2 + 2 = 5?

According to the American Community Survey 2005-2009 five-year data, the median family income in Wisconsin ($64,609) was higher than the U.S. median family income ($62,363). However, per capita income in Wisconsin ($26,447) was lower than the U.S. ($27,041).

How can that be?

A. Family values are higher in Wisconsin
B. The results were tabulated in Waukesha Count
C. Bill’s arithmetic is suspect
D. Wisconsin families have more people per family employed than the national average.


I’m guessing you picked D. Wisconsin families have more people per family employed than the national average.

For questions, contact Bill Pinkovitz