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Table A3. Median Income of Married-Couple Households Including and Excluding the Earnings or Income of Wives: 1969 to 1996

(In 1996 dollars)






Year



All
households
Married-Couple Households
With related children
under 18 years old
No related children under 18 years old, by age of householder
Less than 40 years old 40 to 64 years old 65 years old or over
Including
earnings
of wives
Excluding
earnings
of wives
Including
earnings
of wives
Excluding
earnings
of wives
Including
earnings
of wives
Excluding
earnings
of wives
Including
income
of wives
Excluding
income
of wives
1969 $33,072 $41,453 $36,226 $37,955 $25,885 $43,645 $35,840 $18,553 $14,340
1970 $33,025 $41,789 $36,471 $37,990 $26,213 $43,765 $35,768 $18,615 $14,436
1971 $32,763 $41,646 $36,404 $37,350 $25,555 $44,595 $36,502 $19,451 $15,078
1972 $34,094 $44,172 $38,518 $39,451 $26,503 $46,858 $38,872 $20,461 $15,648
1973 $34,674 $45,873 $39,890 $41,336 $28,255 $48,400 $39,890 $20,690 $15,557
1974 $33,557 $44,778 $38,333 $40,812 $27,214 $47,463 $39,301 $22,075 $16,555
1975 $32,779 $43,725 $37,410 $40,333 $27,081 $47,182 $38,862 $22,011 $16,472
1976 $33,440 $45,076 $38,565 $41,063 $27,312 $48,335 $39,864 $23,001 $16,776
1977 $33,671 $45,928 $38,887 $43,277 $28,798 $49,739 $40,382 $22,587 $16,385
1978 $34,867 $47,056 $39,611 $44,885 $29,762 $51,603 $42,305 $23,319 $16,085
1979 $34,666 $47,793 $39,662 $45,480 $30,420 $52,699 $42,704 $23,724 $15,675
1980 $33,756 $46,123 $38,129 $45,564 $29,127 $51,426 $41,942 $24,456 $16,249
1981 $33,087 $45,346 $36,778 $44,057 $28,385 $50,704 $41,109 $25,170 $16,566
1982 $32,847 $44,336 $35,769 $43,691 $28,967 $49,428 $40,213 $26,665 $17,494
1983 $32,941 $44,264 $35,186 $44,739 $28,434 $51,183 $41,210 $27,642 $18,116
1984 $33,781 $46,081 $37,049 $46,572 $30,202 $51,797 $42,081 $27,973 $18,636
1985 $34,413 $47,099 $36,965 $46,224 $29,455 $53,536 $42,504 $28,187 $18,446
1986 $35,574 $48,817 $37,602 $48,888 $30,750 $55,115 $43,462 $29,072 $19,511
1987 $35,910 $50,140 $38,673 $49,888 $30,539 $56,443 $44,266 $29,073 $19,164
1988 $35,982 $50,266 $38,599 $51,453 $31,409 $56,102 $43,635 $28,997 $19,084
1989 $36,598 $50,613 $38,124 $50,747 $31,701 $58,393 $44,841 $29,230 $18,982
1990 $35,894 $49,378 $37,214 $49,605 $30,252 $56,665 $42,976 $30,252 $19,860
1991 $34,559 $48,982 $36,230 $49,008 $29,376 $56,678 $42,566 $29,172 $19,367
1992 $33,897 $49,368 $35,838 $48,170 $28,517 $56,251 $41,651 $28,531 $18,865
1993 $33,660 $49,274 $35,875 $47,830 $27,690 $55,930 $40,524 $28,263 $18,710
1994 $34,027 $50,053 $36,790 $48,547 $29,326 $57,181 $41,574 $28,168 $18,546
1995 $35,004 $51,476 $36,754 $49,160 $29,743 $57,113 $41,337 $29,414 $19,374
1996 $35,172 $51,950 $36,786 $50,830 $30,400 $58,656 $41,587 $29,210 $19,174

Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, March Current Population Surveys.


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