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U.S. Census Report: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States 2011

On Thursday, September 13, the U.S. Census released data on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in 2011, which show that the poverty rate has leveled off at 15 percent after three years of increasing, the highest level since 1993, while median income has declined by 1.5 percent.
 
The data also show that children continue to be disproportionately impacted by poverty, where one in five children live in families with income below the poverty level and nearly one in ten live in families with incomes below one half of the poverty level (less than $1,000 a month for a family of four).
 
Please click here to download the report or read it on the U.S. Census website.
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