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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012

“This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2013 and earlier Current Population  Survey Annual Social and Economic  Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Summary of findings:

  • Real median household income in 2012 was not statistically different from the 2011 median income.
  • The poverty rate in 2012 was not statistically different from 2011.
  • The percentage of people without health insurance decreased  between 2011 and 2012, while  the number of uninsured in 2012  was not statistically different  from 2011.,,
  • Median household income was $51,017 in 2012, not statistically different in real terms from the 2011 median of $51,100. This followed two consecutive annual declines.
  • In 2012, real median household income was 8.3 percent lower than in 2007, the year before the  most recent recession.”

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