Monthly Archives: September 2013

Median Incomes Have Increased In Just 2 of the Last 11 Years

The U.S. Census published income and poverty data for 2012 earlier today.  The following link shows net gains and losses in U.S. median incomes since 2000.

Here are a few excerpts from the article:

“From the 2000 American Community Survey to the 2012 American Community, real U.S. median household income decreased 6.6 percent. The U.S. median household income decreased from $55,030 in 2000 to $51,371 in 2012.”

“There appeared  to be stability in the beginning of the decade. By mid-decade, the nation had reached a peak in real median household income.”

“The U.S. ACS median household income in 2007 was $56,048.”

“U.S. median household income decreased -8.7 percent from the 2007 ACS to the 2011 ACS.”

http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr12-02.pdf?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Money%20Game%20Chart%20Of%20The%20Day&utm_campaign=Post%20Blast%20%28moneygame%29%3A%20CHART%20OF%20THE%20DAY%3A%20Median%20Incomes%20Have%20Increased%20In%20Just%20Two%20Of%20The%20Last%2011%20Years