The U.S. Census Bureau news release is linked below.
U.S. Census Bureau: U.S. Poverty Numbers for 2012
"Income levels and poverty rates were not statistically different for most states and metro areas from 2011 to 2012, according to statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Incomes remained lower and poverty rates were higher in 2012 than in 2007, the year before the recession."
----U.S. Census Bureau