or point me to the answer
Published on September 16, 2004 By Jay Walker In Blogging
I am wondering what the *median* family income (that's not the 'mean' average so-often quoted - but the actual family income dead in the middle) is in America. And how does that compare with some other industrialized nations, or major trading partners of the US, such as:

Britian, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Singapore.

Does anyone know? Thanks to all that answer.


on Sep 16, 2004
hi jay. trust me to be attracted by this title !.

i don't have an exact answer for you, but there's a website i like that supplies a lot of international statistics. it may help. this is the stats page: Link

hope it helps. do i still get my ice cream ?

vanessa/mig XX

on Sep 17, 2004

ps: jay, i couldn't get a 'family' income, but this is the gross National Income (per capita) (Top 100 Countries):
mig XX
on Sep 17, 2004
Somwhere between revolution and tappdancing.
on Sep 17, 2004
The number of Americans living in poverty or lacking health insurance rose for the third straight year in 2003, According to the Census Bureau, reflecting a job market that failed to match otherwise strong economic growth.

Overall, the median household income remained stagnant at $43,318, while the national poverty rate rose to 12.5 percent -- 35.9 million people -- last year, from 12.1 percent in 2002. Hit hardest were women, who for the first time since 1999 saw their earnings decline, and children. By the end of 2003, 12.9 million children lived in poverty.

The Intenational Labor Organization (ILO) reports that U.S. workers now have the dubious distinction of working the longest hours of any workforce in the major nations of the world. From 1995 to 1997, U.S. workers put in 77 more hourse per year that the Japanese; 234 more than the Canadians; 392 more than the Germans; and 567 more than the Norwegians.

Americans are more likely to work longer than 40 hours a week than workers in Japan, Germany or 20 other developed countries. In fact, in the U.S., 70.3% of all American workers put in more than 40 hours a week, compared to 49.4% in Japan; 14.2% in Germany; 57.1% in Canada; and 10.1% in Norway
on Sep 17, 2004
on Sep 17, 2004
Thanks Mig - I checked that link out before, to no avail - thanks anyway.

Apparently, food is your thing - ice cream and sausage. Is that all I have to do to entice you onto my blog? Thanks for the info Mig - if that's all it takes to entice you onto my blog ...

apparently food is your thing - ice cream with sausage, first thing in the morning ...

Sure, you still get your ice cream - just let me get my envelope and I'll post it tonight . Well, if it melts on the way, maybe you can lick the envelope then ...

Wise Fawn, thanks for the info - is the income info from the Census Bureau?

many thanks to both of you .....


on Sep 18, 2004
Yes, the Census Bureau
on Sep 18, 2004
And the International Labor Organization