Household Income, 2006

This is an update to my post previously about income in the United States.  Based on 111,617,402 households in the US as of 2006.

Household Income, 2006 Total People Percent
Less than $49,999 57,218,480 51%
$50,000 to $74,999 21,221,889 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 13,214,551 12%
$100,000 to $199,999 16,145,482 14%
$200,000 or more 3,817,000 3%

It’s not much different than before.  82% of people make less than 100k in the household.  Of course, in some locales, 100k is plenty to thrive.  However, 200k+ is not all that much.  To have only 3% make that much, even including two parents working, is surprising.  I thought there would be more.

Look at the African America households by comparison. Much bleaker:

African American

Household Income, 2006

Total People Percent
Less than $49,999 8,857,311 68%
$50,000 to $74,999 2,064,164 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 1,070,053 8%
$100,000 to $199,999 967,986 7%
$200,000 or more 114,474 1%

2 Replies to “Household Income, 2006”

  1. Great post. It makes all the Census bureau info intelligible.

    One question: Why/how did the number of US households decline from 130 million to 111 million in just a few years?

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