Category Archives: Income

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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2011 American Community Survey Estimates Tell Us about our Communities

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Tweet Written by: James B. Treat Do you want to know more about statistics for your local community, such as educational attainment, how many people have health insurance, poverty rates or commute times? Have you ever wondered what the median … Continue reading

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A Deeper Look at the Income Estimates

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Tweet Written by: Ed Welniak For the second consecutive year, household income declined. Between 2010 and 2011, real (inflation adjusted) median household income fell by 1.5 percent, and the median has declined by a total of 8.1 percent since 2007. … Continue reading

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How We Measure Poverty and Income

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson Income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2011 from the Current Population Survey (CPS) will be released Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. One-year estimates from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) will be released on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Changes in Household Net Worth from 2005 to 2010

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Tweet Written by: Alfred Gottschalck and Marina Vornovytskyy Household net worth or wealth is an important defining factor of economic well-being in the United States.  In times of economic hardship, such as unemployment, illness, or divorce, a person’s or household’s … Continue reading

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