Category Archives: Income

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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Comparison Guidance: Income and Poverty

By Victoria Velkoff  Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau implemented methodological changes to the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC). Based on substantial research to improve the quality of the data we collect, we redesigned the … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Written by: Victoria Velkoff Income, poverty and health insurance statistics for 2014 from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) will be released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. One-year statistics from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) … Continue reading

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Child Poverty Down – Income of Families with Children Up

First Annual Decline in Child Poverty Since 2000 Written By: Trudi Renwick, Chief, Poverty Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau Today the Census Bureau released the 2013 annual Income and Poverty in the United States report. Poverty among children under age … Continue reading

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