Real Median Household Income

Definition
The income of the 50th percentile of all households in Racine County.

Why it matters
It is a metric commonly used to measure the well-being of a region's middle class. 

Performance
The estimated median household income in Racine County was $55,055 in 2014, higher than the estimated national median household income of $53,482. Racine County’s median household income has grown at a slower rate (8.3%) than the nation’s, which has grown 13.53% since 2005.

Benchmark
This indicator contains state and national benchmark data to place Racine County’s performance in context. From 1980 to 2014 the median household income has substantially increased. As median income rises, residents are considered better off.

Data Source
US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, and Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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