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
 (Asian 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

Asian alone or in combination

    All families                             3489         7.8            11.7           11.6            10.8

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                132        15.0            17.2           17.2            15.5
25 to 44 years                               1668         7.1             7.8            7.8             7.1
45 to 54 years                                764         7.4             8.9            8.8             7.7
55 to 64 years                                551         5.9             9.7            9.7             8.6
65 years and over                             374        11.7            35.2           35.0            35.0

Type of Family

Married-couple families                      2858         6.4            10.3           10.2             9.6
  With related children under 18             1595         7.3             7.9            7.8             7.0
    With related children under 6             791         5.9             6.4            6.3             5.8
Male householder, no wife present             239        11.4            15.3           15.3            13.4
Female householder, no husband present        392        15.6            19.6           19.6            17.6
  With related children under 18              194        23.8            26.4           26.4            23.1
    With related children under 6              70        26.6            29.9           29.9            27.4

Region

Northeast                                     806        10.0            13.9           13.9            13.0
Midwest                                       414         7.7            10.3           10.0             9.7
South                                         680         6.5             8.7            8.7             7.8
West                                         1590         7.2            12.1           12.1            11.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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              362        24.8            32.3           31.9            28.8
High school graduate, no college              611        12.1            19.5           19.5            18.7
College: Less than bachelor's degree          565         7.2            10.8           10.8             9.3
         Bachelor's degree or more           1951         3.4             5.6            5.6             5.4

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                   3115         7.3             8.8            8.8             7.9
Worked at full-time jobs                     2312         3.2             3.8            3.8             3.0
  50 to 52 weeks                             2112         2.7             3.2            3.2             2.6
Worked at part-time jobs                      284         8.7            10.9           10.9             9.6
Did not work                                  519        25.1            30.3           30.1            28.6

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                    678        28.0            45.2           44.9            43.6
  Householder 15 to 64 years                  452        32.4            39.6           39.3            37.3
  Householder 65 years and over               226        19.2            56.4           56.2            56.2
One worker                                   1520         5.2             6.2            6.2             5.1
Two workers or more                          1291         0.2             0.4            0.4             0.2

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                             167        32.5            51.1           51.1            48.4
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI        38        66.8            79.3           79.3            79.3
    SSI                                       145        26.9            45.6           45.6            42.5
  Food stamps                                 112        67.6            75.4           74.2            72.8

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                           81        47.8            67.5           66.0            64.4
  Energy assistance                            31        50.6            85.9           81.8            81.8
  Free or reduced-price school lunches        216        45.1            47.0           46.4            43.0
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                              55        70.1            81.0           81.0            81.0

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                     2557         2.6             4.1            4.0             2.9
  Medicare                                    408        11.0            33.3           33.3            32.3
  Medicaid                                    533        25.1            32.6           32.3            30.9
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                    0          .               .              .               .
  Health insurance                              0          .               .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                       119        21.2            43.9           43.9            42.4

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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

Asian alone or in combination

    All families                                  11.7           11.7           10.8           10.9            7.4

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    18.4           18.1           16.6           16.6           15.5
25 to 44 years                                     8.5            8.1            7.1            7.1            6.6
45 to 54 years                                     8.0            8.2            6.9            6.9            6.0
55 to 64 years                                     8.6            9.0            9.0            9.0            5.9
65 years and over                                 35.9           36.3           36.3           36.9           13.1

Type of Family

Married-couple families                           10.1           10.0            9.4            9.5            5.9
  With related children under 18                   7.5            7.2            6.2            6.2            5.7
    With related children under 6                  6.0            5.8            5.1            5.1            4.6
Male householder, no wife present                 17.4           18.2           17.1           17.3           15.2
Female householder, no husband present            20.1           20.1           17.4           17.4           14.0
  With related children under 18                  26.5           25.1           20.4           20.4           18.7
    With related children under 6                 33.0           27.4           25.8           25.8           24.3

Region

Northeast                                         14.0           13.7           12.6           12.6            8.8
Midwest                                           10.2            9.7            9.5           10.0            7.4
South                                              9.3            9.4            8.4            8.4            6.9
West                                              12.0           12.1           11.3           11.4            6.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                  30.9           30.0           27.5           27.6           21.7
High school graduate, no college                  19.5           19.9           18.5           18.5           11.8
College: Less than bachelor's degree              11.1           11.0           10.3           10.3            7.2
         Bachelor's degree or more                 5.9            5.9            5.5            5.6            3.4

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                         8.8            8.7            7.8            7.8            6.7
Worked at full-time jobs                           3.7            3.5            2.8            2.8            2.2
  50 to 52 weeks                                   3.2            2.9            2.2            2.2            1.9
Worked at part-time jobs                          12.9           13.2           11.8           11.8           10.6
Did not work                                      29.3           29.3           28.0           28.0           24.8

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        45.3           46.1           45.0           45.3           29.5
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      39.6           40.5           38.7           38.7           33.4
  Householder 65 years and over                   56.8           57.4           57.4           58.4           21.6
One worker                                         6.5            5.8            4.5            4.5            3.7
Two workers or more                                0.2            0.4            0.4            0.4            0.2

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                 50.0           50.9           50.5           50.5           43.7
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           81.6           79.3           78.5           78.5           78.5
    SSI                                           43.8           45.4           45.2           45.2           37.3
  Food stamps                                     77.4           72.8           65.7           65.7           62.0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                              66.0           64.4           62.5           62.5           48.6
  Energy assistance                               81.8           81.8           76.5           76.5           46.8
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            47.6           43.2           39.2           39.2           37.2
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 82.6           81.0           79.7           79.7           79.7

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           3.4            3.6            3.2            3.2            1.8
  Medicare                                        32.9           33.7           33.7           34.2           14.5
  Medicaid                                        33.7           32.2           29.3           29.3           25.3
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .              .              .              .              .
  Health insurance                                  .              .              .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           44.6           43.9           43.9           43.9           32.0

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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

Asian alone or in combination

    All families                                   7.2             7.2            6.6            6.4             6.0

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                    13.3            13.3           13.3           13.3            13.3
25 to 44 years                                     6.5             6.5            6.1            6.1             5.5
45 to 54 years                                     5.8             5.8            5.7            5.2             4.9
55 to 64 years                                     5.9             5.9            5.5            4.9             4.9
65 years and over                                 13.0            13.0           10.2           10.2             9.6

Type of Family

Married-couple families                            5.9             5.9            5.4            5.2             5.0
  With related children under 18                   5.7             5.7            5.6            5.3             4.9
    With related children under 6                  4.6             4.6            4.6            4.6             4.3
Male householder, no wife present                 13.5            13.5           12.6           12.5            12.5
Female householder, no husband present            13.2            13.2           11.7           11.7             9.5
  With related children under 18                  18.1            18.1           15.9           15.8            12.5
    With related children under 6                 22.5            22.5           22.3           21.9            16.1

Region

Northeast                                          8.8             8.8            8.4            8.4             7.1
Midwest                                            7.1             7.1            6.8            6.8             6.5
South                                              6.3             6.3            6.3            6.3             6.3
West                                               6.8             6.8            5.9            5.4             5.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                  21.1            21.1           19.2           17.1            16.4
High school graduate, no college                  11.0            11.0           10.2           10.2             8.7
College: Less than bachelor's degree               7.2             7.2            6.9            6.9             6.3
         Bachelor's degree or more                 3.4             3.4            3.1            3.1             3.1

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                         6.5             6.5            6.2            6.0             5.6
Worked at full-time jobs                           2.1             2.1            2.0            2.0             1.8
  50 to 52 weeks                                   1.8             1.8            1.7            1.7             1.7
Worked at part-time jobs                           9.7             9.7            9.7            9.7             9.7
Did not work                                      24.4            24.4           23.1           21.7            20.0

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                        29.1            29.1           26.6           25.4            23.6
  Householder 15 to 64 years                      32.9            32.9           31.5           29.8            27.5
  Householder 65 years and over                   21.4            21.4           16.8           16.8            15.8
One worker                                         3.4             3.4            3.2            3.2             3.0
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                                 40.5            40.5           29.1           25.6            21.3
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI           78.5            78.5           65.8           58.9            45.8
    SSI                                           33.6            33.6           23.0           19.2            17.7
  Food stamps                                     60.5            60.5           53.6           46.5            34.9

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                              48.0            48.0           36.7           33.6            24.3
  Energy assistance                               46.8            46.8           41.2           40.3            22.4
  Free or reduced-price school lunches            37.2            37.2           35.7           33.8            29.4
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                 77.5            77.5           63.5           52.8            39.7

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                           1.7             1.7            1.6            1.6             1.6
  Medicare                                        12.7            12.7            9.6            9.6             9.5
  Medicaid                                        24.1            24.1           20.5           19.0            16.6
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                        .               .              .              .               .
  Health insurance                                  .               .              .              .               .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                           27.1            27.1           16.6           16.6            16.2

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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

Asian alone or in combination

    All families                                      5.5               6.1            8.2            7.3

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                       13.3              14.6           16.2           14.6
25 to 44 years                                        5.2               5.5            7.8            6.7
45 to 54 years                                        4.4               4.9            7.7            6.4
55 to 64 years                                        4.9               5.2            5.9            5.6
65 years and over                                     7.3               9.6           11.6           11.6

Type of Family

Married-couple families                               4.5               5.0            6.5            6.0
  With related children under 18                      4.5               5.1            7.4            6.4
    With related children under 6                     4.1               4.3            5.7            5.2
Male householder, no wife present                    11.6              13.2           14.6           13.4
Female householder, no husband present                9.1               9.5           16.5           13.3
  With related children under 18                     11.7              12.5           23.8           18.1
    With related children under 6                    13.9              16.1           27.1           23.0

Region

Northeast                                             7.1               7.1           10.3            9.6
Midwest                                               4.9               6.5            7.4            7.2
South                                                 5.9               6.5            7.9            6.5
West                                                  4.7               5.3            7.5            6.5

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                     15.7              17.3           25.6           24.0
High school graduate, no college                      8.2               8.8           12.1           10.4
College: Less than bachelor's degree                  5.5               6.3            8.2            7.2
         Bachelor's degree or more                    2.8               3.1            3.8            3.3

Work Experience in 2006

     Total, 15 to 64 years                            5.3               5.7            7.8            6.8
Worked at full-time jobs                              1.6               1.9            3.5            2.7
  50 to 52 weeks                                      1.5               1.7            2.9            2.2
Worked at part-time jobs                              9.7               9.7           11.2            9.8
Did not work                                         19.1              20.3           24.9           23.6

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                           22.0              23.9           29.2           27.8
  Householder 15 to 64 years                         27.0              27.9           34.3           32.2
  Householder 65 years and over                      12.1              15.8           19.0           19.0
One worker                                            2.6               3.2            5.6            4.2
Two workers or more                                   0.2               0.2            0.2            0.2

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                                    20.0              22.3           32.7           31.0
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI              45.8              45.8           66.8           66.4
    SSI                                              16.2              18.9           27.0           25.3
  Food stamps                                        34.9              36.4           66.5           61.7

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                                 24.3              24.6           46.2           44.8
  Energy assistance                                  22.4              22.4           46.5           41.2
  Free or reduced-price school lunches               27.3              29.5           44.5           38.9
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                                    39.7              42.7           70.1           69.4

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                              1.2               1.6            2.9            2.3
  Medicare                                            7.6               9.9           11.4           10.9
  Medicaid                                           16.0              17.0           25.4           22.3
No members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan or Medicare or
    Medicaid                                           .                 .              .              .
  Health insurance                                     .                 .              .              .
Family received:
  Medicare and Medicaid                              14.8              16.2           21.2           19.6

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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

Asian alone or in combination

    All families                              272       407       405       376       409       407       378       380       259

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                 20        23        23        21        24        24        22        22        21
25 to 44 years                                119       130       130       118       142       135       118       118       110
45 to 54 years                                 57        68        67        59        61        63        53        53        46
55 to 64 years                                 32        54        54        47        47        50        49        49        33
65 years and over                              44       131       131       131       134       136       136       138        49

Type of Family

Married-couple families                       183       293       291       275       288       285       269       271       168
  With related children under 18              116       126       124       111       119       114        99        99        91
    With related children under 6              47        51        50        46        47        46        40        40        37
Male householder, no wife present              27        37        37        32        42        44        41        41        36
Female householder, no husband present         61        77        77        69        79        79        68        68        55
  With related children under 18               46        51        51        45        51        49        40        40        36
    With related children under 6              19        21        21        19        23        19        18        18        17

Region

Northeast                                      81       112       112       105       113       111       101       101        71
Midwest                                        32        43        42        40        42        40        39        41        30
South                                          44        59        59        53        63        64        57        57        47
West                                          115       193       192       178       190       192       180       181       110

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma               90       117       115       104       112       108        99       100        78
High school graduate, no college               74       119       119       114       119       121       113       113        72
College: Less than bachelor's degree           41        61        61        53        63        62        58        58        41
         Bachelor's degree or more             67       110       110       105       115       115       108       110        67

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                    228       275       274       245       274       271       242       242       210
Worked at full-time jobs                       73        87        87        69        85        81        64        64        51
  50 to 52 weeks                               58        67        67        54        68        61        47        47        40
Worked at part-time jobs                       25        31        31        27        36        38        33        33        30
Did not work                                  130       157       156       148       152       152       145       145       129

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                    190       306       305       296       307       313       305       307       200
  Householder 15 to 64 years                  146       179       178       168       179       183       175       175       151
  Householder 65 years and over                43       128       127       127       129       130       130       132        49
One worker                                     79        95        95        77        98        89        68        68        56
Two workers or more                             3         6         6         3         3         6         6         6         3

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                              54        85        85        81        84        85        85        85        73
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI        25        30        30        30        31        30        30        30        30
    SSI                                        39        66        66        62        63        66        65        65        54
  Food stamps                                  76        84        83        81        86        81        73        73        69
  Housing assistance                           39        54        53        52        53        52        50        50        39
  Energy assistance                            16        27        25        25        25        25        24        24        15
  Free or reduced-price school lunches         98       102       100        93       103        93        85        85        81
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                              38        44        44        44        45        44        44        44        44

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                       66       104       103        74        88        92        81        81        46
  Medicare                                     45       136       136       132       135       138       138       140        59
  Medicaid                                    134       174       172       165       179       172       156       156       135
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
 (Asian 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                        25        52        52        51        53        52        52        52        38

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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

Asian alone or in combination

    All families                              251       251       232       224       209       192       213       286       255

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years                                 18        18        18        18        18        18        19        21        19
25 to 44 years                                108       108       102       102        92        87        92       130       112
45 to 54 years                                 44        44        43        39        37        34        37        59        49
55 to 64 years                                 33        33        31        27        27        27        29        32        31
65 years and over                              49        49        38        38        36        27        36        43        43

Type of Family

Married-couple families                       167       167       156       148       142       129       144       186       171
  With related children under 18               91        91        90        85        79        72        81       117       102
    With related children under 6              37        37        36        36        34        32        34        45        41
Male householder, no wife present              32        32        30        30        30        28        32        35        32
Female householder, no husband present         52        52        46        46        37        36        37        65        52
  With related children under 18               35        35        31        31        24        23        24        46        35
    With related children under 6              16        16        16        15        11        10        11        19        16

Region

Northeast                                      71        71        68        68        57        57        57        83        77
Midwest                                        29        29        28        28        27        20        27        30        30
South                                          43        43        43        43        43        40        44        54        44
West                                          108       108        93        86        83        74        84       119       103

Educational Attainment

Less than 12th grade, no diploma               76        76        69        62        59        57        63        92        87
High school graduate, no college               67        67        63        62        53        50        54        74        63
College: Less than bachelor's degree           41        41        39        39        36        31        36        46        40
         Bachelor's degree or more             67        67        61        61        61        55        61        73        64

Table 3.  Percent of Families in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2006
 (Asian 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                    202       202       194       186       174       165       177       243       211
Worked at full-time jobs                       48        48        46        45        42        38        44        81        61
  50 to 52 weeks                               38        38        36        36        36        32        36        62        47
Worked at part-time jobs                       28        28        28        28        28        28        28        32        28
Did not work                                  127       127       120       113       104        99       105       130       122

Year-Round Full-Time Workers

No workers                                    197       197       180       172       160       149       162       198       188
  Householder 15 to 64 years                  149       149       142       134       124       122       126       155       145
  Householder 65 years and over                48        48        38        38        36        27        36        43        43
One worker                                     51        51        49        48        46        40        48        85        63
Two workers or more                             3         3         3         3         3         3         3         3         3

Program Participation Status of
  Family Members

One or more members received:
  Cash assistance                              68        68        49        43        36        33        37        55        52
    Public assistance or wefare non-SSI        30        30        25        22        17        17        17        25        25
    SSI                                        49        49        33        28        26        24        27        39        37
  Food stamps                                  68        68        60        52        39        39        41        74        69
  Housing assistance                           39        39        30        27        20        20        20        37        36
  Energy assistance                            15        15        13        13         7         7         7        14        13
  Free or reduced-price school lunches         81        81        77        73        64        59        64        96        84
Family received both food stamps and
  cash assistance                              43        43        35        29        22        22        23        38        38

Health Insurance Coverage

One or more members covered by:
  Employer-provided plan                       42        42        40        40        40        32        42        73        59
  Medicare                                     52        52        39        39        39        31        41        46        44
  Medicaid                                    129       129       109       101        89        85        91       135       119
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
 (Asian 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                        32        32        20        20        19        18        19        25        23
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_007.htm