Average Real Income of Working Poor People by State - State of Homelessness 2011

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Interactive Tool | January 10, 2011

Files: Chapter Two on Economics | PDF | 11 pages

The Alliance report, State of Homelessness in America, documents the 2009 levels and 2008 to 2009 changes in homelessness and related economic and demographic indicators. The measure used to quantify financial resources available to working poor people for housing and other needs is the average income earned by people in poor households. The average real income for poor workers decreased from $9,353 in 2008 to $9,151 in 2009, a decrease of 2 percent. The interactive map on the left shows the average real income of working poor people in 2009, and the map on the right shows the change in this amount from 2008 to 2009 in each state. [The District of Columbia ($7,862 and 14% decrease from 2008 to 2009) is included in the national number, but not shown in the maps below.]
Average Real Income of Working Poor People, 2009
Avg. Real Income Working Poor People, 2008 to 2009