Category Archives: Income

American Community Survey Statistics Give Communities Detailed Look at Income, Poverty, Health Insurance and Many other Statistics

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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 were … Continue reading

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Income and Poverty Rate Held Steady in 2012

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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 income … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

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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 Community … Continue reading

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

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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 grow … Continue reading

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2011 American Community Survey Estimates Tell Us about our Communities

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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 income … Continue reading

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