A) Median family income, by race and ethnicity, 1947-2010(2011 dollars)Family money income differs significantly by racial and ethnic group. Table below shows realmedian family income by race and ethnicity for business cycle peaks, as well as for 1995, and2010. It also shows income earned by black and Hispanic families as a share of white medianfamily income. Between 1947 and 1969, the relative incomes of African American families rosesubstantially—from 51.1 percent of white family incomes to 61.3 percent. In the 1970s and1980s, this relative progress reversed and, by 1989, the median income of African Americanfamilies was only 56.2 percent of median white family income. However, rapid growth in the1990s pushed this relative income to a historic high of 63.5 percent by 2000, an increase of 7.3percentage points over the 1989 level. But by 2007 this relative income had declined to 62.3percent, and by 2010 it was down to 61.0 percent. In 2010, median income was $65,138 for
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