Median Household Income by State - 1984 to 2016

Week 13 Dataset and Historical Background

Posted by David Velleca on May 31, 2018

Historical Background

This week we're looking at another dataset that comes to us courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. The data point is median incomes for each state by year, from 1984 to 2016. This 32 years worth of data covers some interesting times, including Reaganomics, the dot-com boom and the recession of 2008. Not much detail to go into here, but there should be plenty to find in the data. Take an hour and see what you can visualize. Post your viz to Tableau Public, and Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday, tagging @TThrowbackThurs.

Data Source

The dataset this week was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau. Please be sure to cite the source on your viz.