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Idaho: Median household income

Median household income is the level of income at which half the population has lower incomes and half has higher incomes. Here, we provide information on real median household income, which means the data have been adjusted for inflation.

In Idaho median household income (adjusted for inflation) . . .

  • was $51,647 in 2016, $54,127 in 1999, and $48,886 in 1989;
  • ranked 37th - from highest to lowest - out of the 50 states in 2016.
 

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·         “Employment: Employment by industry” – Does your local economy provide jobs in industries that typically have high or low wages?

·         “Income and poverty: Per capita income” – Look at per capita income to see the average income per person.

 

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Note: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of inflation. Here we adjusted dollar values by the CPI-U, which is the most commonly used CPI. Using the CPI to put dollar values in “real” terms makes it easier to see “inflation-free” change over time. Our base year is 2016, which means all dollar values are in terms of 2016 dollars. For more information, see (http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm)

Source: 1979: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, USA Counties, (http://censtats.census.gov/usa/usa.shtml);
1989 and 1999: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, American Factfinder, (http://factfinder2.census.gov/);
2000-2016: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, (http://www.census.gov//did/www/saipe/.); DATE LAST UPDATED: December 7, 2017.



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