Nearly one in six in poverty in the U.S.; children hit hard, Census says

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Nearly one in six in poverty in the U.S.; children hit hard, Census says 13 Sep 2011 Nearly one in six Americans was living in poverty last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, a development that is ensnaring growing numbers of children and offering vivid proof of the recession’s devastating impact… As poverty surged last year to its highest level since 1993, median household income declined, leaving the typical American household earning less in inflation-adjusted dollars than it did in 1997.

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