1:44 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Kentucky's African American Disparities Continue, U.S. Census Data Shows

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More African Americans in Kentucky are living in poverty, and their median income levels  remain below the rest of the state, according to a U.S. Census survey released Thursday.

The American Community Survey provides an annual snapshot of social, economic, demographic and housing data that's based off previous year records.

In Kentucky, around 20 percent of residents were living in poverty in 2012, which remained neutral over the previous year. But for African Americans that number went from just under 33 percent to around 36 percent.

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5:33 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Kentucky Among States With Highest Income Inequality

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The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau places Kentucky in two unfortunate categories.

The commonwealth is among states with the lowest median household income (below $45,000, Kentucky's is around $41,000) and it is among the states with the highest income inequality.

In the first category, Kentucky fits in with most of the states to the south. Only Georgia has a median income above $45,000, making it the outlier in the south, along with Texas. 

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