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What is the national average American income?

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April 21, 2007 4:41AM

That depends on how you define "average" and how you define

"Income." Economists commonly use the median, which divides the

population in half, as their average figure. According to the US

Census Bureau in 2005: The median household income was roughly

$46,000. The median annual earnings for someone in the labor force

age 25 or older were $32,000. The median household per capita

income, the amount of money households are able to allocate to each

of their memebers, was $24,000.

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