Title: Real Median Household Income in Connecticut
Series ID: MEHOINUSCTA672N
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Release: Income and Poverty in the United States
Seasonal Adjustment: Not Seasonally Adjusted
Frequency: Annual
Units: 2018 CPI-U-RS Adjusted Dollars
Date Range: 1984-01-01 to 2018-01-01
Last Updated: 2019-09-10 2:32 PM CDT
Notes: Household data are collected as of March.
Consumer Price Index research series using current methods (CPI-U-RS)
presents an estimate of the CPI for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) that
incorporates most of the improvements made over that time span into
the entire series. More information can be found at
https://www.bls.gov/cpi/research-series/home.htm.
As stated in the Census's "Source and Accuracy of Estimates for
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States:
2011" (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/p60_243sa.pdf):
Estimation of Median Incomes. The Census Bureau has changed the
methodology for computing median income over time. The Census Bureau
has computed medians using either Pareto interpolation or linear
interpolation. Currently, we are using linear interpolation to
estimate all medians. Pareto interpolation assumes a decreasing
density of population within an income interval, whereas linear
interpolation assumes a constant density of population within an
income interval. The Census Bureau calculated estimates of median
income and associated standard errors for 1979 through 1987 using
Pareto interpolation if the estimate was larger than $20,000 for
people or $40,000 for families and households. This is because the
width of the income interval containing the estimate is greater than
$2,500.
We calculated estimates of median income and associated standard
errors for 1976, 1977, and 1978 using Pareto interpolation if the
estimate was larger than $12,000 for people or $18,000 for families
and households. This is because the width of the income interval
containing the estimate is greater than $1,000. All other estimates of
median income and associated standard errors for 1976 through 2011
(2012 ASEC) and almost all of the estimates of median income and
associated standard errors for 1975 and earlier were calculated using
linear interpolation.
Thus, use caution when comparing median incomes above $12,000 for
people or $18,000 for families and households for different years.
Median incomes below those levels are more comparable from year to
year since they have always been calculated using linear
interpolation. For an indication of the comparability of medians
calculated using Pareto interpolation with medians calculated using
linear interpolation, see Series P-60, Number 114, Money Income in
1976 of Families and Persons in the United States
(www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-114.pdf).
DATE VALUE
1984-01-01 69138
1985-01-01 69385
1986-01-01 71769
1987-01-01 69681
1988-01-01 74109
1989-01-01 82981
1990-01-01 72633
1991-01-01 76005
1992-01-01 71851
1993-01-01 67810
1994-01-01 69080
1995-01-01 66054
1996-01-01 67339
1997-01-01 68835
1998-01-01 71811
1999-01-01 76489
2000-01-01 73363
2001-01-01 75847
2002-01-01 74726
2003-01-01 75226
2004-01-01 73427
2005-01-01 73258
2006-01-01 77910
2007-01-01 77870
2008-01-01 75623
2009-01-01 76085
2010-01-01 76174
2011-01-01 73194
2012-01-01 70396
2013-01-01 74814
2014-01-01 74492
2015-01-01 77255
2016-01-01 79446
2017-01-01 76115
2018-01-01 72812