Census Bureau: 49.1M Americans living below poverty line

? Officials say the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than originally thought. New information released by the Census Bureau shows 49.1 million

CORAM - ? Officials say the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than originally thought. New information released by the Census Bureau shows 49.1 million Americans are living below the poverty line. The number accounts for about 16 percent of the population. The newest figures now take into account cost of living expenses.With cost of living figures, about 46 million Americans would have been considered living in poverty.

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