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Thu September 19, 2013
Census: Michigan's income and poverty rates remained steady in 2012
New U.S. Census data shows Michigan’s median income and poverty rates holding steady.
The Census Bureau released the results of its latest American Community Survey today.
The results show Michigan’s poverty rate in 2012 stood at 17.4%, unchanged from 2011.
Ed Welniak leads the Income Statistics Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau. He says Michigan’s numbers reflect a broader national trend.
“Well I think that’s the good news,” says Welniak, “because after the past few years we’ve seen more and more states showing increases in poverty and declines in income and that seems to be tapering off a little bit.”
Despite posting a 19.1% decline in median income since 2000, Michigan still remains in about middle of the pack of the 50 states in terms of poverty and income.