What is the average income of a Native American family?

The U.S. census of 1990 found that the average Native American family makes about $21,750, far below the average income of all American families ($35,225).

About 27 percent of Native American families live in poverty. Native Americans on reservations are the most impoverished.

Just over half of all reservation residents live below the poverty level set by the U.S. government.

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