Married-couple families have higher incomes

The median family income of single men is three-fifths of the median married-family income; for single women, it’s two-fifths. Even among single-income married families, the median family income is still higher than that of unmarried individuals.

Median income of families, by family type, in 2010 dollars

Married-couple families have higher incomes

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2011.