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Table 5a. Percent Changes in Median Household Income By Type of Household and Specified Time Interval

1969 to 1996 1969 to 1979 1979 to 1983 1983 to 1989 1989 to 1993 1993 to 1996
All households 6.3 4.8 -5.0 11.1 -8.0 4.5
Married-couple with children
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives

25.3
1.5

15.3
9.5

-7.4
-11.3

14.3
8.3

-2.6
-5.9

5.4
2.5
Male householder with children, no spouse -8.1 8.5 -8.5 3.4 -14.8 5.1
Female householder with children, no spouse 10.2 13.1 -15.4 13.0 -9.6 12.8
Married-couple, no children, householder less
than 40 years old
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives


33.9
17.4


19.8
17.5


-1.6
-6.6


13.4
11.5


-5.7
-12.7


6.3
9.8
Married-couple, no children, householder 40 to
64 years old
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives


34.4
16.0


20.7
19.2


-2.9
-3.5


14.1
8.8


-4.2
-9.6


4.9
2.6
Married-couple, no children, householder 65
years old or over
     Including income of wives
     Excluding income of wives


57.4
33.7


27.9
9.3


16.5
15.6


5.7
4.8


-3.3
1.4


3.4
2.5
One-person household, male less than 65 years old 12.6 11.0 -6.7 12.6 -7.0 3.8
One-person household, female less than 65 years old 34.5 15.3 11.3 11.4 -5.4 -0.5
One-person household, male 65 years old or over 63.2 25.6 21.3 4.9 3.7 -1.6
One-person household, female 65 years old or over 63.0 33.6 16.5 4.2 -5.0 5.8
2-or-more-person household, male householder,
no spouse or children

22.7

17.2

-3.3

13.4

-8.2

4.0
2-or-more-person household, female
householder, no spouse or children

25.3

16.2

-5.5

20.4

-6.4

1.2

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