Category Archives: Income

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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American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

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Tweet Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the … Continue reading

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End of Recession Doesn’t Mean Good Times Return Right Away

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau An economic recession is typically defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research as a decline in the gross domestic product for two or more consecutive calendar quarters. The last recession began … Continue reading

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Income Gap: Is it Widening?

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau Economists study closely the issue of income inequality in our nation; that is, the income gap between the wealthiest and least wealthy Americans. The Census Bureau publishes several measures of income inequality … Continue reading

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Households Doubling Up

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau In coping with economic challenges over the past few years, many of us have combined households with other family members or individuals. These “doubled-up” households are defined as those that include at … Continue reading

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