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
 (Black 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

Black alone or in combination

    All families                             9504        21.5            29.2           29.2            27.9

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                689        42.6            45.8           45.8            44.9
25 to 44 years                               4419        25.0            28.2           28.2            26.7
45 to 54 years                               2140        14.5            19.0           18.9            17.4
55 to 64 years                               1214        13.5            25.9           26.1            25.6
65 years and over                            1042        16.1            47.6           47.3            46.1

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      4490         7.9            16.4           16.2            15.3
  With related children under 18             2433         9.1            12.5           12.4            10.8
    With related children under 6            1075        11.8            14.4           14.1            12.2
Male householder, no wife present             882        20.4            27.7           27.7            26.5
Female householder, no husband present       4132        36.4            43.6           43.6            41.9
  With related children under 18             3112        43.3            48.8           48.8            46.8
    With related children under 6            1398        54.1            58.8           58.8            56.3

Region

Northeast                                    1671        21.3            28.2           28.2            25.9
Midwest                                      1747        25.9            33.8           33.8            32.3
South                                        5227        20.4            28.7           28.6            27.6
West                                          858        19.3            25.4           25.2            24.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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             1637        39.9            54.4           54.4            53.1
High school graduate, no college             3242        25.8            34.0           33.8            32.0
College: Less than bachelor's degree         2931        16.2            22.4           22.4            21.1
         Bachelor's degree or more           1694         4.5             7.7            7.7             7.5

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                   8462        22.1            27.0           27.0            25.7
Worked at full-time jobs                     5819         9.9            11.7           11.7            10.4
  50 to 52 weeks                             4994         6.7             7.7            7.6             6.6
Worked at part-time jobs                      812        42.2            49.2           49.2            47.8
Did not work                                 1830        52.3            65.6           65.7            64.5

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   3062        52.3            72.6           72.5            71.3
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 2383        60.4            73.8           73.8            72.3
  Householder 65 years and over               680        24.0            68.5           68.0            67.8
One worker                                   4066        10.7            13.4           13.4            11.3
Two workers or more                          2376         0.2             0.4            0.4             0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            1106        53.2            74.0           74.2            72.6
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       535        68.9            81.5           81.4            79.3
    SSI                                       658        41.4            69.4           69.7            68.5
  Food stamps                                1672        67.3            78.4           78.2            76.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                         1074        65.5            74.9           74.6            72.0
  Energy assistance                           410        61.6            76.6           76.3            73.5
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       2174        48.1            55.6           55.5            52.9
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             688        70.5            87.4           87.4            85.7

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                     5904         7.2            10.6           10.6             8.5
  Medicare                                    792        15.6            52.8           52.3            51.8
  Medicaid                                   2788        46.6            58.1           58.1            56.8
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0          .               .              .               .
  Health insurance                              0          .               .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                       188        32.6            65.7           65.7            64.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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

Black alone or in combination

    All families                                  29.1           28.8           26.3           26.4           20.4

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    45.7           45.6           42.2           42.6           40.7
25 to 44 years                                    28.2           27.5           23.6           23.7           22.1
45 to 54 years                                    18.4           18.3           17.2           17.2           14.4
55 to 64 years                                    26.5           26.6           25.5           25.6           14.5
65 years and over                                 47.3           47.4           46.9           46.9           18.8

Type of Family

Married-couple families                           15.8           15.7           14.5           14.6            6.9
  With related children under 18                  11.6           11.1            8.9            9.0            6.3
    With related children under 6                 13.4           12.6           10.6           10.7            8.5
Male householder, no wife present                 28.0           28.6           25.5           25.6           20.7
Female householder, no husband present            43.8           43.1           39.3           39.4           34.9
  With related children under 18                  48.8           47.7           42.9           42.9           40.0
    With related children under 6                 58.0           57.2           51.7           51.9           49.4

Region

Northeast                                         27.4           27.1           24.3           24.1           19.1
Midwest                                           33.5           33.1           30.0           30.3           25.2
South                                             28.9           28.6           26.3           26.4           19.3
West                                              25.2           24.6           22.7           22.8           19.3

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                  54.8           54.6           52.5           52.6           41.5
High school graduate, no college                  33.7           33.2           29.9           30.0           23.7
College: Less than bachelor's degree              22.0           21.7           18.9           19.1           14.4
         Bachelor's degree or more                 7.8            7.8            6.9            6.9            4.0

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                        26.9           26.5           23.8           23.9           20.6
Worked at full-time jobs                          11.5           11.1            8.3            8.4            7.1
  50 to 52 weeks                                   7.6            7.2            5.0            5.1            4.3
Worked at part-time jobs                          49.4           48.3           43.7           43.3           39.7
Did not work                                      65.7           66.0           64.2           64.4           55.0

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        72.4           72.1           69.5           69.4           53.2
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      73.5           73.1           69.7           69.7           60.5
  Householder 65 years and over                   68.6           68.7           68.7           68.5           27.8
One worker                                        13.3           12.7            8.9            9.2            7.3
Two workers or more                                0.5            0.6            0.5            0.5            0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 74.2           73.6           70.7           70.9           63.5
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           81.3           80.3           75.3           75.8           70.9
    SSI                                           69.7           69.4           68.6           68.6           59.5
  Food stamps                                     78.0           77.5           71.5           71.7           65.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                              73.7           73.7           68.6           68.2           62.8
  Energy assistance                               74.8           74.7           69.5           70.2           60.3
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            55.3           54.0           47.9           48.0           43.6
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 87.1           86.5           82.7           83.1           78.2

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           9.4            9.2            7.7            7.8            5.1
  Medicare                                        52.5           52.6           52.6           52.4           18.8
  Medicaid                                        58.6           57.9           52.5           52.8           46.2
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .              .              .              .              .
  Health insurance                                  .              .              .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           66.1           65.8           65.8           65.8           40.7

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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

Black alone or in combination

    All families                                  19.9            19.9           18.5           17.4            15.0

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    40.4            40.4           39.3           37.1            33.7
25 to 44 years                                    22.0            22.0           20.8           19.1            15.9
45 to 54 years                                    13.9            13.9           12.4           11.7            10.1
55 to 64 years                                    13.7            13.7           12.1           12.0            11.0
65 years and over                                 16.8            16.8           15.0           15.0            13.5

Type of Family

Married-couple families                            6.4             6.4            5.8            5.4             5.0
  With related children under 18                   6.2             6.2            5.6            5.1             4.6
    With related children under 6                  8.2             8.2            8.0            7.0             6.2
Male householder, no wife present                 19.8            19.8           18.0           17.5            16.2
Female householder, no husband present            34.5            34.5           32.4           30.3            25.6
  With related children under 18                  39.9            39.9           37.9           35.3            29.5
    With related children under 6                 49.3            49.3           47.5           43.9            37.3

Region

Northeast                                         18.8            18.8           17.8           16.8            14.2
Midwest                                           24.6            24.6           22.6           20.8            19.1
South                                             18.8            18.8           17.5           16.5            14.1
West                                              19.0            19.0           17.4           16.6            13.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                  40.0            40.0           37.7           36.0            31.3
High school graduate, no college                  23.2            23.2           21.4           20.0            17.3
College: Less than bachelor's degree              14.1            14.1           13.1           12.0            10.1
         Bachelor's degree or more                 3.9             3.9            3.6            3.6             3.4

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                        20.2            20.2           18.9           17.7            15.2
Worked at full-time jobs                           7.0             7.0            6.5            5.8             4.5
  50 to 52 weeks                                   4.3             4.3            3.9            3.3             2.4
Worked at part-time jobs                          39.1            39.1           37.2           33.7            27.4
Did not work                                      53.9            53.9           50.1           48.2            43.9

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        52.0            52.0           48.6           46.3            40.7
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      59.6            59.6           56.0           53.2            46.6
  Householder 65 years and over                   25.2            25.2           22.4           22.4            20.2
One worker                                         7.1             7.1            6.5            5.6             4.3
Two workers or more                                0.2             0.2            0.2            0.2             0.2

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 61.1            61.1           49.5           44.8            37.4
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           70.2            70.2           64.2           57.1            46.2
    SSI                                           55.7            55.7           39.0           35.8            30.5
  Food stamps                                     64.2            64.2           60.2           54.4            42.6

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                              61.8            61.8           58.9           53.0            39.9
  Energy assistance                               58.6            58.6           53.1           49.5            39.8
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            43.4            43.4           40.7           37.6            30.0
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 75.7            75.7           66.2           59.3            48.2

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           4.9             4.9            4.7            4.4             3.9
  Medicare                                        15.5            15.5           14.0           14.0            12.6
  Medicaid                                        45.3            45.3           41.2           37.6            30.9
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .               .              .              .               .
  Health insurance                                  .               .              .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           33.3            33.3           30.1           30.1            25.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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

Black alone or in combination

    All families                                     14.2              15.5           22.2           19.5

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                       34.1              33.9           44.0           39.3
25 to 44 years                                       15.5              16.2           26.0           22.0
45 to 54 years                                        9.4              10.8           14.9           13.1
55 to 64 years                                        9.5              11.5           13.9           13.2
65 years and over                                    11.1              14.6           16.6           16.3

Type of Family

Married-couple families                               4.4               5.4            8.0            6.8
  With related children under 18                      4.3               4.7            9.1            7.0
    With related children under 6                     5.8               6.3           11.8           10.0
Male householder, no wife present                    15.6              16.7           21.8           19.0
Female householder, no husband present               24.6              26.2           37.7           33.4
  With related children under 18                     28.7              30.2           44.5           39.0
    With related children under 6                    36.7              38.4           55.2           49.2

Region

Northeast                                            13.9              14.7           22.3           19.3
Midwest                                              17.8              19.8           26.5           23.7
South                                                13.4              14.5           21.1           18.4
West                                                 12.6              14.5           19.7           17.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                     29.2              32.7           41.2           39.5
High school graduate, no college                     16.8              17.7           26.7           22.5
College: Less than bachelor's degree                  9.5              10.3           16.7           13.9
         Bachelor's degree or more                    3.0               3.6            4.7            4.2

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                           14.6              15.6           22.9           19.9
Worked at full-time jobs                              4.2               4.5           10.6            7.3
  50 to 52 weeks                                      2.3               2.5            7.2            4.6
Worked at part-time jobs                             26.9              27.9           43.8           39.4
Did not work                                         42.1              45.3           52.7           51.4

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                           38.4              41.9           53.1           50.0
  Householder 15 to 64 years                         44.8              47.8           61.4           57.4
  Householder 65 years and over                      16.0              21.6           24.0           24.0
One worker                                            4.3               4.4           11.7            7.7
Two workers or more                                   0.0               0.3            0.4            0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                    36.2              38.9           54.1           50.9
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI              45.6              47.4           70.0           65.8
    SSI                                              29.0              32.7           41.9           40.1
  Food stamps                                        41.6              43.9           68.2           62.3

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                                 39.9              41.1           67.1           60.7
  Energy assistance                                  39.6              40.1           62.3           55.5
  Free or reduced-price school lunches               29.5              31.0           49.2           42.5
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                    47.0              49.3           71.3           67.8

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                              3.7               4.1            7.7            6.0
  Medicare                                           10.3              13.7           16.1           15.4
  Medicaid                                           29.9              31.9           47.5           42.5
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                           .                 .              .              .
  Health insurance                                     .                 .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                              23.4              26.5           32.6           31.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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

Black alone or in combination

    All families                             2041      2780      2773      2653      2768      2739      2501      2510      1935

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                293       315       315       310       315       314       291       293       280
25 to 44 years                               1107      1248      1244      1179      1244      1216      1044      1048       977
45 to 54 years                                310       406       405       373       394       392       368       369       307
55 to 64 years                                164       314       316       311       322       323       309       311       176
65 years and over                             168       496       493       481       493       494       489       489       196

Type of Family

Married-couple families                       356       734       729       686       711       706       651       656       312
  With related children under 18              221       305       302       263       283       271       216       219       154
    With related children under 6             127       154       152       131       144       136       114       116        91
Male householder, no wife present             180       244       244       234       247       252       225       226       182
Female householder, no husband present       1506      1802      1800      1733      1810      1781      1626      1629      1441
  With related children under 18             1347      1518      1518      1456      1519      1484      1334      1336      1246
    With related children under 6             756       822       822       787       810       799       723       725       691

Region

Northeast                                     356       471       471       434       458       453       406       403       320
Midwest                                       452       591       590       565       585       579       524       530       441
South                                        1068      1500      1496      1445      1508      1496      1376      1382      1009
West                                          165       218       216       210       216       211       195       196       166

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma              653       891       891       870       898       895       860       860       680
High school graduate, no college              838      1102      1097      1038      1094      1076       969       972       767
College: Less than bachelor's degree          473       656       655       618       645       636       555       561       421
         Bachelor's degree or more             77       130       130       127       131       132       118       118        68

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                   1873      2284      2281      2172      2275      2245      2012      2021      1740
Worked at full-time jobs                      574       683       679       603       671       645       482       491       411
  50 to 52 weeks                              332       382       379       331       381       358       248       254       216
Worked at part-time jobs                      343       400       400       388       401       392       355       352       323
Did not work                                  956      1201      1202      1180      1203      1208      1175      1179      1006

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   1602      2223      2221      2182      2217      2208      2128      2126      1631
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 1439      1757      1758      1722      1751      1742      1661      1660      1442
  Householder 65 years and over               163       466       462       461       466       467       467       465       189
One worker                                    435       546       543       461       540       517       361       373       296
Two workers or more                             4        10        10         9        12        13        12        12         8

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                             589       818       820       803       821       815       783       785       703
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       369       436       436       424       435       430       403       406       379
    SSI                                       273       456       458       451       459       457       451       451       392
  Food stamps                                1125      1310      1308      1277      1304      1296      1195      1198      1099
  Housing assistance                          703       804       801       773       791       791       736       732       674
  Energy assistance                           252       314       312       301       306       306       285       288       247
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       1046      1208      1206      1151      1203      1174      1041      1042       948
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             486       601       601       590       599       595       570       572       538

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                      424       626       625       504       553       541       455       459       300
  Medicare                                    124       418       414       410       415       417       417       415       149
  Medicaid                                   1300      1619      1618      1583      1633      1613      1463      1470      1288
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
 (Black 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                        61       123       123       121       124       123       123       123        76

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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

Black alone or in combination

    All families                             1887      1887      1756      1650      1427      1352      1473      2110      1854

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                278       278       271       256       232       235       233       303       271
25 to 44 years                                971       971       917       842       703       685       717      1147       973
45 to 54 years                                297       297       265       251       216       201       230       318       280
55 to 64 years                                167       167       147       145       134       115       140       168       161
65 years and over                             175       175       156       156       141       116       152       173       170

Type of Family

Married-couple families                       287       287       260       244       226       196       241       359       307
  With related children under 18              151       151       137       125       112       105       114       221       169
    With related children under 6              88        88        86        75        67        62        68       127       107
Male householder, no wife present             175       175       159       154       142       138       147       192       168
Female householder, no husband present       1426      1426      1337      1253      1058      1018      1084      1559      1379
  With related children under 18             1241      1241      1179      1098       917       894       940      1384      1215
    With related children under 6             688       688       664       613       522       513       537       771       688

Region

Northeast                                     314       314       297       282       238       233       246       372       323
Midwest                                       429       429       395       363       334       311       345       464       414
South                                         981       981       914       864       737       700       756      1104       964
West                                          163       163       149       142       118       108       125       169       153

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma              654       654       618       589       513       478       535       675       646
High school graduate, no college              753       753       694       649       562       544       574       864       731
College: Less than bachelor's degree          414       414       383       351       295       278       303       490       406
         Bachelor's degree or more             66        66        61        61        57        52        61        80        71

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black 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                   1712      1712      1600      1494      1286      1236      1321      1937      1684
Worked at full-time jobs                      409       409       380       339       260       246       264       616       423
  50 to 52 weeks                              214       214       197       166       122       115       126       359       228
Worked at part-time jobs                      318       318       302       274       223       218       227       355       320
Did not work                                  986       986       917       881       803       771       830       965       941

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   1591      1591      1487      1419      1247      1176      1284      1625      1532
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 1420      1420      1335      1267      1110      1067      1138      1462      1369
  Householder 65 years and over               171       171       152       152       137       109       147       163       163
One worker                                    291       291       263       227       175       174       181       474       314
Two workers or more                             6         6         6         5         5         1         7        10         8

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                             676       676       548       496       414       401       431       598       563
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       376       376       343       306       247       244       254       375       352
    SSI                                       366       366       257       235       201       191       215       276       264
  Food stamps                                1074      1074      1007       910       713       696       733      1140      1042
  Housing assistance                          663       663       633       569       429       429       441       720       652
  Energy assistance                           240       240       217       203       163       162       164       255       227
  Free or reduced-price school lunches        943       943       884       817       652       641       673      1070       923
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             521       521       456       408       332       324       340       491       467

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                      289       289       277       261       230       218       240       455       355
  Medicare                                    123       123       111       111       100        82       109       127       122
  Medicaid                                   1263      1263      1148      1048       862       835       890      1324      1185
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
 (Black 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                        62        62        56        56        48        44        50        61        60
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_005.htm