census bureau

Home Ownership Reaches 51-Year Low
A disturbing trend is developing as the U.S. economy continues to emerge from the "Great Recession". The Census Bureau says households that owned a home in the second quarter of this year matched its lowest level in 51 years.
Poverty Levels Jump in 2010
New figures from the Census show the number of Americans in poverty grew to a 27-year high in 2010. The poverty rate is now at 15.1 percent. It translates unto nearly 1 in 6 Americans. Minnesota's poverty rate is at 10.8 percent or 544-thousand people in poverty.