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Census: Poverty Ticks up in Minnesota
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds that the poverty rate inched up in Minnesota while incomes fell. The data from the American Community Survey released Thursday shows that poverty rate increased from 11 percent in 2009 to 11.6 percent last year.
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.