Shoreline's median household income grew only 1.9 percent from 2007 to 2011 to $62,400, to rank the city only 45th out of 52nd cities in Washington in income growth with more than 20,000 population.
Shoreline households have higher median income than the state median but their income continues to grow at a slower pace.
A Seattle PI.com story pulled Census statistics to find that the median Washington household earned $57,742 in 2011. Half of all households earned more than that and half earned less. That’s a 7.05 percent increase from 2007, but it's a bit lower than what would be enough to match inflation.
In the U.S. as of 2011, the median household income increased 3 percent from 2007 to $51,484.