Median household income in the United States in 2017, by race or ethnic group (in U.S. dollars)

Median household income in the United States by race or ethnic group 2017 The statistic shows median household income in the U.S. in 2017, by race or ethnic group. Real median household income for Asian households stood at 81,331 U.S. dollars.
Median household income in the United States, of all racial and ethnic groups, came out to 56,516 U.S. dollars in 2016. Asian and Caucasian (white not Hispanic) households had relatively high median incomes, while Black and Hispanic households both came in lower than the national average median income.

A number of related statistics illustrate further the current state of racial inequality in the United States. Unemployment is the highest among Black or African American individuals in the U.S. with 8.5 percent unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016. With 8.4 percent unemployment, Americans of Dominican ethnicity ranked second in unemployment that year. Hispanic individuals (of any race) were most likely to go without health insurance as of 2016, with 19.3 percent uninsured.
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Median income in U.S. dollars
Asian81,331
Caucasian (White not Hispanic)68,145
Hispanic (of any race)50,486
Black 40,258
Median income in U.S. dollars
Asian81,331
Caucasian (White not Hispanic)68,145
Hispanic (of any race)50,486
Black 40,258
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The statistic shows median household income in the U.S. in 2017, by race or ethnic group. Real median household income for Asian households stood at 81,331 U.S. dollars.
Median household income in the United States, of all racial and ethnic groups, came out to 56,516 U.S. dollars in 2016. Asian and Caucasian (white not Hispanic) households had relatively high median incomes, while Black and Hispanic households both came in lower than the national average median income.

A number of related statistics illustrate further the current state of racial inequality in the United States. Unemployment is the highest among Black or African American individuals in the U.S. with 8.5 percent unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016. With 8.4 percent unemployment, Americans of Dominican ethnicity ranked second in unemployment that year. Hispanic individuals (of any race) were most likely to go without health insurance as of 2016, with 19.3 percent uninsured.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Medians are calculated using 2,500 U.S. dollars income intervals. Beginning with 2009 income data, the Census Bureau expanded the upper income intervals used to calculate medians to 250,000 U.S. dollars or more. Medians falling in the upper open-ended interval are plugged with “$250,000.” Before 2009, the upper open-ended interval was 100,000 U.S. dollars and a plug of “$100,000” was used.

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