Poverty, Income & Health Insurance in Connecticut: Summary of 2006 U.S. Census Data

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Census data from the Current Population Survey reveal that an estimated 9.4% (325,000) of Connecticut residents in 2006 were without health insurance for the entire year. Among Connecticut children under age 18, 6.0% (49,000) lacked insurance for the entire year.

New poverty and income data from the Current Population Survey indicate that 8.0% of Connecticut residents (275,000) had incomes under the Federal Poverty Level ($20,615 for a family of four in 2006). The American Community Survey shows that 10.7% of related Connecticut children under age 18 (85,906 children) lived in families with incomes under the Federal Poverty Level.