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B19013

MEDIANHOUSEHOLDINCOMEINTHEPAST12MONTHS(IN2009INFLATIONADJUSTEDDOLLARS)
Universe:Households
20052009AmericanCommunitySurvey5YearEstimates

NOTE.AlthoughtheAmericanCommunitySurvey(ACS)producespopulation,demographicandhousingunitestimates,itistheCensusBureau'sPopulationEstimatesProgramthat
producesanddisseminatestheofficialestimatesofthepopulationforthenation,states,counties,citiesandtownsandestimatesofhousingunitsforstatesandcounties.
Forinformationonconfidentialityprotection,samplingerror,nonsamplingerror,anddefinitions,seeSurveyMethodology.

Versionsofthis
tableareavailable
forthefollowing
years:

CensusTract287,PhiladelphiaCounty,Pennsylvania
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1 Medianhouseholdincomeinthepast12months(in2009inflationadjusteddollars)
of
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Estimate
16,852

MarginofError
+/15,201

2013
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2009

Source:U.S.CensusBureau,20052009AmericanCommunitySurvey
Dataarebasedonasampleandaresubjecttosamplingvariability.Thedegreeofuncertaintyforanestimatearisingfromsamplingvariabilityisrepresentedthroughtheuseofa
marginoferror.Thevalueshownhereisthe90percentmarginoferror.Themarginoferrorcanbeinterpretedroughlyasprovidinga90percentprobabilitythattheintervaldefined
bytheestimateminusthemarginoferrorandtheestimateplusthemarginoferror(thelowerandupperconfidencebounds)containsthetruevalue.Inadditiontosampling
variability,theACSestimatesaresubjecttononsamplingerror(foradiscussionofnonsamplingvariability,seeAccuracyoftheData).Theeffectofnonsamplingerrorisnot
representedinthesetables.
Whilethe20052009AmericanCommunitySurvey(ACS)datagenerallyreflecttheNovember2008OfficeofManagementandBudget(OMB)definitionsofmetropolitanand
micropolitanstatisticalareasincertaininstancesthenames,codes,andboundariesoftheprincipalcitiesshowninACStablesmaydifferfromtheOMBdefinitionsduetodifferences
intheeffectivedatesofthegeographicentities.
Estimatesofurbanandruralpopulation,housingunits,andcharacteristicsreflectboundariesofurbanareasdefinedbasedonCensus2000data.Boundariesforurbanareashave
notbeenupdatedsinceCensus2000.Asaresult,dataforurbanandruralareasfromtheACSdonotnecessarilyreflecttheresultsofongoingurbanization.
ExplanationofSymbols:
1.An'**'entryinthemarginoferrorcolumnindicatesthateithernosampleobservationsortoofewsampleobservationswereavailabletocomputeastandarderrorandthusthe
marginoferror.Astatisticaltestisnotappropriate.
2.An''entryintheestimatecolumnindicatesthateithernosampleobservationsortoofewsampleobservationswereavailabletocomputeanestimate,oraratioofmedianscannot
becalculatedbecauseoneorbothofthemedianestimatesfallsinthelowestintervalorupperintervalofanopenendeddistribution.
3.An''followingamedianestimatemeansthemedianfallsinthelowestintervalofanopenendeddistribution.
4.An'+'followingamedianestimatemeansthemedianfallsintheupperintervalofanopenendeddistribution.
5.An'***'entryinthemarginoferrorcolumnindicatesthatthemedianfallsinthelowestintervalorupperintervalofanopenendeddistribution.Astatisticaltestisnotappropriate.
6.An'*****'entryinthemarginoferrorcolumnindicatesthattheestimateiscontrolled.Astatisticaltestforsamplingvariabilityisnotappropriate.

Source:U.S.CensusBureau|AmericanFactFinder