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Poverty rates and income levels remained relatively stagnant in the District from 2011 to 2012, the latest Census statistics from the American Community Survey released Thursday show.
In 2012, 18.2 percent of District residents lived in poverty—-a statistically insignificant change from the 18.7 percent of people living in poverty in 2011.
The median and mean income rates were similarly static: The mean income in 2012 was $102,160 and the median income was $66,583.
But from 2000 to 2012, D.C. saw one of the largest increases in median household income in the nation, going from $53,995 to $66,583—-an increase of 23.3 percent.
The District saw its biggest change from 2011 to 2012 in the number of residents that had health insurance.
In 2011, 5.9 percent of people were without health insurance, a drop from 6.9 percent in 2011.
For comparison, here are the 2012 nationwide stats:
- Percent of population living in poverty: 15.9 percent.
- Mean household income: $71,317
- Median household income: $ 51,371
- Percent of population with no health insurance: 14.8 percent
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