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Median Income of Households by Selected Characteristics, 2008


The following table shows the median income for households in the United States for 2008. Data is broken down by race, age, ethnicity, and the composition of the households.

Characteristic Number
(thousands)
Median
income
All households 116,783 $50,303
Type of household
Family households 77,873 62,621
Married-couple families 58,370 73,010
Female householder, no
husband present
14,404 33,073
Male householder, no
wife present
5,100 49,186
Nonfamily households 38,190 30,078
Female householder 21,038 25,014
Male householder 17,872 36,006
Race and Hispanic origin of householder
White 95,112 52,312
Non-Hispanic 82,765 55,530
Black 14,551 34,218
Asian 4,494 65,637
Hispanic origin1 13,339 37,913
Age of householder
15–24 6,554 32,270
25&ndash34 19,225 51,400
35&ndash44 22,448 62,954
45&ndash54 24,536 64,349
55&ndash64 19,909 67,265
65 and over 24,113 29,744
Nativity of the householder
Native 101,104 51,056
Foreign born 15,680 43,493
Naturalized citizen 7,469 51,524
Not a citizen 8,211 37,951
Region
Northeast 21,351 54,346
Midwest 26,266 50,112
South 43,062 45,490
West 26,105 55,085

1. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

2. Data for American Indians and Alaska Natives are not shown separately in this table.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008.

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