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Median Earnings

Variable Definitions:
Median Earnings: The middle value of individual yearly earnings for the earning population aged 16 years and over in an area (including part-time & seasonal workers), measured in 2022 dollars

Other Notes
The American Community Survey has a minimum estimated median earnings at $2,500. All census tracts with a median earnings of under $2,500for these years are shown as $2,500.

American Community Survey, 5-year estimates, Table S2001

Years Available:*
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

*Note: Each year of available data shown above is a 5-year estimate, or an average of data collected over a five year period. 5-year estimates are used to increase the reliability of the data at small geographies like neighborhoods and census tracts. The years shown on the NDSC map represent the final year of the five year average (e.g. “2010” represents 2006-2010 data, “2011” represents 2007-2011 data, and so on). For the most impactful comparison of data over time, the ACS recommends comparing non-overlapping years (e.g. 2010-14 with 2015-19).

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