Official Poverty Falls While Household Income Stagnates

The official poverty rate declined 0.5 percentage points to 11.8 percent in 2018, but median household income held steady at $63,179. The Supplemental Poverty Measure rate was 13.1 percent in 2018, not statistically different from the 2017 rate of 13.0.


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Publication Date: 
September, 2019