Characteristic: Income

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People in the Death Penalty Study were asked: 'Please select your 2019 annual household income (before taxes) to the  nearest thousand dollars. Just a ballpark estimate is fine.' 

The average annual household income for 2019 was $86,220. The median income—the midpoint dollar figure that splits the top income households (50%) from the bottom income households (50%)—is $65,000. Some high-income households participated in the study. About 9% of people in the study earned household incomes of $200,000 or more during 2019.