Median Household Income in the United States





First off - what is median household income?

Paycheque - IllustrationAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, "household median income" is defined as "the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount."

The U.S. Census Bureau currently publishes median household income data from 1967 until present day.


YearNo. of HouseholdsNominal $Inflation Adjusted $
2014124,587,000$53,013$53,657
2013123,931,000$52,937$54,462
2012122,459,000$50,396$52,605
2011121,084,000$49,423$52,690
2010119,927,000$48,691$53,507
2009117,538,000$49,158$54,925
2008117,181,000$49,671$55,313
2007116,783,000$49,614$57,357
2006116,011,000$47,599$56,598
2005114,384,000$45,770$56,160
2004113,343,000$43,785$55,565
2003112,000,000$42,823$55,759
2002111,278,000$41,911$55,807
2001109,297,000$41,728$56,466
2000108,209,000$41,446$57,724
1999106,434,000$40,201$57,843
1998103,874,000$38,383$56,445
1997102,528,000$36,477$54,443
1996101,018,000$34,941$53,345
199599,627,000$33,456$52,604
199498,990,000$31,522$51,006
199397,107,000$30,404$50,421
199296,426,000$29,640$50,667
199195,669,000$29,017$51,086
199094,312,000$28,680$52,623
198993,347,000$27,559$53,306
198892,830,000$25,872$52,372
198791,124,000$24,635$51,973
198689,479,000$23,457$51,329
198588,458,000$22,259$49,574
198486,789,000$21,072$48,664
198385,407,000$19,647$47,229
198283,918,000$19,155$47,530
198183,527,000$18,062$47,658
198082,368,000$16,671$48,462
197980,776,000$15,177$50,089
197877,330,000$13,650$50,184
197776,030,000$12,224$48,315
197674,142,000$11,379$48,011
197572,867,000$10,579$47,227
197471,163,000$9,990$48,497
197369,859,000$9,265$50,083
197268,251,000$8,542$49,092
197166,676,000$7,956$47,076
197064,778,000$7,701$47,538
196963,401,000$7,330$47,910
196862,214,000$6,698$46,192
196760,813,000$6,155$44,284



-- U.S. Median Household Income Chart - 1975 - 2010 --




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Source: U.S. Census Bureau (*.pdf)