Uninsured Numbers Drop as Poverty Rate Holds Steady
WASHINGTON – The number of people without health insurance dropped last year by 8.8 million, to a total of 33 million, but there was no statistically significant change in income for the typical American household, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
Median household income in the United States was $53,660 last year, the Census Bureau reported. In addition, it said, there was no meaningful change in the official poverty rate – 14.8 percent in 2014. About 46.7 million people were in poverty, the bureau said.