How does your income stack up?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 13, 2017 - 8:04 am

The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016.

"Median household income in the United States in 2016 was $59,039, an increase in real terms of 3.2 percent from the 2015 median income of $57,230. This is the second consecutive annual increase in median household income," according to a news release.

The report found that if you live in "family household", the median income for the household was $75,063.  "Nonfamily household" median income was $35,761.

There remains a gap between income for men and woman.

"The 2016 real median earnings of men ($51,640) and women ($41,554) who worked full- time, year-round were not statistically different from their respective 2015 medians."   

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