The median income for a specific region of the country where your bankruptcy case is filed, as determined by Federal Census data. This is a number that is used as part of the “Means Test” to determine if any calculation under the Test should be made for your income situation. If your actual income is above the Median Income for your area, your situation will need to be evaluated in advance to see if the Means Test could result in you not qualifying for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.

Of course, the Median Income that will apply to your case will depend on a few other factors besides geography. Factors like the size of your household and the number of earners in your household. The income table that apply to you can also be found on a website maintained by the Department of Justice and the United States Trustee Program.