U.S. Census Bureau
 Poverty




Poverty 1995


Table A. Persons and Families in Poverty by Selected Characteristics:  1994 and 1995

(Numbers in thousands)

                                                     Below poverty              
                                            
                                                1995               1994             difference
              Characteristic                
                                                                                Number   Poverty
                                          Number   Percent   Number   Percent  of poor      rate


PERSONS

    Total................................ 36,425     13.8    38,059     14.5   -1635 *    -0.7 *

White.................................... 24,423     11.2    25,379     11.7    -955 *    -0.5 *
  Not of Hispanic origin................. 16,267      8.5    18,110      9.4   -1843 *    -0.9 *
Black....................................  9,872     29.3    10,196     30.6    -324      -1.3 *
Asian and Pacific Islander...............  1,411     14.6       974     14.6     437 *    -0.0
Hispanic origin1.........................  8,574     30.3     8,416     30.7     159      -0.4

Family Status

In families.............................. 27,501     12.3    28,985     13.1   -1484 *    -0.7 *
  Householder............................  7,532     10.8     8,053     11.6    -520 *    -0.8 *
  Related children under 18.............. 13,999     20.2    14,610     21.2    -610 *    -1.1 *
    Related children under 6.............  5,670     23.7     5,878     24.5    -208      -0.8
In unrelated subfamilies.................    676     46.4       786     47.7    -110      -1.3
  Children under 18......................    400     48.8       459     50.5     -60      -1.6
Unrelated individual.....................  8,247     20.9     8,287     21.5     -40      -0.6
  Male...................................  3,382     18.0     3,276     17.8     106       0.2
  Female.................................  4,865     23.5     5,012     24.9    -147      -1.4 *

Age

Under 18 years........................... 14,665     20.8    15,289     21.8    -624 *    -1.0 *
18 to 24 years...........................  4,553     18.3     4,538     18.0      15       0.3
25 to 34 years...........................  5,196     12.7     5,463     13.2    -267 *    -0.5  
35 to 44 years...........................  4,064      9.4     4,467     10.6    -403 *    -1.2 *
45 to 54 years...........................  2,470      7.8     2,381      7.8      89       0.1
55 to 59 years...........................  1,163     10.3     1,129     10.4      34      -0.1
60 to 64 years...........................    996     10.2     1,129     11.4    -133 *    -1.2 *
65 years and over........................  3,318     10.5     3,663     11.7    -345 *    -1.2 *

Nativity

Native................................... 30,762     13.0    32,873     13.8   -2111 *    -0.8 *
Foreign born.............................  5,452     22.2     5,186     22.6     266      -0.4
  Naturalized citizen....................    833     10.5       668      9.4     165       1.1  
  Not a citizen..........................  4,619     27.8     4,518     28.5     101      -0.7

Residence

In metropolitan areas.................... 28,342     13.4    29,610     14.2   -1268 *    -0.8 *
  In central cities...................... 16,269     20.6    16,098     20.9     171      -0.3
  Outside central cities................. 12,072      9.1    13,511     10.3   -1439 *    -1.2 *
Outside metropolitan areas...............  8,083     15.6     8,449     16.0    -366      -0.4


Region

Northeast................................  6,445     12.5     6,597     12.9    -152      -0.4
Midwest..................................  6,785     11.0     7,965     13.0   -1180 *    -2.0 *
South.................................... 14,458     15.7    14,729     16.1    -271      -0.3
West.....................................  8,736     14.9     8,768     15.3     -32      -0.4


FAMILIES

    Total................................  7,532     10.8     8,053     11.6    -520 *    -0.8 *

White....................................  4,994      8.5     5,312      9.1    -317 *    -0.6 *
  Not of Hispanic origin.................  3,384      6.4     3,833      7.2    -449 *    -0.8 *
Black....................................  2,127     26.4     2,212     27.3     -85      -0.9
Asian and Pacific Islander...............    264     12.4       208     13.1      56 *    -0.7
Hispanic origin1.........................  1,695     27.0     1,724     27.8     -28      -0.8

Type of Family

Married-couple...........................  2,982      5.6     3,272      6.1    -289 *    -0.5 *
  White..................................  2,443      5.1     2,629      5.5    -186 *    -0.4 *
  Black..................................    314      8.5       336      8.7     -22      -0.3
  Hispanic origin1.......................    803     18.9       827     19.5     -23      -0.6
Female householder, no husband present...  4,057     32.4     4,232     34.6    -175      -2.2 *
  White..................................  2,200     26.6     2,329     29.0    -129      -2.4 *
  Black..................................  1,701     45.1     1,715     46.1     -14      -1.0
  Hispanic origin1.......................    792     49.4       773     52.0      19      -2.6

*Statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
1. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: May 13, 2005