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Poverty rises, incomes fall again on Long Island

Dawn Espinoza, 33, and daughter Keara, 10. They’re

Dawn Espinoza, 33, and daughter Keara, 10. They’re above the official poverty line but still struggle to make ends meet on Dawn’s $40,000 salary. (Sept. 19, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

The poverty rate rose and median household income dropped in Nassau and Suffolk counties from 2010 to 2011, though changes in both categories were too small to be statistically significant, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. The figures continue a five-year trend for the region, showing the effects of the recession. The data come from the bureau's 2011 American Community Survey, one-year...

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