U.S. Census Bureau
Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau


Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement
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Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                         Before taxes
                                                                                                Definition 3
                                                                Money income--                          plus
                                                    Excluding                                         health
                                                      capital    Definition 1   Definition 2       insurance
                                                        gains            less           plus  supplements to
                                                     (current      government        capital  wage or salary
                                            Total    measure)       transfers          gains          income
                                         (thous.)      Def 1           Def 2          Def 3           Def 4
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All Races

    All families                            78454         9.8            17.7           17.5            16.9

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                               3534        28.4            30.6           30.7            29.3
25 to 44 years                              31733        12.6            14.5           14.4            13.6
45 to 54 years                              17816         6.2             9.1            9.1             8.6
55 to 64 years                              12981         6.3            13.2           13.1            12.6
65 years and over                           12389         6.1            39.2           38.5            38.1

Type of Family

Married-couple families                     58964         4.9            12.8           12.6            12.2
  With related children under 18            27317         6.4             7.9            7.8             7.2
    With related children under 6           12885         8.2             9.3            9.3             8.5
Male householder, no wife present            5067        13.2            19.7           19.7            18.8
Female householder, no husband present      14424        28.3            36.8           36.7            35.3
  With related children under 18             9894        36.5            42.2           42.2            40.4
    With related children under 6            4035        49.6            54.1           54.2            52.0

Region

Northeast                                   14197         9.0            16.7           16.7            15.9
Midwest                                     17706         8.7            16.6           16.3            15.7
South                                       29142        11.2            20.0           19.8            19.2
West                                        17409         9.1            15.8           15.7            15.0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                         Before taxes
                                                                                                Definition 3
                                                                Money income--                          plus
                                                    Excluding                                         health
                                                      capital    Definition 1   Definition 2       insurance
                                                        gains            less           plus  supplements to
                                                     (current      government        capital  wage or salary
                                            Total    measure)       transfers          gains          income
                                         (thous.)      Def 1           Def 2          Def 3           Def 4

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma            10624        24.7            40.3           40.1            38.9
High school graduate, no college            23574        11.7            22.2           22.0            21.2
College: Less than bachelor's degree        21257         8.0            14.4           14.2            13.5
         Bachelor's degree or more          22999         2.6             5.6            5.6             5.4

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                  66065        10.5            13.6           13.6            12.9
Worked at full-time jobs                    47198         4.9             5.7            5.7             5.2
  50 to 52 weeks                            41126         3.3             3.8            3.8             3.3
Worked at part-time jobs                     7039        16.9            20.8           20.7            19.8
Did not work                                11827        29.0            40.9           40.7            39.6

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                  21545        26.4            52.8           52.2            51.3
  Householder 15 to 64 years                12565        39.5            53.2           52.9            51.6
  Householder 65 years and over              8981         8.1            52.3           51.3            51.0
One worker                                  34048         5.5             7.0            7.0             6.1
Two workers or more                         22861         0.4             0.5            0.5             0.5

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            3843        40.8            63.5           63.4            62.3
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI      1369        65.4            78.1           78.2            76.7
    SSI                                      2723        30.8            58.5           58.3            57.4
  Food stamps                                5033        62.3            74.9           74.6            72.6

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                         Before taxes
                                                                                                Definition 3
                                                                Money income--                          plus
                                                    Excluding                                         health
                                                      capital    Definition 1   Definition 2       insurance
                                                        gains            less           plus  supplements to
                                                     (current      government        capital  wage or salary
                                            Total    measure)       transfers          gains          income
                                         (thous.)      Def 1           Def 2          Def 3           Def 4
  Housing assistance                         2398        58.3            71.7           71.5            69.4
  Energy assistance                          1633        52.8            72.8           72.4            70.4
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       7921        40.9            48.4           48.3            46.0
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                            1760        67.6            86.5           86.4            84.7

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                    55276         3.1             6.5            6.4             5.5
  Medicare                                  10799         5.6            41.9           41.1            40.8
  Medicaid                                  13136        33.2            44.9           44.7            43.6
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0          .               .              .               .
  Health insurance                              0          .               .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                      1300        16.9            53.6           52.9            52.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                       After taxes
                                                                                                      Definition 8
                                          Definition 4                  Definition 6                          plus
                                                  less   Definition 5           plus   Definition 7      nonmeans-
                                                Social           less         Earned           less         tested
                                              Security        Federal         Income          state     government
                                               payroll         income            Tax         income           cash
                                                 taxes          taxes         Credit          taxes      transfers
                                                Def 5          Def 6          Def 7          Def 8          Def 9
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All Races

    All families                                  17.7           17.4           16.1           16.1            9.1

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    31.0           30.2           26.8           26.8           25.3
25 to 44 years                                    14.8           14.2           11.8           11.9           10.6
45 to 54 years                                     9.1            9.0            8.3            8.3            6.3
55 to 64 years                                    13.2           13.2           12.9           12.9            7.0
65 years and over                                 38.6           38.7           38.5           38.7            6.8

Type of Family

Married-couple families                           12.7           12.5           11.7           11.7            4.4
  With related children under 18                   8.0            7.4            5.8            5.8            4.7
    With related children under 6                  9.4            8.7            6.9            6.9            6.0
Male householder, no wife present                 20.1           20.4           18.5           18.8           13.3
Female householder, no husband present            37.2           36.7           33.1           33.2           26.9
  With related children under 18                  42.6           41.7           36.7           36.7           33.1
    With related children under 6                 54.5           53.3           47.5           47.6           44.7

Region

Northeast                                         16.6           16.4           15.3           15.2            8.2
Midwest                                           16.4           16.1           14.9           15.1            8.0
South                                             20.1           19.9           18.4           18.4           10.5
West                                              16.0           15.6           14.1           14.1            8.7

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                       After taxes
                                                                                                      Definition 8
                                          Definition 4                  Definition 6                          plus
                                                  less   Definition 5           plus   Definition 7      nonmeans-
                                                Social           less         Earned           less         tested
                                              Security        Federal         Income          state     government
                                               payroll         income            Tax         income           cash
                                                 taxes          taxes         Credit          taxes      transfers
                                                Def 5          Def 6          Def 7          Def 8          Def 9

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma                  40.8           40.2           37.3           37.4           24.1
High school graduate, no college                  22.3           21.9           20.0           20.0           10.7
College: Less than bachelor's degree              14.3           14.0           12.8           12.9            7.2
         Bachelor's degree or more                 5.6            5.6            5.3            5.3            2.4

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                        13.8           13.5           11.9           11.9            9.5
Worked at full-time jobs                           5.9            5.6            4.1            4.2            3.6
  50 to 52 weeks                                   4.0            3.6            2.5            2.5            2.2
Worked at part-time jobs                          21.2           20.8           18.1           18.1           15.5
Did not work                                      40.8           40.5           39.0           39.1           29.8

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        52.4           52.2           50.4           50.5           26.6
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      53.1           52.8           49.7           49.8           39.1
  Householder 65 years and over                   51.3           51.5           51.4           51.6            9.1
One worker                                         7.3            6.8            4.9            4.9            3.9
Two workers or more                                0.5            0.5            0.4            0.4            0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 63.5           63.2           61.1           61.1           52.2
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           78.2           77.4           73.7           73.9           68.6
    SSI                                           58.4           58.4           57.2           57.1           46.7
  Food stamps                                     75.4           74.2           67.0           67.4           59.5

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                       After taxes
                                                                                                      Definition 8
                                          Definition 4                  Definition 6                          plus
                                                  less   Definition 5           plus   Definition 7      nonmeans-
                                                Social           less         Earned           less         tested
                                              Security        Federal         Income          state     government
                                               payroll         income            Tax         income           cash
                                                 taxes          taxes         Credit          taxes      transfers
                                                Def 5          Def 6          Def 7          Def 8          Def 9
  Housing assistance                              71.1           70.9           66.5           66.3           58.1
  Energy assistance                               72.8           71.8           66.4           66.6           51.1
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            49.5           47.3           40.4           40.4           35.6
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 86.3           85.5           82.4           82.5           77.0

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           5.8            5.8            5.1            5.2            2.2
  Medicare                                        41.2           41.3           41.2           41.3            6.8
  Medicaid                                        46.0           44.8           40.0           40.1           32.3
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .              .              .              .              .
  Health insurance                                  .              .              .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           53.3           53.1           52.2           52.2           25.3

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                        After taxes
                                                                                                       Definition 13
                                                                        Definition 11                           plus
                                                         Definition 10           plus                          other
                                                                  plus   means-tested                   means-tested
                                          Definition 9   regular-price     government  Definition 12      government
                                                  plus          school           cash           plus         noncash
                                              Medicare         lunches      transfers       Medicaid       transfers
                                               Def 10          Def 11         Def 12         Def 13          Def 14
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All Races

    All families                                   8.9             8.9            8.3            7.9             7.1

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    25.0            25.0           24.6           23.3            21.6
25 to 44 years                                    10.5            10.5           10.1            9.5             8.3
45 to 54 years                                     6.1             6.1            5.5            5.2             4.7
55 to 64 years                                     6.6             6.6            5.9            5.7             5.5
65 years and over                                  6.2             6.2            5.6            5.5             5.2

Type of Family

Married-couple families                            4.2             4.2            3.9            3.7             3.5
  With related children under 18                   4.6             4.6            4.4            4.1             3.7
    With related children under 6                  5.9             5.9            5.8            5.4             4.9
Male householder, no wife present                 12.7            12.7           11.8           11.4            10.6
Female householder, no husband present            26.5            26.5           24.8           23.5            20.6
  With related children under 18                  32.8            32.8           31.3           29.6            25.6
    With related children under 6                 44.3            44.3           43.1           40.4            35.8

Region

Northeast                                          8.0             8.0            7.4            7.0             6.1
Midwest                                            7.8             7.8            7.5            7.0             6.4
South                                             10.2            10.2            9.6            9.3             8.5
West                                               8.4             8.4            7.5            7.0             6.5

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                        After taxes
                                                                                                       Definition 13
                                                                        Definition 11                           plus
                                                         Definition 10           plus                          other
                                                                  plus   means-tested                   means-tested
                                          Definition 9   regular-price     government  Definition 12      government
                                                  plus          school           cash           plus         noncash
                                              Medicare         lunches      transfers       Medicaid       transfers
                                               Def 10          Def 11         Def 12         Def 13          Def 14

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma                  23.3            23.3           21.6           20.4            18.5
High school graduate, no college                  10.4            10.3            9.6            9.2             8.3
College: Less than bachelor's degree               7.1             7.1            6.6            6.3             5.6
         Bachelor's degree or more                 2.4             2.4            2.2            2.2             2.1

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                         9.4             9.4            8.8            8.3             7.5
Worked at full-time jobs                           3.5             3.5            3.3            3.1             2.6
  50 to 52 weeks                                   2.2             2.2            2.1            1.9             1.6
Worked at part-time jobs                          15.2            15.1           14.5           13.5            11.6
Did not work                                      29.2            29.2           27.2           26.0            24.5

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        25.9            25.8           24.1           23.2            21.2
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      38.4            38.3           36.0           34.5            31.4
  Householder 65 years and over                    8.4             8.4            7.4            7.3             6.9
One worker                                         3.8             3.8            3.6            3.3             2.8
Two workers or more                                0.4             0.4            0.4            0.3             0.3

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 49.9            49.9           37.9           34.6            29.5
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           68.1            68.1           61.2           55.2            44.6
    SSI                                           43.5            43.5           28.7           25.9            23.3
  Food stamps                                     58.1            58.1           54.0           49.0            39.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                        After taxes
                                                                                                       Definition 13
                                                                        Definition 11                           plus
                                                         Definition 10           plus                          other
                                                                  plus   means-tested                   means-tested
                                          Definition 9   regular-price     government  Definition 12      government
                                                  plus          school           cash           plus         noncash
                                              Medicare         lunches      transfers       Medicaid       transfers
                                               Def 10          Def 11         Def 12         Def 13          Def 14
  Housing assistance                              56.8            56.8           52.2           47.3            34.7
  Energy assistance                               49.8            49.8           45.6           41.8            33.8
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            35.2            35.2           33.3           31.1            25.7
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 74.9            74.9           63.4           56.5            45.9

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           2.1             2.1            2.0            2.0             1.8
  Medicare                                         5.9             5.9            5.0            4.9             4.7
  Medicaid                                        31.4            31.4           28.3           26.0            22.4
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .               .              .              .               .
  Health insurance                                  .               .              .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           21.0            21.0           14.4           14.0            13.0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                   After taxes
                                            Definition 14
                                                     plus
                                                      net                            Money
                                                  imputed     Definition 14         Income          Money
                                                   return              less    after Taxes         Income
                                                on equity           medical  not including          after
                                              in own home          programs           EITC          Taxes
                                                  Def 15            Def 16         Def 17         Def 18
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All Races

    All families                                      6.7               7.4           10.2            8.8

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                       21.4              21.9           29.4           25.2
25 to 44 years                                        8.1               8.5           13.0           10.7
45 to 54 years                                        4.4               4.9            6.7            5.9
55 to 64 years                                        4.8               5.7            6.7            6.4
65 years and over                                     4.0               5.5            6.1            6.0

Type of Family

Married-couple families                               3.2               3.7            5.1            4.3
  With related children under 18                      3.5               3.9            6.6            5.0
    With related children under 6                     4.7               5.1            8.3            6.4
Male householder, no wife present                     9.8              11.0           14.0           12.4
Female householder, no husband present               19.6              21.1           29.5           25.8
  With related children under 18                     24.8              26.2           37.9           32.5
    With related children under 6                    35.1              36.8           51.1           44.5

Region

Northeast                                             5.8               6.3            9.3            8.1
Midwest                                               6.0               6.5            8.9            7.8
South                                                 8.0               8.8           11.7           10.2
West                                                  5.8               6.8            9.6            8.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                   After taxes
                                            Definition 14
                                                     plus
                                                      net                            Money
                                                  imputed     Definition 14         Income          Money
                                                   return              less    after Taxes         Income
                                                on equity           medical  not including          after
                                              in own home          programs           EITC          Taxes
                                                  Def 15            Def 16         Def 17         Def 18

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma                     17.4              19.3           25.8           22.9
High school graduate, no college                      7.8               8.5           12.1           10.2
College: Less than bachelor's degree                  5.2               5.8            8.3            7.1
         Bachelor's degree or more                    1.9               2.2            2.7            2.4

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                            7.2               7.7           10.9            9.3
Worked at full-time jobs                              2.5               2.7            5.2            3.7
  50 to 52 weeks                                      1.6               1.7            3.6            2.4
Worked at part-time jobs                             11.4              12.0           17.9           15.3
Did not work                                         23.0              25.3           29.6           28.2

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                           19.6              21.8           26.9           25.1
  Householder 15 to 64 years                         29.7              32.1           40.4           37.3
  Householder 65 years and over                       5.3               7.4            8.0            8.0
One worker                                            2.7               2.9            6.1            4.1
Two workers or more                                   0.3               0.4            0.5            0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                    28.1              31.0           41.5           39.4
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI              43.6              46.7           66.2           62.5
    SSI                                              21.7              24.8           31.5           30.2
  Food stamps                                        37.5              40.8           63.6           56.6

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                                                   After taxes
                                            Definition 14
                                                     plus
                                                      net                            Money
                                                  imputed     Definition 14         Income          Money
                                                   return              less    after Taxes         Income
                                                on equity           medical  not including          after
                                              in own home          programs           EITC          Taxes
                                                  Def 15            Def 16         Def 17         Def 18
  Housing assistance                                 34.7              36.3           59.6           54.2
  Energy assistance                                  31.6              35.1           53.2           47.5
  Free or reduced-price school lunches               24.7              26.7           42.1           35.1
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                    44.4              48.3           68.6           65.4

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                              1.6               1.9            3.3            2.6
  Medicare                                            4.1               5.1            5.7            5.5
  Medicaid                                           21.4              23.4           34.2           29.6
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                           .                 .              .              .
  Health insurance                                     .                 .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                              11.0              13.7           17.5           16.3

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                          Defin 1   Defin 2   Defin 3   Defin 4   Defin 5   Defin 6   Defin 7   Defin 8   Defin 9
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All Races

    All families                             7668     13871     13743     13237     13900     13685     12616     12655      7147

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                               1005      1082      1084      1037      1097      1067       947       949       894
25 to 44 years                               3985      4592      4572      4318      4689      4499      3756      3765      3373
45 to 54 years                               1108      1626      1619      1525      1628      1606      1475      1477      1129
55 to 64 years                                818      1712      1703      1640      1709      1718      1668      1673       904
65 years and over                             752      4859      4765      4716      4778      4795      4770      4791       848

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      2910      7564      7453      7192      7517      7361      6898      6913      2590
  With related children under 18             1746      2152      2143      1959      2191      2021      1578      1576      1287
    With related children under 6            1052      1204      1194      1094      1217      1120       886       885       777
Male householder, no wife present             671       997       996       951      1020      1034       938       952       673
Female householder, no husband present       4087      5309      5295      5094      5363      5289      4780      4789      3883
  With related children under 18             3615      4179      4177      3995      4219      4122      3626      3627      3277
    With related children under 6            2001      2183      2185      2098      2198      2151      1917      1920      1802

Region

Northeast                                    1274      2371      2370      2257      2361      2328      2169      2161      1165
Midwest                                      1536      2934      2885      2776      2897      2847      2644      2676      1417
South                                        3278      5817      5761      5586      5863      5791      5351      5359      3046
West                                         1579      2749      2727      2618      2779      2718      2451      2458      1519

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma             2620      4283      4265      4134      4332      4271      3962      3976      2562
High school graduate, no college             2752      5241      5175      4997      5248      5153      4707      4726      2515
College: Less than bachelor's degree         1703      3055      3022      2871      3031      2978      2730      2736      1523
         Bachelor's degree or more            594      1293      1282      1235      1289      1282      1217      1216       548

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                          Defin 1   Defin 2   Defin 3   Defin 4   Defin 5   Defin 6   Defin 7   Defin 8   Defin 9

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                   6916      9012      8978      8520      9122      8889      7846      7864      6299
Worked at full-time jobs                     2299      2714      2710      2436      2800      2631      1953      1959      1681
  50 to 52 weeks                             1364      1563      1561      1368      1648      1498      1029      1031       915
Worked at part-time jobs                     1191      1463      1460      1396      1494      1463      1274      1274      1089
Did not work                                 3427      4835      4808      4688      4828      4796      4618      4630      3530

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   5688     11377     11250     11057     11280     11252     10861     10890      5730
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 4961      6679      6646      6479      6670      6629      6247      6254      4913
  Householder 65 years and over               726      4698      4604      4577      4609      4623      4615      4636       817
One worker                                   1880      2376      2371      2075      2496      2309      1656      1666      1328
Two workers or more                           101       118       122       105       124       124        98        98        89

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            1569      2441      2437      2394      2441      2430      2347      2349      2007
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       895      1070      1071      1049      1071      1059      1009      1012       940
    SSI                                       840      1592      1588      1564      1591      1590      1557      1555      1272
  Food stamps                                3135      3768      3756      3652      3796      3736      3373      3389      2994
  Housing assistance                         1397      1718      1714      1664      1705      1699      1594      1591      1393
  Energy assistance                           862      1188      1182      1150      1189      1172      1084      1087       834
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       3236      3831      3825      3642      3925      3749      3201      3197      2820
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                            1189      1522      1521      1492      1518      1505      1451      1452      1355

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                     1704      3572      3522      3015      3225      3179      2841      2859      1197
  Medicare                                    604      4524      4439      4405      4450      4462      4444      4455       733
  Medicaid                                   4366      5901      5874      5731      6038      5888      5250      5263      4237
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                          Defin 1   Defin 2   Defin 3   Defin 4   Defin 5   Defin 6   Defin 7   Defin 8   Defin 9
  Health insurance                              0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                       220       697       688       678       693       690       679       679       329

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                         Defin 10  Defin 11  Defin 12  Defin 13  Defin 14  Defin 15  Defin 16  Defin 17  Defin 18
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL

All Races

    All families                             6960      6954      6490      6180      5596      5220      5782      7977      6908

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                885       885       869       823       762       757       775      1038       892
25 to 44 years                               3345      3341      3191      3008      2631      2562      2703      4132      3398
45 to 54 years                               1095      1095       980       930       846       784       876      1188      1042
55 to 64 years                                862       861       762       741       715       620       742       865       827
65 years and over                             773       773       688       678       641       496       686       755       748

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      2490      2486      2317      2206      2089      1889      2184      3006      2564
  With related children under 18             1260      1256      1197      1116      1019       966      1065      1793      1353
    With related children under 6             765       765       748       692       629       602       663      1068       829
Male householder, no wife present             645       642       599       578       536       499       556       711       628
Female householder, no husband present       3826      3826      3574      3396      2970      2832      3042      4260      3716
  With related children under 18             3250      3250      3095      2930      2530      2457      2596      3746      3215
    With related children under 6            1789      1789      1738      1630      1444      1417      1485      2061      1796

Region

Northeast                                    1140      1140      1054       998       860       821       898      1321      1151
Midwest                                      1388      1388      1323      1248      1130      1065      1157      1571      1389
South                                        2963      2958      2805      2708      2481      2319      2551      3423      2965
West                                         1469      1469      1307      1226      1125      1015      1176      1663      1403

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma             2476      2475      2294      2163      1966      1844      2054      2737      2431
High school graduate, no college             2442      2438      2270      2166      1946      1836      2000      2853      2409
College: Less than bachelor's degree         1499      1499      1409      1340      1194      1103      1230      1770      1518
         Bachelor's degree or more            543       543       517       511       489       438       498       617       551

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                         Defin 10  Defin 11  Defin 12  Defin 13  Defin 14  Defin 15  Defin 16  Defin 17  Defin 18

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                   6187      6181      5802      5502      4954      4724      5096      7223      6160
Worked at full-time jobs                     1662      1660      1573      1474      1241      1200      1268      2467      1754
  50 to 52 weeks                              905       905       857       789       661       646       679      1484       978
Worked at part-time jobs                     1067      1066      1017       948       819       803       841      1259      1076
Did not work                                 3458      3455      3212      3080      2894      2721      2987      3497      3330

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   5573      5569      5184      4988      4563      4216      4698      5795      5405
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 4822      4818      4518      4330      3940      3737      4038      5077      4688
  Householder 65 years and over               751       751       666       658       623       479       660       719       718
One worker                                   1301      1299      1221      1114       959       927      1002      2062      1406
Two workers or more                            86        86        85        78        74        77        81       120        97

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            1917      1917      1458      1328      1132      1081      1193      1595      1515
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       932       932       838       756       610       597       639       906       856
    SSI                                      1183      1183       782       706       634       592       676       856       823
  Food stamps                                2923      2923      2719      2466      1969      1885      2052      3199      2847
  Housing assistance                         1361      1361      1252      1133       831       831       871      1428      1300
  Energy assistance                           813       813       744       682       552       517       573       869       775
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       2788      2788      2637      2462      2039      1957      2116      3332      2778
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                            1318      1318      1115       995       808       781       849      1207      1151

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                     1162      1160      1118      1087       992       910      1023      1801      1435
  Medicare                                    635       635       537       532       512       437       547       615       593
  Medicaid                                   4131      4129      3715      3412      2941      2813      3073      4493      3887
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (All Races)

                                         Defin 10  Defin 11  Defin 12  Defin 13  Defin 14  Defin 15  Defin 16  Defin 17  Defin 18
  Health insurance                              0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                       273       273       187       183       169       143       178       227       211
Race Footnotes


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)
Last revised: December 31, 2007
URL: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/macro/032007/rdcall/3_001.htm