"In 2007, the median annual household income rose 1.3% to $50,233.00 according to the Census Bureau.
The real median earnings of men who worked full time, year-round climbed between 2006 and 2007, from $43,460 to $45,113. For women, the corresponding increase was from $33,437 to $35,102. [Note: the discrepancy with this article may be because they used average, not median. I much prefer median as a better indication of social structure]
.... Households in the top quintile, 77% of which had two or more income earners, had incomes exceeding $91,705. Households in the mid quintile, with a mean of approximately one income earner per household had incomes between $36,000 and $57,657. Households in the lowest quintile had incomes less than $19,178 and the majority had no income earner.
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