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Income

Definition

The sum of receipts from the following for an individual, family, or household: wages or salaries; net self-employment income; interest, dividends, or net rental or royalty income or income from estates and trusts; social security or railroad retirement income; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); public assistance or welfare payments; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and all other sources. [Census 2000 Summary File 3 Technical Documentation. Prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, 2002.] Income may be expressed in dollars or as a percentage of the area median income.

Where to Find Data on this Site

  1. The Household Demographic Data tool allows the user to create counts of households cross-tabulating household income as a percentage of area median income with one or more of the following: age of householder, cost burden, household size in persons, and tenure.
  2. The Special Needs Household Characteristics: General Housing and Demographic Characteristics tool allows the user to create counts of households cross-tabulating household income as a percentage of area median income with one or more of the following indicators: presence of a person with a disability age 15 or older, age of householder, household size, tenure, and cost burden.
  3. The Special Needs Household Characteristics: Substandard Housing, Income, and Cost Burden tool allows the user to create counts of households cross-tabulating household income as a percentage of area median income with one or more of the following indicators: substandard housing conditions, presence of a person with a disability age 15 or older, and cost burden.
  4. The Special Needs Household Characteristics: Individuals' Age and Relationship to Householder tool allows the user to create counts of individuals age 15 or older cross-tabulating household income as a percentage of area median income with one or more of the following indicators: age, disability, and relationship to head of household.
  5. The Demographics section of the Profiles area includes a listing for Median Income, Family of Four. The Affordable Housing Needs section includes a table of the Percentage of Income Spent on Housing by Household Income level.
  6. The Demographics area of the Comparisons area also includes a table for Median Income, Family of Four. The Affordable Housing Needs section includes tables for Household Income as a Percentage of Area Median for a number of types of households, including all households, renters, homeowners, elderly-headed households, and cost-burdened households (paying more than 30% of income for housing).
  7. The Affordable Housing Needs Summary provides 2002-2025 estimates and projections of the number of low-income, severely cost-burdened households by tenure and income in an area as well as projections of construction need for households by income group.
  8. The 2010 Rental Market Study provides 2010-2013 data and estimates on cost-burdened renters by household income as a percentage of area median income.

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