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Income 1999

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Table A.  Comparison of Summary Measures of Income by Selected Characteristics:  1989, 1998 and 1999

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

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                                                       1999               Median income       Median income        Percent change       Percent change
                                            ___________________________      in 1998            in 1989r           in real income       in real income
                                                         Median income  (In 1999 dollars)   (In 1999 dollars)       1998 to 1999        1989r to 1999
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              Characteristics                                 90-percent          90-percent           90-percent           90-percent       90-percent
                                              Number          confidenc           confidenc            confidence           confidenc        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............................ 104,705   40,816      314     39,744      387      38,721      351        2.7 *     1.0    5.4 *       1.3

Type of Household

Family households...........................  72,025   49,940      449     48,517      419      46,344      422        2.9 *     1.0    7.8 *       1.4
   Married-couple families..................  55,311   56,827      502     55,475      541      51,822      469        2.4 *     1.1    9.7 *       1.4
   Female householder, no husband present...  12,687   26,164      594     24,932      669      23,163      617        4.9 *     3.0   13.0 *       4.0
   Male householder, no wife present........   4,028   41,838    1,311     40,284    1,670      40,594    1,642        3.9       4.4    3.1         5.3
Nonfamily households........................  32,680   24,566      444     23,959      477      23,066      371        2.5 *     2.2    6.5 *       2.6
   Female householder.......................  18,039   19,917      454     19,026      472      18,544      484        4.7 *     2.8    7.4 *       3.7
   Male householder.........................  14,641   30,753      568     31,086      572      30,140      674       -1.1       2.1    2.0         3.0

Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder

  All races 1/.............................. 104,705   40,816      314     39,744      387      38,721      351        2.7 *     1.0    5.4 *       1.3
White.......................................  87,671   42,504      393     41,816      343      40,732      327        1.6 *     1.0    4.3 *       1.3
  Non-Hispanic..............................  78,819   44,366      459     43,376      410      41,693      338        2.3 *     1.2    6.4 *       1.4
Black.......................................  12,849   27,910      854     25,911      667      24,479      807        7.7 *     3.5   14.0 *       5.1
Asian and Pacific Islander..................   3,337   51,205    3,088     47,667    2,182      48,383    2,051        7.4 *     6.6    5.8         7.8

Hispanic 2/.................................   9,319   30,735      747     28,956      916      29,264      902        6.1 *     2.9    5.0 *       4.1

Age of Householder

15 to 24 years..............................   5,860   25,171      689     24,084      748      24,940      771        4.5 *     3.5    0.9         4.2
25 to 34 years..............................  18,627   42,174      661     40,954      711      39,903      617        3.0 *     1.9    5.7 *       2.3
35 to 44 years..............................  23,955   50,873      653     49,521      747      50,399      690        2.7 *     1.6    0.9         1.9
45 to 54 years..............................  20,927   56,917      875     55,344      898      55,780      913        2.8 *     1.9    2.0         2.3
55 to 64 years..............................  13,592   44,597    1,063     44,120    1,010      41,465      897        1.1       2.7    7.6 *       3.5
65 years and over...........................  21,745   22,812      375     22,209      404      21,177      389        2.7 *     2.0    7.7 *       2.7

Nativity of the householder

Native born.................................  93,062   41,383      336     40,553      398        (NA)     (NA)        2.0 *     1.1      X           X
Foreign born................................  11,643   36,048      949     33,691    1,258        (NA)     (NA)        7.0 *     4.0      X           X
  Naturalized citizen.......................   5,383   43,947    2,418     41,934    1,848        (NA)     (NA)        4.8       6.0      X           X
  Not a citizen.............................   6,260   31,199    1,031     28,903    1,226        (NA)     (NA)        7.9 *     4.7      X           X

Region

Northeast...................................  20,087   41,984      699     41,531      789      43,724      725        1.1       2.5   -4.0 *       2.3
Midwest.....................................  24,508   42,679      832     41,506      614      38,517      656        2.8 *     1.8   10.8 *       2.9
South.......................................  37,303   37,442      548     36,588      511      34,682      482        2.3 *     2.1    8.0 *       2.2
West........................................  22,808   42,720      783     41,888      678      41,604      712        2.0       2.8    2.7 *       2.6

Residence

Inside metropolitan areas...................  84,259   42,785      456     41,888      361      41,677      354        2.1 *     1.1    2.7 *       1.4
  Inside central cities.....................  31,825   35,573      505     33,883      652        (NA)     (NA)        5.0 *     2.0      X           X
  Outside central cities....................  52,433   47,708      625     47,427      523        (NA)     (NA)        0.6       1.4      X           X
Outside metropolitan areas..................  20,447   33,021      931     32,729      644      30,042      650        0.9       2.8    9.9 *       3.7

EARNINGS OF FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND WORKERS

Male........................................  57,511   36,476      224     36,126      224      36,516      248        1.0 *     0.7   -0.1         0.9
Female......................................  40,404   26,324      186     26,433      198      25,158      276       -0.4       0.8    4.6 *       1.4

PER CAPITA INCOME

  All races 1/.............................. 274,087   21,181      206     20,564      206      18,683      132        3.0 *     1.2   13.4 *       1.3
White....................................... 224,806   22,375      243     21,867      243      19,813      150        2.3 *     1.3   12.9 *       1.3
  Non-Hispanic.............................. 193,633   24,109      288     23,459      285        (NA)     (NA)        2.8 *     1.5      X           X
Black.......................................  35,509   14,397      383     13,243      334      11,658      247        8.7 *     3.3   23.5 *       3.8
Asian and Pacific Islander..................  10,925   21,134    1,179     19,122    1,124        (NA)     (NA)       10.5 *     7.5      X           X

Hispanic 2/.................................  32,804   11,621      373     11,687      424      11,008      283       -0.6       3.6    5.6 *       4.1
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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 and Alaska Natives are not shown separately in this table.
2/Hispanics may be of any race.


Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 1990, 1999, and 2000.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 16, 2010