It shows that there were only two year-over-year increases during that period.
And two others saw no statistically significant increases.
That includes last year.
Overall, median incomes fell -6.6% during the period, to $US51,371.
Here’s the Census’ take on the situation:
“From the 2000 American Community Survey to the 2012 American Community, real U.S. median household income decreased 6.6 per cent. The U.S. median household income decreased from $US55,030 in 2000 to $US51,371 in 2012.
“There appeared to be stability in the beginning of the decade. By mid-decade, the nation had reached a peak in real median household income.
“The U.S. ACS median household income in 2007 was $US56,048.
“U.S. median household income decreased 8.7 per cent from the 2007 ACS to the 2011 ACS.”
And here’s the chart:
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