Median household income in the United States in 2015, by race or ethnic group (in U.S. dollars)

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Median income in U.S. dollars
Asian77,166
Caucasian (White not Hispanic)62,950
Hispanic (of any race)45,148
Black 36,898
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The statistic shows median household income in the U.S. in 2015, by race or ethnic group. Real median household income for Asian households stood at 77,166 U.S. dollars.


Median household income by race or ethnic group

The US Census Bureau published data in 2013 regarding media household income in the United States for the year 2013, by race or ethnic group. That year, median household income in the United States, of all racial and ethnic groups, came out to 51,939 U.S. dollars, higher than years previous. Compared to this data point, Asian and Caucasian (white not Hispanic) households had higher median incomes, roughly 67,000 U.S. dollars for Asian households and roughly 58,200 U.S. dollars for Caucasian (not Hispanic) households. Hispanic (of any race) and Black households both came in lower than the national median, with Hispanic households brining in roughly 40,000 U.S. dollars and Black households bringing in the least at around 34,500 U.S. dollars.

A number of related statistics illustrate further the current state of racial inequality in the United States. Unemployment is second highest among Black or African American individuals in the U.S. with 13.1 percent unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013. With 13.6 percent unemployment, Americans of Puerto Rican ethnicity ranked first in unemployment that year. Hispanic individuals (of any race) were most likely to go without health insurance as of 2012, with 30.7 percent uninsured. In 2010, infant mortality rates were by far the highest among non-Hispanic black Americans, at 11.46 deaths per one thousand live births.

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