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

Dollars (nominal)

Line graph with 2 lines and 26 points per line.

Line 1, Median farm operator household income.
Point 1, 1991 is 25004.
Point 2, is 28302.
Point 3, is 28446.
Point 4, is 29712.
Point 5, is 30702.
Point 6, 1996 is 27467.
Point 7, is 34001.
Point 8, is 40181.
Point 9, is 43786.
Point 10, is 43520.
Point 11, 2001 is 44805.
Point 12, is 46491.
Point 13, is 47692.
Point 14, is 53529.
Point 15, is 54550.
Point 16, 2006 is 56274.
Point 17, is 54428.
Point 18, is 51431.
Point 19, is 52235.
Point 20, is 54162.
Point 21, 2011 is 57050.
Point 22, is 68680.
Point 23, is 73219.
Point 24, is 81637.
Point 25, is 76735.
Point 26, 2016 is 76250.
Line 2, Median U.S. household income.
Point 1, 1991 is 30126.
Point 2, is 30636.
Point 3, is 31241.
Point 4, is 32264.
Point 5, is 34076.
Point 6, 1996 is 35492.
Point 7, is 37005.
Point 8, is 38885.
Point 9, is 40696.
Point 10, is 41990.
Point 11, 2001 is 42228.
Point 12, is 42409.
Point 13, is 43318.
Point 14, is 44334.
Point 15, is 46326.
Point 16, 2006 is 48201.
Point 17, is 50233.
Point 18, is 50303.
Point 19, is 49777.
Point 20, is 49276.
Point 21, 2011 is 50054.
Point 22, is 51017.
Point 23, is 53585.
Point 24, is 53657.
Point 25, is 56516.
Point 26, 2016 is 59039.

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. Data as of November 29, 2017.