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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 20


Indicator 20. Median Income


Median income of full-time, year-round workers, by sex and age: 1955 to 1994

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        |                    Men                |                 Women
        |---------------------------------------|---------------------------------------
  Year  |All ages,|         |         |         |All ages,|         |         |
        | 15 and  |15 to 19 |20 to 24 |25 to 29 | 15 and  |15 to 19 |20 to 24 |25 to 29
        |  over*  |years old|years old|years old|  over*  |years old|years old|years old
--------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------
                                         Current dollars
1955 ...   $4,246       ---    $3,299       ---    $2,734       ---    $2,768       ---
1960 ...    5,435    $1,974     3,916       ---     3,296    $2,450     3,155       ---
1965 ...    6,479     3,074     4,706       ---     3,883     2,809     3,713       ---
1970 ...    9,184     3,950     6,655       ---     5,440     3,783     4,928       ---
1975 ...   13,144     5,657     8,521   $11,836     7,719     4,568     6,598    $8,264
1980 ...   19,173     7,753    12,109    13,986    11,591     6,779     9,407    11,958
1981 ...   20,692     8,252    12,408    17,244    12,457     7,598    10,173    12,772
1982 ...   21,655     8,475    12,530    18,359    13,663     7,879    10,943    13,904
1983 ...   22,508     8,204    12,822    18,865    14,479     7,857    11,062    14,239
1984 ...   24,004     8,886    13,043    20,112    15,422     8,509    11,435    15,129
1985 ...   24,999     9,050    13,827    20,499    16,252     8,372    11,757    15,986
1986 ...   25,894     9,730    14,152    20,720    16,843     8,333    12,192    16,400
1987 ...   26,722     9,859    14,665    21,850    17,504     9,417    12,905    16,779
1988 ...   27,342    10,768    15,373    22,029    18,545     9,329    13,652    17,475
1989 ...   28,419    11,257    15,962    22,471    19,638     9,503    14,272    19,060
1990 ...   28,983    10,513    16,164    22,637    20,597    10,360    14,451    19,475
1991 ...   30,332    10,856    15,800    23,725    21,245     9,584    14,748    20,324
1992 ...   31,011    10,963    16,247    23,545    22,157     9,915    15,260    21,221
1993 ...   31,074    11,061    16,453    23,513    22,466    10,962    15,704    20,860
1994 ...   31,609    12,260    16,276    24,508    23,261    11,083    15,434    21,353
                                     Constant 1994 dollars
1955 ...   23,480       ---    18,243       ---    15,119       ---    15,307       ---
1960 ...   27,212     9,883    19,606       ---    16,502    12,267    15,796       ---
1965 ...   30,482    14,462    22,141       ---    18,269    13,216    17,469       ---
1970 ...   35,079    15,087    25,419       ---    20,779    14,450    18,823       ---
1975 ...   36,207    15,583    23,472    32,604    21,263    12,583    18,175    22,764
1980 ...   34,483    13,944    21,779    25,154    20,847    12,192    16,919    21,507
1981 ...   33,735    13,454    20,230    28,114    20,309    12,387    16,586    20,823
1982 ...   33,257    13,015    19,243    28,195    20,983    12,100    16,806    21,353
1983 ...   33,491    12,207    19,079    28,070    21,544    11,691    16,460    21,187
1984 ...   34,239    12,675    18,604    28,687    21,998    12,137    16,311    21,580
1985 ...   34,432    12,465    19,044    28,234    22,384    11,531    16,193    22,018
1986 ...   35,014    13,157    19,136    28,017    22,775    11,268    16,486    22,176
1987 ...   34,861    12,862    19,132    28,505    22,835    12,285    16,836    21,890
1988 ....  34,253    13,489    19,258    27,597    23,232    11,687    17,103    21,892
1989 ....  33,965    13,454    19,077    26,856    23,471    11,358    17,058    22,780
1990 ....  32,864    11,921    18,329    25,668    23,355    11,748    16,385    22,083
1991 ....  33,004    11,812    17,192    25,815    23,117    10,428    16,047    22,115
1992 ....  32,757    11,580    17,162    24,871    23,405    10,473    16,119    22,416
1993 ....  31,870    11,344    16,874    24,115    23,041    11,243    16,106    21,394
1994 ....  31,609    12,260    16,276    24,508    23,261    11,083    15,434    21,353
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---Data not available.

* Before 1980, a relatively small number of 14-year-olds were included in the 15 to 19 years old and all ages categories.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 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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