Median Income of Households by Selected Characteristics, 2011


The following table shows the median income for households in the United States for 2011. Data is broken down by race, age, ethnicity, and the composition of the households.

Characteristic Number
(thousands)
Median
income
All households 121,084 $50,054
Type of household    
Family households 80,506 62,273
Married-couple families 58,949 74,130
Female householder, no
husband present
15,669 33,637
Male householder, no
wife present
5,888 49,567
Nonfamily households 40,578 30,221
Female householder 21,383 25,492
Male householder 19,195 35,482
Race and Hispanic origin of householder
White 96,964 52,214
Non-Hispanic 83,573 55,412
Black 15,583 32,229
Asian 5,374 65,129
Hispanic origin1 14,939 38,624
Age of householder    
15–24 6,180 30,460
25–34 19,846 50,774
35–44 21,241 61,916
45–54 24,195 63,861
55–64 22,779 55,937
65 and over 26,843 33,118
Nativity of the householder
Native 103,965 50,801
Foreign born 17,119 44,431
Naturalized citizen 8,874 51,926
Not a citizen 8,246 37,894
Region    
Northeast 21,774 53,864
Midwest 26,865 48,722
South 45,604 46,899
West 26,840 52,376

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: 2011.

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Median Income of Households by Selected Characteristics, 2011

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