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What median income can buy depends on where you live

Sep 17, 2013
The Census releases U.S. median income data today. We visit two families to compare what it's like to live at the national median income and local median income.
Lily Liu’s family makes about $50,000 a year, which is about the same as the national median income. But she lives in Paducah, Ky., which has a local median income of about $30,000 a year.
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Income Upshot: Homer Simpson edition

Sep 12, 2013
The Income Upshot tool can tell you how people at your income level live, work and play. But you can also find out a lot about other people in the public eye.

Behind the Data: Alcohol consumption by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
Based on Gallup data, we looked at what income says about alcohol consumption.
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Behind the Data: Pet ownership by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
We examine what a person's income says about what pets they own.
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Behind the Data: Commute time by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
We looked at the relationship between a person's income and their daily commute.
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Behind the Data: Car type by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
What can a person's income tell you about the type of car they drive?
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Behind the Data: Home ownership by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
A person's income can reveal whether they tend to own, or rent, their place of residence.
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Behind the Data: Marital status by income bracket

Sep 12, 2013
Are you married? Divorced? Single? If you reveal your income, data can shed light on marital status trends.
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Your income, your lifestyle

Aug 6, 2013
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Subcompact cars and the income divide

Aug 6, 2013
As breaking into the middle class becomes harder, car companies are finding new ways to attract an expanding base of less-affluent consumers. They're offering more small car models with better features than ever before.
Edgar Perez sells cars at Bunnin Chevrolet in Culver City, California. Perez owns a compact car and says he'll keep buying small cars even after he gets his MBA. 
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