Household incomes rise to new high, but rate of health coverage flattens

Keith Srakocic  Associated Press  File 2018

Keith Srakocic Associated Press File 2018

Crossing the $61,000 mark was important as it signals the American middle-class is finally earning more than it did in 1999. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median household income in ME has increased by about 4 percent.

The median household income may have risen a bit in 2017, but it's still lower than it was before the economy collapsed.

The estimates have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.

The Census also reported that the USA poverty rate declined modestly to 12.3 percent, the lowest level in years and a sign the economic devastation from the Great Recession is subsiding. The percentage of Americans without health insurance was essentially unchanged from 2016 to 2017 - staying at about 8.8 percent, or 28.5 million people - despite the overall economic boom.

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While the poverty threshold in 2017 was an income of $24,858 for a family of four, analysts say the number resembles a trend of declining poverty that has persisted since 2014 under the tenure of former President Barack Obama.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the Census Bureau posted stunning figures Wednesday that revealed 19% of California residents were living below the poverty line and were "struggling to get by".

According to federal statistics released Thursday, the state's median household income was $56,227 in 2017 - an nearly 4 percent increase from 2016.

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