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Historical Poverty Tables


                                                                           

Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ALL RACES
 2005......   293,135       36,950     12.6    242,389       26,068     10.8
 2004 14/..   290,617       37,040     12.7    240,754       26,544     11.0
 2003......   287,699       35,861     12.5    238,903       25,684     10.8
 2002......   285,317       34,570     12.1    236,921       24,534     10.4
 2001......   281,475       32,907     11.7    233,911       23,215      9.9
 2000 12/..   278,944       31,581     11.3    231,909       22,347      9.6
 1999 11/..   276,208       32,791     11.9    230,789       23,830     10.3
 1998......   271,059       34,476     12.7    227,229       25,370     11.2
 1997......   268,480       35,574     13.3    225,369       26,217     11.6
 1996......   266,218       36,529     13.7    223,955       27,376     12.2
 1995......   263,733       36,425     13.8    222,792       27,501     12.3
 1994......   261,616       38,059     14.5    221,430       28,985     13.1
 1993 10/..   259,278       39,265     15.1    219,489       29,927     13.6
 1992 9/...   256,549       38,014     14.8    217,936       28,961     13.3
 1991 8/...   251,192       35,708     14.2    212,723       27,143     12.8
 1990......   248,644       33,585     13.5    210,967       25,232     12.0
 1989......   245,992       31,528     12.8    209,515       24,066     11.5
 1988......   243,530       31,745     13.0    208,056       24,048     11.6
 1987 7/...   240,982       32,221     13.4    206,877       24,725     12.0
 1986......   238,554       32,370     13.6    205,459       24,754     12.0
 1985 .....   236,594       33,064     14.0    203,963       25,729     12.6
 1984......   233,816       33,700     14.4    202,288       26,458     13.1
 1983 6/...   231,700       35,303     15.2    201,338       27,933     13.9
 1982......   229,412       34,398     15.0    200,385       27,349     13.6
 1981 5/...   227,157       31,822     14.0    198,541       24,850     12.5
 1980......   225,027       29,272     13.0    196,963       22,601     11.5
 1979 4/...   222,903       26,072     11.7    195,860       19,964     10.2
 1978......   215,656       24,497     11.4    191,071       19,062     10.0
 1977......   213,867       24,720     11.6    190,757       19,505     10.2
 1976......   212,303       24,975     11.8    190,844       19,632     10.3
 1975......   210,864       25,877     12.3    190,630       20,789     10.9
 1974 3/...   209,362       23,370     11.2    190,436       18,817      9.9
 1973......   207,621       22,973     11.1    189,361       18,299      9.7
 1972......   206,004       24,460     11.9    189,193       19,577     10.3
 1971 2/...   204,554       25,559     12.5    188,242       20,405     10.8
 1970......   202,183       25,420     12.6    186,692       20,330     10.9
 1969......   199,517       24,147     12.1    184,891       19,175     10.4
 1968......   197,628       25,389     12.8    183,825       20,695     11.3
 1967 1/...   195,672       27,769     14.2    182,558       22,771     12.5
 1966......   193,388       28,510     14.7    181,117       23,809     13.1
 1965......   191,413       33,185     17.3    179,281       28,358     15.8
 1964......   189,710       36,055     19.0    177,653       30,912     17.4
 1963......   187,258       36,436     19.5    176,076       31,498     17.9
 1962......   184,276       38,625     21.0    173,263       33,623     19.4
 1961......   181,277       39,628     21.9    170,131       34,509     20.3
 1960......   179,503       39,851     22.2    168,615       34,925     20.7
 1959......   176,557       39,490     22.4    165,858       34,562     20.8



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________ ________________________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE ALONE
 2005......   235,430       24,872     10.6    194,277       16,782      8.6
 2004 14/..   233,741       25,327     10.8    193,024       17,445      9.0
 2003......   231,866       24,272     10.5    192,074       16,740      8.7
 2002......   230,376       23,466     10.2    190,823       16,043      8.4



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE
 2001......   229,675       22,739      9.9    190,413       15,369      8.1
 2000 12/..   227,846       21,645      9.5    188,966       14,692      7.8
 1999 11/..   225,361       22,169      9.8    187,833       15,353      8.2
 1998......   222,837       23,454     10.5    186,184       16,549      8.9
 1997......   221,200       24,396     11.0    185,147       17,258      9.3
 1996......   219,656       24,650     11.2    184,119       17,621      9.6
 1995......   218,028       24,423     11.2    183,450       17,593      9.6
 1994......   216,460       25,379     11.7    182,546       18,474     10.1
 1993 10/..   214,899       26,226     12.2    181,330       18,968     10.5
 1992 9/...   213,060       25,259     11.9    180,409       18,294     10.1
 1991 8/...   210,133       23,747     11.3    177,619       17,268      9.7
 1990......   208,611       22,326     10.7    176,504       15,916      9.0
 1989......   206,853       20,785     10.0    175,857       15,179      8.6
 1988......   205,235       20,715     10.1    175,111       15,001      8.6
 1987 7/...   203,605       21,195     10.4    174,488       15,593      8.9
 1986......   202,282       22,183     11.0    174,024       16,393      9.4
 1985 .....   200,918       22,860     11.4    172,863       17,125      9.9
 1984......   198,941       22,955     11.5    171,839       17,299     10.1
 1983 6/...   197,496       23,984     12.1    171,407       18,377     10.7
 1982......   195,919       23,517     12.0    170,748       18,015     10.6
 1981 5/...   194,504       21,553     11.1    169,868       16,127      9.5
 1980......   192,912       19,699     10.2    168,756       14,587      8.6
 1979 4/...   191,742       17,214      9.0    168,461       12,495      7.4
 1978......   186,450       16,259      8.7    165,193       12,050      7.3
 1977......   185,254       16,416      8.9    165,385       12,364      7.5
 1976......   184,165       16,713      9.1    165,571       12,500      7.5
 1975......   183,164       17,770      9.7    165,661       13,799      8.3
 1974 3/...   182,376       15,736      8.6    166,081       12,181      7.3
 1973......   181,185       15,142      8.4    165,424       11,412      6.9
 1972......   180,125       16,203      9.0    165,630       12,268      7.4
 1971 2/...   179,398       17,780      9.9    165,184       13,566      8.2
 1970......   177,376       17,484      9.9    163,875       13,323      8.1
 1969......   175,349       16,659      9.5    162,779       12,623      7.8
 1968......   173,732       17,395     10.0    161,777       13,546      8.4
 1967 1/...   172,038       18,983     11.0    160,720       14,851      9.2
 1966......   170,247       19,290     11.3    159,561       15,430      9.7
 1965......   168,732       22,496     13.3    158,255       18,508     11.7
 1964......   167,313       24,957     14.9    156,898       20,716     13.2
 1963......   165,309       25,238     15.3    155,584       21,149     13.6
 1962......   162,842       26,672     16.4    153,348       22,613     14.7
 1961......   160,306       27,890     17.4    150,717       23,747     15.8
 1960......   158,863       28,309     17.8    149,458       24,262     16.2
 1959......   156,956       28,484     18.1    147,802       24,443     16.5



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________ ________________________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE ALONE, NOT HISPANIC
 2005......   195,553       16,227      8.3    159,204        9,604      6.0
 2004 14/..   195,098       16,908      8.7    159,221       10,323      6.5
 2003......   194,595       15,902      8.2    159,215        9,658      6.1
 2002......   194,144       15,567      8.0    158,764        9,389      5.9



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE, NOT HISPANIC
 2001......   194,538       15,271      7.8    159,178        9,122      5.7
 2000 12/..   193,691       14,366      7.4    158,838        8,664      5.5
 1999 11/..   192,565       14,735      7.7    158,550        9,013      5.7
 1998......   192,754       15,799      8.2    159,301       10,061      6.3
 1997......   191,859       16,491      8.6    158,796       10,401      6.5
 1996......   191,459       16,462      8.6    159,044       10,553      6.6
 1995......   190,951       16,267      8.5    159,402       10,599      6.6
 1994......   192,543       18,110      9.4    161,254       12,118      7.5
 1993 10/..   190,843       18,882      9.9    160,062       12,756      8.0
 1992 9/...   189,001       18,202      9.6    159,102       12,277      7.7
 1991 8/...   189,116       17,741      9.4    158,850       11,998      7.6
 1990......   188,129       16,622      8.8    158,394       11,086      7.0
 1989......   186,979       15,599      8.3    158,127       10,723      6.8
 1988......   185,961       15,565      8.4    157,687       10,467      6.6
 1987 7/...   184,936       16,029      8.7    157,785       11,051      7.0
 1986......   184,119       17,244      9.4    157,665       12,078      7.7
 1985 .....   183,455       17,839      9.7    157,106       12,706      8.1
 1984......   182,469       18,300     10.0    156,930       13,234      8.4
 1983 6/...   181,393       19,538     10.8    156,719       14,437      9.2
 1982......   181,903       19,362     10.6    157,818       14,271      9.0
 1981 5/...   180,909       17,987      9.9    157,330       12,903      8.2
 1980......   179,798       16,365      9.1    156,633       11,568      7.4
 1979 4/...   178,814       14,419      8.1    156,567       10,009      6.4
 1978......   174,731       13,755      7.9    154,321        9,798      6.3
 1977......   173,563       13,802      8.0    154,449        9,977      6.5
 1976......   173,235       14,025      8.1    155,324       10,066      6.5
 1975......   172,417       14,883      8.6    155,539       11,137      7.2
 1974 3/...   171,463       13,217      7.7    155,764        9,854      6.3
 1973......   170,488       12,864      7.5    155,330        9,262      6.0



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________ ________________________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION
 2005......    38,551        9,517     24.7     31,663        7,459     23.6
 2004 14/..    38,037        9,411     24.7     31,468        7,495     23.8
 2003......    37,503        9,108     24.3     31,059        7,162     23.1
 2002......    37,207        8,884     23.9     31,008        6,985     22.5



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________ ________________________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 BLACK ALONE
 2005......    36,802        9,168     24.9     30,154        7,164     23.8
 2004 14/..    36,426        9,014     24.7     30,065        7,153     23.8
 2003......    35,989        8,781     24.4     29,727        6,870     23.1
 2002......    35,678        8,602     24.1     29,671        6,761     22.8



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 BLACK
 2001......    35,871        8,136     22.7     29,869        6,389     21.4
 2000 12/..    35,425        7,982     22.5     29,378        6,221     21.2
 1999 11/..    35,756        8,441     23.6     29,819        6,758     22.7
 1998......    34,877        9,091     26.1     29,333        7,259     24.7
 1997......    34,458        9,116     26.5     28,962        7,386     25.5
 1996......    34,110        9,694     28.4     28,933        7,993     27.6
 1995......    33,740        9,872     29.3     28,777        8,189     28.5
 1994......    33,353       10,196     30.6     28,499        8,447     29.6
 1993 10/..    32,910       10,877     33.1     28,106        9,242     32.9
 1992 9/...    32,411       10,827     33.4     27,790        9,134     32.9
 1991 8/...    31,313       10,242     32.7     26,565        8,504     32.0
 1990......    30,806        9,837     31.9     26,296        8,160     31.0
 1989......    30,332        9,302     30.7     25,931        7,704     29.7
 1988......    29,849        9,356     31.3     25,484        7,650     30.0
 1987 7/...    29,362        9,520     32.4     25,128        7,848     31.2
 1986......    28,871        8,983     31.1     24,910        7,410     29.7
 1985 .....    28,485        8,926     31.3     24,620        7,504     30.5
 1984......    28,087        9,490     33.8     24,387        8,104     33.2
 1983 6/...    27,678        9,882     35.7     24,138        8,376     34.7
 1982......    27,216        9,697     35.6     23,948        8,355     34.9
 1981 5/...    26,834        9,173     34.2     23,423        7,780     33.2
 1980......    26,408        8,579     32.5     23,084        7,190     31.1
 1979 4/...    25,944        8,050     31.0     22,666        6,800     30.0
 1978......    24,956        7,625     30.6     22,027        6,493     29.5
 1977......    24,710        7,726     31.3     21,850        6,667     30.5
 1976......    24,399        7,595     31.1     21,840        6,576     30.1
 1975......    24,089        7,545     31.3     21,687        6,533     30.1
 1974 3/...    23,699        7,182     30.3     21,341        6,255     29.3
 1973......    23,512        7,388     31.4     21,328        6,560     30.8
 1972......    23,144        7,710     33.3     21,116        6,841     32.4
 1971 2/...    22,784        7,396     32.5     20,900        6,530     31.2
 1970......    22,515        7,548     33.5     20,724        6,683     32.2
 1969......    22,011        7,095     32.2     20,192        6,245     30.9
 1968......    21,944        7,616     34.7       (NA)        6,839     33.7
 1967 1/...    21,590        8,486     39.3       (NA)        7,677     38.4
 1966......    21,206        8,867     41.8       (NA)        8,090     40.9
 1959......    18,013        9,927     55.1       (NA)        9,112     54.9



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________ ________________________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ASIAN ALONE OR IN COMBINATION
 2005......    13,731        1,501     10.9     11,931        1,039      8.7
 2004 14/..    13,291        1,295      9.7     11,661          876      7.5
 2003......    12,891        1,527     11.8     11,266        1,116      9.9
 2002......    12,487        1,243     10.0     10,742          816      7.6



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________ ________________________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ASIAN ALONE
 2005......    12,580        1,402     11.1     10,911          970      8.9
 2004 14/..    12,231        1,201      9.8     10,734          812      7.6
 2003......    11,856        1,401     11.8     10,333        1,017      9.8
 2002......    11,541        1,161     10.1      9,899          763      7.7



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER
 2001......    12,465        1,275     10.2     10,745          873      8.1
 2000 12/..    12,672        1,258      9.9     11,044          895      8.1
 1999 11/..    11,955        1,285     10.7     10,507        1,010      9.6
 1998......    10,873        1,360     12.5      9,576        1,087     11.4
 1997......    10,482        1,468     14.0      9,312        1,116     12.0
 1996......    10,054        1,454     14.5      8,900        1,172     13.2
 1995......     9,644        1,411     14.6      8,582        1,112     13.0
 1994......     6,654          974     14.6      5,915          776     13.1
 1993 10/..     7,434        1,134     15.3      6,609          898     13.6
 1992 9/...     7,779          985     12.7      6,922          787     11.4
 1991 8/...     7,192          996     13.8      6,367          773     12.1
 1990......     7,014          858     12.2      6,300          712     11.3
 1989......     6,673          939     14.1      5,917          779     13.2
 1988......     6,447        1,117     17.3      5,767          942     16.3
 1987 7/...     6,322        1,021     16.1      5,785          875     15.1



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                                                    People in families
                                             ________________________________
                       All people                      All families
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 HISPANIC (of any race)
 2005......    43,020        9,368     21.8     37,759        7,767     20.6
 2004 14/..    41,690        9,122     21.9     36,438        7,705     21.1
 2003......    40,300        9,051     22.5     35,469        7,637     21.5
 2002......    39,216        8,555     21.8     34,598        7,184     20.8
 2001......    37,312        7,997     21.4     33,110        6,674     20.2
 2000 12/..    35,955        7,747     21.5     31,700        6,430     20.3
 1999 11/..    34,632        7,876     22.7     30,872        6,702     21.7
 1998......    31,515        8,070     25.6     28,055        6,814     24.3
 1997......    30,637        8,308     27.1     27,467        7,198     26.2
 1996......    29,614        8,697     29.4     26,340        7,515     28.5
 1995......    28,344        8,574     30.3     25,165        7,341     29.2
 1994......    27,442        8,416     30.7     24,390        7,357     30.2
 1993 10/..    26,559        8,126     30.6     23,439        6,876     29.3
 1992 9/...    25,646        7,592     29.6     22,695        6,455     28.4
 1991 8/...    22,070        6,339     28.7     19,658        5,541     28.2
 1990......    21,405        6,006     28.1     18,912        5,091     26.9
 1989......    20,746        5,430     26.2     18,488        4,659     25.2
 1988......    20,064        5,357     26.7     18,102        4,700     26.0
 1987 7/...    19,395        5,422     28.0     17,342        4,761     27.5
 1986......    18,758        5,117     27.3     16,880        4,469     26.5
 1985 .....    18,075        5,236     29.0     16,276        4,605     28.3
 1984......    16,916        4,806     28.4     15,293        4,192     27.4
 1983 6/...    16,544        4,633     28.0     15,075        4,113     27.3
 1982......    14,385        4,301     29.9     13,242        3,865     29.2
 1981 5/...    14,021        3,713     26.5     12,922        3,349     25.9
 1980......    13,600        3,491     25.7     12,547        3,143     25.1
 1979 4/...    13,371        2,921     21.8     12,291        2,599     21.1
 1978......    12,079        2,607     21.6     11,193        2,343     20.9
 1977......    12,046        2,700     22.4     11,249        2,463     21.9
 1976......    11,269        2,783     24.7     10,552        2,516     23.8
 1975......    11,117        2,991     26.9     10,472        2,755     26.3
 1974 3/...    11,201        2,575     23.0     10,584        2,374     22.4
 1973......    10,795        2,366     21.9     10,269        2,209     21.5
 1972......    10,588        2,414     22.8     10,099        2,252     22.3



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ALL RACES
 2005......    42,244       13,153     31.1     49,526       10,425     21.1
 2004 14/..    42,053       12,832     30.5     48,609        9,926     20.4
 2003......    41,311       12,413     30.0     47,594        9,713     20.4
 2002......    40,529       11,657     28.8     47,156        9,618     20.4
 2001......    39,261       11,223     28.6     46,392        9,226     19.9
 2000 12/..    38,375       10,926     28.5     45,624        8,653     19.0
 1999 11/..    38,580       11,764     30.5     43,977        8,400     19.1
 1998......    39,000       12,907     33.1     42,539        8,478     19.9
 1997......    38,412       13,494     35.1     41,672        8,687     20.8
 1996......    38,584       13,796     35.8     40,727        8,452     20.8
 1995......    38,908       14,205     36.5     39,484        8,247     20.9
 1994......    37,253       14,380     38.6     38,538        8,287     21.5
 1993 10/..    37,861       14,636     38.7     38,038        8,388     22.1
 1992 9/...    36,446       14,205     39.0     36,842        8,075     21.9
 1991 8/...    34,795       13,824     39.7     36,845        7,773     21.1
 1990......    33,795       12,578     37.2     36,056        7,446     20.7
 1989......    32,525       11,668     35.9     35,185        6,760     19.2
 1988......    32,164       11,972     37.2     34,340        7,070     20.6
 1987 7/...    31,893       12,148     38.1     32,992        6,857     20.8
 1986......    31,152       11,944     38.3     31,679        6,846     21.6
 1985 .....    30,878       11,600     37.6     31,351        6,725     21.5
 1984......    30,844       11,831     38.4     30,268        6,609     21.8
 1983 6/...    30,049       12,072     40.2     29,158        6,740     23.1
 1982......    28,834       11,701     40.6     27,908        6,458     23.1
 1981 5/...    28,587       11,051     38.7     27,714        6,490     23.4
 1980......    27,565       10,120     36.7     27,133        6,227     22.9
 1979 4/...    26,927        9,400     34.9     26,170        5,743     21.9
 1978......    26,032        9,269     35.6     24,585        5,435     22.1
 1977......    25,404        9,205     36.2     23,110        5,216     22.6
 1976......    24,204        9,029     37.3     21,459        5,344     24.9
 1975......    23,580        8,846     37.5     20,234        5,088     25.1
 1974 3/...    23,165        8,462     36.5     18,926        4,553     24.1
 1973......    21,823        8,178     37.5     18,260        4,674     25.6
 1972......    21,264        8,114     38.2     16,811        4,883     29.0
 1971 2/...    20,153        7,797     38.7     16,311        5,154     31.6
 1970......    19,673        7,503     38.1     15,491        5,090     32.9
 1969......    17,995        6,879     38.2     14,626        4,972     34.0
 1968......    18,048        6,990     38.7     13,803        4,694     34.0
 1967 1/...    17,788        6,898     38.8     13,114        4,998     38.1
 1966......    17,240        6,861     39.8     12,271        4,701     38.3
 1965......    16,371        7,524     46.0     12,132        4,827     39.8
 1964......      (NA)        7,297     44.4     12,057        5,143     42.7
 1963......      (NA)        7,646     47.7     11,182        4,938     44.2
 1962......      (NA)        7,781     50.3     11,013        5,002     45.4
 1961......      (NA)        7,252     48.1     11,146        5,119     45.9
 1960......      (NA)        7,247     48.9     10,888        4,926     45.2
 1959......      (NA)        7,014     49.4     10,699        4,928     46.1



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE ALONE
 2005......    25,943        7,021     27.1     40,164        7,718     19.2
 2004 14/..    26,139        6,892     26.4     39,712        7,416     18.7
 2003......    25,536        6,530     25.6     38,913        7,225     18.6
 2002......    24,903        5,992     24.1     38,575        7,105     18.4



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE
 2001......    24,619        5,972     24.3     38,294        6,996     18.3
 2000 12/..    24,166        5,609     23.2     37,699        6,454     17.1
 1999 11/..    23,913        5,947     24.9     36,441        6,411     17.6
 1998......    24,211        6,674     27.6     35,563        6,386     18.0
 1997......    23,773        7,296     30.7     34,858        6,593     18.9
 1996......    23,744        7,073     29.8     34,247        6,463     18.9
 1995......    23,732        7,047     29.7     33,399        6,336     19.0
 1994......    22,713        7,228     31.8     32,569        6,292     19.3
 1993 10/..    23,224        7,199     31.0     32,112        6,443     20.1
 1992 9/...    22,453        6,907     30.8     31,170        6,147     19.7
 1991 8/...    21,608        6,806     31.5     31,207        5,872     18.8
 1990......    20,845        6,210     29.8     30,833        5,739     18.6
 1989......    20,362        5,723     28.1     29,993        5,063     16.9
 1988......    20,396        5,950     29.2     29,315        5,314     18.1
 1987 7/...    20,244        5,989     29.6     28,290        5,174     18.3
 1986......    20,163        6,171     30.6     27,143        5,198     19.2
 1985 .....    20,105        5,990     29.8     27,067        5,299     19.6
 1984......    19,727        5,866     29.7     26,094        5,181     19.9
 1983 6/...    19,256        6,017     31.2     25,206        5,189     20.6
 1982......    18,374        5,686     30.9     24,300        5,041     20.7
 1981 5/...    18,795        5,600     29.8     23,913        5,061     21.2
 1980......    17,642        4,940     28.0     23,370        4,760     20.4
 1979 4/...    17,349        4,375     25.2     22,587        4,452     19.7
 1978......    16,877        4,371     25.9     21,257        4,209     19.8
 1977......    16,721        4,474     26.8     19,869        4,051     20.4
 1976......    15,941        4,463     28.0     18,594        4,213     22.7
 1975......    15,577        4,577     29.4     17,503        3,972     22.7
 1974 3/...    15,433        4,278     27.7     16,295        3,555     21.8
 1973......    14,303        4,003     28.0     15,761        3,730     23.7
 1972......    13,739        3,770     27.4     14,495        3,935     27.1
 1971 2/...    13,502        4,099     30.4     14,214        4,214     29.6
 1970......    13,226        3,761     28.4     13,500        4,161     30.8
 1969......    12,285        3,577     29.1     12,570        4,036     32.1
 1968......    12,190        3,551     29.1     11,955        3,849     32.2
 1967 1/...    12,131        3,453     28.5     11,318        4,132     36.5
 1966......    12,261        3,646     29.7     10,686        3,860     36.1
 1965......    11,573        4,092     35.4     10,477        3,988     38.1
 1964......      (NA)        3,911     33.4     10,415        4,241     40.7
 1963......      (NA)        4,051     35.6      9,725        4,089     42.0
 1962......      (NA)        4,089     37.9      9,494        4,059     42.7
 1961......      (NA)        4,062     37.6      9,589        4,143     43.2
 1960......      (NA)        4,296     39.0      9,405        4,047     43.0
 1959......      (NA)        4,232     40.2      9,154        4,041     44.1



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE ALONE, NOT HISPANIC
 2005......    18,899        4,278     22.6     35,626        6,393     17.9
 2004 14/..    19,009        4,116     21.7     35,141        6,237     17.7
 2003......    18,792        3,959     21.1     34,683        6,015     17.3
 2002......    18,664        3,733     20.0     34,614        5,947     17.2



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 WHITE NOT HISPANIC
 2001......    18,365        3,661     19.9     34,603        5,882     17.0
 2000 12/..    18,196        3,412     18.8     33,943        5,356     15.8
 1999 11/..    17,892        3,545     19.8     33,189        5,412     16.3
 1998......    18,547        4,074     22.0     32,573        5,352     16.4
 1997......    18,474        4,604     24.9     32,049        5,632     17.6
 1996......    18,597        4,339     23.3     31,410        5,455     17.4
 1995......    18,340        4,183     22.8     30,586        5,303     17.3
 1994......    18,186        4,743     26.1     30,157        5,500     18.2
 1993 10/..    18,508        4,724     25.5     29,681        5,570     18.8
 1992 9/...    18,016        4,640     25.8     28,775        5,350     18.6
 1991 8/...    17,609        4,710     26.7     29,215        5,261     18.0
 1990......    17,160        4,284     25.0     28,688        5,002     17.4
 1989......    16,827        3,922     23.3     28,055        4,466     15.9
 1988......    16,828        3,988     23.7     27,552        4,746     17.2
 1987 7/...    16,787        4,075     24.3     26,439        4,613     17.4
 1986......    16,739        4,350     26.0     25,525        4,668     18.3
 1985 .....    16,749        4,136     24.7     25,544        4,789     18.7
 1984......    16,742        4,193     25.0     24,671        4,659     18.9
 1983 6/...    16,369        4,448     27.2     23,894        4,746     19.9
 1982......    15,830        4,161     26.3     23,329        4,701     20.2
 1981 5/...    16,323        4,222     25.9     22,950        4,769     20.8
 1980......    15,358        3,699     24.1     22,455        4,474     19.9
 1979 4/...    15,410        3,371     21.9     21,638        4,179     19.3
 1978......    15,132        3,390     22.4     20,410        3,957     19.4
 1977......    14,888        3,429     23.0     19,114        3,825     20.0
 1976......    14,261        3,516     24.7     17,912        3,959     22.1
 1975......    13,809        3,570     25.9     16,879        3,746     22.2
 1974 3/...    13,763        3,379     24.6     15,699        3,364     21.4
 1973......    12,731        3,185     25.0     15,158        3,602     23.8



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION
 2005......    14,080        5,524     39.2      6,754        2,003     29.7
 2004 14/..    13,830        5,484     39.7      6,418        1,840     28.7
 2003......    13,664        5,312     38.9      6,194        1,814     29.3
 2002......    13,551        5,145     38.0      6,034        1,851     30.7



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 BLACK ALONE
 2005......    13,481        5,303     39.3      6,521        1,949     29.9
 2004 14/..    13,244        5,247     39.6      6,217        1,792     28.8
 2003......    13,118        5,115     39.0      6,034        1,781     29.5
 2002......    13,030        4,980     38.2      5,858        1,800     30.7



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 BLACK
 2001......    12,550        4,694     37.4      5,873        1,692     28.8
 2000 12/..    12,383        4,774     38.6      5,885        1,702     28.9
 1999 11/..    12,823        5,232     40.8      5,668        1,562     27.5
 1998......    13,156        5,629     42.8      5,390        1,752     32.5
 1997......    13,218        5,654     42.8      5,316        1,645     31.0
 1996......    13,193        6,123     46.4      4,989        1,606     32.2
 1995......    13,604        6,553     48.2      4,756        1,551     32.6
 1994......    12,926        6,489     50.2      4,649        1,617     34.8
 1993 10/..    13,132        6,955     53.0      4,608        1,541     33.4
 1992 9/...    12,591        6,799     54.0      4,410        1,569     35.6
 1991 8/...    11,960        6,557     54.8      4,505        1,590     35.3
 1990......    11,866        6,005     50.6      4,244        1,491     35.1
 1989......    11,190        5,530     49.4      4,180        1,471     35.2
 1988......    10,794        5,601     51.9      4,095        1,509     36.8
 1987 7/...    10,701        5,789     54.1      3,977        1,471     37.0
 1986......    10,175        5,473     53.8      3,714        1,431     38.5
 1985 .....    10,041        5,342     53.2      3,641        1,264     34.7
 1984......    10,384        5,666     54.6      3,501        1,255     35.8
 1983 6/...    10,059        5,736     57.0      3,287        1,338     40.7
 1982......     9,699        5,698     58.8      3,051        1,229     40.3
 1981 5/...     9,214        5,222     56.7      3,277        1,296     39.6
 1980......     9,338        4,984     53.4      3,208        1,314     41.0
 1979 4/...     9,065        4,816     53.1      3,127        1,168     37.3
 1978......     8,689        4,712     54.2      2,929        1,132     38.6
 1977......     8,315        4,595     55.3      2,860        1,059     37.0
 1976......     7,926        4,415     55.7      2,559        1,019     39.8
 1975......     7,679        4,168     54.3      2,402        1,011     42.1
 1974 3/...     7,483        4,116     55.0      2,359          927     39.3
 1973......     7,188        4,064     56.5      2,183          828     37.9
 1972......     7,125        4,139     58.1      2,028          870     42.9
 1971 2/...     6,398        3,587     56.1      1,884          866     46.0
 1970......     6,225        3,656     58.7      1,791          865     48.3
 1969......     5,537        3,225     58.2      1,819          850     46.7
 1968......      (NA)        3,312     58.9       (NA)          777     46.3
 1967 1/...      (NA)        3,362     61.6       (NA)          809     49.3
 1966......      (NA)        3,160     65.3       (NA)          777     54.4
 1959......      (NA)        2,416     70.6      1,430          815     57.0



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ASIAN ALONE OR IN COMBINATION
 2005......     1,223          220     18.0      1,771          457     25.8
 2004 14/..     1,190          170     14.3      1,599          417     26.1
 2003......     1,184          294     24.8      1,590          402     25.3
 2002......     1,146          175     15.3      1,708          417     24.4



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ASIAN ALONE
 2005......     1,059          189     17.8      1,645          427     26.0
 2004 14/..     1,024          135     13.2      1,472          388     26.3
 2003......     1,028          242     23.6      1,494          375     25.1
 2002......     1,019          155     15.2      1,613          390     24.2



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER
 2001......     1,333          198     14.8      1,682          393     23.4
 2000 12/..     1,231          289     23.4      1,588          350     22.0
 1999 11/..     1,201          275     22.9      1,415          270     19.1
 1998......     1,123          373     33.2      1,266          257     20.3
 1997......       932          313     33.6      1,134          327     28.9
 1996......     1,018          300     29.5      1,120          255     22.8
 1995......       919          266     28.9      1,013          260     25.6
 1994......       582          137     23.6        696          179     25.7
 1993 10/..       725          126     17.4        791          228     28.8
 1992 9/...       729          183     25.0        828          193     23.3
 1991 8/...       721          177     24.6        785          209     26.6
 1990......       638          132     20.7        668          124     18.5
 1989......       614          212     34.6        712          144     20.2
 1988......       650          263     40.5        651          160     24.5
 1987 7/...       584          187     32.0        516          138     26.8



Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic
        Origin: 1959 to 2005
(Numbers in thousands. People as of March of the following year.)

 ____________________________________________________________________________
                   People in families
            Families with female householder
                   no husband present             Unrelated individuals
            ________________________________ ________________________________
                        Below poverty level              Below poverty level
                      ______________________           ______________________
 Year         Total         Number   Percent   Total         Number   Percent
 ____________________________________________________________________________
 HISPANIC (of any race)
 2005......     7,868        3,069     39.0      4,971        1,451     29.2
 2004 14/..     7,825        3,072     39.3      4,971        1,293     26.0
 2003......     7,452        2,861     38.4      4,620        1,325     28.7
 2002......     7,013        2,554     36.4      4,364        1,255     28.8
 2001......     6,830        2,585     37.8      3,981        1,211     30.4
 2000 12/..     6,469        2,444     37.8      3,978        1,163     29.2
 1999 11/..     6,527        2,642     40.5      3,481        1,068     30.7
 1998......     6,074        2,837     46.7      3,218        1,097     34.1
 1997......     5,718        2,911     50.9      2,976        1,017     34.2
 1996......     5,641        3,020     53.5      2,985        1,066     35.7
 1995......     5,785        3,053     52.8      2,947        1,092     37.0
 1994......     5,328        2,920     54.8      2,798          926     33.1
 1993 10/..     5,333        2,837     53.2      2,717          972     35.8
 1992 9/...     4,806        2,474     51.5      2,577          881     34.2
 1991 8/...     4,326        2,282     52.7      2,146          667     31.1
 1990......     3,993        2,115     53.0      2,254          774     34.3
 1989......     3,763        1,902     50.6      2,045          634     31.0
 1988......     3,734        2,052     55.0      1,864          597     32.0
 1987 7/...     3,678        2,045     55.6      1,933          598     31.0
 1986......     3,631        1,921     52.9      1,685          553     32.8
 1985 .....     3,561        1,983     55.7      1,602          532     33.2
 1984......     3,139        1,764     56.2      1,481          545     36.8
 1983 6/...     3,032        1,670     55.1      1,364          457     33.5
 1982......     2,664        1,601     60.1      1,018          358     35.1
 1981 5/...     2,622        1,465     55.9      1,005          313     31.1
 1980......     2,421        1,319     54.5        970          312     32.2
 1979 4/...     2,058        1,053     51.2        991          286     28.8
 1978......     1,817        1,024     56.4        886          264     29.8
 1977......     1,901        1,077     56.7        797          237     29.8
 1976......     1,766        1,000     56.6        716          266     37.2
 1975......     1,842        1,053     57.2        645          236     36.6
 1974 3/...     1,723          915     53.1        617          201     32.6
 1973......     1,534          881     57.4        526          157     29.9
 1972......     1,370          733     53.5        488          162     33.2
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
 

Footnotes
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Poverty and Health Statistics Branch/HHES Division                                                   
U. S. Bureau of the Census                                                                           
U. S. Department of Commerce                                                                         
Washington, DC  20233-8500                                                                           
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
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