Median family incomes for counties across California decreased from 2009 to 2010, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. This set of data, from the American Community Survey, also includes local data for educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and several demographic measures.
On kidsdata.org, we include many measures of child well being from the American Community Survey, including the aforementioned median family income. 2010 data from this Census release will be added soon.
Given today’s news about family income data, the impact of the recession on California communities is becoming more evident. For more perspective on these data, here are some news articles from across the state:
- Modesto Bee: As Incomes Fall, More Stanislaus County Families Need Assistance
- San Jose Mercury News: Census Reveals Lower Bay Area Incomes, Rising Poverty
- Los Angeles Times: LA County Poverty Rate Jumps for Third Straight Year to 17.5%