This report presents statistics on household income by selected characteristics of the head.
The median income of households in the United States in 1967 was $7,200, whereas the mean income for households was $8,200. An estimated 11.9 million, or 19.7 percent, of the 60.4 million households in the Nation received money income under $3,000 in 1967. Another 8.1 million, or 13.4 percent, received incomes between $3,000 and $5,000 last year; 9.3 million, or 15.4 percent, had incomes between $5,000 and $7,000; and 13.0 million, or 21.6 percent, had incomes between $7,000 and $10,000. The remaining 18.1 million households, or 29. 9 percent, received incomes of $10,000 or more. The 1967 income statistics presented in this report were obtained from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey of March 1968. The information was collected from the civilian noninstitutional population and members of the Armed Forces. living off post or with their families on post in the United States. More detailed income data for households will appear in a report to be issued early in 1969.
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