Monthly Archives: September 2013

American Community Survey Statistics Give Communities Detailed Look at Income, Poverty, Health Insurance and Many other Statistics

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Tweet Written by: James B. Treat The American Community Survey statistics released today provide information for geographies with populations of 65,000 or more on many different topics, including income, poverty and health insurance. While national level statistics on these topics … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid, Age and Income

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Tweet Written by: Jennifer Cheeseman Day Today, the Census Bureau released new statistics on the percentages of people receiving health insurance coverage. The report shows that 15.7 percent of people were covered by Medicare and 16.4 percent by Medicaid last … Continue reading

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Income and Poverty Rate Held Steady in 2012

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Tweet Written by: Chuck Nelson Between 2011 and 2012 in the United States, neither real median income nor the poverty rate changed. For the previous four years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) either poverty increased (2008, 2009, 2010) or median household … Continue reading

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How We Measure Health Insurance

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Tweet Written by: Jonathan Rodean Next week, the Census Bureau is releasing two sources for health insurance statistics in the United States:  the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).  … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson Note: This is an updated  version of a blog that ran last year. It provides important information on when to use statistics from the Current Population Survey and when to use them from the American … Continue reading

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