Incomes for Dane County residents rise 7.3%

According to data released Dec. 8 by the U.S. Census Bureau, incomes for Dane County residents rose 7.3% overall from the last survey done five years ago, but the incomes of Black and Latino households in Dane County remain far lower than their white counterparts. Between 2017 and 2021, the median income of Black households was roughly half that of white households, and Latinos made about a third less, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

Over the past five years, the median income for Black households in Dane County was $39,800, the median income for Latino households was $53,800, and it was $82,300 for white households. Those figures are adjusted for inflation.

The overall median income in Dane County was $78,452, a 7.3% increase since the last survey five years ago, when it was $73,131. The state’s median household income was $67,080 in the latest survey.