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Economic trends show Gloucester residents’ income on the uptick

On average, Gloucester residents appears to be better off than they were two years ago, according to a report of economic trends that was presented to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during its Feb. 21 meeting in the colonial courthouse.

However, board members remain skeptical that a majority of county residents are actually feeling as if their financial health is improving.

Gloucester’s deputy county administrator Garrey Curry, who presented the information, said median income in Gloucester increased just over 8 percent from 2014 to 2015. “That’s pretty substantial considering that is only money income,” Curry said. He added that it is a median figure, meaning if there were a couple millionaires in the county, they would be screened out of the data.

Per capita income data, he said, rose just over 3 percent during that same time period. “While I don’t think we need to leave this slide thinking everything’s wonderful and our citize...

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