ACS POVERTY 2007-2011

•Median household income was $59,039 in 2016, an increase in real terms of 3.2 percent from the 2015 median of $57,230. This is the second consecutive annual increase in median household income.•For family households, real median income of married-couple households and households maintained by women with no husband present increased 1.6 percent and 7.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, respectively.•The official poverty rate in 2016 was 12.7 percent, down 0.8 percentage points from 13.5 percent in 2015.  This is the second consecutive annual decline in poverty. Since 2014, the poverty rate has fallen 2.1 percentage points from 14.8 percent to 12.7 percent.•In 2016 there were 40.6 million people in poverty, 2.5 million fewer than in 2015 and 6.0 million fewer than in 2014.•The poverty rate in 2016 (12.7 percent) was not significantly higher than the poverty rate in 2007 (12.5 percent), the year before the most recent recession.•For information about income and poverty in the United States - 2016 reference Report Number: P60-259Download Map ACS2007-2011Download Map ACS2012-2016

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