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An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

09/16/2014

About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census: More Than 1 In 7 Americans In Poverty, Unchanged Since 2011

About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not statistically different from 2011.

09/17/2013

It long has been assumed by sociologists that Latinos eventually would be redefined as "white" as they joined the mainstream, but the Census Bureau now wants to classify Latinos as their own distinct group in the next census, in 2020. (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Census Bureau Proposes To Classify Latinos In Distinct Group

It long has been assumed by sociologists that Latinos eventually would be redefined as “white” as they joined the mainstream, but the Census Bureau now wants to classify Latinos as their own distinct group in the next census, in 2020.

03/18/2013

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. are not American citizens. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: Two-Thirds Of Legal Mexican Immigrants Are Not US Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of legal Mexican immigrants who live in the U.S. are not American citizens.

02/05/2013

File photo of a large group of people gathered for a demonstration. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Census: US Population Growth Rising Again

America’s population is now increasing a bit faster thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression.

12/20/2012

Ending a long surge, the number of illegal immigrants living in America has decreased. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Number Of Illegal Immigrants In US Drops First Time In Over Decade

New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.

12/06/2012

The institution of marriage is increasingly dwindling among Americans. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)

Study: Marriage Continues To Decrease Among Americans

Fewer and fewer Americans are getting married, continuing a decades-long trend among nearly all education levels and ages that shows no signs of slowing down.

11/24/2012

File photo of a soup kitchen. (credit: Getty Images)

Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.

11/15/2012

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