Real median household income and the poverty rate haven’t statistically changed since last year, while the percentage of people without health insurance decreased, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In a new study, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012, the Census found that median household income remained around $51,000, while the nation’s official poverty rate was 15 percent. As was the case in 2011, more women (16.3%) were living in poverty, compared to men (13.6%).
At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance dropped to 15.4% in 2012, down from 15.7%. That’s 263.2 million people who were covered in 2012, compared to 260.2 million in 2011.