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San Diego income remains flat as incomes rise nationally

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 15:18:12-04
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego is not seeing the same economic gains as the country overall, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
 
The national median income in 2015 was $56,500, an increase of more than 5 percent from 2014. That was the largest single-year increase since the Census Bureau began tracking the information in 1967.
 
While San Diego's median income is higher, at $67,871, it's essentially flat from 2014, according to the Center on Policy Initiatives. The 2014 figure was $67,879.
 
San Diego's poverty rate also lagged behind the nation's. It fell just 0.1 percentage points to 15.6 percent last year, according to CPI. The national poverty rate fell more than 1 percentage point, hitting 13.5 percent.