Median farm operator household income compared with median U.S. household income, inflation adjusted, 1991-2016

Dollars (2016)

Line chart with 26 years and 2 lines per year.

Group 1, 1991.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 48648.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 40377.
Group 2, 1992.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 48371.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 44685.
Group 3, 1993.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 48179.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 43868.
Group 4, 1994.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 48720.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 44866.
Group 5, 1995.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 50404.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 45413.
Group 6, 1996.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 51558.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 39900.
Group 7, 1997.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 52850.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 48560.
Group 8, 1998.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 54940.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 56771.
Group 9, 1999.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 56632.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 60932.
Group 10, 2000.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 57133.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 59214.
Group 11, 2001.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 56174.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 59602.
Group 12, 2002.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 55562.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 60910.
Group 13, 2003.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 55646.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 61265.
Group 14, 2004.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 55427.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 66923.
Group 15, 2005.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 56112.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 66074.
Group 16, 2006.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 56640.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 66127.
Group 17, 2007.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 57498.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 62300.
Group 18, 2008.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 56467.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 57733.
Group 19, 2009.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 55458.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 58196.
Group 20, 2010.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 54239.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 59617.
Group 21, 2011.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 53981.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 61526.
Group 22, 2012.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 54023.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 72727.
Group 23, 2013.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 55841.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 76302.
Group 24, 2014.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 54932.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 83576.
Group 25, 2015.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 57236.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 77713.
Group 26, 2016.
Line 1, Median U.S. household income 59039.
Line 2, Median farm operator household income 76250.

Note: Differences between farm operator income estimates from 2012-16 and estimates from prior years include 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. Values are adjusted to 2016 dollars using the GDP Implicit Price Deflator from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Data as of November 29, 2017.