U.S. Bureau of the Census

12/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2018 10:03

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 03, 2018 U.S. Census Bureau Releases Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates In 2017, 11.3 percent of counties had a statistically significant increase[...]

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) provide the only up-to-date, single-year income and poverty statistics for all 3,141 counties and 13,222 school districts nationally. The SAIPE tables provide statistics on the number of people in poverty, the number of children younger than age 5 in poverty (for states only), the number of children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty, the number of children younger than age 18 in poverty, and median household income. At the school district level, estimates are available for the total population, the number of children ages 5 to 17, and the number of children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty.

Income highlights:

  • County-level median household income estimates ranged from $22,645 to $136,191, with a median income of $48,886 for all counties in 2017.

  • Between 2016 and 2017, 7.3 percent of counties had a statistically significant increase, while 3.1 percent had a statistically significant decrease.