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
Contents for Table


Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                         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

    All families                             9274        21.6            29.5           29.5            28.2

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                664        43.6            46.9           46.9            46.2
25 to 44 years                               4285        25.3            28.5           28.5            27.0
45 to 54 years                               2106        14.5            19.1           19.0            17.5
55 to 64 years                               1194        13.3            25.9           26.1            25.6
65 years and over                            1025        16.3            47.9           47.6            46.4

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      4359         7.9            16.5           16.4            15.4
  With related children under 18             2332         9.2            12.6           12.5            10.9
    With related children under 6            1015        11.8            14.3           14.1            12.1
Male householder, no wife present             864        20.4            27.8           27.8            26.6
Female householder, no husband present       4050        36.6            43.9           43.9            42.3
  With related children under 18             3044        43.6            49.1           49.1            47.2
    With related children under 6            1361        54.8            59.6           59.6            57.1

Region

Northeast                                    1627        21.3            28.3           28.3            26.0
Midwest                                      1698        26.3            34.5           34.4            33.0
South                                        5149        20.5            28.8           28.7            27.7
West                                          801        19.9            26.2           26.0            25.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                         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             1612        40.2            54.8           54.8            53.4
High school graduate, no college             3171        25.9            34.1           33.9            32.1
College: Less than bachelor's degree         2850        16.3            22.7           22.7            21.4
         Bachelor's degree or more           1642         4.5             7.8            7.8             7.6

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                   8249        22.3            27.2           27.2            25.9
Worked at full-time jobs                     5674         9.9            11.8           11.7            10.4
  50 to 52 weeks                             4878         6.7             7.7            7.6             6.7
Worked at part-time jobs                      781        42.2            49.5           49.5            48.2
Did not work                                 1794        52.7            66.4           66.4            65.2

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   2994        52.6            73.2           73.1            71.9
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 2327        60.7            74.4           74.4            72.9
  Householder 65 years and over               668        24.4            69.1           68.5            68.3
One worker                                   3955        10.8            13.6           13.5            11.4
Two workers or more                          2325         0.2             0.4            0.4             0.4

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                            1075        53.6            74.5           74.7            73.1
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       519        69.8            82.7           82.6            80.4
    SSI                                       640        41.7            69.7           70.1            68.9
  Food stamps                                1628        68.0            79.1           79.0            77.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                         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                         1049        66.2            75.6           75.4            72.8
  Energy assistance                           400        62.3            77.5           77.2            74.4
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       2120        48.2            55.7           55.6            53.1
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             665        71.5            88.4           88.3            86.6

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                     5759         7.2            10.6           10.6             8.6
  Medicare                                    771        15.3            53.1           52.6            52.0
  Medicaid                                   2706        47.0            58.7           58.7            57.4
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0          .               .              .               .
  Health insurance                              0          .               .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                       180        30.7            65.2           65.2            63.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                       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

    All families                                  29.4           29.1           26.6           26.7           20.6

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    47.0           46.9           43.4           43.7           41.8
25 to 44 years                                    28.5           27.8           23.9           24.0           22.4
45 to 54 years                                    18.5           18.4           17.3           17.3           14.4
55 to 64 years                                    26.4           26.5           25.4           25.5           14.2
65 years and over                                 47.5           47.5           47.1           47.1           18.9

Type of Family

Married-couple families                           16.0           15.9           14.6           14.7            6.9
  With related children under 18                  11.7           11.2            8.8            9.0            6.2
    With related children under 6                 13.4           12.5           10.4           10.5            8.3
Male householder, no wife present                 28.0           28.6           25.7           25.9           21.0
Female householder, no husband present            44.1           43.4           39.6           39.7           35.1
  With related children under 18                  49.2           48.1           43.3           43.3           40.4
    With related children under 6                 58.8           58.0           52.4           52.6           50.1

Region

Northeast                                         27.4           27.1           24.2           24.0           19.0
Midwest                                           34.3           33.9           30.7           31.0           25.8
South                                             28.9           28.7           26.5           26.6           19.4
West                                              25.9           25.3           23.3           23.4           19.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                       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                  55.0           54.8           52.6           52.7           41.7
High school graduate, no college                  33.9           33.3           30.1           30.2           23.8
College: Less than bachelor's degree              22.3           22.0           19.2           19.4           14.5
         Bachelor's degree or more                 7.9            7.9            7.0            7.0            4.0

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                        27.1           26.8           24.0           24.1           20.8
Worked at full-time jobs                          11.6           11.2            8.4            8.5            7.2
  50 to 52 weeks                                   7.7            7.2            5.1            5.2            4.4
Worked at part-time jobs                          49.5           48.5           43.9           43.5           39.8
Did not work                                      66.5           66.7           64.9           65.1           55.5

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        72.9           72.6           70.0           69.9           53.6
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      74.1           73.7           70.3           70.2           60.9
  Householder 65 years and over                   68.9           69.0           69.0           68.8           28.1
One worker                                        13.4           12.8            9.0            9.3            7.4
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                                 74.7           74.2           71.2           71.4           64.1
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           82.5           81.5           76.4           76.8           71.8
    SSI                                           70.1           69.8           68.9           68.9           60.1
  Food stamps                                     78.9           78.4           72.2           72.4           66.5

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                       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                              74.5           74.5           69.3           68.9           63.4
  Energy assistance                               75.7           75.6           70.3           71.1           61.0
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            55.4           54.1           48.1           48.1           43.9
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 88.0           87.5           83.6           83.9           79.3

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           9.4            9.2            7.7            7.8            5.1
  Medicare                                        52.7           52.9           52.9           52.7           18.5
  Medicaid                                        59.2           58.5           53.1           53.4           46.8
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .              .              .              .              .
  Health insurance                                  .              .              .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           65.5           65.2           65.2           65.2           39.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                        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

    All families                                  20.0            20.0           18.7           17.5            15.2

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    41.4            41.4           40.3           38.2            34.8
25 to 44 years                                    22.3            22.3           21.1           19.4            16.1
45 to 54 years                                    13.9            13.9           12.4           11.8            10.1
55 to 64 years                                    13.5            13.5           11.8           11.6            10.9
65 years and over                                 17.0            17.0           15.2           15.2            13.7

Type of Family

Married-couple families                            6.4             6.4            5.8            5.4             5.0
  With related children under 18                   6.1             6.1            5.6            5.1             4.6
    With related children under 6                  8.1             8.1            8.1            7.0             6.2
Male householder, no wife present                 20.1            20.1           18.4           17.8            16.5
Female householder, no husband present            34.8            34.8           32.6           30.5            25.8
  With related children under 18                  40.2            40.2           38.2           35.6            29.7
    With related children under 6                 49.9            49.9           48.1           44.5            37.8

Region

Northeast                                         18.6            18.6           17.7           16.8            14.2
Midwest                                           25.1            25.1           23.2           21.3            19.5
South                                             18.9            18.9           17.6           16.6            14.2
West                                              19.6            19.6           17.9           17.1            14.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                        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                  40.2            40.2           38.0           36.2            31.6
High school graduate, no college                  23.4            23.4           21.6           20.1            17.4
College: Less than bachelor's degree              14.2            14.2           13.2           12.1            10.1
         Bachelor's degree or more                 3.9             3.9            3.6            3.6             3.3

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                        20.4            20.4           19.1           17.8            15.3
Worked at full-time jobs                           7.1             7.1            6.7            5.9             4.6
  50 to 52 weeks                                   4.4             4.4            4.0            3.4             2.5
Worked at part-time jobs                          39.1            39.1           37.1           33.6            27.4
Did not work                                      54.4            54.4           50.6           48.6            44.2

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        52.3            52.3           48.8           46.6            41.0
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      59.9            59.9           56.3           53.4            46.8
  Householder 65 years and over                   25.6            25.6           22.8           22.8            20.5
One worker                                         7.3             7.3            6.6            5.7             4.4
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                                 61.7            61.7           50.0           45.2            37.6
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           71.1            71.1           64.9           57.6            46.4
    SSI                                           56.3            56.3           39.7           36.3            30.9
  Food stamps                                     65.0            65.0           61.0           55.2            43.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                        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                              62.5            62.5           59.7           53.8            40.6
  Energy assistance                               59.2            59.2           54.2           50.6            40.7
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            43.7            43.7           41.0           37.9            30.2
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 76.9            76.9           67.4           60.2            48.9

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           4.9             4.9            4.7            4.4             3.9
  Medicare                                        15.2            15.2           13.7           13.7            12.2
  Medicaid                                        45.9            45.9           41.7           38.1            31.2
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .               .              .              .               .
  Health insurance                                  .               .              .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           31.4            31.4           28.1           28.1            23.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                   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

    All families                                     14.4              15.6           22.3           19.7

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                       35.1              34.8           44.9           40.3
25 to 44 years                                       15.7              16.5           26.3           22.4
45 to 54 years                                        9.4              10.8           14.9           13.1
55 to 64 years                                        9.4              11.3           13.6           13.0
65 years and over                                    11.3              14.8           16.9           16.6

Type of Family

Married-couple families                               4.4               5.4            8.0            6.9
  With related children under 18                      4.3               4.6            9.1            7.0
    With related children under 6                     5.7               6.3           11.9           10.2
Male householder, no wife present                    15.9              17.0           21.9           19.4
Female householder, no husband present               24.8              26.4           37.9           33.6
  With related children under 18                     28.9              30.4           44.7           39.3
    With related children under 6                    37.2              38.9           55.8           49.9

Region

Northeast                                            13.9              14.7           22.2           19.3
Midwest                                              18.2              20.2           27.0           24.1
South                                                13.5              14.5           21.2           18.6
West                                                 13.0              14.9           20.4           18.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                   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                     29.4              33.0           41.5           39.7
High school graduate, no college                     16.9              17.8           26.7           22.7
College: Less than bachelor's degree                  9.6              10.4           16.8           14.0
         Bachelor's degree or more                    3.0               3.6            4.8            4.2

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                           14.7              15.7           23.0           20.1
Worked at full-time jobs                              4.3               4.6           10.7            7.4
  50 to 52 weeks                                      2.4               2.6            7.2            4.7
Worked at part-time jobs                             26.8              27.9           43.6           39.2
Did not work                                         42.5              45.7           53.2           51.9

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                           38.6              42.2           53.3           50.2
  Householder 15 to 64 years                         45.0              48.0           61.6           57.7
  Householder 65 years and over                      16.3              21.9           24.4           24.4
One worker                                            4.4               4.6           11.8            7.9
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                                    36.4              39.2           54.4           51.5
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI              45.8              47.7           70.9           66.6
    SSI                                              29.4              33.2           42.2           40.7
  Food stamps                                        42.1              44.4           68.9           63.1

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                                                   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                                 40.6              41.8           67.5           61.4
  Energy assistance                                  40.5              40.9           62.6           56.6
  Free or reduced-price school lunches               29.7              31.1           49.3           42.8
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                    47.7              50.1           72.3           69.1

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                              3.7               4.0            7.7            6.0
  Medicare                                            9.9              13.4           15.8           15.1
  Medicaid                                           30.2              32.3           47.9           43.0
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                           .                 .              .              .
  Health insurance                                     .                 .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                              21.1              24.3           30.7           29.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

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

Black alone

    All families                             2007      2738      2732      2613      2725      2696      2464      2473      1906

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                289       312       312       307       312       311       288       290       277
25 to 44 years                               1085      1223      1219      1156      1221      1193      1026      1030       962
45 to 54 years                                306       402       401       369       390       389       365       365       304
55 to 64 years                                159       310       312       306       315       316       303       304       169
65 years and over                             167       492       488       476       487       487       483       483       194

Type of Family

Married-couple families                       346       719       715       671       696       691       636       641       302
  With related children under 18              214       295       292       253       273       261       206       209       146
    With related children under 6             120       146       143       123       136       127       105       107        84
Male householder, no wife present             177       240       240       230       242       247       223       224       182
Female householder, no husband present       1484      1778      1777      1712      1787      1758      1606      1608      1422
  With related children under 18             1326      1496      1496      1436      1499      1465      1317      1318      1230
    With related children under 6             745       811       811       777       800       789       714       716       682

Region

Northeast                                     347       460       460       423       445       440       394       390       309
Midwest                                       447       585       585       561       582       575       521       527       438
South                                        1054      1483      1479      1428      1490      1478      1363      1369      1000
West                                          160       210       208       201       207       203       186       188       159

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma              648       883       883       861       886       883       849       849       673
High school graduate, no college              820      1080      1075      1019      1075      1057       954       957       756
College: Less than bachelor's degree          465       647       646       609       635       627       546       552       412
         Bachelor's degree or more             74       128       127       124       129       130       115       115        65

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                          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                   1839      2246      2244      2137      2238      2209      1982      1990      1712
Worked at full-time jobs                      564       670       666       591       659       633       474       483       406
  50 to 52 weeks                              327       376       372       325       375       352       246       253       215
Worked at part-time jobs                      330       386       386       376       387       379       343       340       311
Did not work                                  946      1190      1191      1169      1192      1197      1165      1168       995

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   1575      2192      2189      2152      2183      2175      2096      2093      1604
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 1413      1730      1731      1696      1723      1715      1636      1634      1416
  Householder 65 years and over               163       461       458       456       460       461       461       459       187
One worker                                    428       536       533       452       530       508       356       368       294
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                             577       801       803       786       804       798       766       768       689
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       362       429       429       417       428       422       396       398       372
    SSI                                       267       446       449       441       449       447       441       441       384
  Food stamps                                1108      1289      1286      1257      1284      1277      1176      1179      1083
  Housing assistance                          694       794       791       764       781       781       727       723       665
  Energy assistance                           250       310       309       298       303       303       281       285       244
  Free or reduced-price school lunches       1022      1181      1178      1125      1175      1147      1020      1021       931
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             476       588       588       576       586       582       556       558       527

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                      412       613       612       493       541       528       444       449       293
  Medicare                                    118       410       405       401       407       408       408       406       143
  Medicaid                                   1272      1588      1587      1554      1602      1583      1438      1445      1267
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)

                                          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                        55       118       118       115       118       118       118       118        71

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

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

Black alone

    All families                             1859      1859      1730      1626      1406      1332      1451      2073      1827

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                275       275       268       254       231       233       231       298       268
25 to 44 years                                956       956       905       830       691       673       706      1125       959
45 to 54 years                                293       293       261       248       213       198       227       314       276
55 to 64 years                                161       161       141       139       130       112       135       162       155
65 years and over                             175       175       156       156       141       116       152       173       170

Type of Family

Married-couple families                       277       277       253       237       219       190       234       350       300
  With related children under 18              143       143       131       119       106       100       108       213       164
    With related children under 6              82        82        82        71        63        58        64       120       103
Male householder, no wife present             174       174       159       154       142       138       147       189       168
Female householder, no husband present       1408      1408      1318      1236      1044      1004      1070      1534      1359
  With related children under 18             1225      1225      1162      1083       903       881       925      1361      1197
    With related children under 6             679       679       655       605       515       507       530       759       679

Region

Northeast                                     303       303       288       273       232       226       240       361       314
Midwest                                       426       426       393       361       331       309       343       458       410
South                                         973       973       906       856       730       693       749      1090       956
West                                          157       157       143       137       113       104       119       163       148

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma              649       649       612       584       510       475       531       668       640
High school graduate, no college              742       742       684       639       552       535       564       846       719
College: Less than bachelor's degree          405       405       376       345       289       273       297       480       399
         Bachelor's degree or more             64        64        59        59        55        49        59        78        69

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Black alone)

                                         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                   1685      1685      1574      1470      1265      1216      1299      1900      1657
Worked at full-time jobs                      404       404       378       337       258       245       262       605       420
  50 to 52 weeks                              213       213       197       166       122       115       126       353       228
Worked at part-time jobs                      305       305       290       263       214       209       217       340       306
Did not work                                  976       976       907       871       793       762       819       955       931

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                   1565      1565      1462      1395      1226      1157      1263      1596      1505
  Householder 15 to 64 years                 1395      1395      1310      1243      1089      1048      1116      1433      1342
  Householder 65 years and over               171       171       152       152       137       109       146       163       163
One worker                                    288       288       263       227       175       174       181       466       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                             663       663       538       486       405       392       421       586       553
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI       369       369       336       298       241       238       247       368       345
    SSI                                       360       360       254       232       198       188       213       270       261
  Food stamps                                1059      1059       994       898       703       685       723      1121      1027
  Housing assistance                          656       656       627       564       426       426       438       708       644
  Energy assistance                           237       237       217       202       163       162       164       251       227
  Free or reduced-price school lunches        926       926       870       803       640       629       660      1046       907
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                             512       512       449       401       325       317       333       481       460

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                      281       281       269       253       223       212       232       442       346
  Medicare                                    117       117       105       105        94        76       103       122       116
  Medicaid                                   1241      1241      1129      1030       845       818       873      1295      1165
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)

                                         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                        57        57        51        51        42        38        44        55        54
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_006.htm