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Table A9. Married-Couple, Householder Under 40 Years Old, No Related Children Under 18 Years Old

Year Number ofhouseholds
(thousands)
Percent
of all
house-
holds
Median income House-
holder
poverty
rate
Percent with specified level
of relative income
Value SE Low Middle High
1969 3,185 5.0 $37,955 $452 3.4 6.5 73.2 20.3
1970 3,317 5.2 $37,990 $475 4.4 7.8 69.7 22.4
1971 3,575 5.4 $37,350 $420 4.1 7.7 69.2 23.1
1972 3,966 5.8 $39,451 $405 3.9 7.4 70.1 22.5
1973 4,259 6.1 $41,336 $423 2.7 6.4 72.1 21.5
1974 4,359 6.1 $40,812 $558 2.5 5.7 71.6 22.7
1975 4,475 6.1 $40,333 $392 3.2 6.8 71.1 22.1
1976 4,621 6.2 $41,063 $429 2.8 6.1 70.8 23.1
1977 4,460 5.9 $43,277 $412 2.0 4.7 71.5 23.8
1978 4,481 5.8 $44,885 $456 2.3 5.2 71.6 23.3
1979 4,789 5.9 $45,480 $458 2.5 5.5 70.2 24.3
1980 4,650 5.6 $45,564 $472 2.5 5.0 69.4 25.6
1981 4,688 5.6 $44,057 $524 3.3 6.3 68.0 25.7
1982 4,693 5.6 $43,691 $513 3.2 6.4 67.3 26.3
1983 4,670 5.5 $44,739 $624 3.4 6.9 65.6 27.5
1984 4,820 5.6 $46,572 $737 2.7 6.6 64.7 28.7
1985 4,772 5.4 $46,224 $717 3.3 6.3 65.0 28.7
1986 4,898 5.5 $48,888 $812 2.7 6.1 65.3 28.5
1987 4,722 5.2 $49,888 $542 2.9 6.0 65.6 28.3
1988 4,750 5.1 $51,453 $578 2.3 6.5 62.3 31.1
1989 4,766 5.1 $50,747 $840 2.4 6.6 64.2 29.2
1990 4,628 4.9 $49,605 $711 3.2 6.5 65.1 28.4
1991 4,538 4.7 $49,008 $849 2.6 6.0 65.1 28.9
1992 4,587 4.8 $48,170 $738 3.0 6.6 63.0 30.5
1993 4,343 4.5 $47,830 $888 3.3 6.8 62.5 30.8
1994 4,498 4.5 $48,547 $714 2.7 6.6 62.1 31.3
1995 4,390 4.4 $49,160 $611 2.9 6.4 64.3 29.3
1996 4,315 4.3 $50,830 $769 3.5 6.6 63.9 29.4

Source: U. S. Bureau of the Census, March Current Population Surveys.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 13, 2011