According to the Census Bureau sshaus Census Bureau, the average American full-time employees per week in 2003, earned $ 43,527. American earned $ 30,724. The average annual income of U.S. families in 2004 was $ 43 318.V average for 2001 – 2003 years, the white families earned an average of – $ 46,004, Black – $ 29,987, Hispanics – $ 33,913. The highest salaries in the U.S. are workers in the state of New Jersey average $ 55,221. The lowest – in West Virginia ($ 31,210).
Among the states with highest salaries are Maryland, New Hampshire, , Connecticut, Minnesota. States with small salaries, mainly concentrated in the American outback and the South (Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana). The highest level of household income was recorded in New Jersey – $ 70,263 a year. Next in the list of the wealthiest families are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and . The poorest Americans live in West Virginia (annual income of $ 38,500). (All data for 2003.) 2.4% of the U.S.
population – super-rich people with an annual household income greater than $ 200 thousand a year. 9.5% – superbednye whose income does not exceed $ 10 thousand per family. Total living in poverty by about 12.5% of the U.S. population (35.9 million). The number of poor in the ten years has decreased, especially among the elderly. In this case, the poor more in those areas of the U.S., where immigrants live longer. A family of four is considered poor if its total annual income does not exceed $ 16,895.