Posts tagged "American Community Survey"

The rich get richer: Inequality up in Illinois

The rich get richer: Inequality up in Illinois
Even after the Occupy movement in Chicago fizzled out, the jargon remains. We’re now used to talking about our society in terms of the “99 percent” versus the “1 percent.” Looks like now we have even more reason to. New data released by the Census Bureau from the 2011 American Community survey shows that inequality... Read more »

Nearly 1.9 million Illinois residents live in poverty

Nearly 1.9 million Illinois residents live in poverty
Fifteen percent of Illinois families lived in poverty in 2011. That’s according to new data released by the Census Bureau today from the 2011 American Community Survey. It’s nearly 150,000 more people living in poverty than in 2010. Illinois is one of 17 states where poverty rates increased, and the third year in a row... Read more »