The San Diego metro area’s median household income remained lower than it was before the Great Recession.

The proportion of San Diegans without health insurance continued to decline between 2013 and 2014 even as the region’s median household income remained lower and the poverty rate remained higher than they were before the Great Recession of 2007-2009, according to Census Bureau data released Wednesday.

The median household income (deadset in the middle—half the households are above, half are below) in the metro area rose from $62,081 in 2013 to $66,192 in 2014, an increase of almost 7 percent. That’s still down from their pre-Great Recession highs.

The median San Diego-area household’s 2007 income was $70,554 in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars (the “Great Recession” officially began in December of 2007).

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