Category Archives: Income

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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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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