The Massachusetts median income grew slightly between 2011 and 2012, while nationwide median income was basically unchanged, according to new data released today by the Census Bureau. Even with the slight increase in Massachusetts, however, our median income remains 5.4 percent below its pre-recession level.
The Census numbers also included information about statewide poverty, health insurance, and child well-being:
- Poverty: There was no improvement in the statewide poverty level, which has increased substantially since 2007.
- Child Poverty: More than 1 in 7 children currently live below the poverty line.
- Health Coverage: Massachusetts continues to have the highest rate of health insurance coverage—for children and for the population as a whole
Read our Census Snapshot for more info and interactive charts.