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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Census Bureau Releases Income, Poverty Data

Census The U.S. Census Bureau today released the results of the 2009 American Community Survey. From the press release:

 Median Household Income

  • Real median household income in the United States fell between 2008 and 2009 — decreasing by 2.9 percent from $51,726 to $50,221.
  • Between 2008 and 2009, real median household income decreased in 34 states and increased in one: North Dakota.


  • Thirty-one states saw increases in both the number and percentage of people in poverty between 2008 and 2009.
  • No state had a statistically significant decline in either the number in poverty or the poverty rate.


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