Friday, February 08, 2019

Median Household Income Stable in December 2018

Median household income in December 2018 was stable at $63,517, according to Sentier Research. This was not significantly different from the November 2018 median, after adjusting for inflation. The December 2018 median was 2.7 percent higher than the December 2017 median. Sentier's estimates are derived from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey and track the economic wellbeing of households on a monthly basis. 

Median household income in December was 15.4 percent higher than the post-Great Recession low reached in June 2011 ($55,051)—a bottom hit two years after the official end of the Great Recession.

Sentier's Household Income Index in December 2018 was 104.3 (January 2000 = 100.0). To stay on top of these trends, look for the next monthly update from Sentier.

Source: Sentier ResearchHousehold Income Trends: December 2018

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