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City lags behind in median income

When it comes to median family income, Vancouverites are trailing most of Canada.

When it comes to median family income, Vancouverites are trailing most of Canada.

Vancouver ranked 22nd out of 33 census metropolitan areas in a Statistics Canada report released Thursday that looked at 2008 personal income tax returns.

The Canadian median family income average is $68,860, which is slightly higher than Vancouver’s at $68,670.

Leading the pack are Calgary families at $91,570, with Abbotsford-Mission coming in third-last of all areas studied at $63,680.

However, when it comes to Vancouver’s single people, at $26,560 they’re above the Canadian average of $24,810, but still rank 13th. Calgarians again rank first, at $35,710.

 
 
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