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Census: Colorado poverty rate higher, income lower, fewer jobs since ’07

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Coloradans have lower real incomes, a higher percent are living in poverty and fewer own their own homes than the year before the recession began in 2007, according to an I-News analysis of new Census figures released Wednesday night. The analysis also found glimmers of good news:

The percent of Coloradans without health insurance is slowly declining. High school and college graduation rates among adults edged up. The latest economic data came from the 2011 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau for every state and for cities and counties with 65,000 or more in population. The survey found that median household incomes in the state had declined by about 7.5 percent to $55,387 between 2007 and 2011 when adjusted for inflation. Continue Reading →

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