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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

[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

    Total                                                    37,306        23.9           23.8          22.2        23.6            31.4         25.3         23.6            20.4           17.3         27.2           24.6          22.8            19.2

Age

Under 18 years                                               11,315        32.4           32.3          31.0        32.9            37.6         34.6         32.9            28.3           22.3         36.3           31.5          29.9            24.2
  Related children                                           11,168        32.1           32.0          30.6        32.6            37.2         34.3         32.6            27.9           21.9         35.9           31.2          29.6            23.8
    Under 6 years                                             3,623        37.9           37.7          36.5        38.9            42.7         40.4         38.9            34.1           27.6         41.7           36.8          35.3            29.2
18 to 24 years                                                4,067        27.7           27.7          26.8        29.0            32.8         30.2         29.0            26.7           24.2         33.4           30.9          29.6            27.2
25 to 44 years                                               10,537        19.3           19.2          18.4        19.8            23.7         21.0         19.8            17.2           14.2         22.7           20.3          19.0            16.0
45 to 64 years                                                8,303        16.4           16.3          14.5        15.1            24.2         17.4         15.1            12.9           12.1         19.3           18.3          16.1            13.7
65 years and over                                             3,085        23.9           23.8          17.8        17.9            52.9         20.5         17.9            14.1           13.9         22.2           21.9          19.2            15.4
  65 to 74 years                                              1,836        22.2           22.2          17.3        17.5            50.0         19.8         17.5            14.4           14.1         21.5           21.3          18.8            15.8
  75 years and over                                           1,248        26.4           26.3          18.5        18.5            57.0         21.5         18.5            13.6           13.6         23.3           22.7          19.8            14.7

Family Relationship

In families                                                  30,621        23.2           23.1          21.7        23.1            29.9         24.8         23.1            20.1           16.4         26.5           23.4          21.7            18.2
  In married-couple families                                 14,942         9.4            9.2           7.7         8.7            15.2          9.6          8.7             7.9            6.0         10.3            8.7           7.9             7.2
    With related children under 18                           10,034        10.5           10.2           8.9        10.3            14.0         11.1         10.3             9.1            6.3         11.9            9.5           8.7             7.9
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present         13,244        39.1           39.1          37.8        39.5            46.4         42.2         39.5            33.9           27.8         44.7           39.7          37.1            30.0
    With related children under 18                           10,463        44.8           44.8          43.8        45.9            51.5         48.4         45.9            39.2           31.6         50.8           44.7          42.4            33.7
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present               2,435        21.9           21.6          19.8        22.1            29.6         23.3         22.1            19.7           17.9         27.4           24.7          23.2            20.6
    With related children under 18                            1,347        24.2           23.7          20.9        23.9            30.2         24.2         23.9            20.8           17.4         28.2           24.2          23.9            20.8
Unrelated individuals                                         6,545        26.6           26.5          24.0        25.2            38.3         27.2         25.2            21.1           20.9         29.6           29.5          27.5            23.4
  Living alone                                                4,475        24.9           24.9          21.7        22.6            39.5         25.3         22.6            17.1           17.0         27.2           27.0          24.3            18.9
    65 years and over                                         1,105        33.6           33.6          24.5        24.5            68.9         27.9         24.5            16.1           16.1         29.2           29.2          25.8            17.6

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                        33,200        23.3           23.2          21.6        23.0            30.3         24.6         23.0            19.9           16.9         26.3           23.8          22.1            18.8
  Inside principal cities                                    18,580        27.6           27.5          25.7        27.2            35.6         29.2         27.2            23.7           20.2         31.0           28.4          26.4            22.7
  Outside principal cities                                   14,620        17.8           17.7          16.3        17.6            23.6         18.7         17.6            15.0           12.8         20.4           17.9          16.7            14.0
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                        4,106        29.3           29.0          27.5        28.4            40.4         31.2         28.4            24.5           20.0         34.1           30.9          28.4            21.8

Region

Northeast                                                     6,624        23.8           23.8          22.4        24.2            30.0         25.6         24.2            20.8           17.1         27.0           24.4          22.9            19.4
Midwest                                                       6,641        29.3           29.3          27.3        28.5            36.6         30.7         28.5            25.2           22.4         32.2           29.9          27.9            24.3
South                                                        20,667        22.6           22.5          20.9        22.2            30.7         23.8         22.2            19.1           15.9         26.1           23.2          21.6            17.9
West                                                          3,374        21.9           21.5          19.9        20.8            28.8         23.3         20.8            18.1           15.7         24.5           23.0          20.2            16.4

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                 25,991        20.2           20.1          18.4        19.5            28.8         21.2         19.5            17.0           15.1         23.2           21.5          19.8            17.0
18 to 24 years old                                            4,067        27.7           27.7          26.8        29.0            32.8         30.2         29.0            26.7           24.2         33.4           30.9          29.6            27.2
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                              970        42.0           41.8          40.3        42.5            49.3         44.6         42.5            40.3           36.4         49.3           45.8          43.4            39.4
25 years old and over                                        21,924        18.8           18.7          16.8        17.7            28.0         19.6         17.7            15.1           13.4         21.3           19.8          17.9            15.1
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                            3,891        37.0           36.9          33.3        33.9            55.2         37.7         33.9            28.5           26.7         40.2           38.7          34.6            28.8
  High school graduate, no college                            7,935        20.8           20.6          18.5        20.1            30.7         22.1         20.1            17.2           14.7         24.5           22.2          20.1            16.9
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                        6,035        13.8           13.7          12.3        13.0            20.0         14.3         13.0            11.1            9.3         15.6           14.2          12.9            10.7
           Bachelor's degree or more                          4,063         5.2            5.2           4.6         4.8             8.7          5.0          4.8             4.4            4.0          5.7            5.3           5.2             4.8

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                    21,735        19.2           19.1          17.9        19.1            25.0         20.7         19.1            16.8           14.7         22.7           20.9          19.2            16.6
Worked at full-time jobs                                     14,111         6.7            6.7           6.2         7.4             9.4          7.8          7.4             6.3            4.4          9.7            7.7           7.3             6.1
  50 to 52 weeks                                             12,007         4.1            4.1           3.8         4.9             6.1          5.2          4.9             4.0            2.5          7.0            5.2           4.9             4.0
Worked at part-time jobs                                      2,168        29.8           29.7          28.4        30.3            37.4         32.6         30.3            28.0           23.7         35.2           32.9          30.5            26.6
Did not work                                                  5,455        47.2           47.0          44.1        45.0            60.6         49.5         45.0            39.5           37.8         51.4           50.1          45.6            39.7

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                             4,459        54.8           54.7          52.7        54.1            74.2         68.2         54.1            43.6           39.6         71.0           67.2          53.0            41.0
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                      1,975        68.7           68.5          67.7        69.5            79.4         75.4         69.5            57.7           50.8         78.2           73.4          66.9            52.5
    SSI                                                       2,811        45.7           45.7          42.9        44.1            72.2         65.0         44.1            34.8           33.2         67.9           64.4          44.3            34.4
  Food stamps                                                 6,794        68.5           68.2          65.9        67.9            78.8         72.8         67.9            54.3           44.4         76.0           70.7          65.6            48.1
  Housing assistance                                          4,218        67.7           67.1          67.1        69.0            80.2         73.2         69.0            51.3           43.7         74.3           69.1          65.0            46.1
  Energy assistance                                           1,585        63.7           63.2          59.9        61.1            77.9         68.2         61.1            48.8           42.7         70.3           64.1          56.8            44.3
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                            8,455        48.8           48.5          46.7        49.3            57.1         52.5         49.3            41.5           32.2         55.5           48.2          45.3            35.2
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                         2,732        71.5           71.3          69.1        70.6            85.9         82.9         70.6            56.0           50.1         85.8           81.6          68.8            51.6

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                          29,671        21.6           21.5          19.8        21.0            29.6         23.0         21.0            17.7           14.5         24.6           22.2          20.2            16.2
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                              18,396         6.5            6.4           5.6         6.6             9.5          7.0          6.6             5.9            4.2          8.0            6.4           6.1             5.4
  Medicare                                                    4,058        27.6           27.5          21.7        22.1            59.0         26.4         22.1            16.6           16.2         28.0           27.5          23.0            17.7
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                1,107        43.8           43.9          39.1        40.0            77.4         51.4         40.0            25.6           24.4         53.3           52.9          40.4            26.4
  Medicaid                                                    8,491        53.8           53.5          51.4        53.4            66.9         59.5         53.4            43.8           36.2         62.0           57.3          51.1            39.2
Not covered at any time during the year                       7,636        33.2           32.9          31.6        33.4            38.5         34.0         33.4            31.0           27.9         37.4           33.6          32.9            30.5









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

[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

    Total                                                    37,306       8,930        8,889         8,285       8,790          11,728        9,434        8,790           7,606          6,440       10,147          9,163         8,518           7,149

Age

Under 18 years                                               11,315       3,671        3,654         3,505       3,722           4,251        3,916        3,722           3,199          2,523        4,109          3,565         3,383           2,737
  Related children                                           11,168       3,589        3,572         3,423       3,640           4,157        3,833        3,640           3,118          2,450        4,015          3,485         3,305           2,663
    Under 6 years                                             3,623       1,374        1,367         1,321       1,409           1,548        1,462        1,409           1,236            999        1,512          1,334         1,278           1,059
18 to 24 years                                                4,067       1,128        1,126         1,088       1,178           1,334        1,229        1,178           1,086            984        1,359          1,258         1,204           1,108
25 to 44 years                                               10,537       2,031        2,023         1,938       2,082           2,500        2,211        2,082           1,813          1,501        2,390          2,142         2,004           1,688
45 to 64 years                                                8,303       1,364        1,351         1,206       1,256           2,012        1,448        1,256           1,072          1,005        1,604          1,523         1,334           1,141
65 years and over                                             3,085         737          735           549         552           1,631          631          552             435            428          685            675           593             474
  65 to 74 years                                              1,836         408          407           318         321             919          363          321             265            259          394            391           346             291
  75 years and over                                           1,248         329          328           231         231             712          268          231             169            169          290            284           247             184

Family Relationship

In families                                                  30,621       7,117        7,086         6,644       7,066           9,142        7,581        7,066           6,151          5,015        8,128          7,167         6,655           5,560
  In married-couple families                                 14,942       1,404        1,381         1,154       1,299           2,276        1,428        1,299           1,175            893        1,537          1,304         1,175           1,081
    With related children under 18                           10,034       1,050        1,028           890       1,030           1,404        1,109        1,030             910            632        1,189            958           873             790
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present         13,244       5,179        5,178         5,009       5,229           6,147        5,585        5,229           4,496          3,686        5,924          5,261         4,914           3,976
    With related children under 18                           10,463       4,691        4,690         4,584       4,800           5,390        5,063        4,800           4,104          3,308        5,319          4,675         4,434           3,531
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present               2,435         534          527           482         538             720          568          538             481            436          667            602           566             503
    With related children under 18                            1,347         325          319           281         322             406          325          322             280            235          380            326           322             281
Unrelated individuals                                         6,545       1,741        1,731         1,569       1,652           2,504        1,781        1,652           1,382          1,369        1,937          1,930         1,797           1,531
  Living alone                                                4,475       1,113        1,112           971       1,010           1,770        1,130        1,010             764            759        1,215          1,210         1,085             845
    65 years and over                                         1,105         372          372           271         271             761          308          271             177            177          322            322           285             194

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                        33,200       7,726        7,697         7,155       7,625          10,071        8,153        7,625           6,600          5,619        8,745          7,896         7,352           6,252
  Inside principal cities                                    18,580       5,129        5,111         4,771       5,045           6,616        5,419        5,045           4,405          3,754        5,765          5,277         4,905           4,211
  Outside principal cities                                   14,620       2,597        2,586         2,384       2,580           3,455        2,733        2,580           2,195          1,865        2,980          2,618         2,446           2,041
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                        4,106       1,204        1,192         1,131       1,165           1,657        1,281        1,165           1,006            822        1,402          1,267         1,167             897

Region

Northeast                                                     6,624       1,575        1,576         1,486       1,601           1,986        1,698        1,601           1,375          1,132        1,789          1,616         1,516           1,284
Midwest                                                       6,641       1,948        1,945         1,810       1,893           2,427        2,040        1,893           1,674          1,491        2,139          1,987         1,851           1,612
South                                                        20,667       4,669        4,642         4,319       4,596           6,344        4,910        4,596           3,946          3,289        5,392          4,786         4,470           3,699
West                                                          3,374         738          726           671         701             971          787          701             610            529          827            775           682             553

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                 25,991       5,259        5,235         4,781       5,068           7,478        5,518        5,068           4,406          3,917        6,038          5,598         5,135           4,411
18 to 24 years old                                            4,067       1,128        1,126         1,088       1,178           1,334        1,229        1,178           1,086            984        1,359          1,258         1,204           1,108
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                              970         407          406           391         412             478          432          412             391            353          478            444           421             382
25 years old and over                                        21,924       4,132        4,109         3,693       3,890           6,144        4,290        3,890           3,320          2,933        4,679          4,340         3,931           3,303
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                            3,891       1,438        1,435         1,294       1,319           2,148        1,468        1,319           1,111          1,038        1,564          1,506         1,348           1,119
  High school graduate, no college                            7,935       1,650        1,633         1,471       1,593           2,435        1,755        1,593           1,361          1,168        1,944          1,758         1,596           1,343
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                        6,035         832          829           740         782           1,206          863          782             671            563          941            858           778             647
           Bachelor's degree or more                          4,063         212          212           188         196             354          203          196             177            164          231            217           210             193

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                    21,735       4,173        4,150         3,901       4,153           5,438        4,510        4,153           3,648          3,189        4,935          4,540         4,177           3,600
Worked at full-time jobs                                     14,111         951          942           880       1,042           1,323        1,103        1,042             883            615        1,369          1,092         1,029             859
  50 to 52 weeks                                             12,007         493          487           459         587             732          619          587             476            300          837            627           590             479
Worked at part-time jobs                                      2,168         646          643           617         657             811          707          657             608            513          763            712           661             577
Did not work                                                  5,455       2,576        2,565         2,405       2,454           3,304        2,700        2,454           2,157          2,061        2,803          2,735         2,488           2,164

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                             4,459       2,445        2,441         2,349       2,410           3,307        3,040        2,410           1,944          1,764        3,167          2,994         2,364           1,828
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                      1,975       1,357        1,353         1,338       1,372           1,568        1,490        1,372           1,140          1,002        1,544          1,450         1,321           1,037
    SSI                                                       2,811       1,285        1,285         1,207       1,240           2,030        1,826        1,240             977            932        1,908          1,811         1,244             966
  Food stamps                                                 6,794       4,652        4,633         4,477       4,611           5,355        4,948        4,611           3,687          3,015        5,162          4,806         4,456           3,267
  Housing assistance                                          4,218       2,855        2,831         2,831       2,911           3,383        3,087        2,911           2,165          1,842        3,135          2,915         2,743           1,943
  Energy assistance                                           1,585       1,010        1,002           949         969           1,235        1,080          969             773            677        1,115          1,017           900             702
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                            8,455       4,123        4,104         3,947       4,170           4,830        4,441        4,170           3,507          2,721        4,693          4,071         3,834           2,975
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                         2,732       1,952        1,947         1,889       1,930           2,347        2,266        1,930           1,530          1,368        2,343          2,228         1,880           1,409

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                          29,671       6,398        6,373         5,871       6,242           8,785        6,834        6,242           5,241          4,308        7,293          6,598         6,003           4,821
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                              18,396       1,192        1,184         1,035       1,219           1,744        1,292        1,219           1,076            773        1,472          1,178         1,124             999
  Medicare                                                    4,058       1,118        1,117           882         897           2,393        1,069          897             675            658        1,136          1,118           935             719
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                1,107         485          486           433         442             857          569          442             283            270          591            585           447             292
  Medicaid                                                    8,491       4,564        4,546         4,363       4,536           5,680        5,052        4,536           3,720          3,074        5,267          4,864         4,341           3,325
Not covered at any time during the year                       7,636       2,532        2,515         2,414       2,548           2,943        2,600        2,548           2,365          2,133        2,853          2,565         2,515           2,328









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

[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

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

Age

Under 18 years                                                  (X)         1.0          1.0           1.0         1.0             1.0          1.0          1.0             0.9            0.8          1.0            1.0           0.9             0.9
  Related children                                              (X)         1.1          1.1           1.1         1.1             1.2          1.2          1.1             1.0            0.9          1.2            1.1           1.1             1.0
    Under 6 years                                               (X)         2.3          2.3           2.2         2.3             2.5          2.4          2.3             2.2            1.9          2.4            2.3           2.2             2.0
18 to 24 years                                                  (X)         1.1          1.1           1.1         1.1             1.2          1.1          1.1             1.1            1.0          1.2            1.1           1.1             1.1
25 to 44 years                                                  (X)         0.6          0.6           0.6         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            1.5           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          0.7          0.6             0.6            0.5          0.7            0.6           0.6             0.6
  In married-couple families                                    (X)         0.6          0.6           0.5         0.6             0.8          0.6          0.6             0.5            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.5             0.5
    With related children under 18                              (X)         0.8          0.8           0.7         0.8             0.9          0.8          0.8             0.7            0.6          0.8            0.7           0.7             0.7
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present            (X)         1.4          1.4           1.4         1.4             1.5          1.5          1.4             1.3            1.1          1.5            1.4           1.3             1.2
    With related children under 18                              (X)         1.7          1.7           1.7         1.7             1.9          1.8          1.7             1.6            1.4          1.9            1.7           1.7             1.5
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present                 (X)         2.4          2.4           2.3         2.4             2.9          2.5          2.4             2.3            2.1          2.7            2.6           2.5             2.3
    With related children under 18                              (X)         3.4          3.4           3.1         3.4             3.9          3.4          3.4             3.1            2.8          3.8            3.4           3.4             3.1
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            1.0           0.9             0.8
    65 years and over                                           (X)         2.2          2.2           1.8         1.8             3.5          2.0          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             0.6            0.5          0.6            0.6           0.6             0.5
  Inside principal cities                                       (X)         0.9          0.9           0.9         0.9             1.1          1.0          0.9             0.9            0.8          1.0            0.9           0.9             0.8
  Outside principal cities                                      (X)         0.8          0.8           0.8         0.8             1.0          0.9          0.8             0.8            0.7          0.9            0.8           0.8             0.7
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                          (X)         2.7          2.7           2.6         2.6             3.3          2.8          2.6             2.4            2.1          2.9            2.8           2.6             2.2

Region

Northeast                                                       (X)         1.4          1.4           1.4         1.4             1.6          1.5          1.4             1.3            1.2          1.5            1.4           1.4             1.3
Midwest                                                         (X)         1.6          1.5           1.5         1.5             1.7          1.6          1.5             1.4            1.4          1.6            1.6           1.5             1.4
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)         1.9          1.9           1.9         1.9             2.2          2.0          1.9             1.8            1.6          2.1            2.0           1.9             1.7

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           1.2         1.2             1.3          1.3          1.2             1.2            1.1          1.3            1.3           1.2             1.2
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                              (X)         3.3          3.3           3.2         3.3             3.6          3.4          3.3             3.2            3.0          3.6            3.4           3.3             3.2
25 years old and over                                           (X)         0.7          0.6           0.6         0.6             0.8          0.7          0.6             0.6            0.6          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            2.4           2.2             2.0
  High school graduate, no college                              (X)         1.2          1.2           1.1         1.2             1.4          1.2          1.2             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           1.1             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)         0.7          0.7           0.6         0.7             0.7          0.7          0.7             0.6            0.6          0.7            0.7           0.7             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          0.6            0.5           0.5             0.4
Worked at part-time jobs                                        (X)         2.9          2.9           2.8         2.9             3.3          3.1          2.9             2.8            2.6          3.2            3.1           2.9             2.7
Did not work                                                    (X)         2.3          2.3           2.2         2.3             2.7          2.4          2.3             2.1            2.0          2.4            2.4           2.3             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          2.0            1.9           1.6             1.3
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                        (X)         2.8          2.8           2.8         2.8             3.1          3.0          2.8             2.5            2.3          3.1            2.9           2.7             2.3
    SSI                                                         (X)         1.8          1.8           1.7         1.7             2.5          2.3          1.7             1.5            1.4          2.3            2.3           1.7             1.5
  Food stamps                                                   (X)         1.6          1.6           1.6         1.6             1.8          1.7          1.6             1.4            1.2          1.7            1.7           1.6             1.2
  Housing assistance                                            (X)         2.0          1.9           1.9         2.0             2.2          2.1          2.0             1.6            1.4          2.1            2.0           1.9             1.5
  Energy assistance                                             (X)         2.9          2.9           2.8         2.8             3.4          3.1          2.8             2.4            2.2          3.1            2.9           2.7             2.3
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                              (X)         1.1          1.1           1.1         1.2             1.3          1.2          1.2             1.0            0.9          1.3            1.1           1.1             0.9
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                           (X)         2.5          2.5           2.4         2.5             2.8          2.8          2.5             2.1            1.9          2.8            2.7           2.4             2.0

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             0.6            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          0.5          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          2.1            2.0           1.8             1.6
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                  (X)         5.2          5.2           4.9         4.9             7.5          5.8          4.9             3.8            3.7          5.9            5.9           5.0             3.9
  Medicaid                                                      (X)         2.0          2.0           2.0         2.0             2.3          2.2          2.0             1.8            1.6          2.2            2.1           2.0             1.7
Not covered at any time during the year                         (X)         1.6          1.6           1.6         1.6             1.8          1.7          1.6             1.6            1.5          1.8            1.6           1.6             1.6









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

[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

    Total                                                         0         200          200           194         199             223          204          199             187            174          211            202           196             182

Age

Under 18 years                                                    0         110          110           108         111             116          113          111             104             95          115            109           107              98
  Related children                                              186         109          109           107         110             115          112          110             103             93          114            108           106              97
    Under 6 years                                               114          71           71            70          72              75           73           72              68             62           74             70            69              63
18 to 24 years                                                    0          45           45            44          45              48           46           45              44             42           48             47            46              44
25 to 44 years                                                    0          60           60            59          61              65           62           61              57             52           64             61            60              55
45 to 64 years                                                    0          49           49            47          48              58           51           48              44             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          24              38           26           24              22             22           27             27            25              23
  75 years and over                                               0          25           25            21          21              35           22           21              18             18           23             23            22              19

Family Relationship

In families                                                     286         182          181           176         181             202          187          181             171            156          192            182           177             163
  In married-couple families                                    250          85           84            77          82             107           86           82              78             68           89             82            78              75
    With related children under 18                              216          74           73            68          73              85           76           73              69             57           78             71            67              64
  In families with female hhlder, no husband present            240         158          158           156         159             170          163          159             148            135          168            159           154             140
    With related children under 18                              220         151          151           149         153             161          156          153             142            128          160            151           147             132
  In families with male hhlder, no wife present                 114          53           53            50          53              61           55           53              50             48           59             56            54              51
    With related children under 18                               86          41           41            38          41              46           41           41              38             35           45             41            41              38
Unrelated individuals                                            73          48           48            46          47              59           49           47              43             42           51             51            49              45
  Living alone                                                   62          38           38            35          36              49           38           36              31             31           40             40            38              33
    65 years and over                                            32          22           22            18          18              31           20           18              15             15           20             20            19              16

Type of Residence

Inside metropolitan statistical areas                           284         188          188           182         187             210          193          187             176            164          198            190           184             172
  Inside principal cities                                       267         157          157           152         156             176          161          156             147            136          166            159           154             144
  Outside principal cities                                      248         115          114           110         114             131          117          114             106             98          122            115           111             102
Outside metropolitan statistical areas                          179          97           96            94          95             113          100           95              88             80          104             99            95              84

Region

Northeast                                                         0          93           93            91          94             105           97           94              87             79          100             95            92              84
Midwest                                                           0         103          103            99         101             115          105          101              95             90          108            104           100              94
South                                                             0         163          163           157         162             190          167          162             150            137          175            165           160             145
West                                                              0          65           65            62          64              75           68           64              60             55           69             67            63              57

Educational Attainment

    Total, 18 years and over                                    120         157          156           150         154             181          160          154             145            137          166            161           155             145
18 to 24 years old                                               71          45           45            44          45              48           46           45              44             42           48             47            46              44
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                               36          28           28            27          28              30           29           28              27             26           30             29            28              27
25 years old and over                                           122         141          140           134         137             167          143          137             127            120          149            144           138             127
  Less than 12th grade, no diploma                               70          86           86            81          82             104           87           82              76             73           89             88            83              76
  High school graduate, no college                               94          92           91            87          90             110           94           90              83             78           99             94            90              83
  College: Less than bachelor's degree                           84          66           66            62          64              79           67           64              59             54           70             67            64              58
           Bachelor's degree or more                             71          33           33            31          32              43           33           32              31             29           35             34            33              32

Work Experience in 2006

    Total, 20 to 64 years                                        61         141          141           137         141             159          146          141             133            125          152            147           141             132
Worked at full-time jobs                                        137          70           70            67          73              82           75           73              68             57           84             75            73              67
  50 to 52 weeks                                                140          51           50            49          55              62           57           55              50             40           66             57            55              50
Worked at part-time jobs                                         82          58           58            57          58              65           61           58              56             52           63             61            59              55
Did not work                                                    120         113          113           110         111             127          116          111             104            102          118            116           111             104

Program Participation Status of
  Household Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                                81          58           58            57          57              68           65           57              51             49           67             65            57              49
    Public assistance or welfare non-SSI                         52          42           42            42          42              46           44           42              39             36           45             44            42              37
    SSI                                                          62          41           41            40          40              52           49           40              36             35           51             49            40              35
  Food stamps                                                   104          83           83            81          83              90           86           83              73             65           88             85            81              68
  Housing assistance                                             79          63           63            63          64              69           66           64              54             50           66             64            62              51
  Energy assistance                                              46          36           36            35          35              40           37           35              32             29           38             36            34              30
  Free or reduced-price sch. lunch                              119          78           77            76          78              85           81           78              71             61           84             77            74              64
Household received both food stamps
  and cash assistance                                            62          51           51            50          51              57           56           51              45             42           57             55            50              43

Health Insurance Coverage

Covered for part or all of the year                             236         174          173           167         172             199          179          172             159            145          184            176           169             153
Covered by:
  Plan related to employment of self
    or relative                                                 219          79           78            73          79              95           82           79              75             63           87             78            76              72
  Medicare                                                      120          76           76            68          68             110           74           68              59             59           77             76            70              61
    Both Medicare and Medicaid                                   64          50           50            48          48              67           55           48              39             38           56             55            48              39
  Medicaid                                                      166         149          149           146         149             165          156          149             136            124          159            154           146             129
Not covered at any time during the year                         159         113          113           111         113             122          115          113             109            104          120            114           113             109
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
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