Category Archives: Income

Collaboration Is Key to Producing Timely School District Poverty Estimates

Written by: Carolyn Gann, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division Many factors play a role in a child’s educational success, and it is the mission of the U.S. Department of Education to promote excellence in education and ensure equal access. … Continue reading

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2014 to 2015 Median Household Income is Largest Percentage Increase Since 1998

Written by: Jonathan Rothbaum, Chief, Income Statistics Branch Estimates released today from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) show real median household income in 2015 was $56,516, a 5.2 percent increase from the 2014 median … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Releases 2015 Supplemental Poverty Measure

Written By: Trudi Renwick and Liana Fox Today the U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released its sixth annual supplemental poverty measure report.  This measure extends information provided by the official poverty measure by explicitly … Continue reading

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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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