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Old 06-05-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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It's useful, sure. But I specified median household income because that's most relevant to affordability.
Unless one is single...
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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I don't like per capita income since it divided by the total population, including retirees and children. Since this is mostly about jobs, I would be more interested in looking at salaries.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:36 PM
 
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Median means an equal number above and below. I don't know anywhere that has median income of near $100,000
1 Loudoun County Virginia
$117,876
2 Fairfax County Virginia
$112,436
3 Howard County Maryland
$108,844
4 Hunterdon County New Jersey
$105,186
5 Arlington County Virginia
$100,474
6 Stafford County Virginia
$97,606
7 Putnam County New York
$96,223
8 Somerset County New Jersey
$95,825
9 Douglas County Colorado
$95,324
10 Morris County New Jersey
$95,294
11 Montgomery County Maryland
$94,965
12 Prince William County Virginia
$93,744
13 Nassau County New York
$93,214
14 Santa Clara County California
$91,425
15 Charles County Maryland
$90,880
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:45 PM
 
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What do you people consider low paying? ...It has been my experience that most non-retail/hospitality/food service jobs pay an average of $13 an hour or more. That is not low paying. That is a medium wage and believe it or not a family can survive on that if they live within their means and stop trying to live like kings.
$13 / hr (roughly $27,000/yr) is not a median wage in most places in the US. Very short of the median household income as well. I think you are looking at "per capita" income which lumps in all the non-workers too.

Wikipedia suggest the overall median income is $39,000/yr for full time workers ($18.70/hr)
Wikipedia also lists overall median income of $32,000/yr including part time workers from which it is not reasonable to determine an hourly wage since it includes those who do not work 40hrs a week.
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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$13 / hr (roughly $27,000/yr) is not a median wage in most places in the US. Very short of the median household income as well. I think you are looking at "per capita" income which lumps in all the non-workers too.

Wikipedia suggest the overall median income is $39,000/yr for full time workers ($18.70/hr)
Wikipedia also lists overall median income of $32,000/yr including part time workers from which it is not reasonable to determine an hourly wage since it includes those who do not work 40hrs a week.
The median wage earner (hourly as opposed to salary) makes $13/hr. As I have read 50% of wage earners make less than that
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Median means an equal number above and below. I don't know anywhere that has median income of near $100,000
The Los Alamos NM area is the only metro/micro area in the country with a 6 figure median household income($105,989 according to 2014 information).
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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The median wage earner (hourly as opposed to salary) makes $13/hr. As I have read 50% of wage earners make less than that
Where do you find that data?

Why the distinction between "wage earner...as opposed to salary)"?

Do you also have numbers which show the percentage of the population who you can classify as "wage earner" and the percentage you can classify as "salary"?
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Where do you find that data?

Why the distinction between "wage earner...as opposed to salary)"?

Do you also have numbers which show the percentage of the population who you can classify as "wage earner" and the percentage you can classify as "salary"?
I had read it in an article in the AZ Republic (the Phoenix newspaper) a few years ago, I'm sure it hasn't really changed. It reported for people who receive hourly pay, 50% of them made less than $13/hr. Throwing in people who are paid a flat salary skews the number upward
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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1 Loudoun County Virginia
$117,876
2 Fairfax County Virginia
$112,436
3 Howard County Maryland
$108,844
4 Hunterdon County New Jersey
$105,186
5 Arlington County Virginia
$100,474
6 Stafford County Virginia
$97,606
7 Putnam County New York
$96,223
8 Somerset County New Jersey
$95,825
9 Douglas County Colorado
$95,324
10 Morris County New Jersey
$95,294
11 Montgomery County Maryland
$94,965
12 Prince William County Virginia
$93,744
13 Nassau County New York
$93,214
14 Santa Clara County California
$91,425
15 Charles County Maryland
$90,880
All those countries have median prices home near a million for a small home so you still are not killing it with a 100k. I made 160k in Boston and I was not living that well and I moved to TN and make 240k and I am killing it.
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