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Old 12-12-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The US Census released median household income data today for the year 2011. What is interesting is that median household income increased from 50,046 to 50,502 between 2010 and 2011. 2010 should turn out to be the worst year for the middle class in the most recent recession as 2009's figure was slightly higher at 50,221. I was afraid that median household income was going to dip below 50,000.

No surprises by county level- The Eastern Seaboard is the wealthiest especially in the Washington DC suburbs and the Deep South is the poorest especially around the Mississippi delta.

Is the median household income figure in nominal terms or adjusted for inflation?

A lot of poverty data are posted today too- might be suitable for another thread.

General link:
State and County Maps 2011 - U.S. Census Bureau

Median household income by county in 2011:
http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/...ByCty_2011.pdf

For the US Census highlights and analysis:
http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/...highlights.pdf

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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No surprises by county level- The Eastern Seaboard is the wealthiest especially in the Washington DC suburbs and the Deep South is the poorest especially around the Mississippi delta.
That first map depresses me, because it shows just how strong the vortex of money is into Washington DC.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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That first map depresses me, because it shows just how strong the vortex of money is into Washington DC.
Absolutely! The concentration of wealth surrounding DC is nothing to celebrate. It's disgusting.
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