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Table 5b. Annual Rate of 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 .23 .48 -1.25 1.85 -2.00 1.50
Married-couple with children
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives

.94
.06

1.53
.95

-1.85
-2.83

2.38
1.38

-.65
-1.48

1.80
.83
Male householder with children, no spouse -.30 .85 -2.13 .57 -3.70 1.70
Female householder with children, no spouse .38 1.31 -3.85 2.17 -2.40 4.27
Married-couple, no children, householder less
than 40 years old
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives


1.26
.64


1.98
1.75


-.40
-1.65


2.23
1.92


-1.43
-3.18


2.10
3.27
Married-couple, no children, householder 40 to
64 years old
     Including earnings of wives
     Excluding earnings of wives


1.27
.59


2.07
1.92


-.73
-.88


2.35
1.47


-1.05
-2.40


1.63
.87
Married-couple, no children, householder 65
years old or over
     Including income of wives
     Excluding income of wives


2.13
1.25


2.79
.93


4.13
3.90


.95
.80


-.83
-.35


1.13
.83
One-person household, male less than 65 years old .47 1.10 -1.68 2.10 -1.75 1.27
One-person household, female less than 65 years old 1.28 1.53 2.83 1.90 -1.35 -.17
One-person household, male 65 years old or over 2.34 2.56 5.33 .82 .93 -.53
One-person household, female 65 years old or over 2.33 3.36 4.13 .70 -1.25 1.93
2-or-more-person household, male householder,
no spouse or children

.84

1.72

-.83

2.23

-2.05

1.33
2-or-more-person household, female householder,
no spouse or children

.94

1.62

-1.38

3.40

-1.60

.40

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