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See 2016 median household income in your Michigan county

See 2016 median household income in your Michigan county

Median household income rose past year in Clark County to $69,062 - almost $4,800 more than the typical household income for 2015.

More than 40.6 million people in the United States were living in poverty a year ago, 2.5 million fewer than in 2015 and 6.0 million fewer than in 2014, Census said.

Last year's rise was the second significant jump in a row, coming after years of slipping or stagnant incomes following the 2007-09 recession.

The new official poverty rate in the country is 12.7 percent.

But medical expenses increased the number of people in poverty by 10.5 million.

That's the minimum the U.S. Census Bureau says a family of four with a mortgage living in the New Orleans metro area needed in 2015 to make in order to cover basic needs like food, clothing and housing.

The official poverty rate decreased by 0.8 percentage points between 2015 and 2016.

Vance Ginn, also of the TPPF, said the Supplemental Poverty Measure, released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday, shows that Texas has the right approach over California. According to the liberal Economic Policy Institute (EPI), median household income would have been 2.4 percent lower than 1999 and not yet past the pre-recession peak, without the adjustments.

Income has grown fastest for Black and Latinx households for the second year in a row.

The census data are based on surveys, so they have margins of errors. Racial disparities also remained, with the median household income for African Americans at $34,490 compared to more than $65,000 for whites. The mean for the wealthiest fifth of households increased by $13,479, also adjusting for inflation.

On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2016 American Community Survey, an annual survey that measures various economic, social, and housing data among USA residents. 2017 11:56PMPop quiz: Which U.S. state had the highest median income in 2016? So really, when you zoom out, not much improvement in this century for those middle-income households. Specifically, among family households, married-couple households had the highest median income in 2016 of $87,057. New Jersey's median income ranked third in the nation, behind Maryland and Alaska. The female-to-male earnings ratio was 81 cents to the dollar when rounded up, a slight increase from the 2015 ratio of 80 cents to the dollar, taking account of rounding.

The median earnings for all men employed year-round was $51,640 in 2016, which is still far below the $54,030 earned by full-time men in 1973. The coefficient in 2016 measured 0.4813, compared with 0.4832 in 2015.

At the same time, the proportion of people living below the federal poverty limit - $20,160 for a family of three - inched down to 10.4 percent, a drop of less than 1 percentage point that is considered statistically insignificant.

Growth in incomes isn't always tied to more people, Statistics Canada is quick to note.

- The poverty rate for non-Hispanic whites was 8.8 percent in 2016 with 17.3 million individuals in poverty. Hispanics saw their poverty rate fall to 19.4%, down from 21.4%.

John Bouman, president of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, called the decline "welcome", but added, "Poverty remains a persistent problem in this country, afflicting tens of millions of people".

The share of the population without health insurance fell to 8.8 per cent, or 28.1 million people, down from 9.1 per cent in 2015. That comes on top of a 5.2% increase in 2015.


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