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Table A. Comparison of Summary Measures of Income by Selected Characteristics: 1989, 1996 and 1997

(Households and people as of March of the following year)





Characteristics
1997 Median income (in 1997 dollars)
Percent change in real income 1997

Percent change in real income 1989 to 1997
Number (thous.) Median income (dollars) 1996 1989r
HOUSEHOLDS
All households 102,528 37,005 36,306 37,303 1.9 * -0.8
Type of Household
Family households 70,880 45,347 44,071 44,647 2.9 * 1.6 *
--Married couple families 54,317 51,681 51,002 49,925 1.3 * 3.5 *
--Female householder, no husband present 12,652 23,040 22,059 22,315 4.4 * 3.3
--Male householder, no wife present 3,911 36,634 36,476 39,108 0.4 -6.3 *
Nonfamily households 31,648 21,705 21,454 22,221 1.2 -2.3 *
--Female householder 17,516 17,613 16,774 17,865 5.0 * -1.4
--Male householder 14,133 27,592 27,892 29,036 -1.1 -5.0 *
Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder
White 86,106 38,972 38,014 39,241 2.5 * -0.7
--White, not Hispanic 77,936 40,577 39,677 40,166 2.3 * 1.0
Black 12,474 25,050 24,021 23,583 4.3 * 6.2 *
Asian and Pacific Islander 3,125 45,249 44,269 46,611 2.2 -2.9
Hispanic origin1/ 8,590 26,628 25,477 28,192 4.5 * -5.5 *
Age of Householder
15 to 24 years 5,435 22,583 21,930 24,027 3.0 -6.0 *
25 to 34 years 19,033 38,174 36,711 38,442 4.0 * -0.7
35 to 44 years 23,943 46,359 45,439 48,554 2.0 * -4.5 *
45 to 54 years 19,547 51,875 51,630 53,738 0.5 -3.5 *
55 to 64 years 13,072 41,356 40,729 39,946 1.5 3.5 *
65 years and over 21,497 20,761 19,894 20,402 4.4 * 1.8
Nativity of the householder
Native born 91,713 37,643 36,920 NA 2.0 * X
Foreign born 10,818 31,318 30,697 NA 2.0 X
--Not a citizen 5,946 26,959 26,239 NA 2.7 X
Region
Northeast 19,810 38,929 38,264 42,123 1.7 -7.6 *
Midwest 24,236 38,316 37,418 37,107 2.4 * 3.3 *
South 36,578 34,345 33,166 33,412 3.6 * 2.8 *
West 21,905 39,162 37,977 40,081 3.1 * -2.3
Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 82,122 39,381 38,504 40,151 2.3 * -1.9 *
--Inside central cities 31,907 31,548 31,058 NA 1.6 X
--Outside central cities 50,215 44,668 43,429 NA 2.9 * X
Outside metropolitan areas 20,406 30,057 28,734 28,942 4.6 * 3.9 *
EARNINGS OF FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND WORKERS
Male 54,909 33,674 32,882 35,179 2.4 * -4.3 *
Female 37,683 24,973 24,254 24,237 3.0 * 3.0 *
PER CAPITA INCOME
All races 2/ 269,094 19,241 18,552 17,999 3.7 * 6.9 *
White 221,650 20,425 19,621 19,088 4.1 * 7.0 *
--White, not Hispanic 192,178 21,905 20,991 NA 4.4 * X
Black 34,598 12,351 12,172 11,231 1.5 10.0 *
Asian and Pacific Islander 10,492 18,226 18,332 NA -0.6 X
Hispanic origin1/ 30,773 10,773 10,279 10,605 4.8* 1.6

*Statistically significant change at the 90-percent confidence level.

1/People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

2/Data for American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts are not shown separately. Data for this population group are not tabulated from the CPS due to its small size.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, March Current Population Survey.


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