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View Poll Results: Homeschoolers! What is your income level? *private*
Less than $15,000 18 6.67%
$15,000 - $35,000 52 19.26%
$35,000 - $50,000 54 20.00%
$50,000 - $75,000 66 24.44%
$75,000 - $100,000 39 14.44%
$100,000 - $150,000 31 11.48%
$150,000 - $200,000 4 1.48%
More than $200,000 6 2.22%
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#1 of 22 Old 07-18-2009, 05:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is for my statistics class. I need to do a small project so I'm comparing the income levels of public schoolers and homeschoolers. Thanks for your help!
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Would you like those of us outside the US to adjust our income to USD?

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I voted. I also had to add that we are a 2 income family (we both work ft out of the house and homeschool).

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This doesn't account for high cost of living areas. My mother is stunned and thinks we're wealthy because of my husband's income equaling my step-father's income. But in reality, we were paying $14k/year in property taxes to her $1,200/year and housing was SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper where she was. So where they were living VERY high on the hog, we couldn't even get into a decent school district.

So it would seem like we make a lot of money, but we live very close to the edge... without vacations or car payments and a pretty stealth food budget at that.

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As another poster said, your poll doesn't account for COL. We are a 2 income family, living in a high COL area. And we are homeschooling through a charter school, so no required/needed school books or materials to buy.

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Actually, it will account for COL if the public school poll is the same. All things equal, there should be people from all different COL areas in both polls, evenning out the playing field so to speak. It would also sort of even out two-income and one-income families. It won't be perfect of course, but she probably just needs some numbers to work up for her class...it's not going to be a published study or anything. (I've taken a lot of statistics courses lol!)

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As another poster said, your poll doesn't account for COL. We are a 2 income family, living in a high COL area. And we are homeschooling through a charter school, so no required/needed school books or materials to buy.
it also doesn't account for other variables.

for example, two adults and one kid on a 50k level and homeschooling is probably plenty of money versus a single mom homeschooling 6 kids.


your study will not account for possibly inaccurate correlations.

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Would you like those of us outside the US to adjust our income to USD?
yes, please!

And I know there are plenty of variables and inaccuracies, but like someone said, it's not to be a published study, it's just some data to work with for my Stats 101 class. Thanks everyone!
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yes, please!

And I know there are plenty of variables and inaccuracies, but like someone said, it's not to be a published study, it's just some data to work with for my Stats 101 class. Thanks everyone!
Done We sat right on a cusp so I put us in the higher bracket because dh changed jobs 3mos into the financial year so we'll be a little higher this year

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This doesn't account for high cost of living areas. My mother is stunned and thinks we're wealthy because of my husband's income equaling my step-father's income. But in reality, we were paying $14k/year in property taxes to her $1,200/year and housing was SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper where she was. So where they were living VERY high on the hog, we couldn't even get into a decent school district.

So it would seem like we make a lot of money, but we live very close to the edge... without vacations or car payments and a pretty stealth food budget at that.
Yep, same goes for us. Our yearly income is high, but the COL in our area is so high we are barely getting by.
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14k/yr in property tax? good god. i can spit and it will land in DC and our propert tax is in the 2500/yr range
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Love Prop 13 here in CA. When we inherit my MiL's house, the property taxes will stay at $600 a year as they were when she bought the house in 1970. Taxes and insurance combined are around $1200 a year. Her house was paid off when FiL died.

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Do you want me to vote in both of your polls, neither of your polls, or just one of them?

Last year I had 2 kids homeschooled and 1 in private school. Next year I'll either have 2 in public school and one HSed, or one in public, one in private, and one at home. :

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This doesn't account for high cost of living areas. My mother is stunned and thinks we're wealthy because of my husband's income equaling my step-father's income. But in reality, we were paying $14k/year in property taxes to her $1,200/year and housing was SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper where she was. So where they were living VERY high on the hog, we couldn't even get into a decent school district.

So it would seem like we make a lot of money, but we live very close to the edge... without vacations or car payments and a pretty stealth food budget at that.
this is us. we live on a TIGHT budget. if we lived in the midwest, we woudl be living great, but here we are tight.
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Do you want me to vote in both of your polls, neither of your polls, or just one of them?

Last year I had 2 kids homeschooled and 1 in private school. Next year I'll either have 2 in public school and one HSed, or one in public, one in private, and one at home. :
: indeed.

I guess neither since you have the private school variable in there.
Thanks, though
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Are you asking this question elsewhere or just at this site? I wouldn't expect income distributions at one site to reflect that of a larger group.
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Are you asking this question elsewhere or just at this site? I wouldn't expect income distributions at one site to reflect that of a larger group.
No, they won't. But like I said, it's just for my Stats 101 class, and I just need a data set to work with for a basic project. It doesn't have to be representative of an entire population.
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We live in Texas. No income tax, but huge property taxes.

So I am confused about whether this is gross income or take home pay?

I guess I will assume it is gross.
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14k/yr in property tax? good god. i can spit and it will land in DC and our propert tax is in the 2500/yr range
Fascinating. We live about a mile from the DC border, and our property taxes are about $4600 this year. $1900 of that is the City of Takoma Park portion, though -- if my house were in Montgomery County but not in the City of Takoma Park, my property taxes would be around $2700.

(And no, I don't mind paying extra for the privilege of living in Takoma Park.)

I know someone who lives on Long Island and pays somewhere in the vicinity of $12,000 a year in property taxes. Yikes!

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I live in Loudoun county and my property taxes are around $3500 for the year. But I don't homeschool. Technically, anyway ....
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I voted.

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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14k/yr in property tax? good god. i can spit and it will land in DC and our propert tax is in the 2500/yr range
I can spit and land in NYC. I live in Central NJ on a 1/2 acre of land in a less desireable school district.

Admittedly, our town was just revaluated for the first time in 20 years (by state mandate) and the leveling out dropped us down to *drumroll* $11,522/year. Needless to say, I'm thrilled. I just got the new bill today (they were delayed pending state aid). That being said, after evaluating other states for relocation, I'm not sorry to be paying what I pay for what I get here... even as a homeschooler.

Just in time to move. :

And don't get me started on California's Prop 13. It prices people out of being able to move out of their homes and is a HUGE contributor to your financial crisis. Glad it works in your favor personally, but it's a disaster in the bigger picture.

Oh... sorry... not meaning to hijack!

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