- The age cohort with the grimmest history, of course, is the 15-24 bracket. In real terms, this cohort has the same income as in 1967. However, the 2014 data point is off the 21st century low in 2010, no doubt because it is the cheapest and a relatively abundant source of labor.
1965: 8 + 42 = 50
2011: 21 + 37 = 58
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Historical Income Tables F-5, H-5, and P-4 @ https://web.archive.org/web/20160124003125/http://www.census.gov:80/hhes/www/income/data/historical/index.html.