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Income Disparities Prevalent In Recent Census Report

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  Allen County’s median income for full-time workers has grown substantially for the first time in several years, however the disparity in pay between men and women is 23%, according to U.S. census data released Thursday.

The Journal Gazette reports that the new report, using data from 2018 to 2022, shows Indiana’s median income for full-time workers increased to over $52,000 from about $50,400, representing a 5% jump.  However, the median income for men was just more than $59,000. For women it was less than $46,000 which comes out about a 23% difference.  Nationwide, the difference in pay is about 19%.

The median age in Allen County is 36, two years younger than the state and national median ages.

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1 comment

tim becker December 8, 2023 at 5:29 pm

I suspect that the lead story of pay difference between sexes is VERY misleading. Teacher salaries differ, mainly, by experience, but NOT based on sex, at all. I am sure that police differences are not based on gender either. I could continue with examples, but you should get my drift. I bet, that the difference in pay is due to the fact that the JOBS that women are more likely employed in, vs the JOBS men are more likely employed in, pay differently. Some jobs pay more, but not due to the gender of the person doing the job.

Grace n peace,


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