Category Archives: Poverty

Census Bureau Releases 2015 Supplemental Poverty Measure

Written By: Trudi Renwick and Liana Fox Today the U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released its sixth annual supplemental poverty measure report.  This measure extends information provided by the official poverty measure by explicitly … Continue reading

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2015 Drop in Poverty is Largest on Record Since 1999

Written by: Ashley Edwards, Chief, Poverty Statistics Branch Estimates released today from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) show the official poverty rate in the United States declined to 13.5 percent in 2015, a 1.2 … Continue reading

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County-Level Nutrition Assistance Program Data are a Collaboration Between Government Agencies

Written by Lucinda Dalzell, Sara Stefanik and David Powers Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2014 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for all school districts, counties, and states. These estimates are used to allocate federal funds to … Continue reading

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10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities

Written by: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Office Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways local … Continue reading

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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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