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Census Survey Paints Discouraging Portrait of NJ’s Poor and Middle Class

NJSpotlight, Sept. 19, 2013
By Colleen O’Dea
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey paints a picture of a state not even close to regaining the wealth and high-paying jobs lost during the 2007-09 recession: Median household income was essentially stable at $69,667, but the proportion of families living in poverty rose to 8.3 percent and more than 1.1 million people were without health insurance.
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