Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Release: Mean Household Wages Adjusted by Cost of Living
The observation for 2020 is missing because the U.S. Census Bureau released experimental estimates instead of the standard 1-year data products for the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS). There was no 2020 experimental data provided for the American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year variable S1901_C01_013E.
Mean household income, American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year variable S1901_C01_013E, is adjusted by CPI where the price index is re-based to 1999 dollars. Then the series is adjusted for cost of living using regional price parities (RPP) from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis' Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas. Finally to approximate the wage, the series is divided by (52 * 40), which assumes there are 52 weeks in a year and 40 work hours in a week. Note that household income can include additional sources of income beyond wages. See page 83 in the ACS's Subject Definitions for more information.
ACS 1-year estimates are not available for all geographic areas. If a county is not included in the 1-year estimates for a given year, the series will not revise or there will be a missing observation. See the Areas Published for more details about the geographies included in the ACS 1-year estimates.
The RPP used to calculate this series is RPPALL12620. If the RPP for the region is zero or missing for a given year, the series will not revise or there will be a missing observation.
U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Estimated Mean Real Household Wages Adjusted by Cost of Living for Penobscot County, ME [MWACL23019], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MWACL23019, March 29, 2023.