After hitting $54,489 in 2007 (inflation adjusted), median household income has dropped by nearly $4,500:
2007 - $54,489
2008 - $52,546
2009 - $52,195
2010 - $50,831
2011 - $50,054
Median household income is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as "the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount."
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