Census shows NYC poverty rate up, inequality high - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Census shows NYC poverty rate up, inequality high

NEW YORK (AP) - New U.S. Census figures show New York City's poverty rate grew slightly last year and the median income remained lower than it was before the recession.

The city's poverty rate rose to 21.2 percent in 2012. That was up from 20.9 percent in 2011 and 20.1 percent in 2010.

The 2012 poverty rate was defined as $23,314 for a family of 4.

New York City's median household income was $50,895 last year. That's lower than the 2008 figure of $54,695 despite the economic recovery that started the following year.

Fourteen percent of New Yorkers had no health coverage.

The figures show stark economic inequality in New York City.

The mean household income of the lowest fifth was $8,993. The mean income of the highest fifth was $222,871.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Elementary student walks home alone

    Elementary student walks home alone

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:03:31 GMT
    Mona Anderson tells us her 7 year old son, Matthew Thomas, walked almost half a mile home, through six lanes of heavy traffic and several dangerous intersections. He was on bus route 2050a which drops him off at Fondren Middle School, but after the bus driver continued on with her route and left the little boy alone, he tells us he became scared and just started walking home. The family member who was supposed to pick him up was here but at a different drop off point, and due to the release o...
    Mona Anderson tells us her 7 year old son, Matthew Thomas, walked almost half a mile home, through six lanes of heavy traffic and several dangerous intersections. He was on bus route 2050a which drops him off at Fondren Middle School, but after the bus driver continued on with her route and left the little boy alone, he tells us he became scared and just started walking home. The family member who was supposed to pick him up was here but at a different drop off point, and due to the release o...
  • Fox 26 finds pet sellers blatantly breaking the law at Flea Market

    Fox 26 finds pet sellers blatantly breaking the law at Flea Market

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:00:45 GMT
    It's a crime committed every weekend at flea markets all over town.People selling puppies and other pets even though state law prohibits it.Randy Wallace has this only on Fox report.
    It's a crime committed every weekend at flea markets all over town.People selling puppies and other pets even though state law prohibits it.Randy Wallace has this only on Fox report.
  • 9 Year old shoots, kills instructor

    9 Year old shoots, kills instructor

Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices