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2018 ACS 2011 ACS 2004 ACS 1970 Form 2 Metro
2017 ACS 2010 ACS 2003 ACS 1970 Form 1 Metro
2016 ACS 2009 ACS 2002 ACS 1960 5%
2015 ACS 2008 ACS 2001 ACS 1950 1%
2014 ACS 2007 ACS 2000 5% 1940 1%
2013 ACS 2006 ACS 1990 5%
2012 ACS 2005 ACS 1980 5%
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2018 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No

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2017 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No

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2016 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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Mark the "Yes" or "No" box for each type of income, and enter the amount received IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS for each "Yes" response.

If income from any source was received jointly by household members, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

When reporting income received jointly, DO NOT include the amount for a person not listed on pages 2, 3, or 4.

47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.


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2015 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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Mark the "Yes" or "No" box for each type of income, and enter the amount received IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS for each "Yes" response.

If income from any source was received jointly by household members, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

When reporting income received jointly, DO NOT include the amount for a person not listed on pages 2, 3, or 4.

47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.


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2014 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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Mark the "Yes" or "No" box for each type of income, and enter the amount received IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS for each "Yes" response.

If income from any source was received jointly by household members, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

When reporting income received jointly, DO NOT include the amount for a person not listed on pages 2, 3, or 4.

47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.


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2013 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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Mark the "Yes" or "No" box for each type of income, and enter the amount received IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS for each "Yes" response.

If income from any source was received jointly by household members, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

When reporting income received jointly, DO NOT include the amount for a person not listed on pages 2, 3, or 4.

47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.


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2012 ACS
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a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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Mark the "Yes" or "No" box for each type of income, and enter the amount received IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS for each "Yes" response.

If income from any source was received jointly by household members, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

When reporting income received jointly, DO NOT include the amount for a person not listed on pages 2, 3, or 4.

47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.


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2011 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2010 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2009 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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47a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2008 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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46a.Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2007 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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41a.Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2006 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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14a. If the person is a baby under one year of age, mark the "Person is under 1 year old" box. Then skip to the questions for the next person. Do not complete any more questions for the baby.

If the person lived in the same house or apartment one year ago, mark the "Yes, this house" box and then go to instruction F.

If the person did not live in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, outside the United States" box and print the name of the foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc., where the person lived. Be specific when printing the name of foreign countries, for example, specify whether Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland (Eire); North or South Korea; England, Scotland or Wales (not Great Britain or United Kingdom). Specify the particular country or island in the Caribbean (not, for example, West Indies). Then go to instruction F.

If the person lived somewhere else in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, different house in the United States" box. Then in items 14b and 14c, provide the city, county, state and ZIP code where the person lived one year ago.


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2005 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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14a. If the person is a baby under one year of age, mark the "Person is under 1 year old" box. Then skip to the questions for the next person. Do not complete any more questions for the baby.

If the person lived in the same house or apartment one year ago, mark the "Yes, this house" box and then go to instruction F.

If the person did not live in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, outside the United States" box and print the name of the foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc., where the person lived. Be specific when printing the name of foreign countries, for example, specify whether Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland (Eire); North or South Korea; England, Scotland or Wales (not Great Britain or United Kingdom). Specify the particular country or island in the Caribbean (not, for example, West Indies). Then go to instruction F.

If the person lived somewhere else in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, different house in the United States" box. Then in items 14b and 14c, provide the city, county, state and ZIP code where the person lived one year ago.


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2004 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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14a. If the person is a baby under one year of age, mark the "Person is under 1 year old" box. Then skip to the questions for the next person. Do not complete any more questions for the baby.

If the person lived in the same house or apartment one year ago, mark the "Yes, this house" box and then go to instruction F.

If the person did not live in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, outside the United States" box and print the name of the foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc., where the person lived. Be specific when printing the name of foreign countries, for example, specify whether Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland (Eire); North or South Korea; England, Scotland or Wales (not Great Britain or United Kingdom). Specify the particular country or island in the Caribbean (not, for example, West Indies). Then go to instruction F.

If the person lived somewhere else in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, different house in the United States" box. Then in items 14b and 14c, provide the city, county, state and ZIP code where the person lived one year ago.


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2003 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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14a. If the person is a baby under one year of age, mark the "Person is under 1 year old" box. Then skip to the questions for the next person. Do not complete any more questions for the baby.

If the person lived in the same house or apartment one year ago, mark the "Yes, this house" box and then go to instruction F.

If the person did not live in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, outside the United States" box and print the name of the foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc., where the person lived. Be specific when printing the name of foreign countries, for example, specify whether Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland (Eire); North or South Korea; England, Scotland or Wales (not Great Britain or United Kingdom). Specify the particular country or island in the Caribbean (not, for example, West Indies). Then go to instruction F.

If the person lived somewhere else in the United States one year ago, mark the "No, different house in the United States" box. Then in items 14b and 14c, provide the city, county, state and ZIP code where the person lived one year ago.


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2002 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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40a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2001 ACS
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47. INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.


Mark (X) the "Yes" box for each type of income this person received, and give your best estimate of the TOTAL AMOUNT during the PAST 12 MONTHS. (NOTE: The "past 12 months" is the period from today's date one year ago up through today.)

Mark (X) the "No" box to show types of income NOT received.

If net income was a loss, mark the "Loss" box to the right of the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report the appropriate share for each person -- or, if that's not possible, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the "No" box for the other person.

a) Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items
[ ] Yes --> $____________________.00 (TOTAL AMOUNT for past 12 MONTHS)
[ ] No
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40a. Include wages and salaries before deductions from ALL jobs. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses.

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2000 5%
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31. INCOME IN 1999 - Mark [X] the “Yes” box for each income source received during 1999 and enter the total amount received during 1999 to a maximum of $999,999. Mark [X] the “No” box if the income source was not received. If net income was a loss, enter the amount and mark [X] the “Loss” box next to the dollar amount.

For income received jointly, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and mark the “No” box for the other person. If exact amount is not known, please give best estimate.

a. Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs - Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items.

[] Yes
Annual amount - Dollars
$[ ][ ][ ],[ ][ ][ ].00
[] No

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1990 5%
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32. INCOME IN 1989 -

Fill the "Yes" circle below for each income source received during 1989. Otherwise, fill the "No" circle. If "Yes," enter the total amount received during 1989. For income received jointly, see instruction guide. If exact amount is not known, please give best estimate. If net income was a loss, write "Loss" above the dollar amount.

"Fill the Yes or No circle for each part and enter the amount received during 1989. If income from any source was received jointly by household members, report, if possible, the appropriate share for each person; otherwise, report the whole amount for only one person and fill the No circle for the other person."

a. Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs - Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items.
[] Yes
[] No $________________ .00
Annual amount - Dollars
"Include wages and salaries from all jobs before deductions. Be sure to include any tips, commissions, or bonuses. Owners of incorporated businesses should enter their salary here. Military personnel should include base pay plus cash housing and/or subsistence allowance, flight pay, uniform allotments, reenlistment bonuses, etc."

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1980 5%
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a. Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs . . .

Report amount before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items.
[] Yes - $____________________.00
(Annual amount - Dollars)
[] No

"Include sick leave pay. Do not include reimbursement for business expenses and pay "in kind," (for example, food, lodging received as payment for work performed)."


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1970 Form 2 Metro
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[All]
40. Earnings in 1969 - Fill parts a, b, and c for everyone who worked any time in 1969 even if he had no income. (If exact amount is not known, give best estimate.)

a. How much did this person earn in 1969 in wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs? (Before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items.)
$ ____________.00
(Dollars only)

OR
[] None

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1970 Form 1 Metro
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[All]
40. Earnings in 1969 - Fill parts a, b, and c for everyone who worked any time in 1969 even if he had no income. (If exact amount is not known, give best estimate.)

a. How much did this person earn in 1969 in wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs? (Before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items.)
$ ____________.00
(Dollars only)

OR
[] None

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1960 5%
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P32. How much did this person earn in 1959 in wages, salary, commissions, or tips from all jobs? Before deductions for taxes, bonds, dues, or other items. (Enter amount or check "None." If exact figure not known, give best estimate.)

$_________________.00
(Dollars only)
OR
[] None

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1950 1%
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31a. Last year (1949), how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary?
(Enter amount before deductions for taxes, etc. or None)


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Item 31a. Wages or salary

229. Item 31a. Entry for each sample person 14 years old or over.-There must be an entry of an amount or a check in the "None" box for each person 14 years of age or over who is on a sample line. The amount must be entered to the nearest whole dollar, not in dollars and cents. Enter " 10,000 + " if amount received was more than $10,000. Accept the respondent's best estimate if he does not know the exact amount.

230. Time period covered by item 31a.-January 1, 1949, through December 31, 1949.

231. General definition of wages or salary.-The total amount of money earned by a person for all work done as an employee. This may have been earned on more than one job during the year. X age and salary income includes "take-home" pay plus all deductions and contributions such as deductions for withholding tax, Social Security, etc. It also includes receipts from the following sources-tips, piece-rate payments, nonmilitary cash bonuses, a share of the profits if received by an employee in addition to wages or salary, armed forces pay. National Guard pay, and cash pay received by a farm laborer or manager.

232. "Take-home" pay is not total wages or salary.-The respondent may often report the "take-home" pay, that is, wages or salary minus deductions for withholding tax, retirement pay, union dues, war bonds, etc. If "take-home" pay is reported, the deductions should be added to it and the total counted as wage or salary income. If the respondent knows only the amount of "take-home" pay, it may be necessary to itemize the deductions in order to get an estimate of the total before deductions.

233. Some specific types of wages and salaries:

a. Piece-rate payments.-Money received for work done at a specified amount per piece In many jobs in manufacturing, piece-rate payments are very important.
b. Commissions.-Money received by a person for transacting business for another person. In some occupations such as salesmen, milk truck drivers, laundrymen, etc., commissions may constitute a large proportion of the wage or salary.
c. Tips.-Payments received as supplements to wages for services rendered to the tipper. In some occupations such as waitresses, car hops, barbers, and taxicab drivers, tips may constitute an important part of wages or salary.
d. Bonuses other than military bonuses.-Payments made by employers to employees as supplements to wages and salaries, for example bonuses for services on the basis of a percentage of the profits and "Christmas gifts" of employers to employees.

Military bonuses are "other income," not wages and salary, and should be entered in item 31c.
e. Gifts.-Gifts from employers are to be counted as wages or salary. Occasional gifts from friends or relatives are not to be included in any of the income items. Periodic gifts or contributions for support from a person outside the household are "other income," and should be entered in item 31c.
f. Salaries of corporation officials.- The salary received by an official of a corporation is wage or salary income, just as are the wages of a laborer who works for the same corporation. The official's salary is not "Income from own business" even though he may own stock in the corporation.
g. Armed forces pay.-Money received as payment for service in the armed forces. This includes base pay plus rental and subsistence allowances, longevity pay, flight pay, etc. Bond purchases or voluntary dependency contributions should not be deducted in computing pay; however, standard dependency allotments ($22 or $27 per month) should be deducted.
h. National Guard training pay.- Pay received for training periods in the National Guard.

234. Receipts not counted as wages or salary:

a. So-called "salaries" which some owners of businesses pay themselves. Such "salaries" are to be included as "Income from own business" in item 31b.

b. Reimbursement for travel and other expenses. Such receipts are merely repayment for expenses incurred in connection with the job; they are not income.

c. Pay "in kind" (food, lodging, etc. given to an employee) even though received as payment for work performed and considered work for purposes of items 15 and 16. Pay "in kind" is not counted as income; items 31 and 32 refer only to money income.

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1940 1%
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32. Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions).
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584. Column 32. Amount of Money Wages or Salary Received.-This question must be answered for all persons 14 years and over except inmates of the institutions specified in paragraph 504. Enter an amount or a zero (0) in col. 32 for each person for whom the entry in col. 31 is one week or more. Enter "0" in col. 32 if the entry in col. 31 is "0" and for the cases specified in paragraph 590. Note that for persons who have worked for business profits, etc., rather than for money wages or salary during the year it is possible to have an entry of number of weeks worked in col. 31 and a "0" in col. 32.

585. Enter in col. 32 the total amount of money wages or salary (including commissions, tips, piece-rate payments, bonuses, etc.) paid in cash, or by check or draft, to each person for work done as an employee, including public emergency project work, in 1939. Do not include the earning of businessmen, farmers, or professional persons derived from business profits, sale of corps, or fees. Do not include as money wages or salary, income received from any of the sources listed in paragraphs 587 and 593. Enter the total amount of money wages or salary in terms of whole dollars, regarding sums of 50 to 99 cents as one dollar. For amounts above $5,000, enter "5,000+." This means that you are not to report the actual amount of money wages and salary for persons who have received more than $5,000. Keep this in mind in enumerating any household which seems likely to have an income above this amount. Some persons who might otherwise be reluctant to report wages or salary would be quite willing to do so if they learn that the amount above $5,000 need not be specified.

586. Include in total money wages or salary any amounts which have been deducted for Social Security purposes (e.g., Old Age Insurance, Railroad Retirement, or Unemployment Compensation). Include also all wages or salaries earned by administrative or project employees on any public emergency program (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) regardless of whether such wages or salaries were earned in the administrative offices of these programs or on projects.

587. Exclude from total money wages or salary the following:

a. Sums received as unemployment compensation, direct relief, or charity.
b. Income received in kind, such as living quarters, meals, supplies, etc., even though received as payment for work performed.
c. Sums received for travel and expenses incurred in travel.

588. In some instances, you will find that the housewife, or other member of the household who is furnishing you with the information, will not know the amount of money wages or salary on an annual basis. In such cases, obtain an approximation of the money wages or salary for the year by multiplying the number of weeks worked by the average salary per week. For example, a housewife may not know her husband's total money wages or salary for the year but may know that he worked 47 weeks during the year and that he earned $22.50 per week. In such a case, obtain the proper answer to this question, $1,058 in this case, by multiplying 47 (total weeks worked-the entry in col. 31) by $22.50 (average amount earned per week).