Category Archives: Poverty

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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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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Visualizing Income and Poverty Estimates

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Tweet Written by: Wesley Basel and KaNin Reese, US Census Bureau Recently the U.S. Census Bureau added interactive maps to the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program’s (SAIPE) website. This web-based interactive tool allows users to select, map, and … Continue reading

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