Most Recent Sentier Release March 31, 2014

This report contains our latest estimates of household income for February 2014 as well as our time series, the Household Income Index(HII) covering January 2000 to February 2014. Download Report

Median Income Time Series Spreadsheet

Also available is a spreadsheet containing a monthly time series for our median household income estimates and Household Income Index (HII) tracking monthly median household income for all households from January 2000 to February 2014. You may purchase this excel spreadsheet and accompanying charts showing the HII and selected measures of unemployment below. Price $25.00

"Household Income On the Fourth Anniversary of the Economic Recovery: June 2009 to June 2013"

This report provides an analysis of changes in household income during the recession and the post-recessionary period from June 2009 to June 2013. Included in the report are estimates of median household income across selected demographic, social, and economic characteristics for 2009 and 2013. You may purchase this 27 page report below. Price $50.00.

Who's Got the Money and Where It's Located (126 pages as .pdf) $50.00

This report examines shares of household income by focusing on which combinations of demographics, work effort, and level of education generate the largest amounts of income. It emphasizes the interplay between number of households, mean household income, and share of income and how these vary by presence of children, marital status of the household head, and age, work effort, and education of the head and spouse. In addition, the report presents estimates for a broad array of household characteristics including home ownership, presence of mortgages, numbers of children, changes in residence (movers), median and mean incomes, etc. for a selected group of 300 metropolitan areas and 375 counties.

Changes in Household Income for Regions,Divisions,States and Metropolitan Areas: 2007 to 2010 (42 pages as .pdf) $25.00

This report is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). Using two data files from the ACS, each based on 3.5 million interviewed households, we compare the level of household income for the three-year time period before the recent recession (2005-2007) with the three-year time period during and after the recession (2008-2010). The comparisons are made for the four regions, the nine divisions, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 297 individual metropolitan areas. It includes number of households, median household income, and the income levels defining the top 1-percent.

Excel Spreadsheet File for Regions, Divisions, and States: 2007 to 2010 (as .xls) $25.00

A spreadsheet showing number of households, mean and median household incomes, detailed household income distributions, and income levels defining the top 1-percent for the four Census regions, nine Census Divisions, and all States and the District of Columbia for 2007 and 2010. These data are based on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 3-year estimation files for 2005-2007 and 2008-2010. The sample size for each file is approximately 3.5 million households.

Excel Spreadsheet File for 297 Metropolitan Areas: 2007 to 2010 (as .xls) $25.00

A spreadsheet showing number of households, mean and median household incomes, detailed household income distributions, and income levels defining the top 1-percent for 297 metropolitan areas for 2007 and 2010. These data are based on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 3-year estimation files for 2005-2007 and 2008-2010. The sample size for each file is approximately 3.5 million households.

Effects of Reductions in the Social Security Payroll Tax Rate for 2011 and 2012 (11 pages as .pdf) No charge.

Sentier Research has prepared a bulletin containing a brief analysis of the effects of the current and proposed Social Security tax rate reductions. The bulletin contains estimates of the level of savings acheived by households under the current reduction in place (4.2 percent from 6.2 percent) and the proposed further reduction to 3.1 percent. It includes estimates of payments and saving by household income deciles and by selected household characteristics. Download here

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