Median annual income for families with own children under age 18 living
in the household. "Own children" include the householder's (head of the
household) children by birth, marriage, or adoption. 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.
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).
Margin of error estimates are included in American FactFinder Table S1903.
Updated January 2018.