Median farm operator household income compared with median U.S. household income, 1991-2014

Dollars (nominal)

Line graph with 2 lines and 24 points per line.

Line 1, Median farm operator household income.
Point 1, 1991 is 25004.
Point 2, 1992 is 28302.
Point 3, 1993 is 28446.
Point 4, 1994 is 29712.
Point 5, 1995 is 30702.
Point 6, 1996 is 27467.
Point 7, 1997 is 34001.
Point 8, 1998 is 40181.
Point 9, 1999 is 43786.
Point 10, 2000 is 43520.
Point 11, 2001 is 44805.
Point 12, 2002 is 46491.
Point 13, 2003 is 47692.
Point 14, 2004 is 53529.
Point 15, 2005 is 54550.
Point 16, 2006 is 56274.
Point 17, 2007 is 54428.
Point 18, 2008 is 51431.
Point 19, 2009 is 52235.
Point 20, 2010 is 54162.
Point 21, 2011 is 57050.
Point 22, 2012 is 68680.
Point 23, 2013 is 73219.
Point 24, 2014 is 81637.
Line 2, Median U.S. household income.
Point 1, 1991 is 30126.
Point 2, 1992 is 30636.
Point 3, 1993 is 31241.
Point 4, 1994 is 32264.
Point 5, 1995 is 34076.
Point 6, 1996 is 35492.
Point 7, 1997 is 37005.
Point 8, 1998 is 38885.
Point 9, 1999 is 40696.
Point 10, 2000 is 41990.
Point 11, 2001 is 42228.
Point 12, 2002 is 42409.
Point 13, 2003 is 43318.
Point 14, 2004 is 44334.
Point 15, 2005 is 46326.
Point 16, 2006 is 48201.
Point 17, 2007 is 50233.
Point 18, 2008 is 50303.
Point 19, 2009 is 49777.
Point 20, 2010 is 49276.
Point 21, 2011 is 50054.
Point 22, 2012 is 51017.
Point 23, 2013 is 53585.
Point 24, 2014 is 53657.


Note: Differences between farm operator income estimates from 2012-14 and estimates from prior years reflect changes in survey methodology and implementation associated with the 2012 Agricultural Resource Management Survey in addition to changes in the economic situation of farm households. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Resource Management Survey and U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey. Data were revised May2, 2016.