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Median family income among households with children by race and ethnicity in Mississippi

Median family income among households with children by race and ethnicity

Definition and Source



Median annual income for families with own children under age 18 living in the household, by race and ethnicity.

"Own children" include the householder's (head of the household) children by birth, marriage, or adoption. The median income is the dollar amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups--half with income above the median, half with income below it. 

Income data are collected for the 12 months prior to the survey and are adjusted to reflect income in December of the survey year. For example, respondents who received the survey in January 2005 reported income for January through December 2004. Respondents who received the survey in December 2005 reported income for December 2004 through November 2005. All of that income data was weighted to reflect December 2005 dollars.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.


S – Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points. 

N.A. – Data not available. 

Beginning in 2020, any comparisons to prior estimates by race and ethnicity should be made with caution. Differences may be the result of demographic changes and/or differences in question wording, race reporting, or coding updates. For more information, visit the ACS Race User Note: Improvements to the Race Question.

Last Updated

January 2024