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Unlike rest of country, Vermont's median income rose in 2011

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau, Housing Matters, VHFA, September 20, 2012 “Vermont was the only state that showed in increase in real median income betweeen 2010 and 2011, according to estimates released today from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The median household income in Vermont was $52,776 in 2011, up 4% from $50,707 in 2012. Rising incomes helped to bring down both the percentage and number of people in poverty in Vermont. The Vermont poverty rate declined from 12.7% to 11.5%, as an estimated 7,000 residents were lifted above the poverty line. Vermont was the only state to experience a decline in poverty in 2011…” Link to Full Housing Matters Article PDF of Full Article

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