Median Income of Households by Selected Characteristics

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.

 

Characteristic Number Median income
All households 128,579,000 $63,179
Type of household
Family households 83,382,000 $80,663
Married-couple families 61,959,000 $93,654
Female householder, no
spouse present
15,043,000 $45,128
Male householder, no
spouse present
6,480,000 $61,518
Nonfamily households 45,096,000 $38,122
Female householder 23,515,000 $32,007
Male householder 21,582,000 $45,754
Race and Hispanic origin of householder
White, non-Hispanic 84,727,000 $70,642
Native American or Alaska Native 795,000 $39,719
Black 18,095,000 $41,692
Asian 7,416,000 $86,815
Hispanic (any race) 17,758,000 $51,450
Age of householder
25–34 20,109,000 $60,932
35–44 21,500,000 $74,481
45–54 22,808,000 $77,213
55–64 23,770,000 $76,095
65 and over 31,799,000 $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.

Characteristic Number Median income
Nativity of the householder
Native 103,965,000 $50,801
Foreign born 17,119,000 $44,431
Naturalized citizen 8,874,000 $51,926
Not a citizen 8,246,000 $37,894
Region
Northeast 21,774,000 $53,864
Midwest 26,865,000 $48,722
South 45,604,000 $46,899
West 26,840,000 $52,376

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

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