US median income finally rises above record set in 1999. Yea!

Kevin Drum reports that the official census bureau measure of:

household income is now at an all-time high:

And now for the buzzkill portion of this post: this means household income has increased a whopping 0.6 percent since 1999. That’s $22 per year.

Posted in MELI & Econ Stats
2 comments on “US median income finally rises above record set in 1999. Yea!
  1. berbue says:


    I don’t know if you remember me. Back in 2013/14 I was teaching in Beirut. When you were there you talked to my high school Economics class.

    Since then I have returned to the US. I am currently teaching at University High School in Tucson, Az. It is a high performing school.

    Any chance you are ever in Arizona? If so, I would love to have you talk to my class here.


    Jim Lerch (520) 599 2850

    • Hi Jim, It is great to hear from you again. I really enjoyed visiting with you in Beirut. It is too bad my time there was so short because I would have loved to be able to hear more about your experience there. It is an amazing place. I’m currently leading a semester in Guatemala for Bluffton University students and it is keeping me really busy so far, but everything is really new for students and they are learning a lot as they are getting accustomed to being immersed in Guatemalan life. My wife actually goes to Tucson every now and then because she is a trainer for the Paxis Institute that is based there. I haven’t made it out there yet, but I’d love to go sometime and I’ll give you a ring if I get a chance. I’d be happy to talk to your class and it would be nice to get another chance to see you again. Thanks so much for the note. Take care,

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