Farm Household Income and Characteristics

This data product presents the latest household income forecast and estimates for principal operators of U.S. family farms. The forecast was updated November 30, 2016. For a discussion of the current conditions and trends in farm household income, see the Farm Household Well-being topic.

Tables also cover data pertaining to beginning, socially disadvantaged, and limited-resource farmers. For a discussion of the current conditions and trends concerning these groups, see theĀ Beginning & Disadvantaged Farmers topic.

Note: Estimates are subject to revision one year after their preliminary release. Revisions are made only when credible additional information becomes available that changes the summary of survey results.


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Farm Household Income Forecast
Principal farm operator household finances, 2010-2016F 11/30/2016 2/7/2017
Farm Household Financial Indicators
Principal farm operator household finances, by ERS farm typology, 2015 11/30/2016
Finances and characteristics of principal farm operator households, by major occupation, 2015 11/30/2016
Historical data on mean and median farm operator household income and ratio of farm household to U.S. household income, 1960-2015 11/30/2016
All farms and family farms, by farm size class (gross sales), 1996-2015 11/30/2016
Farm Household Characteristics
Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by experience of operators, 2012 10/8/2014
Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by age of principal operator, 2012 10/8/2014
Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by gender, 2012 10/8/2014
Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by type of management team, 2012 10/8/2014
Characteristics of combined targeted principal farm operator households, 2012 10/8/2014
Characteristics of principal farm operator households, by limited-resource farmer status, 2012 10/8/2014
Health Insurance Coverage
Health expenditure and insurance coverage of principal farm operator households, by off-farm work, 2011 11/27/2012
Health expenditure and insurance coverage information of principal farm operator households, by commodity specialization, 2011 11/27/2012