Incomes for a typical U.S. household rose to $59,039 in 2016.
As a PhD student, David Kuhns found an "internship" that matched his skills.
The latest numbers from the Census Bureau show fewer Americans are living in poverty.
The U.S. Census released a report on the national median income and poverty rate this week. And Marketplace released a data tool on incomes to tell a bigger story about how we live at any income.
A practitioner of the dismal science and a writer of dystopian sci-fi have competing takes on the survival of the middle class.
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.
By The Numbers
As the pro football season kicks off, the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk is looking beyond passing yards and fumbles. Our W&P power rankings put the NFL team with the highest median income on top.