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People and Families in Poverty by Selected Characteristics, 2005 and 2004

Characteristic20052004
Number (thousands)Percent1Number (thousands)Percent1
INDIVIDUALS
Total37,04012.7%36,95012.6%
Family status
In families26,54411.026,06810.8
Householder7,83510.27,6579.9
Related children under 1812,47317.312,33517.1
Related children under 64,74720.04,78420.0
In unrelated subfamilies57045.445637.4
Reference person23445.418135.9
Children under 1831546.627039.7
Unrelated individual9,92620.410,42521.1
Male4,31618.24,31517.9
Female5,61122.56,11124.1
Race2 and Hispanic origin
White25,32710.824,87210.6
Non-Hispanic16,9088.716,2278.3
Black9,01424.79,16824.9
Asian 1,2019.81,40211.1
Hispanic39,12221.99,36821.8
Age
Under 18 13,04117.812,89617.6
18–64 20,54511.320,45011.1
65 and over3,4539.83,60310.1
Nativity
Native31,02312.131,08012.1
Foreign born6,01717.15,87016.5
Naturalized citizen1,3269.81,44110.4
Not a citizen4,69121.64,42920.4
Region
Northeast6,26011.66,10311.3
Midwest7,54511.77,41911.4
South14,81714.114,85414.0
West8,41912.58,57312.6
Work experience
All workers (16 years and older)9,3846.19,3406.0
Worked full-time, year-round.2,8912.82,8942.8
Not full-time, year-round6,49312.86,44612.8
Did not work at least one week15,87121.716,04121.8
FAMILIES
Total7,83510.27,6579.9
Type of Family
Married couple3,2165.52,9445.1
Female householder, no
husband present
3,96228.34,04428.7
Male householder, no
wife present
65713.466913.0
1. Percentage of total population.
2. Data for American Indians and Alaska Natives are not shown separately.
3. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005.
Poverty in the United StatesPoverty and IncomeWeighted Average Poverty Thresholds for Families, 1960–2005