PovertyintheUS CensusBureauReport

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Gaurav Singh Poverty in the US 114006240 US Census Bureau Poverty Report The United States Census Bureau’s latest poverty statistics indicates that poverty rates are increasing throughout the country. This dismal trend is evidenced by a wide gamut of statistics that was collected by the Census Bureau. The report, which was released on September 16, 2010, breaks down poverty statistics by various categories including Nativity, Region, Residence, Work experience, and Families. It even explains the depth of poverty, and techniques the bureau used to acquire the statistics. The following data has been retrieved from http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p60-238.pdf . The official poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3%, which is considerably higher than the 2008 rate of 13.2%. The number of people living in poverty increased as well, from 39.8 million in 2008 to 43.6 million people in 2009. This 2009 number (43.6) is the largest number in the fifty- one years for which poverty estimates have been published. Between 2008 and 2009, the poverty rate increased for children under the age of eighteen (19%-20.7%). An interesting note is that the poverty rate actually decreased for people aged 65 and older. (9.7% in 2008 to 8.9% in 2009). The overall increase in the poverty rate may be directly related to the 2007 economic
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