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Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009

Posted by neocaablogger on September 21, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income
in the United States in 2009 was $49,777, not statistically different
from the 2008 median.
The nation’s official poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3 percent, up from
13.2 percent in 2008 — the second statistically significant annual
increase in the poverty rate since 2004. There were 43.6 million people
in poverty in 2009, up from 39.8 million in 2008 — the third consecutive
annual increase. Meanwhile, the number of people without health insurance coverage
rose from 46.3 million in 2008 to 50.7 million in 2009, while the
percentage increased from 15.4 percent to 16.7 percent over the same
period. or + Full Report (PDF)

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