Category Archives: Income

County-Level Nutrition Assistance Program Data are a Collaboration Between Government Agencies

Written by Lucinda Dalzell, Sara Stefanik and David Powers Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2014 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for all school districts, counties, and states. These estimates are used to allocate federal funds to … Continue reading

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10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities

Written by: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Office Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways local … Continue reading

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Another View of the Gender Earnings Gap

  Written by: Jamie M. Lewis, Ph.D., Statistician, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch In 2014, the female-to-male earnings ratio stood at 0.79, indicating that the median earnings of women who worked full time, year-round was 79 percent of what their … Continue reading

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Poverty Rates Down in 12 States, Median Income Up in 16 States: New Data from the American Community Survey

Written By: Kayla Fontenot, Poverty Statistics Branch and Kirby Posey, Income Statistics Branch In case you missed it, last week, the Census Bureau released the official poverty rate and median household income estimates for the United States from the Current … Continue reading

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Employment, Earnings and Poverty Estimates for Workers 2014: Some Signs of Economic Recovery but the Evidence is Mixed

Written By: Trudi Renwick and Edward Welniak According to new data released today by the Census Bureau from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, there were 160 million workers with earnings in 2014.  This is 1.4 million … Continue reading

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