household income Archive

All the Single Ladies

Since 1981, single females have been second only to married couples in the home buying market. When the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers started 35 years ago, 11 percent of home buyers were single females. The share of...

Home Buying and Homeownership in High-Income Areas

By: Danielle Hale, Managing Director, Housing Research;  Hua Zhong, Data Analyst, and Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist In some parts of the United States, a $100,000 income would suffice to rank you among the area’s elites; in other parts of the country,...

Real Median Income and Number of Households

The visualization below shows the real median household income and the number of households since 2005 for the 50 largest metropolitan areas. We observe that the areas with the highest median household income are not the areas with the...

Median Income: Family vs. Household

Did you know: “Typical” income for a household or family varies based on the type of family you’re interested in describing. Typical income can be measured in a variety of ways. Analysts often use median household income to indicate...