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Median Household Income by Nativity of Householder

 

(2003 Dollars)

 

 

 

 

Change, 2002-03

 

 

2002

2003

Dollars

Percent

 

All Households

$43,381

$43,318

($63)

-0.1%

 

Native Householder

$44,212

$44,347

$135

0.3%

 

Foreign born householder

$38,849

$37,499

($1,350)

-3.5%

 

    Naturalized citizen

$46,471

$46,049

($422)

-0.9%

 

     Not a citizen (a)

$34,758

$32,806

($1,952)

-5.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poverty Population by Nativity

 

(Numbers in thousands)

 

 

 

 

Change, 2000-03

 

 

2000

2003

Number

Percent

 

Total

31,581

35,861

4,280

13.6%

 

Native born

26,680

29,965

3,285

12.3%

 

Foreign born

4,901

5,897

996

20.3%

 

    Naturalized citizen

1,060

1,309

249

23.5%

 

     Not a citizen (a)

3,841

4,588

747

19.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poverty Rate by Nativity

 

(Percent of population in poverty)

 

 

 

 

Change, 2000-03

 

 

2000

2003

% point

Percent

 

Total

11.3%

12.5%

1.2%

10.6%

 

Native born

10.8%

11.8%

1.0%

9.3%

 

Foreign born

15.4%

17.2%

1.8%

11.7%

 

    Naturalized citizen

9.0%

10.0%

1.0%

11.1%

 

     Not a citizen (a)

19.2%

21.7%

2.5%

13.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People Without Health Insurance by Nativity

 

(Numbers in thousands)

 

 

 

 

Change, 2002-03

 

 

2002

2003

Number

Percent

 

Total

43,574

44,961

1,387

3.2%

 

Native born

32,388

33,146

758

2.3%

 

Foreign born

11,186

11,815

629

5.6%

 

    Naturalized citizen

2,251

2,243

-8

-0.4%

 

     Not a citizen (a)

8,935

9,571

636

7.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percent of People Without Health Insurance by Nativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change, 2002-03

 

 

2002

2003

% point

Percent

 

Total

15.2%

15.6%

0.4%

2.6%

 

Native born

12.8%

13.0%

0.2%

1.6%

 

Foreign born

33.4%

34.5%

1.1%

3.3%

 

    Naturalized citizen

17.5%

17.1%

-0.4%

-2.3%

 

     Not a citizen (a)

43.3%

45.3%

2.0%

4.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Includes illegal immigrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in

 

the United States: 2003, August 2004. Tables 1, 3, and 5.

 

http://www.census.gov/prod/2004pubs/p60-226.pdf

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.