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.”