Category Archives: Income

How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

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

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

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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A Deeper Look at the Income Estimates

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. Income … Continue reading

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How We Measure Poverty and Income

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, Sept. … Continue reading

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