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State & Metro Income & Poverty Characteristics: 2009-2010

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This section provides an overview of income and poverty characteristics for the U.S. by state and metropolitan area in 2009, 2010 and change 2009-2010. Nationally, median household income declined from $50,221 in 2009 to $50,046 in 2010. The percent families in poverty increased from 10.5 to 11.3 percent while the percent individuals in poverty increased from 14.3 to 15.3.

Among metropolitan areas,
  • the 2010 median household income ranged from $31,736 (Brownsville, TX) to $84,523 (Washington, DC).
  • the 2009 to 2010 percent change in median household income ranged from -17.0% (Flagstaff, AZ) to 26.1% (Morgantown, WV).
  • the 2010 percent families in poverty ranged from 3.7% (Bloomington-Normal, IL) to 30.3% (Brownsville, TX)
      while the 2010 percent population in poverty ranged from 6.8% (Casper, WY) to 36.3% (Brownsvillw, TX).
  • the 2009 to 2010 change in percent families in poverty ranged from an increase of -10.7% (Fort Collins-Loveland, CO)
      to a decrease of 7.9% (Hot Springs, AR).

The interactive ranking table presented below shows selected characteristics of households, families, income and poverty for 2009 and 2010 for the U.S. and by state and metropolitan statistical area. These data are based on estimates from the American Community Survey 2009 and 2010 1-year estimates. The 2010 data were released in September 2011 and will be updated with 2011 data in September 2012. Use the ranking table to rank/compare attributes (see list below ranking table) of interest.

State & Metro District Income & Poverty Characteristics: 2009-2010 -- Interactive Ranking Table
  Click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
  Use scroll bar at right of table to scroll vertically. Use mouseover to view extended description.
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Column header descriptions:
2009 Attributes
  • Hshlds09 -- Households 2009
  • $MHI09 -- $Median Household Income 2009
  • Families09 -- Families 2009
  • $MFI09 -- $Median Family Income 2009
  • $PCI09 -- $Per Capita Income 2009
  • FamPov09 -- Percent Families in Poverty 2009
  • PopPovF09 -- Percent Population in Poverty 2009
2010 Attributes
  • Hshlds09 -- Households 2010
  • $MHI09 -- $Median Household Income 2010
  • Families09 -- Families 2010
  • $MFI09 -- $Median Family Income 2010
  • $PCI09 -- $Per Capita Income 2010
  • FamPov09 -- Percent Families in Poverty 2010
  • PopPovF09 -- Percent Population in Poverty 2010
Change 2009-2010 Attributes
  • ChMHI0910 -- Median Household Income, Change 2009-2010
  • %ChMHI0910 -- Percent Change Median Household Income, 2009-2010
  • ChFamPov0910 -- Percent Families in Poverty, Change 2009-2010

Usage Notes
Optionally sort on selected column or view only districts in one state then sort ...
  • Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
  • Click ShowAll button to show all areas and restore full set of data view.
  • Click State to view metros in a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
  • Find by Name: key in partial area name in text box to right of Find-in-Name button
      then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive).
  • See related ranking tables.

Additional Information
Proximity develops geodemographic-economic data and analytical tools and helps organizations knit together and use diverse data in a decision-making and analytical framework. We develop custom demographic/economic estimates and projections, develop geographic and geocoded address files, and assist with impact and geospatial analyses. Wide-ranging organizations use our tools (software, data, methodologies) to analyze their own data integrated with other data. Contact Proximity (888-364-7656) with questions about data covered in this section or to discuss custom estimates, projections or analyses for your areas of interest.


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