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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 16


Indicator 16. Median Family Income


Median family income, by race/ethnicity of head of household: 1950 to 1993

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   Year       All     White1/     Black1/  Hispanic2/
            families
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                      Current dollars
1950 ......   $3,319    $3,445 3/   $1,869        ---
1955 ......    4,418     4,613 3/    2,544        ---
1960 ......    5,620     5,835 3/    3,230        ---
1965 ......    6,957     7,251 3/    3,993        ---
1970 ......    9,867    10,236       6,279        ---
1975 ......   13,719    14,268       8,779     $9,551
1980 ......   21,023    21,904      12,674     14,716
1985 ......   27,735    29,152      16,786     19,027
1986 ......   29,458    30,809      17,604     19,995
1987 ......   30,970    32,385      18,406     20,300
1988 ......   32,191    33,915      19,329     21,769
1989 ......   34,213    35,975      20,209     23,446
1990 ......   35,353    36,915      21,423     23,431
1991 ......   35,939    37,783      21,548     23,895
1992 ......   36,573    38,670      21,103     23,555
1993.......   36,959    39,300      21,542     23,654
                     Constant 1993 dollars4/
1950 ......   19,900    20,656 3/   11,206        ---
1955 ......   23,821    24,872 3/   13,717        ---
1960 ......   27,435    28,485 3/   15,768        ---
1965 ......   31,914    33,263 3/   18,317        ---
1970 ......   36,747    38,121      23,384        ---
1975 ......   36,848    38,322      23,579     25,653
1980 ......   36,867    38,412      22,226     25,807
1985 ......   37,246    39,149      22,543     25,552
1986 ......   38,838    40,620      23,210     26,362
1987 ......   39,394    41,194      23,413     25,822
1988 ......   39,320    41,426      23,610     26,590
1989 ......   39,869    41,922      23,550     27,322
1990 ......   39,086    40,813      23,685     25,905
1991 ......   38,129    40,085      22,861     25,351
1992.......   37,668    39,828      21,735     24,260
1993.......   36,959    39,300      21,542     23,654
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---Data not available.

/1/ Includes Hispanics.

/2/ Hispanics may be of any race.

/3/ Data include both blacks and other races. Figures are not precisely comparable to data for later years.

/4/ Figures adjusted by the Consumer Price Index.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-60, Money Income of Families and Persons in the United States, nos. 105 and 157; Money Income of Households, Families, and Persons in the United States, nos. 162, 174, and 180; Money Income and Poverty Status in the United States, nos. 166 and 168; and Income, Poverty, and Valuation of Noncash Benefits, no. 188. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index.

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