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
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                         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

White alone or in combination

    All families                            64963         8.0            16.2           16.0            15.4

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                               2696        25.3            27.2           27.3            25.8
25 to 44 years                              25423        10.5            12.3           12.2            11.6
45 to 54 years                              14784         4.9             7.5            7.5             7.2
55 to 64 years                              11158         5.4            11.9           11.8            11.3
65 years and over                           10902         4.8            38.5           37.6            37.3

Type of Family

Married-couple families                     51328         4.5            12.6           12.4            12.0
  With related children under 18            23144         5.9             7.3            7.2             6.7
    With related children under 6           10965         7.9             8.9            8.9             8.2
Male householder, no wife present            3881        11.6            18.0           18.0            17.2
Female householder, no husband present       9753        25.0            34.2           34.1            32.8
  With related children under 18             6480        33.3            39.2           39.2            37.4
    With related children under 6            2538        47.0            51.5           51.6            49.6

Region

Northeast                                   11732         7.2            15.3           15.3            14.7
Midwest                                     15503         6.7            14.7           14.4            13.9
South                                       23068         9.2            18.2           17.9            17.4
West                                        14660         8.3            15.2           15.1            14.5

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                         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             8484        21.4            37.8           37.6            36.5
High school graduate, no college            19547         9.2            20.3           20.0            19.4
College: Less than bachelor's degree        17608         6.5            12.9           12.8            12.2
         Bachelor's degree or more          19324         2.3             5.4            5.4             5.2

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                  54061         8.7            11.7           11.6            11.0
Worked at full-time jobs                    38801         4.1             4.9            4.9             4.4
  50 to 52 weeks                            33804         2.8             3.2            3.2             2.8
Worked at part-time jobs                     5910        13.7            17.2           17.2            16.3
Did not work                                 9351        24.3            36.3           36.0            35.1

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                  17614        21.5            49.4           48.7            47.9
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 9581        34.2            48.3           48.0            46.7
  Householder 65 years and over              8033         6.3            50.6           49.5            49.2
One worker                                  28265         4.7             6.0            6.0             5.3
Two workers or more                         19084         0.5             0.5            0.6             0.5

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            2511        35.5            59.2           59.0            58.2
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       776        61.8            74.8           75.0            73.7
    SSI                                      1873        27.0            55.2           54.8            54.2
  Food stamps                                3171        59.0            72.7           72.4            70.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                         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                         1204        51.7            68.5           68.5            67.0
  Energy assistance                          1155        48.6            70.6           70.3            68.5
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       5397        37.6            45.5           45.4            43.3
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             987        64.3            85.3           85.1            83.4

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                    46590         2.6             6.0            5.9             5.2
  Medicare                                   9553         4.5            41.3           40.5            40.2
  Medicaid                                   9667        29.6            41.5           41.3            40.3
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0          .               .              .               .
  Health insurance                              0          .               .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                       980        13.9            52.5           51.6            51.0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                       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

White alone or in combination

    All families                                  16.2           15.9           14.7           14.8            7.4

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    27.6           26.6           23.2           23.2           21.7
25 to 44 years                                    12.7           12.1            9.9            9.9            8.7
45 to 54 years                                     7.7            7.5            6.9            6.9            5.0
55 to 64 years                                    11.8           11.9           11.6           11.6            6.1
65 years and over                                 37.7           37.9           37.7           37.8            5.4

Type of Family

Married-couple families                           12.6           12.3           11.5           11.5            4.0
  With related children under 18                   7.6            6.9            5.3            5.3            4.4
    With related children under 6                  9.2            8.4            6.5            6.5            5.8
Male householder, no wife present                 18.3           18.6           16.8           17.2           11.4
Female householder, no husband present            34.6           34.2           30.7           30.8           23.6
  With related children under 18                  39.8           38.8           33.7           33.7           29.8
    With related children under 6                 52.3           51.1           45.0           45.0           41.9

Region

Northeast                                         15.3           15.1           14.2           14.2            6.7
Midwest                                           14.5           14.2           13.3           13.5            6.0
South                                             18.3           18.1           16.7           16.7            8.4
West                                              15.4           15.0           13.5           13.5            7.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                       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                  38.3           37.7           34.6           34.8           20.6
High school graduate, no college                  20.3           19.9           18.3           18.3            8.4
College: Less than bachelor's degree              12.9           12.6           11.7           11.7            5.8
         Bachelor's degree or more                 5.4            5.3            5.1            5.1            2.1

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                        11.9           11.5           10.1           10.1            7.8
Worked at full-time jobs                           5.1            4.8            3.5            3.5            3.0
  50 to 52 weeks                                   3.5            3.1            2.1            2.1            1.9
Worked at part-time jobs                          17.7           17.2           14.8           14.9           12.4
Did not work                                      36.3           35.9           34.4           34.5           24.9

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        48.9           48.7           47.1           47.2           21.5
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      48.3           47.9           45.0           45.0           33.7
  Householder 65 years and over                   49.5           49.7           49.6           49.8            7.0
One worker                                         6.4            5.9            4.2            4.2            3.3
Two workers or more                                0.6            0.5            0.4            0.4            0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 59.3           59.0           57.0           56.9           47.2
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           75.0           74.3           71.3           71.4           65.4
    SSI                                           55.1           55.0           53.6           53.5           42.3
  Food stamps                                     73.8           72.3           64.4           64.8           55.6

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                       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                              68.8           68.5           64.5           64.6           54.1
  Energy assistance                               71.4           70.1           64.7           64.7           47.2
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            47.3           44.8           37.2           37.2           32.1
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 85.0           84.1           81.4           81.3           74.8

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           5.5            5.4            4.9            4.9            1.8
  Medicare                                        40.6           40.7           40.5           40.6            5.4
  Medicaid                                        42.7           41.5           36.6           36.7           28.3
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .              .              .              .              .
  Health insurance                                  .              .              .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           51.9           51.8           50.7           50.7           21.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                        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

White alone or in combination

    All families                                   7.2             7.2            6.7            6.4             5.9

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    21.5            21.5           21.3           20.2            18.8
25 to 44 years                                     8.6             8.6            8.2            7.8             7.0
45 to 54 years                                     4.9             4.9            4.4            4.2             3.9
55 to 64 years                                     5.8             5.8            5.1            5.0             4.8
65 years and over                                  4.9             4.9            4.4            4.3             4.1

Type of Family

Married-couple families                            3.9             3.9            3.6            3.4             3.3
  With related children under 18                   4.3             4.3            4.1            3.8             3.5
    With related children under 6                  5.7             5.7            5.6            5.2             4.7
Male householder, no wife present                 10.9            10.9           10.2            9.9             9.1
Female householder, no husband present            23.2            23.2           21.7           20.8            18.6
  With related children under 18                  29.5            29.5           28.1           26.9            23.7
    With related children under 6                 41.5            41.5           40.4           38.4            34.8

Region

Northeast                                          6.5             6.5            5.9            5.6             4.9
Midwest                                            5.9             5.9            5.7            5.4             4.9
South                                              8.2             8.2            7.8            7.6             7.2
West                                               7.6             7.6            6.7            6.3             5.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                        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                  20.0            19.9           18.3           17.3            15.9
High school graduate, no college                   8.1             8.1            7.6            7.3             6.6
College: Less than bachelor's degree               5.7             5.7            5.4            5.2             4.7
         Bachelor's degree or more                 2.1             2.1            2.0            2.0             1.9

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                         7.7             7.7            7.2            6.9             6.3
Worked at full-time jobs                           3.0             3.0            2.8            2.7             2.3
  50 to 52 weeks                                   1.8             1.8            1.8            1.7             1.4
Worked at part-time jobs                          12.1            12.1           11.6           10.9             9.6
Did not work                                      24.3            24.3           22.5           21.6            20.6

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        20.9            20.9           19.4           18.8            17.4
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      33.0            33.0           30.9           29.8            27.5
  Householder 65 years and over                    6.4             6.4            5.7            5.6             5.4
One worker                                         3.3             3.3            3.1            2.9             2.5
Two workers or more                                0.4             0.4            0.4            0.4             0.3

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 44.9            44.9           32.9           30.2            26.2
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           64.9            64.9           57.8           52.9            42.9
    SSI                                           39.3            39.3           25.0           22.6            20.7
  Food stamps                                     54.3            54.3           50.3           45.8            37.0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                        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                              52.5            52.5           46.7           42.5            30.1
  Energy assistance                               46.1            46.1           42.0           38.1            31.1
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            31.6            31.6           29.9           28.2            23.7
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 73.0            73.0           60.1           53.7            43.6

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           1.8             1.8            1.7            1.7             1.5
  Medicare                                         4.7             4.7            4.0            4.0             3.9
  Medicaid                                        27.5            27.5           24.7           22.8            20.1
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .               .              .              .               .
  Health insurance                                  .               .              .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           17.7            17.7           11.8           11.3            10.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                   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

White alone or in combination

    All families                                      5.5               6.1            8.4            7.2

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                       18.4              19.2           26.1           22.0
25 to 44 years                                        6.8               7.2           10.9            8.8
45 to 54 years                                        3.6               4.0            5.3            4.7
55 to 64 years                                        4.2               5.0            5.8            5.6
65 years and over                                     3.1               4.4            4.8            4.7

Type of Family

Married-couple families                               3.0               3.4            4.7            4.0
  With related children under 18                      3.3               3.6            6.1            4.5
    With related children under 6                     4.5               5.0            8.0            6.1
Male householder, no wife present                     8.4               9.5           12.1           10.7
Female householder, no husband present               17.6              19.0           26.3           22.7
  With related children under 18                     23.0              24.3           34.8           29.4
    With related children under 6                    34.2              35.8           48.8           41.8

Region

Northeast                                             4.6               5.1            7.4            6.4
Midwest                                               4.7               5.0            6.8            6.0
South                                                 6.7               7.4            9.6            8.3
West                                                  5.3               6.1            8.8            7.3

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                   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                     14.9              16.6           22.5           19.4
High school graduate, no college                      6.2               6.9            9.6            8.1
College: Less than bachelor's degree                  4.3               4.8            6.8            5.8
         Bachelor's degree or more                    1.7               1.9            2.4            2.1

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                            6.0               6.5            9.1            7.7
Worked at full-time jobs                              2.3               2.4            4.4            3.2
  50 to 52 weeks                                      1.4               1.5            3.1            2.0
Worked at part-time jobs                              9.4               9.9           14.6           12.2
Did not work                                         19.2              21.3           25.0           23.5

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                           15.9              17.9           21.9           20.4
  Householder 15 to 64 years                         25.9              28.2           35.1           32.3
  Householder 65 years and over                       4.1               5.8            6.2            6.2
One worker                                            2.4               2.6            5.2            3.5
Two workers or more                                   0.4               0.4            0.6            0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                    24.8              27.6           36.2           34.4
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI              41.5              45.1           62.4           59.0
    SSI                                              19.2              22.0           27.7           26.6
  Food stamps                                        35.0              38.8           60.7           52.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                                                   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                                 30.1              32.1           53.3           48.4
  Energy assistance                                  28.3              32.5           49.2           43.7
  Free or reduced-price school lunches               22.5              24.6           39.0           31.7
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                    41.7              46.4           65.7           62.3

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                              1.4               1.6            2.7            2.2
  Medicare                                            3.4               4.1            4.6            4.4
  Medicaid                                           19.1              21.0           30.6           26.0
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                           .                 .              .              .
  Health insurance                                     .                 .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                               8.8              11.4           14.6           13.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

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

White alone or in combination

    All families                             5210     10494     10375     10022     10532     10350      9557      9584      4806

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                682       733       736       695       745       717       625       625       584
25 to 44 years                               2679      3131      3114      2941      3219      3066      2517      2522      2213
45 to 54 years                                718      1115      1110      1058      1135      1113      1017      1018       744
55 to 64 years                                608      1323      1312      1261      1321      1326      1290      1293       683
65 years and over                             523      4193      4103      4067      4112      4128      4108      4126       583

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      2317      6461      6356      6159      6442      6296      5909      5917      2060
  With related children under 18             1374      1682      1677      1548      1749      1598      1231      1226      1012
    With related children under 6             862       978       972       899      1006       920       716       714       637
Male householder, no wife present             450       699       697       667       712       720       654       667       441
Female householder, no husband present       2443      3335      3322      3197      3378      3333      2994      3000      2305
  With related children under 18             2157      2540      2538      2425      2577      2516      2185      2184      1933
    With related children under 6            1193      1306      1308      1258      1328      1296      1143      1143      1062

Region

Northeast                                     844      1792      1792      1723      1797      1772      1669      1665       782
Midwest                                      1034      2280      2233      2152      2251      2208      2062      2086       931
South                                        2118      4193      4141      4025      4226      4168      3851      3853      1939
West                                         1213      2229      2209      2122      2258      2202      1975      1979      1155

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma             1817      3205      3188      3094      3253      3200      2940      2954      1750
High school graduate, no college             1805      3964      3903      3788      3977      3899      3570      3586      1633
College: Less than bachelor's degree         1142      2279      2247      2142      2264      2222      2062      2062      1015
         Bachelor's degree or more            445      1047      1037       997      1038      1029       985       983       408

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                          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                   4686      6302      6271      5956      6420      6222      5449      5458      4223
Worked at full-time jobs                     1605      1890      1890      1711      1986      1850      1356      1353      1168
  50 to 52 weeks                              950      1087      1088       957      1168      1051       705       700       630
Worked at part-time jobs                      811      1017      1014       965      1043      1019       877       881       730
Did not work                                 2271      3395      3368      3279      3391      3354      3216      3225      2325

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   3784      8698      8576      8430      8607      8582      8288      8318      3792
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 3281      4630      4598      4477      4629      4592      4307      4316      3233
  Householder 65 years and over               503      4067      3978      3953      3978      3989      3981      4002       560
One worker                                   1332      1694      1693      1500      1816      1664      1188      1186       937
Two workers or more                            94       103       106        93       109       105        81        81        77

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                             891      1487      1482      1461      1488      1481      1431      1430      1185
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       479       580       582       572       582       576       553       554       508
    SSI                                       506      1034      1027      1015      1032      1031      1004      1002       793
  Food stamps                                1871      2304      2296      2227      2339      2292      2043      2056      1764
  Housing assistance                          622       825       825       806       829       824       777       777       651
  Energy assistance                           561       816       812       791       824       809       747       747       545
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       2031      2454      2451      2335      2552      2416      2010      2005      1733
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             635       841       840       823       839       831       803       802       738

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                     1194      2812      2764      2411      2556      2520      2285      2298       839
  Medicare                                    432      3945      3865      3839      3876      3884      3866      3876       514
  Medicaid                                   2861      4016      3990      3894      4132      4010      3539      3544      2732
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
 (White alone or in combination)

                                          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                       137       515       506       500       509       508       497       496       210

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

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

White alone or in combination

    All families                             4677      4671      4368      4181      3844      3564      3973      5438      4661

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                581       581       573       544       506       497       517       703       595
25 to 44 years                               2192      2189      2096      1994      1774      1730      1826      2776      2236
45 to 54 years                                723       722       649       619       574       534       588       786       691
55 to 64 years                                650       649       572       557       541       465       560       651       623
65 years and over                             531       531       478       468       450       339       482       521       517

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      1987      1984      1852      1768      1676      1520      1754      2405      2035
  With related children under 18              987       984       939       878       801       763       843      1419      1051
    With related children under 6             628       628       612       569       518       498       549       879       667
Male householder, no wife present             425       422       396       383       355       325       367       471       414
Female householder, no husband present       2265      2265      2120      2030      1813      1720      1852      2562      2211
  With related children under 18             1912      1912      1823      1743      1538      1492      1577      2253      1902
    With related children under 6            1053      1053      1026       974       884       869       908      1239      1061

Region

Northeast                                     763       762       695       656       570       536       600       873       757
Midwest                                       917       917       886       845       759       723       774      1060       931
South                                        1888      1883      1799      1752      1652      1534      1701      2218      1907
West                                         1109      1109       988       929       863       770       898      1286      1067

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma             1693      1692      1555      1467      1349      1266      1409      1911      1644
High school graduate, no college             1580      1576      1478      1420      1299      1212      1339      1880      1579
College: Less than bachelor's degree          999       999       945       911       829       759       853      1189      1027
         Bachelor's degree or more            405       405       390       383       367       327       371       458       410

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (White alone or in combination)

                                         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                   4146      4140      3890      3713      3394      3225      3491      4916      4144
Worked at full-time jobs                     1155      1153      1100      1048       901       881       920      1722      1224
  50 to 52 weeks                              623       623       599       564       483       481       496      1041       678
Worked at part-time jobs                      715       715       684       645       566       554       583       861       722
Did not work                                 2275      2272      2106      2021      1927      1791      1989      2333      2198

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   3680      3675      3420      3305      3069      2805      3161      3862      3585
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 3166      3162      2959      2853      2634      2477      2698      3366      3090
  Householder 65 years and over               514       514       461       452       435       328       463       496       495
One worker                                    920       919       874       807       709       686       742      1470       991
Two workers or more                            77        77        75        70        66        72        70       106        85

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            1127      1127       827       758       657       622       693       908       863
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       503       503       448       411       333       322       350       484       458
    SSI                                       735       735       469       423       388       359       411       519       499
  Food stamps                                1723      1723      1595      1453      1174      1109      1231      1924      1678
  Housing assistance                          632       632       562       512       362       362       386       641       582
  Energy assistance                           533       533       484       440       359       326       375       568       504
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       1706      1706      1616      1520      1279      1216      1330      2105      1710
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             720       720       593       530       431       412       458       649       614

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                      819       817       790       775       713       654       733      1257      1008
  Medicare                                    449       449       384       379       371       323       393       437       423
  Medicaid                                   2659      2657      2387      2203      1939      1844      2034      2961      2510
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
 (White alone or in combination)

                                         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                       174       174       115       111       106        87       111       143       131
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_002.htm