The U.S. Census Bureau has released the latest data on poverty and household income for states and local areas. The data presented in the American Community Survey (ACS) complements the data presented in the 2014 Current Population Survey released earlier this week. The major difference is that the ACS provides detailed information on more than 40 categories that measure the social, economic and housing conditions down to the state and local community level.
Yesterday, the Census Bureau released data from the 2014 Current Population Survey, with a special focus on poverty.
The bureau's report, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013, finds that, while there were not many big changes from 2012 to 2013, there are some fundamental differences and some notable trends that have been growing over the past 50 years. Several key findings include:
Something very important to the future of Colorado is going on, and you have a chance to be a part of it.
We're not talking about the upcoming election, though that's important.
No, we're talking about the restructuring of how our state colleges and universities are funded – a process that, for the first time, will reward institutions in part for how well students succeed and how well institutions meet the needs of all types of students.
Every time we turn on the TV, we see a new political ad opposing the Affordable Care Act. How do some of these claims stand up to closer examination?
Claim: 355,000 Coloradans have received cancellation notices for health insurance policies.
What you need to know: It's true that thousands of Coloradans were notified in 2013 that their policies would not be renewed in 2014. Note the time frame: It was a one-time event, prompted by provisions in the ACA that required insurance policies to meet minimum standards.