Median income by family type

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Definitions: Family Households – A family consists of a householder and one or more other people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. All people in a household who are related to the householder are regarded as members of his or her family. A family household may contain people not related to the householder, but those people are not included as part of the householder’s family in tabulations. Thus, the number of family households is equal to the number of families, but family households may include more members than do families. A household can contain only one family for purposes of tabulations. Not all households contain families since a household may be comprised of a group of unrelated people or of one person living alone – these are called nonfamily households. 

Families are classified by type as either a “married-couple family” or “other family” according to the sex of the householder and the presence of relatives. The data on family type are based on answers to questions on sex and relationship that were asked of all people.

  • Married-Couple Family – A family in which the householder and his or her spouse are listed as members of the same household.
  • Other Family:
    • Male Householder, No Wife Present – A family with a male householder and no spouse of householder present.
    • Female Householder, No Husband Present – A family with a female householder and no spouse of householder present.
Family households and married-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same sex couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption.

Own Child – A never-married child under 18 years who is a son or daughter by birth, a stepchild, or an adopted child of the householder.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau  American Community Survey (5 Year Estimates): Table B19126 MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (IN INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS) BY FAMILY TYPE BY PRESENCE OF OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
and Table B10010 MEDIAN FAMILY HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS WITH GRANDPARENT HOUSEHOLDERS AND/OR SPOUSES LIVING WITH OWN GRANDCHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS BY RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN GRANDCHILDREN AND PRESENCE OF PARENT OF GRANDCHILDREN 

Footnotes:

In order to get estimates for places in Arizona with smaller populations we have used the American Community Survey 5 year estimates.

The American Community Survey is based on sample sizes and the numbers presented in this indicator are just estimates and are not to be taken as accurate counts.

S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N/A - Data not available

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