The Census Bureau released some new statistics today.
It showed that more Americans are making more money. The real median household incomes rose from nearly $54,000 in 2014 to more than $56,000 last year, a significant 5.2 percent increase.
The study also showed that the poverty rate across the country decreased by 1.2 percent, meaning that 3.5 million people are no longer living in poverty.
The Census Bureau also looked at economic inequality and the income differences between men and women. The increase was seen across the board for every age group, every region of the country, and significant increases for almost every racial group. But people living in rural areas did face a bit of a drop.