Here’s how much the average American actually makes in a year

This article is the first in a series of insights into what an Average American life really looks like. What better place to start than by taking a look at the barometer by which Americans have come to measure their lives — their income.

As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in 2019 was $68,703. Household income is often cited as it is closely tied to employment levels, educational attainment, and regional economic opportunities. However, it doesn’t give us a clear picture about what the average…