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Extremely Low Income Households (30% or less of area median income), 2006 estimates from the American Community Survey (1):
Households by Income, Age of Householder and Source of Income - Public Assistance
Place Household Type (2) Household Income as a percent of area median income Age of Householder Source of Income (3)Household Estimate (4)
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger No Public Assistance Income 40802
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger Public Assistance Income 2333
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 31 to 61 No Public Assistance Income 136806
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 31 to 61 Public Assistance Income 6732
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 62 & Older No Public Assistance Income 69605
State of Florida Everyone Else 15%or Less of AMI 62 & Older Public Assistance Income not avail.
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Public Assistance Income 48961
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Public Assistance Income 1823
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 31 to 61 No Public Assistance Income 181069
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 31 to 61 Public Assistance Income 8884
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 62 & Older No Public Assistance Income 227603
State of Florida Everyone Else 15.01% to 30% of AMI 62 & Older Public Assistance Income 3791
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Public Assistance Income 707026
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Public Assistance Income 10565
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 31 to 61 No Public Assistance Income 3659331
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 31 to 61 Public Assistance Income 40909
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 62 & Older No Public Assistance Income 1845387
State of Florida Everyone Else Greater than 30% of AMI 62 & Older Public Assistance Income 14725
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family 15%or Less of AMI 30 or Younger No Public Assistance Income 26456
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family 15.01% to 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Public Assistance Income 11760
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger No Public Assistance Income 60139
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Greater than 30% of AMI 30 or Younger Public Assistance Income not avail.
Notes:  (1) While the ACS sample is a much larger sample than is available from any other current survey it is not currently large enough to provide reliable estimates for very detailed cross-tabulations; that is especially true for small areas or socio-economic characteristics with small populations. Thus several cross-tabulations of varying combinations of household characteristics were produced in order to estimate several key variables for this income group.

(2) Student households tend to be lower income households by choice; non-family student households are typically not eligible for many of the assisted housing programs otherwise available to households in this income category. The presence of student households can distort observations about data of this type. We have thus provided a variable to distinguish student households from all other households in the data. Student Headed Non-Family is defined as a household meeting ALL of the following characteristics: currently enrolled in college under-graduate, college graduate or professional school; non-family; householder is 29 or younger; there is no household member with a disability.

(3) Source of Income: at least one member of the household has income from Public Assistance in the past 12 months. Public assistance income includes general assistance and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Separate payments received for hospital or other medical care, (vendor payments) are excluded. This does not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or noncash benefits such as Food Stamps. The terms "public assistance income" and "cash public assistance" are used interchangeably in the 2006 ACS data products.

(4) Census Bureau ACS estimates are from a sample survey and not a full count from a decennial census. There is a margin of error associated with the estimate. The range based on the margin of error reflects what the statisticians call a "90 percent confidence interval"; it means that nine chances out of 10, the true value falls within this range. We do not provide the range in this table, that is, the high and low ends of the range in which the estimate is found. However, if the low end of the range is negative (thus containing "0") the estimate is not statistically different from "0". In that case we substitute "not avail." for the estimate. See also Reference Guide for Journalists: Using the American Community Survey, Cynthia M. Taeuber, CMTaeuber and Associates.

Sources:  2006 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), Census Bureau, as compiled by the Shimberg Center, University of Florida.