Annual release of national-level income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics. The reports will include statistics for calendar year 2020 and compare trends with previous years.
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S.: 2020
Median household income in 2020 decreased 2.9% between 2019 and 2020, and the official poverty rate increased 1.0 percentage point.
Pandemic Earnings Decline but Increase for Full-Time, Yearly Workers
How could earnings for full-time, year-round workers go up while earnings fell for all workers? There were fewer low-wage full-time, year-round workers.
Who Was Lifted Out of Poverty by Stimulus Payments?
Supplemental Poverty Measure shows that the first two rounds of stimulus payments during the pandemic helped pull 11.7 million people out of poverty in 2020.
Did Unemployment Insurance Lower Official Poverty Rates in 2020?
Expanded unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility during the pandemic lowered the overall poverty rate by 1.4 percentage points to 11.4% in 2020.
Private Health Coverage of Adults Drops From Early 2019 to Early 2021
In early 2020, a decline in the number of working-age adults with private health insurance was offset by an increase in public health insurance programs.
Uninsured Rates for Children in Poverty Increased 2018–2020
Changes in children’s health coverage varied by poverty status from 2018 to 2020.
Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage: A Look Inside Annual Health Coverage Statistics
As a result of a redesign in 2014, the CPS ASEC questionnaire includes questions that probe whether respondents had continuous coverage.
Division Chief of the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Trudi J. Renwick
Assistant Division Chief, Economic Characteristics, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Assistant Division Chief, Employment Characteristics Branch, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Chief, Income Statistics Branch, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Chief, Health and Disability Statistics Branch, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau