Household Income Percentile Calculator for the United States in 2020

September 27th, 2021 by 

On this page is a household income percentile calculator for the United States for 2020. Enter pre-tax – gross – household income earned between January and December 2019 and compare to household income percentiles in the full year.

Afterwards, visit the income percentile by state and income percentile by city calculator. Or, try the individual income calculator.

Fnd the methodology in the United States average income, median income, and income percentile post.

Household Income Percentile Statistics in 2020

Here's what the household income brackets looked like for the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, 95th, and 99th (top 1%) percentiles in 2020 vs. 2019:

Household Income Comparison US 2019 vs 2020
Income Distribution in the US for Selected Percentiles (2020 vs. 2019)

What was the United States average household income?

In 2020, average household income in the United States was $97,973.61.

What was the United States median household income?

In 2020, median household income in the United States was $68,400.00.

How many US households made $100,000 or more in 2020?

In 2020, 34.1% of households or around 43,791,667 households made a six-figure income.

How many US households made $250,000 or More in 2020?

About 7,825,122 households or 6.09% of all US households made $250,000 or more in 2020.

What was the top 10% household income percentile in 2020?

The threshold to be in the top 10% of household incomes in 2020 in the United States was $200,968.

What was the top 5% household income percentile in 2020?

The threshold to be in the top 5% of household incomes in 2019 in the United States was $270,358.00

What is the top one percent household income in the US in 2020?

In 2020, the threshold for a household to be top 1% was $531,020.00 in earnings.

Note: Net worth is a better proxy for 1% (see our one percent in America article). I know though: most often one-percenter refers to income.

What other calculators do you have?

Thanks for being a reader! Want more calculators and interactive tools?

See our individual income by age calculator and individual income calculator. Also see our net worth calculator and net worth by age calculator.

Or, drink from the firehose on our calculator roundup page!

Source and Methodology on the 2020 Household Income Percentile Calculator

Sarah Flood, Miriam King, Renae Rodgers, Steven Ruggles and J. Robert Warren. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Current Population Survey: Version 7.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020.

See the household income bracket article for details on methodology – but household is easier to screen for than individual income.

Want to see a past edition? Here are the archived household income calculators:

More interestingly, we have the household income by year post. Try that one first (it does inflation adjustments for you).



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