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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Poverty Rate Remains Stuck At 15 Percent

WASHINGTON — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve.

The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or more than 1 in 7 — were living in poverty last year. That is not statistically different from the number of impoverished in 2011.

The median household income was $51,017, unchanged from the previous year, following two consecutive annual declines. The share of people without health insurance declined slightly, from 15.7 percent to 15.4 percent.



Anonymous said...

Some parts of the country (D.C.) must be REALLY GOOD, because Maryland is about 4 out of 7 in poverty.

Anonymous said...

Just where is Poverty on the map? What state is it in? I can't find it, but I can't afford anything to look for it with...

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know exactly whose opinion decides and what the income number is for "poverty". I'll assume it's above the monthly bill level?

Anonymous said...

I thought Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in 1964 and it was defeated. Surely the government wouldn't lie to us?