November 2014

Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance in Connecticut Cities and Towns: Summary of 2011-2013 Data from the American Community Survey

In October 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on social and economic indicators for 54 Connecticut cities and towns with populations greater than 20,000

These three-year average estimates of household income, poverty and health insurance coverage for the 2011-2013 period are important for understanding the state- and town-level effects of the recent recession, which officially spanned from March 2008 to January 2010 in Connecticut. 

This analysis examines whether there have been statistically significant changes in estimates at the town level between the 2008-2010 and 2011-2013 periods for all residents in poverty, children in poverty, and median household income.  Because three-year health insurance coverage estimates are not available for the 2008-2010 period, it is not possible to make comparisons over time for that indicator.

Five-year estimates for all 169 towns will become available in December 2014, and Connecticut Voices for Children will then summarize these poverty, income, and uninsured estimates for all towns for the period of 2009-2013.

Issue Areas:
Family Economic Security, Health