New Census Report on Income and Poverty in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data that show no significant change in the official poverty rate or real median household income between 2013 and 2014. The data used by the Census Bureau in this report are from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

With regard to income and poverty in the United States, the data shows that 46.7 million people in the U.S. were living at or below the poverty level in 2014, reflecting a poverty rate of 14.8 percent, the same as in 2013. Real median household income was $53,657, as compared to $54,462 in 2013.

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