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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The winds of economic changes in our country are constantly blowing and shifting. We're now 10 years out of the Great Recession of last decade, and while some are still struggling, the latest economic data shows a robust recovery. So where do you fit into the current economic snapshot of our nation? There's a whole host of new data points to suggest that not only is the economy booming, but the growth is being felt across many different layers of economic strata -- not just at the top. Consider this: According to newly released Census data, the poverty rate in 2017 declined for the third year in a row, down to 12.3%. To put that in context, 22.4% of Americans lived in poverty when the poverty measure was first established in 1959. Meanwhile, other new Census data also shows the median household income in 2017 was $61,372, widely believed to be the highest on record since 1967.

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Median income in Texas doesn't break 30K.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-15 08:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

FYI Clark Howard posted this. Nothing political about him. He just provides the links to back up what he posts on his web site.

#2 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-09-15 08:59 AM | Reply

#1 Link? Because the ones I found don't agree with your post.
www.deptofnumbers.com
http://www.txcip.org/tac/census/morecountyinfo.php?MORE=1013

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-09-15 10:26 AM | Reply

In my county median income pet capita is $22,606. And it's far from the poorest county in Texas.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-15 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Worst county in Texas is Zavala. Median per capita $10,180. Median family $21,707.

What your stats show is the people who have money, have money.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-15 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Because the ones I found don't agree with your post."

The one you posted is questionable, at best, and has not been updated in over 2yrs.

#6 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-09-15 12:05 PM | Reply

www.census.gov

#7 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-09-15 12:11 PM | Reply

Gives a little perspective:

www.thebalance.com

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-09-15 12:18 PM | Reply

#7

That backs up Gracie's link.

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-09-15 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My county in TX is $20,652 per capita. Median Household is $40,672. Total Population of McLennan County is 234,906. Per Capita Rank is 137/254.

As Zed stated upthread, those [counties] with the money have money.

Data are from the 2010 United States Census Data and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

References:

1. "SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.

2. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2012-11-25

3. List of Texas Locations by Per Capita Income

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-15 12:48 PM | Reply

Median income in Texas doesn't break 30K.

#1 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-09-15 08:46 AM | REPLY |

You're about 16 years out of date. It's $56.5k median as of 2016.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-09-15 01:36 PM | Reply

#1 You said Texas, not individual small towns. I just corrected your post with a Texas fact.

#12 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-09-15 05:03 PM | Reply

Doing better than 80% of the folks and still feeling poor. This economy is f'd up.

#13 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-09-15 05:07 PM | Reply

#12

I said counties in Texas. Don't factor in the one-percent and see where everything falls.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 08:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12

Don't factor the Favored Twenty Percent and see what happens.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 08:41 AM | Reply

#14

Median already pretty well deals with the 1% income. That's why it is much more telling than an average.

#16 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-09-16 08:55 AM | Reply

#16

Median identifies the middle, not how many people in the middle. But it's better than mean, of course.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 08:59 AM | Reply

If you remove the top 99%, even the median goes down significantly, i'll bet. Point is, you can often dick with stats to show whatever you want.

#18 | Posted by Snowfake at 2018-09-16 09:40 AM | Reply

#14 This was your #1 post:

'Median income in Texas doesn't break 30K.'

You did not say counties.

#19 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-09-16 09:44 AM | Reply

"Point is, you can often always dick with stats to show whatever you want."

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-09-16 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This is a -------- measurement.

#21 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-16 10:51 AM | Reply

#19

A majority of Texans aren't doing well. That would be the point.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 11:57 AM | Reply

Median identifies the middle, not how many people in the middle. But it's better than mean, of course.

#17 | POSTED BY ZED

You don't understand median, do you?

Be definition it's the pay at which 50% make less and 50% make more.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-16 12:08 PM | Reply

In any case, Madbomber's thread on the front page shows that this is largely due to people working more hours or an additional job.

It's more a sign of desperation than prosperity.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-16 12:10 PM | Reply

#24

50 percent above, 50 percent above.

Middle.

You on the rag?

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 09:33 PM | Reply

50 above, 50 below.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 09:40 PM | Reply

50 above, 50 below.

Yep, middle.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-16 09:41 PM | Reply

#27 lol I got zed to make a misogynistic comment. Nice.

I just mentioned it because you seemed to be struggling to make your point.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-16 09:50 PM | Reply

--You on the rag?

#25 | Posted by Zed

Is that the way tolerant, liberal Christians speak?

#29 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-16 09:59 PM | Reply

Things are so bad here in Harris County that it has become home to the most diverse city on the planet...

#30 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-09-17 08:05 AM | Reply

I just mentioned it because you seemed to be struggling to make your point.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-16 09

I just mentioned it because you seemed to be on the rag.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-17 11:42 AM | Reply

#31 awwww poor zed got caught with his hands down his pants and is all angry about it.

#32 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-17 12:36 PM | Reply

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