The median household income in Iowa rose by less than $1,000 between 2007 and 2009, and the poverty rate climbed nearly 1 percentage point, but Iowans fared better than people in many other states hard-hit by the economic recession, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The median household income in Iowa last year was $48,065, which trailed the national median income of $50,221. The median household income in Washington County was higher then the Iowa median at $49,760. Iowa’s statewide poverty rate in 2009 was 11.8 percent, up from 11 percent two years earlier. But it remained lower than the national poverty rate last year of 14.3 percent. Washington County Poverty rate was lower then the national and state wide average last year at 10.9%.