State earners’ income steady
September 14, 2012
The average household income among Californians rose only slightly last year, but the rates of both poverty-level income earners and those without medical insurance were nearly tops in the nation.
That’s the finding of a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau issued this month. (Sacramento Bee)
A median family income of $53,367 was reported, placing California behind 14 other states. The lowest income ranking is owned by South Carolina, at $40,084 per household.
California’s poverty rate was 16.9 percent compared to the national average of 15 percent.
And the state’s medically uninsured population is 15 percent of the U.S. total. Texas is at the bottom of that list, with 23.8 percent of its population uninsured.