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Table RD-REV POV01.
Percent and Number of People in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds: 2006 -- Black alone or in combination

[Numbers of people in thousands, poverty rates in percentage points.  For explanations of the income definitions and thresholds used in this table, see 'The Effects of Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty in the United States: 2005,' at
www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/effect2005/effect2005.html.  People as of March of the following year]



                                                                                                     Percent of Persons in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds
                                                      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                            Post-social insurance income
                                                                                                                                  Market  _________________________________________________________________________________________________      Disposable
                                                                                       Money income --                            income                       Before taxes                                      After taxes                         income
                                                                     ___________________________________________________  ______________  _______________________________________________________  ________________________________________  ______________
                                                                                                                                                                       Def 3a plus                                                              Def 3f plus
                                                                                                                                                                     noncash, non-                                                            noncash, non-
                                                                                                Def. 1a plus                              Def. 2 plus                      medical                                                                  medical
                                                                                                     imputed                               non-means-  Def. 3 plus  transfers that   Def. 3b plus  Def. 3 less                 Def. 3e plus  transfers that
                                                                     As used in    Def. 1 plus    net return     Def. 1b    Def. 1c less       tested       means-          can be  Earned Income  taxes after   Def. 3d plus        means-          can be
                                                      Total people,    official    imputed net       on home   less work  all government         cash  tested cash    measured and     Tax Credit  all credits  Earned Income   tested cash    measured and
                                                         all income     measure  capital gains        equity    expenses  cash transfers    transfers    transfers          valued         (EITC)  except EITC     Tax Credit     transfers          valued
                                                             levels         (1)           (1a)          (1b)        (1c)             (2)          (3)         (3a)            (3b)           (3c)         (3d)           (3e)          (3f)             (4)
                                                      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black alone or in combination

    Total                                                    39,013        23.8           23.7          22.1        23.6            31.3         25.3         23.6            20.3           17.2         27.1           24.4          22.7            19.1

Age

Under 18 years                                               12,375        32.0           31.8          30.5        32.6            37.2         34.3         32.6            27.9           22.1         35.9           31.1          29.5            23.9
  Related children                                           12,206        31.5           31.4          30.1        32.2            36.8         33.9         32.2            27.5           21.7         35.5           30.7          29.1            23.5
    Under 6 years                                             4,048        37.0           36.9          35.6        38.2            41.8         39.5         38.2            33.4           27.1         40.9           35.9          34.5            28.7
18 to 24 years                                                4,234        27.2           27.2          26.2        28.4            32.3         29.6         28.4            26.2           23.7         32.7           30.3          29.0            26.7
25 to 44 years                                               10,838        19.0           19.0          18.2        19.6            23.5         20.8         19.6            17.0           14.1         22.5           20.1          18.8            15.8
45 to 64 years                                                8,438        16.4           16.3          14.5        15.1            24.2         17.4         15.1            12.9           12.1         19.3           18.3          16.0            13.7
65 years and over                                             3,128        23.8           23.8          17.7        17.8            52.6         20.4         17.8            14.0           13.8         22.2           21.9          19.2            15.4
  65 to 74 years                                              1,860        22.1           22.1          17.3        17.4            49.8         19.7         17.4            14.4           14.0         21.4           21.2          18.8            15.7
  75 years and over                                           1,268        26.3           26.2          18.4        18.4            56.7         21.5         18.4            13.6           13.6         23.3           22.8          19.8            14.8

Family Relationship

In families                                                  32,130        23.1           23.0          21.6        23.1            29.7         24.8         23.1            20.0           16.3         26.5           23.3          21.6            18.1
  In married-couple families                                 15,756         9.3            9.2           7.7         8.7            15.1          9.6          8.7             7.8            6.0         10.3            8.7           7.8             7.2
    With related children under 18                           10,756        10.3           10.1           8.8        10.2            13.9         11.0         10.2             8.9            6.3         11.8            9.5           8.6             7.8
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present         13,848        39.1           39.1          37.8        39.7            46.5         42.3         39.7            34.0           27.9         44.8           39.7          37.1            30.1
    With related children under 18                           11,029        44.6           44.6          43.6        45.8            51.4         48.3         45.8            39.0           31.5         50.7           44.4          42.2            33.6
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present               2,527        21.7           21.4          19.6        21.8            29.5         23.1         21.8            19.6           17.5         27.1           24.2          22.6            20.1
    With related children under 18                            1,428        23.7           23.2          20.6        23.5            30.2         23.9         23.5            20.5           16.8         27.8           23.4          22.9            20.0
Unrelated individuals                                         6,715        26.4           26.3          23.8        25.0            37.9         27.0         25.0            21.0           20.8         29.4           29.3          27.3            23.3
  Living alone                                                4,572        24.8           24.8          21.6        22.4            39.2         25.1         22.4            17.0           16.8         27.0           26.8          24.1            18.8
    65 years and over                                         1,120        33.7           33.7          24.6        24.6            68.4         27.9         24.6            16.1           16.1         29.3           29.3          26.0            17.7

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                        34,711        23.1           23.0          21.4        22.9            30.1         24.4         22.9            19.7           16.8         26.2           23.6          21.9            18.7
  Inside principal cities                                    19,328        27.5           27.4          25.5        27.1            35.4         29.1         27.1            23.6           20.1         31.0           28.2          26.3            22.5
  Outside principal cities                                   15,383        17.5           17.5          16.1        17.5            23.4         18.5         17.5            14.8           12.6         20.2           17.7          16.5            13.8
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                        4,303        30.1           29.9          28.4        29.3            41.0         32.0         29.3            25.3           20.6         34.9           31.6          29.2            22.5

Region

Northeast                                                     6,901        23.8           23.8          22.4        24.2            29.9         25.6         24.2            20.7           17.1         27.0           24.5          23.0            19.4
Midwest                                                       7,093        28.7           28.7          26.7        28.3            36.1         30.4         28.3            24.7           22.0         31.9           29.3          27.3            23.7
South                                                        21,268        22.7           22.6          21.0        22.4            30.7         23.9         22.4            19.3           16.0         26.2           23.2          21.7            18.0
West                                                          3,752        21.2           20.9          19.2        20.2            28.0         22.8         20.2            17.4           15.0         23.9           22.1          19.4            15.8

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                 26,638        20.1           20.0          18.2        19.4            28.5         21.1         19.4            16.8           14.9         23.1           21.4          19.6            16.8
18 to 24 years old                                            4,234        27.2           27.2          26.2        28.4            32.3         29.6         28.4            26.2           23.7         32.7           30.3          29.0            26.7
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                            1,005        41.4           41.3          39.7        42.0            48.7         44.0         42.0            39.6           35.8         48.7           45.1          42.8            38.9
25 years old and over                                        22,404        18.7           18.6          16.7        17.6            27.8         19.5         17.6            15.0           13.3         21.2           19.7          17.8            15.0
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                            3,950        36.8           36.7          33.0        33.7            54.8         37.5         33.7            28.4           26.5         39.9           38.5          34.4            28.6
  High school graduate, no college                            8,079        20.8           20.6          18.5        20.1            30.7         22.2         20.1            17.1           14.7         24.6           22.2          20.1            16.9
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                        6,187        13.6           13.5          12.0        12.8            19.8         14.2         12.8            10.9            9.2         15.4           14.0          12.7            10.5
           Bachelor's degree or more                          4,189         5.3            5.3           4.8         5.0             8.7          5.1          5.0             4.5            4.2          5.8            5.5           5.3             4.9

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                    22,284        19.1           19.0          17.8        19.0            24.9         20.6         19.0            16.6           14.5         22.5           20.7          19.0            16.4
Worked at full-time jobs                                     14,460         6.7            6.6           6.2         7.4             9.4          7.8          7.4             6.2            4.3          9.7            7.7           7.2             6.0
  50 to 52 weeks                                             12,270         4.1            4.0           3.8         4.8             6.0          5.1          4.8             3.9            2.5          6.9            5.1           4.8             3.9
Worked at part-time jobs                                      2,263        29.5           29.4          28.0        29.9            36.9         32.1         29.9            27.6           23.3         34.6           32.4          30.1            26.3
Did not work                                                  5,560        47.0           46.8          43.8        44.7            60.3         49.2         44.7            39.3           37.6         51.1           49.9          45.3            39.4

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                             4,672        55.0           54.9          52.8        54.3            74.1         68.2         54.3            44.0           39.9         71.0           67.1          53.2            41.3
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                      2,104        68.7           68.5          67.7        69.3            79.0         75.2         69.3            58.0           50.9         77.7           73.2          66.8            52.6
    SSI                                                       2,920        45.4           45.4          42.7        44.0            71.9         64.8         44.0            34.7           33.2         67.6           64.1          44.0            34.3
  Food stamps                                                 7,189        67.9           67.6          65.3        67.8            78.5         72.7         67.8            54.0           44.2         75.7           70.1          65.1            47.8
  Housing assistance                                          4,421        67.1           66.6          66.6        68.8            79.7         72.9         68.8            51.0           43.1         74.0           68.7          64.6            45.6
  Energy assistance                                           1,687        63.1           62.6          59.3        61.3            77.5         68.1         61.3            48.5           42.1         70.2           63.8          56.3            43.7
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                            8,892        48.6           48.4          46.5        49.5            57.3         52.6         49.5            41.3           32.1         55.5           47.9          45.1            35.0
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                         2,889        71.4           71.2          69.1        70.7            85.8         82.8         70.7            56.5           50.5         85.5           81.3          68.8            51.9

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                          31,110        21.5           21.5          19.8        21.1            29.5         23.1         21.1            17.7           14.6         24.6           22.2          20.2            16.3
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                              19,252         6.6            6.5           5.7         6.7             9.5          7.1          6.7             5.9            4.3          8.0            6.5           6.2             5.5
  Medicare                                                    4,125        27.6           27.6          21.8        22.2            58.7         26.4         22.2            16.8           16.4         28.1           27.6          23.1            17.9
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                1,128        44.5           44.6          39.8        40.6            77.6         52.0         40.6            26.4           25.2         54.0           53.5          41.1            27.2
  Medicaid                                                    9,041        53.1           52.9          50.8        53.2            66.3         59.1         53.2            43.4           35.9         61.6           56.5          50.5            38.7
Not covered at any time during the year                       7,903        32.9           32.7          31.4        33.1            38.3         33.9         33.1            30.8           27.7         37.1           33.3          32.6            30.2









Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
Table RD-REV POV01.
Percent and Number of People in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds: 2006 -- Black alone or in combination

[Numbers of people in thousands, poverty rates in percentage points.  For explanations of the income definitions and thresholds used in this table, see 'The Effects of Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty in the United States: 2005,' at
www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/effect2005/effect2005.html.  People as of March of the following year]



                                                                                                    Number of Persons in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds
                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                          Post-social insurance income
                                                                                                                                Market  _________________________________________________________________________________________________      Disposable
                                                                                      Money income --                           income                       Before taxes                                      After taxes                         income
                                                                     _________________________________________________  ______________  _______________________________________________________  ________________________________________  ______________
                                                                                                                                                                     Def 3a plus                                                              Def 3f plus
                                                                                                                                                                   noncash, non-                                                            noncash, non-
                                                                                              Def. 1a plus                              Def. 2 plus                      medical                                                                  medical
                                                                                  Def.1 plus       imputed                               non-means-  Def. 3 plus  transfers that   Def. 3b plus  Def. 3 less                 Def. 3e plus  transfers that
                                                                     As used in  imputed net    net return     Def. 1b    Def. 1c less       tested       means-          can be  Earned Income  taxes after   Def. 3d plus        means-          can be
                                                      Total people,    official      capital       on home   less work  all government         cash  tested cash    measured and     Tax Credit  all credits  Earned Income   tested cash    measured and
                                                         all income     measure        gains        equity    expenses  cash transfers    transfers    transfers          valued         (EITC)  except EITC     Tax Credit     transfers          valued
                                                             levels         (1)         (1a)          (1b)        (1c)             (2)          (3)         (3a)            (3b)           (3c)         (3d)           (3e)          (3f)             (4)
                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black alone or in combination

    Total                                                    39,013       9,301        9,260         8,636       9,194          12,204        9,862        9,194           7,931          6,720       10,592          9,538         8,870           7,447

Age

Under 18 years                                               12,375       3,954        3,938         3,780       4,040           4,602        4,244        4,040           3,455          2,740        4,445          3,844         3,653           2,962
  Related children                                           12,206       3,851        3,834         3,676       3,937           4,487        4,139        3,937           3,352          2,646        4,330          3,742         3,553           2,866
    Under 6 years                                             4,048       1,499        1,492         1,443       1,544           1,691        1,601        1,544           1,351          1,097        1,655          1,455         1,398           1,161
18 to 24 years                                                4,234       1,151        1,150         1,110       1,204           1,367        1,255        1,204           1,108          1,005        1,386          1,282         1,228           1,131
25 to 44 years                                               10,838       2,064        2,056         1,970       2,119           2,549        2,254        2,119           1,842          1,524        2,440          2,182         2,037           1,717
45 to 64 years                                                8,438       1,386        1,372         1,222       1,273           2,042        1,470        1,273           1,086          1,019        1,627          1,546         1,352           1,157
65 years and over                                             3,128         745          744           555         558           1,644          639          558             439            432          694            684           601             480
  65 to 74 years                                              1,860         412          411           321         324             926          367          324             267            260          398            395           349             292
  75 years and over                                           1,268         333          333           234         234             718          272          234             172            172          296            289           252             188

Family Relationship

In families                                                  32,130       7,432        7,400         6,945       7,420           9,557        7,954        7,420           6,429          5,246        8,512          7,480         6,949           5,803
  In married-couple families                                 15,756       1,471        1,447         1,212       1,376           2,375        1,511        1,376           1,232            943        1,624          1,373         1,234           1,133
    With related children under 18                           10,756       1,111        1,089           943       1,101           1,490        1,182        1,101             961            676        1,266          1,017           926             835
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present         13,848       5,414        5,413         5,238       5,493           6,437        5,859        5,493           4,703          3,862        6,203          5,497         5,143           4,162
    With related children under 18                           11,029       4,921        4,920         4,808       5,054           5,668        5,326        5,054           4,306          3,479        5,586          4,899         4,654           3,709
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present               2,527         547          540           495         551             745          584          551             494            441          684            610           571             508
    With related children under 18                            1,428         339          332           294         335             431          341          335             293            240          397            333           327             286
Unrelated individuals                                         6,715       1,775        1,766         1,597       1,681           2,543        1,814        1,681           1,409          1,396        1,976          1,969         1,834           1,564
  Living alone                                                4,572       1,133        1,132           986       1,024           1,791        1,146        1,024             775            770        1,233          1,227         1,101             858
    65 years and over                                         1,120         377          377           275         275             766          312          275             180            180          328            328           291             198

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                        34,711       8,004        7,975         7,414       7,935          10,441        8,485        7,935           6,843          5,832        9,092          8,179         7,615           6,480
  Inside principal cities                                    19,328       5,305        5,288         4,938       5,246           6,837        5,633        5,246           4,560          3,887        5,986          5,452         5,074           4,356
  Outside principal cities                                   15,383       2,699        2,687         2,476       2,689           3,604        2,852        2,689           2,283          1,944        3,106          2,727         2,541           2,124
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                        4,303       1,297        1,285         1,222       1,259           1,763        1,377        1,259           1,088            888        1,500          1,359         1,256             967

Region

Northeast                                                     6,901       1,639        1,641         1,548       1,671           2,062        1,770        1,671           1,430          1,183        1,863          1,690         1,584           1,342
Midwest                                                       7,093       2,036        2,033         1,893       2,006           2,561        2,157        2,006           1,753          1,560        2,263          2,076         1,939           1,683
South                                                        21,268       4,831        4,803         4,476       4,759           6,533        5,080        4,759           4,095          3,413        5,570          4,942         4,619           3,831
West                                                          3,752         795          783           720         759           1,049          855          759             654            564          896            830           728             592

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                 26,638       5,346        5,322         4,857       5,155           7,602        5,618        5,155           4,476          3,980        6,147          5,694         5,218           4,485
18 to 24 years old                                            4,234       1,151        1,150         1,110       1,204           1,367        1,255        1,204           1,108          1,005        1,386          1,282         1,228           1,131
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                            1,005         416          415           398         422             490          442          422             397            359          489            453           430             390
25 years old and over                                        22,404       4,195        4,172         3,746       3,950           6,235        4,363        3,950           3,368          2,975        4,760          4,412         3,989           3,354
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                            3,950       1,454        1,451         1,305       1,332           2,165        1,481        1,332           1,120          1,047        1,578          1,520         1,360           1,130
  High school graduate, no college                            8,079       1,678        1,661         1,498       1,620           2,480        1,791        1,620           1,384          1,186        1,985          1,794         1,625           1,367
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                        6,187         841          838           745         791           1,224          876          791             675            567          955            869           783             653
           Bachelor's degree or more                          4,189         223          223           199         207             366          215          207             189            176          243            229           221             205

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                    22,284       4,245        4,223         3,965       4,225           5,541        4,594        4,225           3,708          3,241        5,024          4,619         4,245           3,660
Worked at full-time jobs                                     14,460         967          958           895       1,064           1,355        1,129        1,064             898            624        1,400          1,113         1,045             873
  50 to 52 weeks                                             12,270         499          493           464         595             742          628          595             481            301          845            629           591             479
Worked at part-time jobs                                      2,263         667          665           635         677             835          727          677             624            528          783            733           681             594
Did not work                                                  5,560       2,611        2,600         2,435       2,484           3,350        2,738        2,484           2,186          2,089        2,841          2,774         2,518           2,193

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                             4,672       2,568        2,564         2,468       2,535           3,462        3,188        2,535           2,057          1,867        3,316          3,138         2,484           1,932
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                      2,104       1,445        1,441         1,423       1,457           1,661        1,581        1,457           1,220          1,071        1,636          1,540         1,406           1,107
    SSI                                                       2,920       1,327        1,327         1,246       1,284           2,100        1,893        1,284           1,014            968        1,975          1,873         1,284           1,002
  Food stamps                                                 7,189       4,880        4,861         4,698       4,874           5,643        5,224        4,874           3,881          3,179        5,442          5,039         4,677           3,436
  Housing assistance                                          4,421       2,967        2,944         2,944       3,042           3,523        3,223        3,042           2,253          1,906        3,273          3,037         2,854           2,014
  Energy assistance                                           1,687       1,064        1,056         1,000       1,035           1,307        1,149        1,035             818            711        1,184          1,076           950             738
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                            8,892       4,322        4,303         4,136       4,401           5,098        4,681        4,401           3,674          2,854        4,939          4,262         4,011           3,113
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                         2,889       2,062        2,057         1,996       2,042           2,477        2,392        2,042           1,631          1,458        2,469          2,349         1,988           1,500

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                          31,110       6,699        6,674         6,158       6,576           9,176        7,186        6,576           5,500          4,531        7,660          6,906         6,293           5,057
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                              19,252       1,261        1,254         1,100       1,290           1,829        1,363        1,290           1,132            829        1,548          1,250         1,195           1,060
  Medicare                                                    4,125       1,139        1,138           901         915           2,421        1,089          915             692            675        1,158          1,140           955             737
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                1,128         502          503           449         459             876          587          459             298            284          609            604           464             307
  Medicaid                                                    9,041       4,802        4,784         4,593       4,813           5,991        5,347        4,813           3,926          3,243        5,570          5,109         4,567           3,502
Not covered at any time during the year                       7,903       2,602        2,586         2,478       2,619           3,028        2,676        2,619           2,431          2,189        2,932          2,632         2,578           2,390









Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
Table RD-REV POV01.
Percent and Number of People in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds: 2006 -- Black alone or in combination

[Numbers of people in thousands, poverty rates in percentage points.  For explanations of the income definitions and thresholds used in this table, see 'The Effects of Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty in the United States: 2005,' at
www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/effect2005/effect2005.html.  People as of March of the following year]



                                                                                            Standard Error Percent of Persons in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds
                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                          Post-social insurance income
                                                                                                                                Market  _________________________________________________________________________________________________      Disposable
                                                                                      Money income --                           income                       Before taxes                                      After taxes                         income
                                                                     _________________________________________________  ______________  _______________________________________________________  ________________________________________  ______________
                                                                                                                                                                     Def 3a plus                                                              Def 3f plus
                                                                                                                                                                   noncash, non-                                                            noncash, non-
                                                                                              Def. 1a plus                              Def. 2 plus                      medical                                                                  medical
                                                                                  Def.1 plus       imputed                               non-means-  Def. 3 plus  transfers that   Def. 3b plus  Def. 3 less                 Def. 3e plus  transfers that
                                                                     As used in  imputed net    net return     Def. 1b    Def. 1c less       tested       means-          can be  Earned Income  taxes after   Def. 3d plus        means-          can be
                                                      Total people,    official      capital       on home   less work  all government         cash  tested cash    measured and     Tax Credit  all credits  Earned Income   tested cash    measured and
                                                         all income     measure        gains        equity    expenses  cash transfers    transfers    transfers          valued         (EITC)  except EITC     Tax Credit     transfers          valued
                                                             levels         (1)         (1a)          (1b)        (1c)             (2)          (3)         (3a)            (3b)           (3c)         (3d)           (3e)          (3f)             (4)
                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black alone or in combination

    Total                                                       (X)         0.5          0.5           0.5         0.5             0.6          0.5          0.5             0.5            0.5          0.5            0.5           0.5             0.5

Age

Under 18 years                                                  (X)         0.9          0.9           0.9         0.9             1.0          0.9          0.9             0.9            0.8          1.0            0.9           0.9             0.8
  Related children                                              (X)         1.0          1.0           1.0         1.1             1.1          1.1          1.1             1.0            0.9          1.1            1.0           1.0             0.9
    Under 6 years                                               (X)         2.1          2.1           2.1         2.2             2.3          2.2          2.2             2.0            1.8          2.3            2.1           2.0             1.8
18 to 24 years                                                  (X)         1.1          1.1           1.0         1.1             1.1          1.1          1.1             1.0            1.0          1.2            1.1           1.1             1.1
25 to 44 years                                                  (X)         0.6          0.6           0.5         0.6             0.6          0.6          0.6             0.5            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.6             0.5
45 to 64 years                                                  (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.7          0.6          0.6             0.5            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.6             0.5
65 years and over                                               (X)         1.1          1.1           1.0         1.0             1.5          1.1          1.0             0.9            0.9          1.1            1.1           1.0             0.9
  65 to 74 years                                                (X)         1.5          1.5           1.3         1.3             2.1          1.4          1.3             1.2            1.2          1.5            1.4           1.4             1.3
  75 years and over                                             (X)         2.0          2.0           1.7         1.7             2.8          1.8          1.7             1.4            1.4          1.9            1.8           1.7             1.5

Family Relationship

In families                                                     (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.7          0.6          0.6             0.6            0.5          0.7            0.6           0.6             0.5
  In married-couple families                                    (X)         0.6          0.6           0.5         0.6             0.7          0.6          0.6             0.5            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.5             0.5
    With related children under 18                              (X)         0.7          0.7           0.7         0.7             0.9          0.8          0.7             0.7            0.6          0.8            0.7           0.7             0.6
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present            (X)         1.4          1.4           1.3         1.4             1.5          1.4          1.4             1.2            1.1          1.5            1.4           1.3             1.2
    With related children under 18                              (X)         1.7          1.7           1.6         1.7             1.8          1.8          1.7             1.5            1.4          1.8            1.7           1.6             1.4
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present                 (X)         2.3          2.3           2.2         2.4             2.8          2.4          2.4             2.2            2.1          2.7            2.5           2.4             2.2
    With related children under 18                              (X)         3.3          3.3           3.0         3.3             3.8          3.3          3.3             3.0            2.7          3.6            3.3           3.2             3.0
Unrelated individuals                                           (X)         0.8          0.8           0.7         0.8             1.0          0.8          0.8             0.7            0.7          0.8            0.8           0.8             0.7
  Living alone                                                  (X)         0.9          0.9           0.8         0.9             1.2          0.9          0.9             0.7            0.7          1.0            0.9           0.9             0.8
    65 years and over                                           (X)         2.2          2.2           1.8         1.8             3.4          1.9          1.8             1.4            1.4          2.0            2.0           1.9             1.5

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                           (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.7          0.6          0.6             0.5            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.6             0.5
  Inside principal cities                                       (X)         0.9          0.9           0.9         0.9             1.0          0.9          0.9             0.8            0.8          1.0            0.9           0.9             0.8
  Outside principal cities                                      (X)         0.8          0.8           0.8         0.8             1.0          0.8          0.8             0.7            0.7          0.9            0.8           0.8             0.7
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                          (X)         2.7          2.6           2.6         2.6             3.2          2.8          2.6             2.4            2.1          2.9            2.7           2.6             2.2

Region

Northeast                                                       (X)         1.4          1.4           1.3         1.4             1.5          1.4          1.4             1.3            1.2          1.5            1.4           1.4             1.3
Midwest                                                         (X)         1.5          1.5           1.4         1.5             1.7          1.5          1.5             1.4            1.3          1.6            1.5           1.4             1.3
South                                                           (X)         0.8          0.8           0.8         0.8             0.9          0.8          0.8             0.7            0.7          0.8            0.8           0.8             0.7
West                                                            (X)         1.8          1.8           1.7         1.8             2.1          1.9          1.8             1.6            1.5          1.9            1.9           1.7             1.6

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                    (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.7          0.6          0.6             0.6            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.6             0.6
18 to 24 years old                                              (X)         1.2          1.2           1.1         1.2             1.3          1.2          1.2             1.1            1.1          1.3            1.2           1.2             1.1
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                              (X)         3.2          3.2           3.1         3.2             3.5          3.3          3.2             3.1            2.9          3.5            3.4           3.2             3.1
25 years old and over                                           (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.8          0.7          0.6             0.6            0.5          0.7            0.7           0.6             0.6
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                              (X)         2.3          2.3           2.2         2.2             2.8          2.3          2.2             2.0            1.9          2.4            2.3           2.2             2.0
  High school graduate, no college                              (X)         1.2          1.2           1.1         1.1             1.4          1.2          1.1             1.1            1.0          1.3            1.2           1.2             1.1
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                          (X)         1.1          1.1           1.0         1.1             1.3          1.1          1.1             1.0            0.9          1.2            1.1           1.0             1.0
           Bachelor's degree or more                            (X)         0.8          0.8           0.8         0.8             1.1          0.8          0.8             0.8            0.7          0.9            0.8           0.8             0.8

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                       (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.7          0.7          0.6             0.6            0.6          0.7            0.7           0.6             0.6
Worked at full-time jobs                                        (X)         0.5          0.5           0.5         0.5             0.6          0.5          0.5             0.5            0.4          0.6            0.5           0.5             0.5
  50 to 52 weeks                                                (X)         0.4          0.4           0.4         0.5             0.5          0.5          0.5             0.4            0.3          0.5            0.5           0.5             0.4
Worked at part-time jobs                                        (X)         2.8          2.8           2.7         2.8             3.2          3.0          2.8             2.7            2.5          3.1            3.0           2.9             2.6
Did not work                                                    (X)         2.3          2.3           2.2         2.2             2.6          2.4          2.2             2.1            2.0          2.4            2.4           2.2             2.1

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                               (X)         1.6          1.6           1.6         1.6             2.0          1.9          1.6             1.4            1.3          1.9            1.9           1.6             1.3
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                        (X)         2.7          2.7           2.7         2.7             3.0          2.9          2.7             2.4            2.2          3.0            2.8           2.7             2.2
    SSI                                                         (X)         1.7          1.7           1.7         1.7             2.4          2.2          1.7             1.5            1.4          2.3            2.2           1.7             1.4
  Food stamps                                                   (X)         1.6          1.6           1.5         1.6             1.8          1.6          1.6             1.3            1.1          1.7            1.6           1.5             1.2
  Housing assistance                                            (X)         1.9          1.9           1.9         1.9             2.2          2.0          1.9             1.6            1.4          2.0            1.9           1.8             1.4
  Energy assistance                                             (X)         2.8          2.8           2.7         2.8             3.3          3.0          2.8             2.4            2.1          3.1            2.8           2.6             2.2
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                              (X)         1.1          1.1           1.1         1.1             1.3          1.2          1.1             1.0            0.8          1.2            1.1           1.1             0.9
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                           (X)         2.4          2.4           2.4         2.4             2.8          2.7          2.4             2.0            1.9          2.8            2.7           2.3             1.9

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                             (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.7          0.6          0.6             0.5            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.6             0.5
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                                 (X)         0.4          0.4           0.4         0.4             0.5          0.4          0.4             0.4            0.3          0.5            0.4           0.4             0.4
  Medicare                                                      (X)         2.0          2.0           1.8         1.8             3.2          2.0          1.8             1.5            1.5          2.0            2.0           1.8             1.6
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                  (X)         5.2          5.2           4.9         4.9             7.5          5.7          4.9             3.8            3.7          5.9            5.9           5.0             3.9
  Medicaid                                                      (X)         2.0          2.0           1.9         2.0             2.2          2.1          2.0             1.7            1.6          2.1            2.0           1.9             1.6
Not covered at any time during the year                         (X)         1.6          1.6           1.6         1.6             1.7          1.6          1.6             1.5            1.4          1.7            1.6           1.6             1.5









Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
Table RD-REV POV01.
Percent and Number of People in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds: 2006 -- Black alone or in combination

[Numbers of people in thousands, poverty rates in percentage points.  For explanations of the income definitions and thresholds used in this table, see 'The Effects of Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty in the United States: 2005,' at
www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/effect2005/effect2005.html.  People as of March of the following year]



                                                                                             Standard Error Number of Persons in Poverty Under Alternative Income Definitions and Using Three-Parameter Thresholds
                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                          Post-social insurance income
                                                                                                                                Market  _________________________________________________________________________________________________      Disposable
                                                                                      Money income --                           income                       Before taxes                                      After taxes                         income
                                                                     _________________________________________________  ______________  _______________________________________________________  ________________________________________  ______________
                                                                                                                                                                     Def 3a plus                                                              Def 3f plus
                                                                                                                                                                   noncash, non-                                                            noncash, non-
                                                                                              Def. 1a plus                              Def. 2 plus                      medical                                                                  medical
                                                                                  Def.1 plus       imputed                               non-means-  Def. 3 plus  transfers that   Def. 3b plus  Def. 3 less                 Def. 3e plus  transfers that
                                                                     As used in  imputed net    net return     Def. 1b    Def. 1c less       tested       means-          can be  Earned Income  taxes after   Def. 3d plus        means-          can be
                                                      Total people,    official      capital       on home   less work  all government         cash  tested cash    measured and     Tax Credit  all credits  Earned Income   tested cash    measured and
                                                         all income     measure        gains        equity    expenses  cash transfers    transfers    transfers          valued         (EITC)  except EITC     Tax Credit     transfers          valued
                                                             levels         (1)         (1a)          (1b)        (1c)             (2)          (3)         (3a)            (3b)           (3c)         (3d)           (3e)          (3f)             (4)
                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black alone or in combination

    Total                                                         0         203          203           197         202             226          208          202             190            177          214            205           199             185

Age

Under 18 years                                                    0         113          113           111         114             120          116          114             108             98          118            112           110             101
  Related children                                              192         112          112           110         113             119          115          113             106             96          117            111           109             100
    Under 6 years                                               120          74           74            73          75              78           76           75              71             64           77             73            72              66
18 to 24 years                                                    0          45           45            44          46              48           47           46              44             42           49             47            46              45
25 to 44 years                                                    0          60           60            59          61              66           63           61              57             53           65             62            60              56
45 to 64 years                                                    0          50           50            47          48              59           51           48              45             43           53             52            49              46
65 years and over                                                 0          35           35            31          31              46           33           31              28             28           34             34            32              29
  65 to 74 years                                                  0          27           27            24          25              39           26           25              22             22           27             27            25              23
  75 years and over                                               0          25           25            21          21              35           23           21              18             18           24             23            22              19

Family Relationship

In families                                                     285         185          185           180         185             206          191          185             174            159          196            186           180             166
  In married-couple families                                    254          87           86            79          84             110           88           84              80             70           91             84            80              77
    With related children under 18                              222          76           75            70          76              88           78           76              71             59           81             73            69              66
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present            244         161          161           159         162             174          167          162             151            138          171            162           157             143
    With related children under 18                              224         154          154           153         156             164          160          156             145            131          163            154           150             135
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present                 117          54           53            51          54              62           55           54              51             48           60             56            55              52
    With related children under 18                               88          42           42            39          42              48           42           42              39             36           46             42            41              39
Unrelated individuals                                            74          49           49            46          47              59           49           47              43             43           52             51            50              46
  Living alone                                                   63          38           38            36          36              49           39           36              32             31           40             40            38              33
    65 years and over                                            32          22           22            19          19              31           20           19              15             15           20             20            19              16

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                           282         191          191           185         190             213          196          190             179            167          201            193           187             174
  Inside principal cities                                       270         160          159           155         159             179          164          159             149            138          169            162           156             146
  Outside principal cities                                      252         117          116           112         116             134          120          116             108            100          125            117           113             104
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                          183         100          100            97          99             116          103           99              92             83          108            103            99              87

Region

Northeast                                                         0          95           95            93          96             107           99           96              89             81          102             97            94              86
Midwest                                                           0         105          105           101         104             118          108          104              98             92          111            106           103              96
South                                                             0         166          166           160         165             193          170          165             153            140          178            168           162             148
West                                                              0          68           67            65          66              78           70           66              62             57           72             69            65              59

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                    120         158          157           151         155             183          161          155             146            138          167            162           156             146
18 to 24 years old                                               72          45           45            44          46              48           47           46              44             42           49             47            46              45
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                               37          28           28            28          28              30           29           28              28             26           30             29            29              27
25 years old and over                                           122         142          141           135         138             168          144          138             128            121          150            145           139             128
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                               70          86           86            82          83             104           87           83              76             73           90             88            83              76
  High school graduate, no college                               95          92           92            87          91             111           95           91              84             78          100             95            91              84
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                           85          66           66            62          64              79           67           64              59             54           70             67            64              58
           Bachelor's degree or more                             72          34           34            32          33              44           34           33              32             30           36             35            34              33

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                        45         142          142           138         142             160          148          142             134            126          153            148           142             133
Worked at full-time jobs                                        136          71           70            68          74              83           76           74              68             57           85             76            73              67
  50 to 52 weeks                                                140          51           51            49          56              62           57           56              50             40           66             57            55              50
Worked at part-time jobs                                         84          59           59            57          59              66           61           59              57             53           64             62            60              56
Did not work                                                    121         114          114           110         111             128          117          111             105            103          119            117           112             105

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                                83          59           59            58          59              70           67           59              53             50           69             66            58              51
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                         53          44           44            43          44              47           46           44              40             37           47             45            43              38
    SSI                                                          64          42           42            40          41              53           50           41              36             35           52             50            41              36
  Food stamps                                                   108          85           85            84          85              93           89           85              75             67           91             87            83              70
  Housing assistance                                             81          64           64            64          65              71           67           65              55             51           68             65            63              52
  Energy assistance                                              47          37           37            36          37              41           39           37              32             30           39             37            35              31
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                              123          80           79            78          80              88           83           80              73             63           86             79            76              66
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                            63          53           53            52          52              58           57           52              47             44           58             57            52              45

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                             236         177          177           171         176             202          183          176             162            149          188            179           172             156
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                                 222          81           81            76          82              97           84           82              77             66           89             80            79              74
  Medicare                                                      121          77           77            68          69             111           75           69              60             59           77             77            70              62
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                   65          51           51            49          49              68           55           49              40             39           56             56            49              40
  Medicaid                                                      171         153          152           150         153             169          160          153             139            127          163            157           149             132
Not covered at any time during the year                         161         115          114           112         115             123          116          115             111            105          121            115           114             110
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
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