Median family income by race and ethnicity (adjusted for inflation) in Massachusetts

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Why This Indicator Matters

The vast majority of households count on wages from work for most of their household income. Just as economic growth in Massachusetts hasn’t meant equitable wage growth for all workers, household incomes in Massachusetts haven’t grown equally either. Access to economic opportunity varies across the Commonwealth along geographic and racial lines, based on factors such as access to employment opportunities and transportation, availability of well-resourced schools, availability of affordable housing, and more. See MassBudget’s report, Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward.

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Median annual income in dollars for families by race and ethnicity. The median is the amount at which half of all incomes are above it and the other half are below it.

 Income is expressed in dollars inflated to the most recent year of available data. Currently, the data displays 2017 dollars.

Data Source:

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Updated July 2019 with 2017 data.

Footnotes:

These are estimates based on a survey, and they may be unreliable for racial/ethnic groups with relatively smaller populations due to small sample sizes.