The poor stay poor
Women and minorities continued to earn less in 2006, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, released in August 2007.
The average median income increased over 2005 by nearly $1,000. Mississippi had the lowest average household income, $34,473, while Maryland had the highest, $65,144.
was the 2006 average median household income, compared to
less than men.
of the U.S. population was living below the poverty line. American Indians and Native Alaskans had the highest percentage of people living in poverty, 26.6 percent.