Life Unhappy Median
posted by February 2 at 8:50 AMon
The figure I gave — $60,400 — was the median household income for King County in 2005.
The key word there being household. (Although I left that key word out of my post, sorry!) Households often have more than one wage earner, so comparing your own personal income to the median household income is not an apples-to-apples comparison, as they say.
So what’s the deal with individual income in this county?
In 2004, the per capita personal income in King County was $49,300.
Hope that helps, and sorry for any existential freakouts I might have caused yesterday by making people think the median personal income in King County was $60K, when it’s not, not, not.
(You ask: What does “per capita personal income” mean? Here ya go.)