       3,655       5,845       8,063      10,009      11,928      13,792      46,188      49,141      52,354      56,031
  Standard error /19.....................         378          78          89          98          98         105         111         484         525         575         639
With zero income.........................         374         374         374         374         374         374         374           0           0           0           0
With negative income.....................           7           7           7           7           7           7           7           0           0           0           0

Wages and salaries
  Aggregate (million)....................     369,031       2,664       7,563      16,726      27,949      41,345      58,838     352,305     341,082     327,685     310,193
Percent of total income..................        74.6        37.8        44.6        52.4        56.8        59.1        62.4        76.1        76.6        77.2        77.5
Mean.....................................      26,394       1,381       2,606       4,222       5,687       7,045       8,610      35,161      37,620      40,393      43,399
  Standard error /19.....................         347          59          79          97          99         107         115         453         492         540         602
Recipient families number................      11,163         770       1,390       2,177       2,940       3,688       4,505       8,986       8,223       7,475       6,659
Percent of all families..................        79.8        39.9        47.9        55.0        59.8        62.8        65.9        89.7        90.7        92.1        93.2
Mean amount..............................      33,057       3,461       5,440       7,682       9,506      11,210      13,061      39,206      41,477      43,836      46,584
  Standard error /19.....................         410         100         116         126         120         125         130         486         523         568         627

Nonfarm self-emplyment
  Aggregate (million)....................      12,585          48         136         332         747       1,346       2,098      12,252      11,837      11,239      10,486
Percent of total income..................         2.5         0.7         0.8         1.0         1.5         1.9         2.2         2.6         2.7         2.6         2.6
Mean.....................................         900          25          47          84         152         229         307       1,223       1,306       1,385       1,467
  Standard error /19.....................          79          22          18          18          21          24          27         110         122         136         153
Received positive amount number..........         777          59          86         128         178         242         306         649         598         534         471
Percent..................................         5.6         3.0         3.0         3.2         3.6         4.1         4.5         6.5         6.6         6.6         6.6
Aggregate................................      12,796         137         225         438         855       1,462       2,215      12,358      11,940      11,333      10,581
Mean.....................................      16,478       2,330       2,607       3,430       4,800       6,038       7,240      19,047      19,957      21,210      22,484
  Standard error /19.....................       1,302         345         355         377         401         415         434       1,536       1,658       1,845       2,081
Received negative amount number..........          45          13          13          18          20          20          20          26          25          24          24
Percent..................................         0.3         0.7         0.5         0.5         0.4         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3
Aggregate................................        -211         -89         -89        -106        -108        -117        -117        -105        -103         -95         -95
Mean.....................................      -4,744      -6,831      -6,717      -5,868      -5,544      -5,731      -5,731      -3,977      -4,120      -3,912      -3,912
  Standard error /19.....................         568       1,018       1,032         885         799         792         792         738         771         763         763

Farm self-emplyment
  Aggregate (million)....................         917         -23          -7          -6          -5          24          55         923         922         892         862
Percent of total income..................         0.2        -0.3        -0.0        -0.0        -0.0         0.0         0.1         0.2         0.2         0.2         0.2
Mean.....................................          66         -12          -2          -1          -1           4           8          92         102         110         121
  Standard error /19.....................          33          12          11           8           6           6           6          47          51          57          65
Received positive amount number..........         158           7          12          17          26          36          53         141         132         122         105
Percent..................................         1.1         0.4         0.4         0.4         0.5         0.6         0.8         1.4         1.5         1.5         1.5
Aggregate................................         944           1          17          18          19          49          80         926         925         895         865
Mean.....................................       5,979         212       1,374       1,068         730       1,350       1,510       6,574       7,031       7,365       8,214
  Standard error /19.....................       2,876         293       1,516       1,148         696         791         667       3,215       3,435       3,711       4,268
Received negative amount number..........          15           5           5           5           5          10          10          10          10           6           6
Percent..................................         0.1         0.3         0.2         0.1         0.1         0.2         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.1
Aggregate................................         -28         -24         -24         -24         -24         -25         -25          -4          -3          -3          -3
Mean.....................................      -1,781      -4,587      -4,587      -4,587      -4,447      -2,544      -2,544        -343        -346        -486        -486
  Standard error /19.....................       1,219       3,072       3,072       3,072       2,776       1,822       1,822         321         326         558         558

Interest and dividends
  Aggregate (million)....................      10,351          66          82         140         221         308         395      10,211      10,131      10,044       9,957

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Based on the June 2006 Weighting Correction.
POV27: Source of Income By Ratio of Poverty Threshold For Families And Unrelated Individuals:  2004
       Families with a female householder, no spouse present /10

[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
                                                        _________________________________   _________________________________________________________________________________
                                                        Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       1.00 and    1.25 and    1.50 and    1.75 and
                                            Total       0.50        0.75        1.00        1.25        1.50        1.75        over        over        over        over
                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Percent of total income..................         2.1         0.9         0.5         0.4         0.4         0.4         0.4         2.2         2.3         2.4         2.5
Mean.....................................         740          34          28          35          45          52          58       1,019       1,117       1,238       1,393
  Standard error /19.....................          46           8           5           6           6           6           6          64          71          79          90
Recipient families number................       4,816         146         241         421         629         842       1,086       4,395       4,187       3,974       3,731
Percent of all families..................        34.4         7.6         8.3        10.6        12.8        14.4        15.9        43.9        46.2        49.0        52.2
Mean.....................................       2,149         452         339         333         351         365         364       2,323       2,419       2,527       2,669
  Standard error /19.....................         132          94          60          54          41          38          33         144         151         159         169

Rental income
  Aggregate (million)....................       2,968           5         -11           7          39          41          50       2,961       2,928       2,926       2,918
Percent of total income..................         0.6         0.1        -0.1         0.0         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.6         0.7         0.7         0.7
Mean.....................................         212           3          -4           2           8           7           7         296         323         361         408
  Standard error /19.....................          29           7           7           6           5           5           5          41          45          50          57
Received positive amount number..........         337           9          14          20          36          46          54         318         302         291         284
Percent..................................         2.4         0.5         0.5         0.5         0.7         0.8         0.8         3.2         3.3         3.6         4.0
Aggregate................................       3,209          21          21          41          79         100         127       3,168       3,130       3,109       3,083
Mean.....................................       9,510       2,244       1,506       2,067       2,222       2,151       2,354       9,977      10,370      10,682      10,866
  Standard error /19.....................       1,078         599         510         592         395         336         366       1,140       1,195       1,234       1,264
Received negative amount number..........          80           5           6           8          10          15          19          72          70          64          61
Percent..................................         0.6         0.3         0.2         0.2         0.2         0.3         0.3         0.7         0.8         0.8         0.8
Aggregate................................        -242         -16         -32         -35         -40         -59         -77        -207        -202        -183        -165
Mean.....................................      -3,026      -3,212      -4,883      -4,328      -4,150      -3,790      -3,967      -2,880      -2,872      -2,842      -2,725
  Standard error /19.....................         436       1,539       1,730       1,467       1,140         912         872         457         467         491         496

Social Security
  Aggregate (million)....................      36,834         660       2,241       4,128       6,147       9,237      11,951      32,707      30,688      27,597      24,884
Percent of total income..................         7.4         9.4        13.2        12.9        12.5        13.2        12.7         7.1         6.9         6.5         6.2
Mean.....................................       2,635         342         772       1,042       1,251       1,574       1,749       3,264       3,385       3,402       3,481
  Standard error /19.....................          51          37          49          51          48          52          53          67          72          78          84
Recipient families number................       3,163         135         338         545         755       1,026       1,253       2,617       2,408       2,136       1,910
Percent of all families..................        22.6         7.0        11.6        13.8        15.4        17.5        18.3        26.1        26.6        26.3        26.7
Mean amount..............................      11,646       4,903       6,641       7,567       8,144       8,999       9,541      12,496      12,744      12,918      13,026
  Standard error /19.....................         123         264         192         158         139         141         140         140         149         162         175

Pension survivor and disability income
  Aggregate (million)....................      16,068         134         269         444         667       1,199       1,702      15,624      15,401      14,869      14,366
Percent of total income..................         3.2         1.9         1.6         1.4         1.4         1.7         1.8         3.4         3.5         3.5         3.6
Mean.....................................       1,149          69          93         112         136         204         249       1,559       1,699       1,833       2,010
  Standard error /19.....................          47          15          15          15          15          19          19          65          71          79          89
Recipient families number................       1,345          39          76         117         161         232         309       1,228       1,185       1,114       1,037
Percent of all families..................         9.6         2.0         2.6         3.0         3.3         3.9         4.5        12.3        13.1        13.7        14.5
Mean amount..............................      11,942       3,447       3,540       3,787       4,149       5,174       5,512      12,721      12,999      13,351      13,858
  Standard error /19.....................         370         416         372         333         311         327         272         397         408         429         456

Mean tested cash-assistance
  Aggregate (million)....................      11,909       2,143       3,960       5,566       7,072       8,104       8,798       6,343       4,837       3,804       3,111
Percent of total income..................         2.4        30.4        23.3        17.4        14.4        11.6         9.3         1.4         1.1         0.9         0.8
Mean.....................................         852       1,110       1,364       1,405       1,439       1,381       1,287         633         534         469         435
  Standard error /19.....................          23          57          55          52          46          42          38          26          25          25          26
Recipient families number................       2,211         588         930       1,197       1,405       1,579       1,705       1,014         806         632         506
Percent of all families..................        15.8        30.5        32.0        30.2        28.6        26.9        25.0        10.1         8.9         7.8         7.1
Mean amount..............................       5,385       3,645       4,258       4,650       5,032       5,131       5,160       6,253       6,000       6,020       6,144
  Standard error /19.....................          99         124         115         118         112         109         106         170         186         213         242
 
 
 
 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Based on the June 2006 Weighting Correction.


Poverty Footnotes

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Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: November 02, 2006
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