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Table 4. Median Household Income By Type of Household: 1969, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1993, and 1996

(In 1996 dollars)


1969 1979 1983 1989 1993 1996
All households $33,072 $34,666 $32,941 $36,598 $33,660 $35,172
Married-couple with children
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives

41,453
36,226

47,793
39,662

44,264
35,186

50,613
38,124

49,274
35,875

51,950
36,786
Male householder with children, no spouse 33,749 36,619 33,496 34,646 29,520 31,020
Female householder with children, no spouse 16,327 18,468 15,618 17,651 15,951 18,000
Married-couple, no children,householder
less than 40 years old
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives


37,955
25,885


45,480
30,420


44,739
28,434


50,747
31,701


47,830
27,690


50,830
30,400
Married-couple, no children, householder
40 to 64 years old
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives


43,645
35,840


52,699
42,704


51,183
41,210


58,393
44,841


55,930
40,524


58,656
41,587
Married-couple, no children, householder
65 years old or over
     Including income of wives
     Excluding income of wives


18,553
14,340


23,724
15,675


27,642
18,116


29,230
18,982


28,263
18,710


29,210
19,174
One-person household, male less than 65 years
old

23,893

26,514

24,732

27,854

25,908

26,898
One-person household, female less than 65 years
old

15,929

18,366

20,440

22,776

21,550

21,432
One-person household, male 65 years old or
over

8,936

11,227

13,615

14,288

14,821

14,586
One-person household, female 65 years old or
over

7,025

9,382

10,926

11,388

10,823

11,454
2-or-more-person household, male householder,
no spouse or children

34,060

39,916

38,614

43,770

40,175

41,792
2-or-more-person household, female
householder, no spouse or children

26,796

31,140

29,439

35,454

33,172

33,566

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 13, 2011