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Distribution of Household Income by Race

Find a table listing of the income categories of U.S. households by race from 1975 to the most current data

White Black Hispanic origin1
Income range 1975 1985 1995 2006 2010 2014 1975 1985 1995 2006 2010 2014 1975 1985 1995 2006 2010 2014
Number of households
(thousands)
64,392 76,576 84,511 94,705 83,471 98,679 7,489 9,797 11,577 14,354 15,065 16,437 2,948 5,213 7,939 12,973 13,655 16,239
Percent distribution
Under $5,000 2.4% 2.4% 2.1% 2.5% n.a. n.a. 5.5% 6.3% 6.2% 6.6% n.a. n.a. 3.8% 4.1% 4.5% 3.5% n.a. n.a.
$5,000 to $9,999 6.8 5.8 5.1 3.7 n.a. n.a. 15.4 15.0 12.3 9.2 n.a. n.a. 10.0 9.7 10.1 5.7 n.a. n.a.
$10,000 to $14,999 7.5 7.0 6.4 5.6 11.12 11.02 13.4 11.0 9.6 8.6 25.82 22.42 10.2 10.8 9.9 7.1 17.42 14.62
$15,000 to $24,999 14.2 12.9 13.2 11.5 11.1 10.6 18.0 17.1 16.4 15.2 14.7 14.4 20.5 17.9 18.8 15.5 14.8 14.0
$25,000 to $34,999 13.5 12.8 11.9 11.3 10.2 9.8 14.7 14.3 13.5 13.5 12.7 12.7 16.7 14.5 14.9 14.0 13.8 12.4
$35,000 to $49,999 19.4 16.7 16.0 14.6 13.6 13.1 15.6 13.8 14.8 14.8 14.6 14.4 19.0 16.7 15.8 17.5 15.7 15.6
$50,000 to $74,999 21.4 20.7 19.5 18.8 18.3 17.5 12.4 13.3 14.7 15.2 15.2 15.1 14.2 15.6 14.1 17.3 17.2 17.9
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0 11.0 11.7 11.8 12.4 12.1 3.5 6.0 7.0 7.7 7.6 8.2 3.7 6.5 6.5 8.9 9.6 10.7
$100,000 and over 5.8 10.5 14.2 20.2 13.53 14.03 1.4 3.1 5.3 9.1 6.53 8.13 1.9 4.4 5.4 10.5 7.73 9.73
Median income $39,463 $43,100 $45,496 $50,673 $54,620 $56,866 $23,691 $25,642 $28,485 $31,969 $32,068 $35,398 $28,350 $30,221 $29,079 $37,781 $37,759 $42,491
1. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
2. Percent distribution for $14,999 and below.
3. Starting in 2010, the categories were expanded to include $100,000-$149,999 (shown); not shown are the following data: White, $150,000-199,999: 5.1% and $200,000 and over: 4.6%. Black, $150,000-199,999: 1.8% and $200,000 and over: 1.1%. Hispanic, $150,000-199,999: 2.3% and $200,000 and over: 1.5%. For 2011: White, $150,000-199,999: 5.7% and $200,000 and over: 5.0%. Black, $150,000-199,999: 2.1% and $200,000 and over: 1.5%. Hispanic, $150,000-199,999: 2.6% and $200,000 and over: 1.6%.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2006–2011. Web: www.census.gov .

Poverty and Income Median Four-Person Family Income