Median Household Income in the United States: 2015

U.S. Median Household Income Increases for Third Consecutive Year

Map Shows How Your State Compares to the National Average

Real median household income in the U.S. showed a statistically significant increase between 2014–2015 reports the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, social, economic, and housing data for the country, states, congressional districts, counties, places, and other localities every year. It has an annual sample size of about 3.54 million addresses across the United States and Puerto Rico and includes both housing units and group quarters (e.g., nursing homes and prisons).

The 2015 U.S. median household income was $55,775, 3.8 percent higher than the 2014 median. This was the third consecutive year with a statistically significant increase in the national median household income. State income estimates from the 2015 ACS ranged from $75,847 in Maryland to $40,593 in Mississippi. Median household income was lower than the U.S. median in 26 states and higher than the U.S. median in 18 states.


Photo: [Source: U.S. Census Bureau]