Category Archives: Poverty

What is the Supplemental Poverty Measure and How Does it Differ from the Official Measure?

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Tweet Written by: Trudi Renwick Since the publication of the first official U.S. poverty estimates in 1964, there has been a continuing debate about the best approach to measure income and poverty in the United States. An interagency technical working … Continue reading

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2011 American Community Survey Estimates Tell Us about our Communities

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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2011 Poverty – Stories Behind the Numbers

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Tweet Written by: Trudi Renwick In 2011, 15.0 percent of the population had income below the official poverty thresholds.  Between 2010 and 2011 there was no statistically significant change in the percent or number of people in poverty in the … 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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What About the 90+?

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Tweet Written by: Wan He, Mark Muenchrath, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Is your grandmother or great-grandmother 90 or older, widowed, living in a nursing home, and experiencing one or more disabilities? If so, she is not alone. In 2006-2008, there … Continue reading

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