|Data Dictionary:||ACS 2009 (3-Year Estimates)|
|Data Source:||Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau|
|T53.||Household Income (In 2009 Inflation Adjusted Dollars)|
Formula used to compute this variable:
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2007-2009 Summary File: Technical Documentation.|
|ACS 2009-3yr Summary File: Technical Documentation -> Appendix A. Supplemental Documentation -> 2009 Subject Definitions -> Population Variables -> Cash Public Assistance -> Income of Households|
This includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, average household income is usually less than average family income. Although the household income statistics cover the past 12 months, the characteristics of individuals and the composition of households refer to the time of interview. Thus, the income of the household does not include amounts received by individuals who were members of the household during all or part of the past 12 months if these individuals no longer resided in the household at the time of interview. Similarly, income amounts reported by individuals who did not reside in the household during the past 12 months but who were members of the household at the time of interview are included. However, the composition of most households was the same during the past 12 months as at the time of interview.