2010 census http://wmot.org en Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought http://wmot.org/post/poverty-us-higher-thought <p><strong>Murfreesboro, Tenn&nbsp; (AP-WMOT)</strong>&nbsp; New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.</p><p>The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent&nbsp;that was reported in September.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:25:31 +0000 AP/WMOT 3629 at http://wmot.org Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought