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Median Income of Households by Selected Characteristics

Updated July 24, 2020 | Logan Chamberlain

Who has money in the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau, as part of their Current Population Survey, regularly tracks household income data. The following table shows the median income for households in the United States for 2018, the most recent year on record. Data is broken down by race, age, ethnicity, and the composition of the households.

 

CharacteristicNumberMedian income
All households128,579,000$63,179
Type of household
Family households83,382,000$80,663
Married-couple families61,959,000$93,654
Female householder, no
spouse present
15,043,000$45,128
Male householder, no
spouse present
6,480,000$61,518
Nonfamily households45,096,000$38,122
Female householder23,515,000$32,007
Male householder21,582,000$45,754
Race and Hispanic origin of householder
White, non-Hispanic84,727,000$70,642
Native American or Alaska Native795,000$39,719
Black18,095,000$41,692
Asian7,416,000$86,815
Hispanic (any race)17,758,000$51,450
Age of householder
25–3420,109,000$60,932
35–4421,500,000$74,481
45–5422,808,000$77,213
55–6423,770,000$76,095
65 and over31,799,000$39,823

The following data, gathered after the last census in 2010, breaks down household income by region and by native-born status of U.S. residents.

CharacteristicNumberMedian income
Nativity of the householder
Native103,965,000$50,801
Foreign born17,119,000$44,431
Naturalized citizen8,874,000$51,926
Not a citizen8,246,000$37,894
Region
Northeast21,774,000$53,864
Midwest26,865,000$48,722
South45,604,000$46,899
West26,840,000$52,376

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011.

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