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737. Money Income of Households--Median Income, by Race and Hispanic Origin, in Current and Constant (1999) Dollars

[Constant dollars based on CPI-U-X1 deflator. Households as of March of following year. Based on Current Population Survey; see text, sections 1 and 14, and Appendix III. For definition of median, see Guide to Tabular Presentation]

 
Number of households (1,000) Median income in current dollars Median income in constant (1999) dollars
Year    
All Asian, His- White, All Asian, His- White, All Asian, His- White, CPI-U-X1 X YEAR
house- White Black Pacific panic2 not house- White Black Pacific panic2 not house- White Black Pacific panic2 not (1982-84=100)
holds1 Islander Hispanic holds1 Islander Hispanic holds1 Islander Hispanic
 
1967 12/. 60,813 54,188 5,728 (NA) (NA) (NA) 7,143 7,449 4,325 (NA) (NA) (NA) 32,783 34,188 19,850 (NA) (NA) (NA) 36.3 1967
1968.. 62,214 55,394 5,870 (NA) (NA) (NA) 7,743 8,062 4,754 (NA) (NA) (NA) 34,217 35,627 21,008 (NA) (NA) (NA) 37.7 1968
1969.. 63,401 56,248 6,053 (NA) (NA) (NA) 8,389 8,755 5,292 (NA) (NA) (NA) 35,473 37,020 22,377 (NA) (NA) (NA) 39.4 1969
1970.. 64,778 57,575 6,180 (NA) (NA) (NA) 8,734 9,097 5,537 (NA) (NA) (NA) 35,232 36,696 22,336 (NA) (NA) (NA) 41.3 1970
1971 11/. 66,676 59,463 6,578 (NA) (NA) (NA) 9,028 9,443 5,578 (NA) (NA) (NA) 34,897 36,502 21,561 (NA) (NA) (NA) 43.1 1971
1972.. 68,251 60,618 6,809 (NA) 2,655 58,005 9,697 10,173 5,938 (NA) 7,677 10,318 36,385 38,172 22,280 (NA) 28,806 38,716 44.4 1972
1973.. 69,859 61,965 7,040 (NA) 2,722 59,236 10,512 11,017 6,485 (NA) 8,144 11,114 37,104 38,886 22,890 (NA) 28,745 39,229 47.2 1973
1974 9/ 10/. 71,163 62,984 7,263 (NA) 2,897 60,164 11,197 11,710 6,964 (NA) 8,906 11,810 35,943 37,589 22,355 (NA) 28,589 37,910 51.9 1974
1975 9/.. 72,867 64,392 7,489 (NA) 2,948 61,533 11,800 12,340 7,408 (NA) 8,865 12,433 34,980 36,580 21,961 (NA) 26,280 36,856 56.2 1975
1976 8/.. 74,142 65,353 7,776 (NA) 3,081 62,365 12,686 13,289 7,902 (NA) 9,569 13,560 35,581 37,271 22,163 (NA) 26,838 38,032 59.4 1976
1977.. 76,030 66,934 7,977 (NA) 3,304 63,721 13,572 14,272 8,422 (NA) 10,647 14,555 35,777 37,622 22,201 (NA) 28,066 38,368 63.2 1977
1978.. 77,330 68,028 8,066 (NA) 3,291 64,836 15,064 15,660 9,411 (NA) 11,803 15,955 37,180 38,651 23,228 (NA) 29,131 39,379 67.5 1978
1979 7/.. 80,776 70,766 8,586 (NA) 3,684 67,203 16,461 17,259 10,133 (NA) 13,042 17,502 37,060 38,856 22,813 (NA) 29,362 39,403 74.0 1979
1980.. 82,368 71,872 8,847 (NA) 3,906 68,106 17,710 18,684 10,764 (NA) 13,651 19,015 35,851 37,822 21,790 (NA) 27,634 38,492 82.3 1980
1981.. 83,527 72,845 8,961 (NA) 3,980 68,996 19,074 20,153 11,309 (NA) 15,300 20,444 35,269 37,264 20,911 (NA) 28,290 37,802 90.1 1981
1982.. 83,918 73,182 8,916 (NA) 4,085 69,214 20,171 21,117 11,968 (NA) 15,178 21,471 35,152 36,800 20,857 (NA) 26,451 37,418 95.6 1982
1983.. 85,290 74,170 9,243 (NA) 4,666 69,648 20,885 21,902 12,429 (NA) 15,906 (NA) 35,157 36,857 20,864 (NA) 26,419 37,577 99.6 1983
1984 6/.. 86,789 75,328 9,480 (NA) 4,883 70,586 22,415 23,647 13,471 (NA) 16,992 24,138 35,942 37,917 21,601 (NA) 27,246 38,704 103.9 1984
1985 5/.. 88,458 76,576 9,797 (NA) 5,213 71,540 23,618 24,908 14,819 (NA) 17,465 25,468 36,568 38,565 22,945 (NA) 27,041 39,433 107.6 1985
1986.. 89,479 77,284 9,922 (NA) 5,418 72,067 24,897 26,175 15,080 (NA) 18,352 26,770 37,845 39,788 22,922 (NA) 27,897 40,692 109.6 1986
1987 4/.. 91,124 78,519 10,192 (NA) 5,642 73,120 26,061 27,458 15,672 (NA) 19,336 28,213 38,220 40,268 22,984 (NA) 28,357 41,376 113.6 1987
1988.. 92,830 79,734 10,561 1,913 5,910 74,067 27,225 28,781 16,407 32,267 20,359 29,574 38,340 40,532 23,105 45,441 28,672 41,649 118.3 1988
1989.. 93,347 80,163 10,486 1,988 5,933 74,495 28,906 30,406 18,083 36,102 21,921 31,060 38,836 40,852 24,295 48,505 29,452 41,731 124.0 1989
1990.. 94,312 80,968 10,671 1,958 6,220 75,035 29,943 31,231 18,676 38,450 22,330 31,945 38,168 39,809 23,805 49,012 28,463 40,720 130.7 1990
1991.. 95,669 81,675 11,083 2,094 6,379 75,625 30,126 31,569 18,807 36,449 22,691 32,323 36,850 38,615 23,005 44,584 27,756 39,537 136.2 1991
1992 3/.. 96,426 81,795 11,269 2,262 7,153 75,107 30,636 32,209 18,755 37,801 22,597 33,290 36,379 38,246 22,270 44,887 26,833 39,530 140.3 1992
1993 2/.. 97,107 82,387 11,281 2,233 7,362 75,697 31,241 32,960 19,533 38,347 22,886 34,173 36,019 38,001 22,521 44,211 26,386 39,399 144.5 1993
1994 98,990 83,737 11,655 2,040 7,735 77,004 32,264 34,028 21,027 40,482 23,421 35,126 36,270 38,253 23,638 45,507 26,329 39,487 148.2 1994
1995 99,627 84,511 11,577 2,777 7,939 76,932 34,076 35,766 22,393 40,614 22,860 37,178 37,251 39,099 24,480 44,397 24,990 40,642 152.4 1995
1996 101,018 85,059 12,109 2,998 8,225 77,240 35,492 37,161 23,482 43,276 24,906 38,787 37,686 39,459 24,934 45,952 26,445 41,185 156.9 1996
1997 102,528 86,106 12,474 3,125 8,590 77,936 37,005 38,972 25,050 45,249 26,628 40,577 38,411 40,453 26,002 46,969 27,640 42,119 160.5 1997
1998 103,874 87,212 12,579 3,308 9,060 78,577 38,885 40,912 25,351 46,637 28,330 42,439 39,744 41,816 25,911 47,667 28,956 43,376 163.0 1998
1999 104,705 87,671 12,849 3,337 9,319 78,819 40,816 42,504 27,910 51,205 30,735 44,366 40,816 42,504 27,910 51,205 30,735 44,366 166.6 1999
 
PERCENT CHANGE
FROM PRIOR YEAR SHOWN
1968.. 2.3 2.2 2.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) 8.4 8.2 9.9 (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.4 4.2 5.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) 3.9 1968
1969.. 1.9 1.5 3.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) 8.3 8.6 11.3 (NA) (NA) (NA) 3.7 3.9 6.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.5 1969
1970.. 2.2 2.4 2.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.1 3.9 4.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) -0.7 -0.9 -0.2 (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.8 1970
1971 11/. 2.9 3.3 6.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) 3.4 3.8 0.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) -1.0 -0.5 -3.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.4 1971
1972.. 2.4 1.9 3.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) 7.4 7.7 6.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) 4.3 4.6 3.3 (NA) (NA) (NA) 3.0 1972
1973.. 2.4 2.2 3.4 (NA) 2.5 2.1 8.4 8.3 9.2 (NA) 6.1 7.7 2.0 1.9 2.7 (NA) -0.2 1.3 6.3 1973
1974 9/ 10/. 1.9 1.6 3.2 (NA) 6.4 1.6 6.5 6.3 7.4 (NA) 9.4 6.3 -3.1 -3.3 -2.3 (NA) -0.5 -3.4 10.0 1974
1975 9/.. 2.4 2.2 3.1 (NA) 1.8 2.3 5.4 5.4 6.4 (NA) -0.5 5.3 -2.7 -2.7 -1.8 (NA) -8.1 -2.8 8.3 1975
1976 8/.. 1.7 1.5 3.8 (NA) 4.5 1.4 7.5 7.7 6.7 (NA) 7.9 9.1 1.7 1.9 0.9 (NA) 2.1 3.2 5.7 1976
1977.. 2.5 2.4 2.6 (NA) 7.2 2.2 7.0 7.4 6.6 (NA) 11.3 7.3 0.6 0.9 0.2 (NA) 4.6 0.9 6.4 1977
1978.. 1.7 1.6 1.1 (NA) -0.4 1.7 11.0 9.7 11.7 (NA) 10.9 9.6 3.9 2.7 4.6 (NA) 3.8 2.6 6.8 1978
1979 7/.. 4.5 4.0 6.4 (NA) 11.9 3.7 9.3 10.2 7.7 (NA) 10.5 9.7 -0.3 0.5 -1.8 (NA) 0.8 0.1 9.6 1979
1980.. 2.0 1.6 3.0 (NA) 6.0 1.3 7.6 8.3 6.2 (NA) 4.7 8.6 -3.3 -2.7 -4.5 (NA) -5.9 -2.3 11.2 1980
1981.. 1.4 1.4 1.3 (NA) 1.9 1.3 7.7 7.9 5.1 (NA) 12.1 7.5 -1.6 -1.5 -4.0 (NA) 2.4 -1.8 9.5 1981
1982.. 0.5 0.5 -0.5 (NA) 2.6 0.3 5.8 4.8 5.8 (NA) -0.8 5.0 -0.3 -1.2 -0.3 (NA) -6.5 -1.0 6.1 1982
1983.. 1.6 1.4 3.7 (NA) 14.2 (NA) 3.5 3.7 3.9 (NA) 4.8 (NA) 0.0 0.2 0.0 (NA) -0.1 (NA) 4.2 1983
1984 6/.. 1.8 1.6 2.6 (NA) 4.7 (NA) 7.3 8.0 8.4 (NA) 6.8 (NA) 2.2 2.9 3.5 (NA) 3.1 (NA) 4.3 1984
1985 5/.. 1.9 1.7 3.3 (NA) 6.8 1.4 5.4 5.3 10.0 (NA) 2.8 5.5 1.7 1.7 6.2 (NA) -0.8 1.9 3.6 1985
1986.. 1.2 0.9 1.3 (NA) 3.9 0.7 5.4 5.1 1.8 (NA) 5.1 5.1 3.5 3.2 -0.1 (NA) 3.2 3.2 1.9 1986
1987 4/.. 1.8 1.6 2.7 (NA) 4.1 1.5 4.7 4.9 3.9 (NA) 5.4 5.4 1.0 1.2 0.3 (NA) 1.6 1.7 3.6 1987
1988.. 1.9 1.5 3.6 (NA) 4.8 1.3 4.5 4.8 4.7 (NA) 5.3 4.8 0.3 0.7 0.5 (NA) 1.1 0.7 4.1 1988
1989.. 0.6 0.5 -0.7 3.9 0.4 0.6 6.2 5.6 10.2 11.9 7.7 5.0 1.3 0.8 5.2 6.7 2.7 0.2 4.8 1989
1990.. 1.0 1.0 1.8 -1.5 4.8 0.7 3.6 2.7 3.3 6.5 1.9 2.8 -1.7 -2.6 -2.0 1.0 -3.4 -2.4 5.4 1990
1991.. 1.4 0.9 3.9 6.9 2.6 0.8 0.6 1.1 0.7 -5.2 1.6 1.2 -3.5 -3.0 -3.4 -9.0 -2.5 -2.9 4.2 1991
1992 3/.. 0.8 0.1 1.7 8.0 12.1 -0.7 1.7 2.0 -0.3 3.7 -0.4 3.0 -1.3 -1.0 -3.2 0.7 -3.3 0.0 3.0 1992
1993 2/.. 0.7 0.7 0.1 -1.3 2.9 0.8 2.0 2.3 4.1 1.4 1.3 2.7 -1.0 -0.6 1.1 -1.5 -1.7 -0.3 3.0 1993
1994 1.9 1.6 3.3 -8.6 5.1 1.7 3.3 3.2 7.6 5.6 2.3 2.8 0.7 0.7 5.0 2.9 -0.2 0.2 2.6 1994
1995 0.6 0.9 -0.7 36.1 2.6 -0.1 5.6 5.1 6.5 0.3 -2.4 5.8 2.7 2.2 3.6 -2.4 -5.1 2.9 2.8 1995
1996 1.4 0.6 4.6 8.0 3.6 0.4 4.2 3.9 4.9 6.6 9.0 4.3 1.2 0.9 1.9 3.5 5.8 1.3 3.0 1996
1997 1.5 1.2 3.0 4.2 4.4 0.9 4.3 4.9 6.7 4.6 6.9 4.6 1.9 2.5 4.3 2.2 4.5 2.3 2.3 1997
1998 1.3 1.3 0.8 5.9 5.5 0.8 5.1 5.0 1.2 3.1 6.4 4.6 3.5 3.4 -0.3 1.5 4.8 3.0 1.6 1998
1999 0.8 0.5 2.1 0.9 2.9 0.3 5.0 3.9 10.1 9.8 8.5 4.5 2.7 1.6 7.7 7.4 6.1 2.3 2.2 1999


1/ Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. 2/ Data collection method changed from paper and pencil to computer- assisted interviewing. In addition, the March 1994 income supplement was revised to allow for the coding of different income amounts on selected questionnaire items. Limits either increased or decreased in the following categories: earnings increased to $999,999; Social Security increased to $49,999; Supplemental Security Income and Public Assistance increased to $24,999; Veterans' Benefits increased to $99,999; Child Support and Alimony decreased to $49,999. 3/ Implementation of 1990 census population controls. 4/ Implementation of a new March CPS processing system. 5/ Recording of amounts for earnings from longest job increased to $299,999. 6/ Implementation of Hispanic population weighting controls. 7/ Implementation of 1980 census population controls. Questionnaire expanded to show 27 possible values from 51 possible sources of income. 8/ First year medians are derived using both pareto and linear interpolation. Prior to this year all medians were derived using linear interpolation. 9/ These estimates were derived using pareto interpolation and may differ from published data which were derived using linear interpolation. 10/ Implementation of a new March CPS processing system. Questionnaire expanded to ask eleven income questions. 11/ Implementation of 1970 census population controls. 12/ Implementation of a new March CPS processing system. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P60-20, Money Income in the United States: 1999; and Internet site http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/ho5.html (accessed 21 December 2000).

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* Definitions

Households

Households consist of all people who occupy a housing unit. The Census Bureau regards a house, an apartment or other group of rooms, or a single room as a housing unit when it is occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters: the occupants do not live and eat with any other people in the structure and there is direct access from the outside or through a common hall.

A household includes the related family members and all unrelated people, if any, such as lodgers, foster children, wards, or employees who share the housing unit. The Census Bureau also counts a person living alone in a housing unit or a group of unrelated people sharing a housing unit as partners as a household. The count of households excludes group quarters.

Householder

The householder refers to the person (or one of the people) who owns or rents (maintains) the housing unit. If a married couple owns the housing unit jointly, the interviewer may list either as the householder. The person listed first is the householder and is the "reference person" to whom the Census Bureau designates the relationship of all other household members. The number of householders is equal to the number of households. Also, the number of family householders is equal to the number of families.

Income

For each person in the sample 15 years old and over, the CPS asks questions on the amount of money income received in the preceding calendar year from each of the following sources:

1. Earnings 2. Unemployment compensation 3. Workers' compensation 4. Social security 5. Supplemental security income 6. Public assistance 7. Veterans' payments 8. Survivor benefits 9. Disability benefits 10. Pension or retirement income 11. Interest 12. Dividends 13. Rents, royalties, and estates and trusts 14. Educational assistance 15. Alimony 16. Child support 17. Financial assistance from outside of the household 18. Other income

It should be noted that although the income statistics refer to receipts during the preceding calendar year, the demographic characteristics, such as age, labor force status, and family or household composition, are as of the survey date. The income of the family/household does not include amounts received by people who were members during all or part of the income year if these people no longer resided in the family/household at the time of interview. However, the CPS collects income data for people who are current residents but did not reside in the household during the income year.

Data on consumer income collected in the CPS by the Census Bureau cover money income received (exclusive of certain money receipts such as capital gains) before payments for personal income taxes, social security, union dues, medicare deductions, etc. Therefore, money income does not reflect the fact that some families receive part of their income in the form of noncash benefits, such as food stamps, health benefits, rent-free housing, and goods produced and consumed on the farm. In addition, money income does not reflect the fact that noncash benefits are also received by some nonfarm residents which often take the form of the use of business transportation and facilities, full or partial payments by business for retirement programs, medical and educational expenses, etc. Data users should consider these elements when comparing income levels. Moreover, readers should be aware that for many different reasons there is a tendency in household surveys for respondents to underreport their income. Based on an analysis of independently derived income estimates, the Census Bureau determined that respondents report income earned from wages or salaries much better than other sources of income and that the reported wage and salary income is nearly equal to independent estimates of aggregate income.

Median income

Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having incomes above the median, half having incomes below the median. The medians for households, families, and unrelated individuals are based on all households, families, and unrelated individuals, respectively. The medians for people are based on people 15 years old and over with income.

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