household income was $53,657 in 2014, not statistically different in
real terms from the 2013 median of $54,462. This is the third
consecutive year that the annual change was not statistically
significant, following two consecutive years of annual declines in
median household income.
2014, real median household income was lower than in 2007, the year
before the most recent recession, and the household income peak that
occurred in 1999.
real median income of non-Hispanic White households declined 1.7
percent between 2013 and 2014. For Black, Asian, and Hispanic origin
households the 2013-2014 percentage changes in real median income
were not statistically significant.
the West, real median household income declined 4.6 percent; for the
Northeast, Midwest, and South, the 2013-2014 changes in real median
household income were not statistically significant.
real median income of households maintained by a foreign-born person
increased by 4.3 percent between 2013 and 2014. In contrast, the
median income of households maintained by a native-born person
declined 2.3 percent.
changes in the real median earnings of men and women who worked full
time, year round between 2013 and 2014 were not statistically
significant (Table 1).
2014, the real median earnings of men ($50,383) and women ($39,621)
who worked full time, year round were not statistically different
from their respective 2013 medians. The 2014 female-to-male earnings
ratio was 0.79, not statistically different from the 2013 ratio.
number of men and women working full time, year round with earnings
increased by 1.2 million and 1.6 million, respectively, between 2013
and 2014. (The numerical increases of 1.2 million and 1.6 million
are not statistically different.)
were more women full-time, year-round workers with earnings in 2014
than in 2007, the year before the most recent recession. For male
full-time, year-round workers with earnings, the difference between
the 2014 and 2007 estimates was not statistically significant.
2014, the official poverty rate was 14.8 percent. There were 46.7
million people in poverty. Neither the poverty rate nor the number
of people in poverty were statistically different from the 2013
the fourth consecutive year, the number of people in poverty at the
national level was not sta≠tistically different from the previ≠ous
2014 poverty rate was 2.3 percentage points higher than in 2007, the
year before the most recent recession.
2014 poverty rates for most demographic groups examined were not
statistically different from the 2013 rates. Poverty rates went up
between 2013 and 2014 for only two groups: people with a
bachelorís degree or more, and married-couple families.
most groups, the number of people in poverty either decreased or did
not show a statistically significant change. The number of people in
poverty increased for unrelated individu≠als, people aged 18 to 64
with a disability, people with at least a bachelorís degree and
poverty rate in 2014 for chil≠dren under age 18 was 21.1 per≠cent.
The poverty rate for people aged 18 to 64 was 13.5 percent, while
the rate for people aged 65 and older was 10.0 percent. None of
these poverty rates were sta≠tistically different from the 2013
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could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing's wrong,
But I refuse.
Cause I don't want to live like I don't care.
I don't want to say another empty prayer.
Oh, I refuse!"
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