Chirp - Census: Household income and poverty rate unchanged

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last month that the median household income and the poverty rate in 2012 were not statistically different from the previous year.  Median household income was $51,017 in 2012 and $51,100 in 2011.  The poverty rate in 2012 was 15%, 2.5 percentage points higher than in 2007, the year before the economic downturn.  See the report.