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Median income in the Twin Cities barely rose from 2010 to 2013, census says

Today’s Census report says that the median income in the metro for 2013 was  statistically the same as it was in 2010, the first year following the recession.

A Census Bureau report today indicates that the median metro area income was basically the same in 2013 as it was in 2010, when the recession ended, until 2013.

And the poverty level dropped just a hair during that time.

Some bullet points from today’s report on local household income and poverty:

2013 Income:

  • Median household income: $67,194, was not statistically different from 2010 ($66,651).
  •  Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers: $55,381.
  •  Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers: $45,412.
  •  With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits: 8.9 percent; up from 7.3 percent in 2010.

2013 Poverty

  • Below poverty level: 10.3 percent of people. This was down from 10.9 percent in 2010.
  • Children below poverty level: 13.3 percent in 2013. This was down from 14.8 percent in 2010.