List of ethnic groups in the United States by household income

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This is a list of median household income in the United States by ethnicity and Native American tribal grouping (as of 2015) according to the United States Census. "Mixed race" and multi-ethnic categories are not listed.

By race and ethnicity[edit]

The United States Census has race and ethnicity as defined by the Office of Management and Budget in 1997.[1] The following median household income data are retrieved from American Community Survey 2018 1-year estimates. In this survey, the nationwide population was 327,167,439 in 2018.[2]

S0201: ACS 1-Year Estimates Selected Population Profiles (2018)
Race and Ethnicity Alone Alone or in Combination with Other Races Ref
Code Population Median household income (US$) Code Population Median household income (US$)
Asian Americans 012 18,415,198 87,243 031 22,137,269 85,897 [3]
White Americans 002 236,173,020 65,902 003 245,860,228 65,777 [4]
African Americans(Black American) 004 41,617,764 43,892 005 46,261,485 43,892 [5]




Some other race 070 16,253,785 48,983 071 18,146,776 49,805 [6]
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 400 59,763,631 51,404 [7]
Not Hispanic or Latino 450 267,403,808 64,025 [7]

By detailed races[edit]

Asian Americans[edit]

In the 2019 American Community Survey, the following figures regarding detailed Asian races are reported.[8] Other Asian races with code but not reported include: Chinese and Taiwanese (016, 035), Malaysian (025, 044), Sri Lankan (027, 046), Bhutanese (072, 080), Maldivian (074, 082), Mongolian (075, 083), Okinawan (077, 085), Singaporean (078, 086).

S0201: ACS 1-Year Estimates Selected Population Profiles (2019)
Detailed Race Alone Alone or in Combination with Other Races
Code Population Median household income (US$) Code Population Median household income (US$)
Indian 013 4,240,466 126,705 032 4,506,308 116,793
Bangladeshi 014 198,628 67,944 033 213,372 55,880
Cambodian 015 258,052 72,038 034 300,360 66,391
Chinese 017 4,216,922 85,424 036 5,156,833 81,510
Taiwanese 018 187,756 100,205 037 213,774 93,358
Filipino 019 2,983,596 100,273 038 4,089,570 79,936
Hmong 020 308,803 73,373 039 320,164 66,968
Indonesian 021 81,269 93,501 040 116,869 72,191
Japanese 022 755,672 85,007 041 1,542,195 82,321
Korean 023 1,461,843 76,674 042 1,894,131 73,498
Laotian 024 192,689 66,117 043 262,229 63,544
Pakistani 026 506,193 87,509 045 526,956 77,156
Thai 028 224,463 66,763 047 329,343 68,762
Vietnamese 029 1,873,707 72,161 048 2,162,610 68,979
Burmese 073 173,586 45,903 081 189,250 45,800
Nepalese 076 189,399 63,619 084 175,005 56,705

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander[edit]

In the 2019 American Community Survey, the following figures regarding detailed Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander races are reported.[9]

S0201: ACS 1-Year Estimates Selected Population Profiles (2019)
Detailed Race Alone Alone or in Combination with Other Races
Code Population Median household income (US$) Code Population Median household income (US$)
Polynesian 051 373,945 65,968 061 865,155 69,331
Native Hawaiian 052 198,734 62,272 062 607,010 69,642
Samoan 053 112,845 67,573 063 204,640 66,558
Micronesian 055 173,592 62,659 065 267 64,379
Guamanian or Chamorro 056 78,323 72,722 066 160,773 70,792

American Indian and Alaska Native[edit]

In the 2014 American Community Survey, the following figures regarding 12 prominent American Indian and Alaska Native tribes are reported.[10]

Median Household Income By Native American tribal grouping (2014)
Rank Group Income (US$)
1 Chickasaw 49,963
2 Choctaw 47,783
3 Alaska Natives 47,401
4 Creek 41,897
5 Iroquois 40,471
6 Cherokee 37,730
7 Blackfeet 37,033
8 Chippewa 34,463
9 Lumbee 33,863
10 Navajo 31,057
11 Sioux 29,079
12 Apache 28,745

Detailed ancestry[edit]

Median Household Income by detailed ancestry [11][12]
Rank Ancestry Income (US$)
1 Indian 150,705
2 Taiwanese 102,405
3 Australian 100,856
4 Filipino 100,273
5 South African 98,212
6 Basque 94,091
7 Indonesian 93,501
8 Latvian 89,697
9 Macedonian 87,803
10 Pakistani 87,509
11 Iranian 87,288
12 Lebanese 87,099
13 Austrian 86,499
14 Russian 85,989
15 Lithuanian 85,812
16 Chinese 85,424
17 Japanese 85,007
18 Turkish 83,375
19 Swiss 82,974
20 Slovene 82,728
21 Italian 82,106
22 Greek 82,036
23 Israeli 81,901
24 Romanian 81,878
25 Ukrainian 81,603
26 Serbian 81,452
27 Croatian 80,683
28 Bulgarian 80,626
29 Slovak 80,388
30 Swedish 80,228
31 Czech 80,142
32 Norwegian 79,783
33 Scottish 79,544
34 Polish 79,503
35 Danish 79,500
36 Portuguese 79,050
37 Belgian 78,355
38 English 78,078
39 Welsh 77,949
40 Hungarian 77,611
41 Finnish 77,356
42 Armenian 77,110
43 Korean 76,674
44 Canadian 76,665
45 Irish 76,036
46 French Canadian 75,949
47 Argentine 75,810
48 German 75,583
49 Chilean 74,585
50 Syrian 74,047
51 Hmong 73,373
52 Scotch-Irish 72,745
53 Guamanian or Chamorro 72,722
54 Bolivian 72,699
55 Vietnamese 72,161
56 Albanian 72,043
57 Cambodian 72,038
58 Spanish 71,903
59 French 71,407
60 Panamanian 70,895
61 Dutch 70,872
62 Ghanaian 69,021
63 Nigerian 68,658
64 Cajun 68,383
65 Bangladeshi 67,944
66 Guyanese 67,772
67 Samoan 67,573
68 Egyptian 67,187
69 Palestinian 67,157
70 Ecuadorian 66,971
71 Colombian 66,875
72 Peruvian 66,845
73 Thai 66,763
74 Laotian 66,117
75 Polynesian 65,968
76 Barbadian 64,588
77 Brazilian 63,982
78 Nepalese 63,619
79 Costa Rican 63,605
80 Belizean 63,559
81 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 63,301
82 Nicaraguan 63,073
83 Micronesian 62,659
84 Native Hawaiian 62,272
85 Trinidadian and Tobagonian 62,120
86 Jamaican 62,044
87 Uruguayan 61,656
88 Jordanian 61,235
89 West Indian[a] 60,997
90 Salvadoran 58,898
91 American 57,761
92 Haitian 57,451
93 Pennsylvania Dutch 56,290
94 Cuban 56,005
95 Mexican 55,943
96 Cape Verdean 54,910
97 Venezuelan 54,496
98 Ethiopian 52,364
99 Puerto Rican[b] 50,473
100 Moroccan 50,322
101 Guatemalan 49,584
102 Iraqi 49,315
103 Honduran 47,276
104 Dominican 47,170
105 Afghan 46,742
106 Burmese 45,903
  1. ^ Not including the Caribbean Islanders of Hispanic origin (Cubans, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans).
  2. ^ This is in contrast to Puerto Ricans living in Puerto Rico, who have a median income, in US$, of 19,775.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of Management and Budget (1997). "About Race and Ethnicity". United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ American Community Survey (2018). "S0201: Selected Population Profile in the United States". American Community Survey 2018. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "ACS 2018 1-Year S0201: Asian (012, 031)".
  4. ^ "ACS 2018 1-Year S0201: White (002, 003)".
  5. ^ "ACS 2018 1-Year S0201: Black or African American (004, 005)".
  6. ^ "ACS 2018 1-Year S0201: Some other race (070, 071)".
  7. ^ a b "ACS 2018 1-Year S0201: Hispanic or Latino (400, 450)".
  8. ^ American Community Survey (2019). "S0201: Selected Population Profile in the United States". American Community Survey 2019. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  9. ^ American Community Survey (2019). "S0201: Selected Population Profile in the United States". American Community Survey 2019. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  10. ^ "Median household income in 2014 (dollars) [1]". American Community Survey. United States Census Bureau. 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  11. ^ "S0201 Selected Population Profile In The United States". U.S. Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  12. ^ "S0201 Selected Population Profile In The United States". U.S. Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-12-12.