Monday Numbers

Monday Numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

43.6 million—number of people living in poverty in the United States in 2009 ("Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009," United States Census Bureau)

14.3—percentage of people living in poverty in United States in 2009 (Ibid)

13.2—percentage of people living in poverty in United States in 2008 (Ibid)

3.7 million—-increase in the number of people living in poverty from 2008 to 2009 (Ibid)

3.3 million—number of additional people who would have been living in poverty in 2009 if not for expanded unemployment benefits that were part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("Examining the New Census Data on Poverty and Health Coverage,"Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

16.9—percentage of people living in poverty in North Carolina in 2009 ("Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009," United States Census Bureau)

13.9—percentage of people living in poverty in North Carolina in 2008 (Ibid)

290,000—increase in the number of people living in poverty in North Carolina from 2008 to 2009 (Ibid)

20.7—percentage of children younger than 18 living in poverty in the United States in 2009 (Ibid)

1.7—-increase in the percentage of children younger than 18 living in poverty from 2008 to 2009 (Ibid)

24.5—percentage of children under 18 living in poverty in North Carolina in 2009 (Ibid)

8.9-percentage of seniors living in poverty in the United States in 2009 (Ibid)

14 million—additional number of seniors in the United States who would have been living poverty in 2009 without Social Security (Ibid)

50.7 million—number of people not covered by health insurance in the United States in 2009 (Ibid)

4.3 million—increase in the number of people not covered by health insurance from 2008 to 2009 (Ibid)

18—percentage of people in North Carolina not covered by health insurance sometime during 2009 (Ibid)

33—percentage of people in the United States with low incomes in 2009, that is below 200 percent of the poverty line (Ibid)

22,050—amount in dollars of the federal poverty level for a family of four in 2009 (Ibid)