Policy Documents

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2006

Carmen DeNavas-Walt, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Jessica Smith –
August 1, 2007

This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2007 and earlier Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data presented in this report indicate the following:

  • Real median household income
  • increased between 2005 and 2006 for the second consecutive year.
  • The poverty rate decreased
  • between 2005 and 2006.
  • The number of people with health
  • insurance coverage increased between 2005 and 2006, as did unchanged for non-Hispanic Whites and Blacks.