This graph shows median personal income levels by age, race, and gender in the United States since 1947.
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This graph compares pay between White and Black Americans. To try the graphic, click here to open in a new window or scroll down.
Data taken from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and can be found here. Income values are in terms of 2011 dollars. Zero values indicate no available data for that particular year. 2011 dollar values calcualted using CPI Calculator.Data downloaded and compiled by Pat Maher. Data updated for 2013 by Beau Bressler. Graphing software written and designed by Emircan Uysaler and Kim Spasaro.