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Household Share of Income


Summary: Share of aggregate income by household, race, and ethnicity

This database contains the share of aggregate income and income limits for the 20th, 40th, 60th, 80th, and 95th percentiles of households.  Income share is presented as a percentage of aggregate income.  For example, in 2011, the income share for the 95th percentile for all races is 22.3 percent, indicating that the top 5 percent of households in this demographic group have between one-fourth and one-fifth of aggregate income.  Similarly, the 95th percentile upper income limit in 2011 ($186,000) reflects the income maximum for this group.  Income limits are presented in current dollars.  The number of households is in thousands. Because the Bureau of the Census Bureau has changed demographic categories over time, data are not available for all possible search combinations. For additional information on changes in categories and in the collection and methods used to build this database, see Detailed Household Income Share Background.

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Geographic Coverage: U.S.

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1967 - 2012 - 2016

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

Updated:  Sep. 19, 2017 Next update: Sep. 19, 2018

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