Median Household Income

Definition: This measure represents the median income of households in a county. Household income is the combined income of all residents in a household.

Importance
Median household income reflects the relative affluence and prosperity of an area. Areas with higher median household incomes are likely to have more educated residents and lower unemployment rates. Higher employment rates lead to better access to health care and better health outcomes because many families get their health insurance through their employer. Areas with higher median household incomes also have higher home values and their residents enjoy more disposable income.

Where We Are
In 2013, the median income was $51,221 in Douglas County. This was higher than the State of Kansas and lower than the U.S.

Health Disparities
Among adults in Douglas County, 2009-2013: Median household income was highest among other and American Indian/Alaska Native

Healthy People 2020 Goal
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Median household income Trend Analysis
Median household income Disparity Analysis