- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New Census estimates show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics.

And the Census Bureau says Thursday median household income in the state also remained flat at about $57,000.

The survey data showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state’s population, with income below the poverty level in 2013. Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.

A family of four is considered to be living in poverty if it brings in less than $23,830 in a year. For an individual, the number is less than $11,890.

The national median income was about $52,000 last year. Among New York’s neighbors, it was $68,000 in Connecticut; $66,000 in Massachusetts; $70,000 in New Jersey; $52,000 in Pennsylvania and $53,000 in Vermont.

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