Miserable Median

Falling IncomeMedian household income in 2014 was $53,657, down from $54,462 in 2013 and is down 9.3% from the all-time high of $57,843 in 1999. Median household income is now roughly where it was in 1989 when it surpassed $53,000 for the first time. In 2014, 5.6% of households had incomes above $200,000, the highest percentage on record and almost double the 3% in 1989. Average income was $75,738 last year.

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