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Table A5. All Households

Year
Number of households
(thousands)
Percent
of all
households
Median income Householder
poverty
rate
Percent with specified level
of relative income
Value SE Low Middle High
1969 63,406 100.0 $33,072 $122 13.9 20.7 67.2 12.1
1970 64,385 100.0 $33,025 $134 14.2 20.7 66.8 12.6
1971 66,679 100.0 $32,763 $122 14.0 20.7 66.3 12.9
1972 68,253 100.0 $34,094 $126 12.8 21.0 66.2 12.9
1973 69,805 100.0 $34,674 $140 11.9 20.9 66.1 13.0
1974 71,163 100.0 $33,557 $126 11.7 20.5 67.2 12.4
1975 72,867 100.0 $32,779 $115 12.7 20.9 66.3 12.9
1976 74,142 100.0 $33,440 $149 12.4 20.9 66.5 12.6
1977 76,030 100.0 $33,671 $133 12.0 21.2 66.0 12.9
1978 77,330 100.0 $34,867 $170 11.8 21.0 65.9 13.1
1979 80,776 100.0 $34,666 $195 12.1 21.2 65.7 13.1
1980 82,368 100.0 $33,754 $170 13.3 21.2 65.2 13.6
1981 83,527 100.0 $33,087 $163 14.0 21.6 64.1 14.3
1982 83,918 100.0 $32,847 $140 14.5 22.0 63.4 14.6
1983 85,290 100.0 $32,941 $162 14.5 22.1 63.1 14.8
1984 86,789 100.0 $33,781 $172 13.7 22.1 63.0 14.9
1985 88,458 100.0 $34,413 $184 13.6 22.2 62.6 15.2
1986 89,479 100.0 $35,574 $165 13.3 22.3 62.3 15.4
1987 91,124 100.0 $35,910 $165 13.0 22.5 62.4 15.1
1988 92,830 100.0 $35,982 $191 12.7 22.5 62.1 15.4
1989 93,347 100.0 $36,598 $175 12.2 22.4 62.3 15.3
1990 94,312 100.0 $35,894 $189 13.0 22.0 62.7 15.3
1991 95,676 100.0 $34,559 $164 13.5 22.2 62.2 15.7
1992 96,426 100.0 $33,897 $165 14.1 22.7 61.5 15.9
1993 97,262 100.0 $33,660 $157 14.2 22.7 60.5 16.8
1994 99,087 100.0 $34,027 $180 13.8 22.3 60.8 16.9
1995 99,683 100.0 $35,004 $213 13.0 22.1 61.3 16.6
1996 101,081 100.0 $35,172 $182 13.0 22.2 61.2 16.6

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


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