Four years after the official end of the Great Recession, 46.5 million Americans are still living in poverty, according to a new Census Bureau report, CNNMoney said. Incomes are 8.3 percent below where their 2007 levels, according to the report. The recession pushed more people into poverty; in 2010, the poverty rate peaked at 15.1, and now stands at 15 percent of the population. Those making $23,492 a year for a family of four, or $11,720 for an individual, were considered to be living in poverty. When the Census Bureau started tracking data in 1959, the poverty rate was 22.4 percent, and it has averaged about 13 percent over the last 25 years.