Equity Tracker - Economy: Income [DRAFT]

Last Updated: 
Aug 3, 2018

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Median Household Income by Race and Ethnicity [DRAFT]

For most people, wages earned from work is the primary driver of economic success. The gap between the highest earners and everyone else has been growing in the U.S. for decades.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) 2019 One-Year Estimates.
Note: Race and ethnicity are attributed to the household based on the householder. This method is consistent with many of the standard products published by the Census Bureau and the methodology used in the Demographic Profile.
Note: Numbers from 2015-2018 have been adjusted to reflect 2019 dollars based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI).


Median Household Income by Equity Demographics [DRAFT]


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) 2019 One-Year Estimates.
Note: Race and ethnicity are attributed to the household based on the householder. This method is consistent with many of the standard products published by the Census Bureau and the methodology used in the Demographic Profile.



Insights and Analysis [DRAFT]

  • Asian households have the highest median income in the region ($121,200).
  • Asian and White households have median incomes higher than the region.
  • Black or African American households have the lowest median income in the region ($57,600).
  • People of Color households have lower median incomes than non-Hispanic White households, except for in Snohomish County.
  • Across the region, households with youth have higher median incomes [this does not account for other factors such as race and ethnicity, and whether there is one parent/guardian or more].
  • Households with older adults in the region have lower median incomes.
  • Disability status and limited-English proficiency are two groups with the lowest household median incomes compared with other equity demographics.