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Census Bureau estimates show median household income gains in Idaho

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 15:27:59-05

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Idaho median household income increased by nearly $1,600 during the last five-year sampling.

The Idaho Statesman reports the American Community Survey data collected from 2012-16 show the median household income in the state to be just above $49,000, which is lower than the national number at about $55,000.

The bureau creates a rolling sample of estimates to show characteristics of the population.

Eastern Idaho had the highest and lowest median household incomes in Teton County at more than $58,000 and Clark County at little over $32,000.

Clark County also had the highest number of people below the poverty level with about 27 percent, a 9 percent increase from the previous sampling period. About 15 percent of the population statewide fell below the poverty line.

(by Associated Press)