What Is the Median Household Income?

The median household income is $74,580, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Anna Helhoski
By Anna Helhoski 
Edited by Laura McMullen

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Updated on Sept. 13 with the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The national median household income is $74,580, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey data for 2022. It’s a 2.3% decline from 2021 estimates of $76,330.

Median household income in the U.S., adjusted for inflation, grew about 37.8% from 1984 to its peak of $78,250 in 2019, census data shows. But from 2019 to 2022, median household income saw a 4.7% decline.

Median income by state: 2022

The state with the highest household median income is Maryland at $108,200, according to the 2022 U.S. Census Bureau population survey. The state with the lowest household median income is Mississippi at $48,610.

Scroll to find out what median household incomes are like in your state.

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Median income by city: 2021

By city, median household income is highest in Dublin, California, at $205,219, according to 2021 U.S. Census Bureau data. Median income is lowest in Pharr, Texas, at $32,217. Income often correlates with an area's cost of living for housing, taxes, transportation and more. A city that's expensive to live in typically has a high median income, and vice versa.

Find out what the household median income is in your area using 2021 data for 630 cities tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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