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Joanna McDuffie feeds a family of four on the food she gets from the food shelf at Northpoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis. McDuffie says she's unemployed and gets assistance through Hennepin County. But she says food stamps often aren't enough, so she comes here when she runs out of food. Brandt Williams | MPR News 91.3 FM

State’s poverty rate remains stable

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By Elizabeth Dunbar and Brandt Williams, MPR News 91.3 FM

ST. PAUL – New census data showing Minnesota’s median household income improving by 10 percent from 2010 to 2011 may not be accurate, the state’s demographer said this week.


Median household income was $57,820 in 2011 – the highest it’s been since 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

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