U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
American Community Survey Reports
Income, Earnings, and Poverty
Data From the 2007 American
Issued August 2008
Helping You Make Informed Decisions
Jessica Semega with the valuable guidance of Bruce H. Webster Jr.
prepared the income and earnings sections of this report under the direc-
tion of Edward J. Welniak Jr., Chief of the Income Surveys Branch.
Alemayehu Bishaw prepared the poverty section under the direction of
Sharon Stern, Chief of the Poverty and Health Statistics Branch. Charles
T. Nelson, Assistant Division Chief for Income, Poverty, and Health Statis-
tics, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, provided overall
The report has been produced through the eff orts of a number of individu-
als directly responsible for the design and implementation of the American
Community Survey, including Douglas Hillmer, Todd Hughes, Ken
Dawson, Anthony Tersine, Nancy Torrieri, Deborah Griffi n, and
Alfredo Navarro, as well as through the eff orts of many Census Bureau
staff working on the American Community Survey.
B. Dale Garrett, under the supervision of Karen E. King of the Decennial
Statistical Studies Division, conducted sample review. Alfredo Navarro,
Assistant Division Chief of the American Community Survey Statistical
Design, provided overall direction.
Additional people within the Census Bureau also made signifi cant con-
tributions to the preparation of this report. Marjorie Hanson, Leonard
J. Norry, Cynthia Davis Hollingsworth, Scott Boggess, Ana J.
Montalvo, Jennifer Day, and Barbara Downs reviewed the contents.
Anika Juhn, Marc J. Perry, and Steven G. Wilson provided technical
assistance. Matthew W. Brault, Victor M. Valdisera, Grace L. Clemons,
and Cody A. Pfau provided programming assistance. Kirby Posey and
Ashley Provencher provided statistical assistance.
Census Bureau fi eld representatives