Census: N.Y. Poverty, Income Levels Steady in 2013

ALBANY (AP) -

New Census estimates out Thursday show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics.

Median household income in the state also remained flat at about $57,000. The data also showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state’s population, with income below the poverty level in 2013.

Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.

The national median income is $52,000. Among New York’s neighbors, it was $68,000 in Connecticut; $66,000 in Massachusetts; $70,000 in New Jersey; $52,000 in Pennsylvania and $53,000 in Vermont.