U.S Census Bureau http://wesa.fm en Pennsylvania's Poverty Rate Inches Up http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvanias-poverty-rate-inches <p>Poverty in Pennsylvania has risen slightly, but remains below the national average.<br><br>The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 1.8 million people in Pennsylvania, or 13.9 percent, were living in poverty during 2012. That's up slightly from 13.8 percent in 2011 and 13.4 percent in 2010. Pennsylvania's population is almost 12.8 million.<br><br>Nationally, the number of people living in poverty was 15 percent in 2012.<br><br>The Census Bureau's annual report offers a snapshot of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2012.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:59:51 +0000 The Associated Press 16677 at http://wesa.fm It's Cheap to Buy a House in Pittsburgh, But Not a New One http://wesa.fm/post/its-cheap-buy-house-pittsburgh-not-new-one <p>It’s an often-repeated fact that Pittsburgh homes are cheaper to buy than those in the rest of the country, but a new study shows that does not hold true for new construction.</p><p>Every other year, the U.S Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conduct a national survey measuring home prices, conditions, maintenance costs, and other relevant data. The survey also takes an in-depth look at 25 to 30 individual metro-areas on an ever-changing basis.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 13198 at http://wesa.fm It's Cheap to Buy a House in Pittsburgh, But Not a New One