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Income 1998

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Table A.  Comparison of Summary Measures of Income by Selected Characteristics:  1989, 1997 and 1998

(Households and people as of March of the following year.  For meaning of symbols, see text)

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                                                       1998
                                            ____________________________  Median income in 1997  Median income in 1989r Percent change in real Percent change in real
                                                         Median income      (In 1998 dollars)      (In 1998 dollars)    income 1997 to 1998      income 1989 to 1998
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              Characteristics                                 90-percent            90-percent              90-percent              90-percent           90-percent
                                              Number          confidence            confidence              confidence              confidence           confidence
                                                        Value  interval      Value    interval       Value    interval   Percent      interval  Percent    interval
                                            (thous.) (dollars)    (+/-)  (dollars)       (+/-)   (dollars)       (+/-)    change         (+/-)   change       (+/-)
                                                              (dollars)              (dollars)               (dollars)
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HOUSEHOLDS                                                               
                                                                                                
  All households............................ 103,874   38,885       378     37,581         286      37,884         344       3.5 *         0.6      2.6 *       0.8

Type of Household

Family households...........................  71,535   47,469       410     46,053         394      45,343         413       3.1 *         0.6      4.7 *       0.8
   Married-couple families..................  54,770   54,276       530     52,486         388      50,702         458       3.4 *         0.6      7.0 *       0.9
   Female householder, no husband present...  12,789   24,393       655     23,399         657      22,662         603       4.2 *         2.0      7.6 *       2.5
   Male householder, no wife present........   3,976   39,414     1,633     37,205       1,201      39,717       1,607       5.9 *         2.8     -0.8         3.5
Nonfamily households........................  32,339   23,441       467     22,043         347      22,568         363       6.3 *         1.3      3.9 *       1.6
   Female householder.......................  17,971   18,615       462     17,887         428      18,143         474       4.1 *         1.8      2.6         2.2
   Male householder.........................  14,368   30,414       559     28,022         770      29,489         660       8.5 *         1.8      3.1 *       1.8

Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder

  All races 1/.............................. 103,874   38,885       378     37,581         286      37,884         344       3.5 *         0.6      2.6 *       0.8
White.......................................  87,212   40,912       336     39,579         413      39,852         320       3.4 *         0.7      2.7 *       0.7
  Non-Hispanic White........................  78,577   42,439       401     41,209         354      40,792         331       3.0 *         0.6      4.0 *       0.8
Black.......................................  12,579   25,351       653     25,440         720      23,950         789      -0.3           1.9      5.8 *       2.7
Asian and Pacific Islander..................   3,308   46,637     2,135     45,954       2,102      47,337       2,007       1.5           3.2     -1.5         3.7

Hispanic origin 2/..........................   9,060   28,330       898     27,043         792      28,631         882       4.8 *         1.8     -1.1         2.7

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years..............................   5,770   23,564       730     22,935         822      24,401         755       2.7           2.4     -3.4         2.6
25 to 34 years..............................  18,819   40,069       696     38,769         755      39,041         603       3.4 *         1.3      2.6 *       1.5
35 to 44 years..............................  23,968   48,451       730     47,081         637      49,310         675       2.9 *         1.0     -1.7         1.2
45 to 54 years..............................  20,158   54,148       877     52,683         727      54,575         893       2.8 *         1.1     -0.8         1.4
55 to 64 years..............................  13,571   43,167       989     42,000         763      40,569         878       2.8 *         1.5      6.4 *       2.0
65 years and over...........................  21,589   21,729       395     21,084         406      20,719         381       3.1 *         1.3      4.9 *       1.6

Nativity of the householder

Native born.................................  92,853   39,677       390     38,229         381        (NA)        (NA)       3.8 *         0.7        X           X
Foreign born................................  11,021   32,963     1,230     31,806         802        (NA)        (NA)       3.6           2.3        X           X
  Naturalized citizen.......................   4,877   41,028     1,808       (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)         X             X        X           X
  Not a citizen.............................   6,143   28,278     1,199     27,379         971        (NA)        (NA)       3.3           2.8        X           X

Region

Northeast...................................  19,877   40,634       772     39,535         877      42,780         709       2.8 *         1.5     -5.0 *       1.5
Midwest.....................................  24,489   40,609       600     38,913         747      37,685         642       4.4 *         1.3      7.8 *       1.5
South.......................................  36,959   35,797       500     34,880         580      33,933         471       2.6 *         1.1      5.5 *       1.3
West........................................  22,549   40,983       661     39,772         910      40,705         696       3.0 *         1.4      0.7         1.4

Residence

Inside metropolitan areas...................  83,441   40,983       352     39,994         448      40,776         346       2.5 *         0.7      0.5         0.7
  Inside central cities.....................  32,144   33,151       638     32,039         456        (NA)        (NA)       3.5 *         1.5        X           X
  Outside central cities....................  51,297   46,402       512     45,364         568        (NA)        (NA)       2.3 *         0.8        X           X
Outside metropolitan areas..................  20,433   32,022       630     30,525         690      29,393         636       4.9 *         1.5      8.9 *       1.9

EARNINGS OF FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND WORKERS

Male........................................  56,951   35,345       219     34,199         535      35,727         242       3.4 *         0.9     -1.1 *       0.6
Female......................................  38,785   25,862       194     25,362         259      24,614         270       2.0 *         0.7      5.1 *       0.9

PER CAPITA INCOME

  All races 1/.............................. 271,743   20,120       199     19,541         202      18,280         132       3.0 *         0.7     10.1 *       0.8
White....................................... 223,294   21,394       237     20,743         239      19,385         147       3.1 *         0.8     10.4 *       0.8
  Non-Hispanic White........................ 193,074   22,952       268     22,246         271        (NA)        (NA)       3.2 *         0.9        X           X
Black.......................................  35,070   12,957       322     12,543         346      11,406         253       3.3 *         1.9     13.6 *       2.1
Asian and Pacific Islander..................  10,897   18,709     1,094     18,510       1,128        (NA)        (NA)       1.1           4.4        X           X

Hispanic origin2/...........................  31,689   11,434       410     10,941         393      10,770         294       4.5 *         2.3      6.2 *       2.7
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*Statistically significant change at the 90-percent confidence level.
r Revised to reflect the population distribution reported in the 1990 census.

1/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.
2/Hispanics may be of any race.

 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 1990, 1998, and 1999.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 17, 2010