Posts tagged "U.S. Census Bureau"

Number of poor Chicagoans increases by more than 40,000

A smaller Chicago is seeing a greater percentage of its residents slip into poverty. That’s one of the takeaways from new city- and state-level data the U.S. Census Bureau released last week. The number of poor people in Chicago leaped by more than 40,000 between the 2000 Census and the 2010 American Community Survey, from 556,791 to... Read more »

Plumbing the depths: population of extreme poor grows

Plumbing the depths: population of extreme poor grows
The ranks of the poor continue to swell in the country, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last Tuesday, with more than 15 percent of Americans falling beneath the federal government’s definition of poverty last year. But it’s not just that more of us are poor. The poor, the agency found, are increasingly immiserated. What researchers... Read more »