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The Census Bureau's report *Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007* was released in August 2008. The report presented data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC). To view the entire report, please visit the
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**Two-Year-Average ^{1} Median Household Income by State^{2}: 2004-2007**

(Income in 2007 dollars)

Median income 2004-2005 average (dollars) | Median income 2006-2007 average (dollars) | Changes in median income (2006-2007 average less 2004-2005 average) | ||||
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Median money income | 90-percent confidence interval^{2} (±) |
Median money income | 90-percent confidence interval^{2} (±) |
Dollars | Percentage change | |

South Carolina |
42,599 | 1,623 | 42,477 | 1,987 | -122 | -0.3 |

United States |
48,934 | 258 | 49,901 | 241 | 967* | 2.0* |

* Statistically different from zero at the 90-percent confidence level.

^{1} The 2-year-average median is the sum of two inflation-adjusted single-year medians divided by 2.

^{2} A 90-percent confidence interval is a measure of an estimate's variability. The larger the confidence interval in relation to the size of the estimate, the less reliable the estimate. For more information see Standard Errors and their Use.

**Source:** U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 to 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

**Three-Year-Average Median ^{1} Household Income by State: 2005-2007 ^{2}**

(Income in 2007 dollars)

3-year average^{1} 2005-2007 (dollars) |
Number of states^{2} with median income: |
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Median money income | Standard error | 90-percent confidence interval^{3} (±) |
Not statistically different from: | Higher than state of interest | Lower than state of interest | |

South Carolina |
42,561 | 984 | 1,618 | 6 | 37 | 6 |

^{1} The 3-year-average median is the sum of three inflation-adjusted single-year medians divided by 3.

^{2} Excludes the District of Columbia.

^{3} A 90-percent confidence interval is a measure of an estimate's variability. The larger the confidence interval in relation to the size of the estimate, the less reliable the estimate. For more information see Standard Errors and their Use.

**Source:** U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 to 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

**
Percentage of People in Poverty Using 2- and 3-year Averages: 2004-2005 and 2006-2007(People as of March the following year)
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3-year average 2005-2007 ^{1} |
2-year average | Change in percentage points (2006-2007 average less 2004-2005 average)^{2} |
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Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval ^{3} (±) |
2004-2005^{1} |
2006-2007 | Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval ^{3} (±) |
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Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval^{3} (±) |
Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval^{3} (±) |
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South Carolina |
13.4 | 1.5 | 15.0 | 1.8 | 12.7 | 1.7 | *-2.3 | 2.3 |

United States |
12.5 | .2 | 12.7 | .2 | 12.4 | .2 | *-0.3 | .3 |

* Statistically different from zero at the 90-percent confidence level.

^{1} A 90-percent confidence interval is a measure of an estimate's variability. The larger the confidence interval in relation to the size of the estimate, the less reliable the estimate. For more information see Standard Errors and their Use.

^{2} Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.

**Source:** U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 to 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

**
Percentage of People Without Health Insurance Coverage Using 2- and 3-Year Averages: 2004-2005 and 2006-2007(Numbers in thousands. People as of March the following year.)
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3-year average (2005-2007)^{1} |
2-year average, percentage uninsured | |||||||||
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Total (In Thousands) | Uninsured | 2004-2005^{1} |
2006-2007 | Change (2006-2007 average less 2004-2005 average)^{3} |
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Number (In Thousands) |
90-percent confidence interval^{2} (±) |
Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval^{2} (±) |
Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval^{2} (±) |
Percentage | 90-percent confidence interval^{2} (±) |
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South Carolina |
4,264 | 705 | 46 | 16.5 | 1.1 | 16.0 | 1.3 | 16.2 | 1.2 | 0.2 |

United States |
296,588 | 45,822 | 360 | 15.4 | 0.1 | 15.1 | 0.1 | 15.5 | 0.1 | *0.5 |

* Statistically different from zero at the 90-percent confidence level.

^{1} The 2004 and 2005 data have been revised since originally published.

^{2} A 90-percent confidence interval is a measure of an estimate's variability. The larger the confidence interval in relation to the size of the estimate, the less reliable the estimate. For more information see Standard Errors and their Use.

^{3} Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.

**Source:** U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 to 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

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