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Martin Rojas’ day starts at 6 a.m. when he wakes up and gets ready for another day working with his wife and business partner at his bakery New York Pastries and Pastelería on East Exmore Street in Charlotte.


Native Charlotteans are sometimes described as unicorns — so rare they also seem mystical. Transplants, on the other hand, seem far more common, and one WFAE listener says it feels like their numbers have grown considerably in the last decade.


Household income and health insurance coverage are both going up in the Charlotte area, but the poverty rate is holding steady. Those are a few takeaways from new U.S. Census data released Thursday.

Economic Recovery Isn't Helping Typical NC Family

Sep 19, 2013

Families with incomes smack in the middle of the North Carolina economy are not benefiting from the state's slow recovery. That's according to data the Census Bureau released Thursday in its annual checkup on how American communities are doing.

Number Of Poor Americans Stabilizes At 53-Year High

Sep 12, 2012

The number of people living in poverty across the country has stabilized. But it remains at a more than 50-year high, according to Census data released Wednesday. The data also show the South has the highest level of poverty of any region.