The median income of households in the United States was $8,389 in 1969. This figure is 8.3 percent above the 1968 median.
An estimated 10.2 million households or 16.2 percent of the 62.9 million households in the Nation received money incomes under $3,000 in 1969. The number of households in this income range declined approximately 600,000 from the previous year. Households with incomes between $3,000 and $5,000 numbered 7.5 million; or 11.9 percent, in 1969; 12.4 percent, or 7.8 million, had incomes between $5,000 and $7,000; and 19.7 percent had incomes between $7,000 and $10,000. The number of households having incomes above $10,000 was 25.0 million, an increase of 3.7 million households over 1968.
Data in this report were derived from the Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census and are subject to sampling variability which may be relatively large for the smaller figures and for small differences between figures. For a further discussion of the sampling variability, see the section on "Source and reliability of the estimates" below. The difference between household and family incomes is discussed in Series P-60, No. 62.
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