Real median household income, 1979–2011 (2011 dollars)
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Note: Working-age households are households where the householder is less than 65 years old. Shaded areas denote recessions.
Source: Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Historcial Income Tables, Table H-5: "Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder--Households by Median and Mean Income: 1967–2011."