|Figure 8.3. Median income (in constant 2003 dollars) of households, by race/ethnicity: 1989 to 2003|
1 The 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) offered respondents the option of choosing more than one race. The 2002 and 2001 CPS recorded only one race for each respondent. The 3-year averages are based on combining the 2003 CPS race categories with the relevant single race categories of White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian and Pacific Islander recorded in the 2002 and 2001 CPS.
NOTE: Race categories include those of Hispanic origin, except as noted (White, non-Hispanic). Median income is the 3-year moving average median and calculated as the sum of 3 inflation-adjusted single-year medians divided by 3.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March Current Population Survey (CPS), 1989 to 2000, and Annual Social and Economic Supplements, 2000 to 2004.
In 2003, the median income of American Indian/ Alaska Native households ($34,700) was lower than the median income among White, non-Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander households ($48,000 and $54,800, respectively) and higher than that of Black households ($30,100).
|View Table 8.3|