New Census Report: Statistics for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

Posted by U.S. Census Bureau on September 22, 2020

2019 American Community Survey Statistics for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Available for States and Local Areas

Statistics for More Than 40 Demographic and Economic Topics Support Detailed Profiles of Communities Nationwide

Last week the U.S. Census Bureau released a detailed look at America’s people, places and economy with statistics on income, poverty, health insurance, employment, families and more than 40 other topics from the American Community Survey (ACS). It is important to note that data for the 2019 ACS was collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore does not reflect the economic changes that began in February 2020.

Many large metropolitan areas saw an increase in income and a decrease in poverty rates between 2018 and 2019. Young adults 26 years old had the highest uninsured rate among all single years of age. Today’s release provides statistics for U.S. communities with populations of 65,000 or more.

“American Community Survey estimates serve as ‘America’s mirror’ by providing a detailed look at how communities are changing and what must be done to meet the unique needs of their residents,” explained Donna Daily, chief, American Community Survey Office. “People across the nation use ACS estimates to make critical planning decisions every year, including how to respond to emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this data can serve as a pre-crisis benchmark for future research.”

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