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Census: PA cities show minor income changes

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 19, 2013 6:18 AM
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(Pittsburgh) -- The Census Bureau says household incomes in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metro areas didn't change much in the last year, and that's part of a trend that some refer to as treading water.

The economy isn't going down, but it's not going up very fast.

The American Community Survey released Thursday found that in Philadelphia household income was about $60,000 in 2012, and 13.4 percent of the population lived in poverty, similar to the previous year.

In Pittsburgh the core numbers didn't change much, either: household income was about $50,000 in 2012 and 12.1 percent of the people lived in poverty.

Mark Price, an economist at the Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg, says it may take seven years for the Pennsylvania economy to recover from the recent recession.

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