Category Archives: Income

What Are Model-Based Estimates and Why Does the Census Bureau Produce Them?

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Tweet Written by: Lucinda Dalzell, Chief of the Small Area Estimates Branch Today the Census Bureau released its 2012 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program statistics for all states, counties, and school districts.¬†They are produced for the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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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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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 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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Household Wealth and Debt in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011

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Tweet Written by: Alfred Gottschalck, Marina Vornovytskyy, and Adam Smith Wealth and debt are important bellwethers of household financial security and prospects in the United States. Wealth tends to increase in times of economic prosperity when households are able to … Continue reading

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