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Median family income among households with children by family nativity in United States

Median family income among households with children by family nativity

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Median annual income for families with own children under age 18 living in the household, by children in immigrant families or US-born families.

"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, Census Supplementary Survey & 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.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data are collected may change over time.

Last Updated

January 2024