2015 national median family income metrics; good and bad news

Income Increase

In 2015, median household income (MHI) surged 5.2%, the largest jump ever, to $56,516, up from $53,718 last year. MHI remains below the pre-recession 2007 peak of $57,423 and the 1999 all-time high of $57,909. Women saw their earnings rise 2.7%, while men’s rose 1.5%. Non-citizen MHIs rose 10.5% to $45,100. The only downer, median incomes rose 7.3% for workers living in major cities but didn’t rise in rural areas.

Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Cell: 202.306.2731


About TARR Report

S.M.A. Publications was formed in 1997 with a mission of providing real estate information for practitioners within the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The company produces the T.A.R.R. Reports which are published monthly, quarterly and annually, covering all aspects of the residential real estate market. The publisher, Stacey P. Anfindsen, has over 23 years of residential experience in the Triangle market. He is an active real estate appraiser, educator and consultant.
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