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Table 7 Demographic distribution of nonmetro poor under different median rent index adjustment, North Carolina—2015–2017

From: Why is Poverty Higher in Rural America According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure? An Investigation of the Geographic Adjustment

Demographics No adjustment 50% of adjustment Full adjustment 150% of adjustment
Child (0–17) 26.9% 27.0% 27.0% 26.6%
  (0.020) (0.021) (0.023) (0.025)
Adult (18–64) 52.9% 50.6% 50.3% 48.2%
  (0.022) (0.024) (0.026) (0.029)
Elder (65 +) 20.2% 22.4% 22.7% 25.2%
  (0.018) (0.020) (0.022) (0.025)
Non-Hispanic White 51.4% 51.3% 51.1% 54.2%
  (0.022) (0.024) (0.026) (0.029)
Latino 10.5% 8.1% 9.2% 11.5%
  (0.014) (0.013) (0.015) (0.018)
Non-Hispanic Black 27.1% 28.7% 27.7% 22.4%
  (0.020) (0.022) (0.023) (0.024)
Male 44.3% 44.9% 45.3% 45.0%
  (0.022) (0.024) (0.026) (0.029)
Female 55.7% 55.1% 54.7% 55.0%
  (0.022) (0.024) (0.026) (0.029)
Foreign born 4.5% 3.5% 4.0% 4.6%
  (0.009) (0.009) (0.010) (0.012)
Noncitizen 3.0% 2.4% 2.8% 3.5%
  (0.008) (0.007) (0.009) (0.010)
Head of SPM unit is     
 Single 25.1% 26.3% 27.9% 27.4%
  (0.019) (0.021) (0.023) (0.026)
 Married 36.4% 37.4% 37.6% 38.4%
  (0.021) (0.023) (0.025) (0.028)
 Cohabiting 9.3% 9.1% 9.7% 7.3%
  (0.013) (0.014) (0.015) (0.015)
Observations 512 428 370 305
Weighted population 407,126 345,684 302,325 242,814
  1. Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) 2016–2018