Statistics on children, youth and families in Massachusetts from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Median income by race and ethnicity (not adjusted for inflation) in Massachusetts
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Why This Indicator Matters
The vast majority of households count on wages from work for most of their household income. Just as economic growth in Massachusetts hasn’t meant equitable wage growth for all workers, household incomes in Massachusetts haven’t grown equally either. Access to economic opportunity varies across the Commonwealth along geographic and racial lines, based on factors such as access to employment opportunities and transportation, availability of well-resourced schools, availability of affordable housing, and more.
Definition and Source
Median household annual income in dollars by race and ethnicity. The median is the amount at which half of all incomes are above it and the other half are below it.
Income is expressed in nominal dollars, meaning that it is not adjusted for inflation.
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Table S1903 1-Year Estimates. Updated November 2022 with 2021 data.