Demo Memo's Cheryl Russell reports that the median household income in the United States stood at $57,243 in April, according to Sentier Research.

After adjusting for inflation, the April 2016 median was not much higher than that of March 2016. However, it significantly spiked 9.8% since August 2011, when the median income dipped to $52,115.

"We continue to see an upward trend in income that has been evident since the low point in August 2011," reports Sentier's Gordon Green. "Relatively low energy prices have contributed significantly to increases in real median household income." Sentier's median household income estimates are derived from the Census Bureau's monthly Current Population Survey.

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