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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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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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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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“The Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day”

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Tweet Written by: Lynda Laughlin A national nonprofit group, The Children’s Reading Foundation, calls the time parents devote daily to reading to their young children “the most important 20 minutes of your day.” When parents read to their children, it … Continue reading

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