Median household income in the United States in 2018, by race or ethnic group
(in U.S. dollars)
Median household income in the United States by race or ethnic group 2018
The statistic shows median household income in the U.S. in 2018, by race or ethnic group. Real median household income for Asian households stood at 87,194 U.S. dollars.

Median household income in the United States, of all racial and ethnic groups, came out to 63,179 U.S. dollars in 2018. Asian and Caucasian (white not Hispanic) households had relatively high median incomes, while Black and Hispanic households both came in lower than the national average median income.

A number of related statistics illustrate further the current state of racial inequality in the United States. Unemployment is the highest among Black or African American individuals in the U.S. with 6.5 percent unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018. Hispanic individuals (of any race) were most likely to go without health insurance as of 2018, with 20.1 percent uninsured.
Median household income in the United States in 2018, by race or ethnic group
(in U.S. dollars)
Median income in U.S. dollars
Asian87,194
Caucasian (White not Hispanic)70,642
Hispanic (of any race)51,450
Black 41,361
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Medians are calculated using 2,500 U.S. dollars income intervals. Beginning with 2009 income data, the Census Bureau expanded the upper income intervals used to calculate medians to 250,000 U.S. dollars or more. Medians falling in the upper open-ended interval are plugged with “$250,000.” Before 2009, the upper open-ended interval was 100,000 U.S. dollars and a plug of “$100,000” was used.

Median household income in the United States by race or ethnic group 2018
The statistic shows median household income in the U.S. in 2018, by race or ethnic group. Real median household income for Asian households stood at 87,194 U.S. dollars.

Median household income in the United States, of all racial and ethnic groups, came out to 63,179 U.S. dollars in 2018. Asian and Caucasian (white not Hispanic) households had relatively high median incomes, while Black and Hispanic households both came in lower than the national average median income.

A number of related statistics illustrate further the current state of racial inequality in the United States. Unemployment is the highest among Black or African American individuals in the U.S. with 6.5 percent unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018. Hispanic individuals (of any race) were most likely to go without health insurance as of 2018, with 20.1 percent uninsured.
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