U.S. Census

October 13, 2017

Sabotaging the ACA

Having failed to push a health care repeal bill through Congress, President Donald Trump used his executive authority Thursday to destabilizing health insurance markets in two significant ways.

Number of the Day

33 - Percentage of transgender Louisianans who reported living in poverty in 2015. (National Center for Transgender Equality)
September 15, 2017

Census data show poverty gap getting wider

The poverty rate declined and median incomes rose in the United States last year. Not so in Louisiana, according to U.S. Census data published Thursday.

Number of the Day

48.9 - Percent of African-American children in Louisiana who fell below the poverty line in 2016 compared to 14.9 percent of white children. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey)
September 14, 2017

Louisiana families continue to struggle

The poverty rate in Louisiana for adults and children remained unacceptably high in 2016 even as other states saw significant improvements. New U.S. Census data released Thursday also show that Louisiana continues to have one of the highest rates of income inequality in the United States.