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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 32: Median Income

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Table 32. Median income of full-time, year-round workers, by sex and age group: Various years, 1955 to 2002
 MalesFemales
YearAll ages 15 and over115 to 19 years old120 to 24 years old25 to 29 years oldAll ages 15 and over115 to 19 years old120 to 24 years old25 to 29 years old
Current dollars
1955$4,246$3,299$2,734$2,768
19605,435$1,9743,9163,296$2,4503,155
19656,4793,0744,7063,8832,8093,713
19709,3124,1176,719$8,7485,4883,8464,934$6,011
197512,9515,7568,65011,9907,4104,5696,4497,923
198019,5008,24512,33216,75611,3976,8119,43411,943
198525,1119,13913,79320,86615,9148,45511,73315,993
199028,45210,78916,00422,58820,09810,42914,33019,196
199129,74811,08115,60123,50920,7319,85714,70220,260
199230,67810,85516,14823,45521,5899,97015,20721,130
199431,12112,57016,21224,25322,49311,00515,35020,979
1995231,59912,32017,03625,16523,04910,70615,63621,338
1996232,36512,08517,85926,11124,09711,49616,19622,154
1997234,02613,50918,49626,68025,38311,87516,66923,052
199835,79615,15920,10828,92726,17713,06217,84125,118
199936,92815,82520,31930,59226,75114,40118,41825,540
200037,94815,88921,24830,86327,95612,99719,55426,811
200139,03816,88021,64131,20929,68515,40520,26927,606
200239,83015,84321,82931,17430,36314,48120,01728,572
Constant 2002 dollars (adjusted for inflation)
195528,50222,14518,35218,581
196033,03211,99723,80020,03214,89019,175
196537,00217,55626,87622,17616,04321,205
197043,17419,09131,15440,56125,44717,83322,878
197543,30719,24628,92540,09324,77715,27921,56626,492
198042,57418,00026,92436,58324,88314,87120,59726,075
198541,98315,28023,06134,88626,60714,13619,61726,739
199039,16214,85022,02931,09027,66314,35419,72426,421
199139,29314,63620,60631,05127,38313,01919,41926,760
199239,33713,91820,70630,07527,68312,78419,49927,094
199437,77815,25919,67929,44127,30413,35918,63325,467
1995237,30114,54420,11029,70627,20812,63718,45825,188
1996237,10913,85720,47729,93827,62913,18118,57025,401
1997238,13815,14220,73229,90428,45113,31018,68325,839
199839,50816,73122,19331,92728,89214,41619,69027,722
199939,87617,08921,94133,03428,88615,55119,88827,579
200039,64516,59922,19832,24329,20613,57820,42828,010
200139,65517,14621,98431,70230,15415,64820,58928,043
200239,83015,84321,82931,17430,36314,48120,01728,572
Not available.
1Before 1980, a relatively small number of 14-year-olds were included in the 15 to 19 years old and all ages 15 and over categories.
2Median incomes for 1995 to 1997 were calculated with different income ranges, and therefore may not be directly comparable to other years.
NOTE: Data on individuals' income used to determine median income were collected in March after the reference year presented in the table. For example, data for 1997 were collected in March 1998.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P-60, Money Income of Households, Families, and Persons in the United States, various years and unpublished data; and Money Income and Poverty Status in the United States, 1989.

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