Median household income. The median income is the dollar amount that
divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half with income
above the median, half with income below it. A household includes all
the persons who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence.
A household may be a single family, one person living alone, two or
more families living together, or any other group of related or
unrelated persons who share living arrangements.
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) via American Fact Finder, Table S1903, 5-year estimates.
Each year represents survey data collected over the course of five
years; thus, 2016 estimates are derived from surveys collected between
2012-2016. The Census Bureau recommends using non-overlapping periods for trend
analysis (i.e. compare 2005-2009 with 2010-2014).
Updated January 2018.