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Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 1993 to 1994 - Table 1

Table 1. Average Monthly Poverty, by Selected Characteristics: 1993 and 1994                                                       



                                                                 1993                         1994                 

                                                                      Poor                         Poor           

                                                        Total    Number  Percent     Total    Number  Percent 

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                 

 All persons                                           257876     40505     15.7    260615     40009     15.4 

                                                                                                                                 

 Race and Hispanic origin                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                 

 White                                                 214607     27743     12.9    216914     27543     12.7 

   Not of Hispanic origin1                             192608     20401     10.6    193907     20225     10.4 

 Black                                                  32570     10494     32.2     33002     10304     31.2 

 Hispanic origin                                        26152      8646     33.1     27228      8555     31.4 

 Not of Hispanic Origin                                231723     31859     13.7    233387     31454     13.5 

                                                                                                                                 

 Age                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                 

 Under 18 years                                         69435     17335     25.0     70153     17169     24.5 

 18 to 64 years                                        157755     20103     12.7    159353     19652     12.3 

 65 years and over                                      30686      3067     10.0     31108      3188     10.2 

                                                                                                                                 

 Sex                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                 

 Male                                                  126043     17850     14.2    127438     17391     13.6 

 Female                                                131832     22654     17.2    133176     22617     17.0 

                                                                                                                                 

 Educational Attainment (persons 18 years and over)                                                                               

                                                                                                                                 

 Less than 4 years of high school                       38206      9786     25.6     38269      9507     24.8 

 High school graduate, no college                       70455      8175     11.6     71407      8263     11.6 

 1 or more years of college                             79779      5209      6.5     80786      5071      6.3 

                                                                                                                                 

 Disability Status (persons 15 to 69 years)                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                 

 With a work disability                                 32486      7110     21.9     32734      7059     21.6 

 With no work disability                               145950     15846     10.9    147499     15539     10.5 

 

 Residence                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                 

 Metropolitan                                          199534     29765     14.9    201046     29558     14.7 

   Central city                                         78352     17622     22.5     81584     17564     21.5 

   Non-central city                                    121182     12143     10.0    119462     11993     10.0 

 Nonmetropolitan                                        58341     10739     18.4     59569     10451     17.5 

                                                                                                                                 

 Region                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                 

 Northeast                                              51157      7476     14.6     51657      7303     14.1 

 Midwest                                                64424      8446     13.1     66270      8740     13.2 

 South                                                  87695     15384     17.5     87612     14701     16.8 

 West                                                   54599      9199     16.8     55075      9265     16.8 

                                                                                                                                 

 Family Status                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                 

 In families                                           220120     32379     14.7    222663     31994     14.4 

    In families with related                                                                                                       

     children under 18 years                           143085     28767     20.1    144756     28419     19.6 

   In married-couple families                          173216     15169      8.8    174457     14636      8.4 

     In married-couple families with                                                                                              

       related children under 18 years                 109075     12674     11.6    110065     12348     11.2 

   In families with a female householder,                                                                                         

    no spouse present                                   39378     16074     40.8     40744     16226     39.8 

     In families with a female householder,                                                                                       

       no spouse present, with related                                                                                            

       children under 18 years                          30098     15182     50.4     30911     15222     49.2 

 Unrelated individuals                                  37755      8125     21.5     37952      8015     21.1 

   In non-family households                             34416      6801     19.8     34968      6889     19.7 

                                                                                                                                 

 Employment and Labor Force Status                                                                                                

 (persons 18 years and over)                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                

 Employed full-time                                     96325      3686      3.8     98535      3699      3.8 

 Employed part-time                                     22527      2901     12.9     22784      2854     12.5 

 Unemployed                                              7676      3256     42.4      6161      2757     44.8 

 Not in labor force                                     61913     13327     21.5     62979     13530     21.5 



 Marital Status (persons 18 years and over)                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                

 Married                                               109434      7927      7.2    109976      7535      6.9 

 Separated, divorced, or widowed                        36343      7567     20.8     36784      7749     21.1 

 Never married                                          42664      7676     18.0     43702      7557     17.3 

                                                                                                                                 

 Family Size                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                

 1 person (unrelated individual)                        37755      8125     21.5     37952      8015     21.1 

 2 persons                                              59188      5596      9.5     59111      5373      9.1 

 3 persons                                              48284      5815     12.0     48614      6113     12.6 

 4 persons                                              57137      7950     13.9     58482      7379     12.6 

 5 persons                                              32447      5726     17.6     32777      6003     18.3 

 6 or more persons                                      23064      7293     31.6     23678      7126     30.1 

                                                                                                                                 

 Access to Health Insurance                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                 

 Covered by health insurance                           221055     28580     12.9    224959     28503     12.7 

   Private insurance                                   189018      9417      5.0    192026      9189      4.8 

   Medicare                                             33336      3620     10.9     33964      3804     11.2 

   Medicaid                                             27984     19024     68.0     29332     19098     65.1 

 Not covered by health insurance                        36821     11925     32.4     35656     11506     32.3 

                                                                                                                                 

 Receipt of Public Assistance                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                 

 Received public assistance2                            39162     24520     62.6     39514     24114     61.0 

 Did not receive public assistance                     218714     15985      7.3    221101     15895      7.2 



1Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

2Public assistance programs include AFDC or General Assistance, Supplemental Security Income,

 food stamps, Medicaid, and housing assistance.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 16, 2010