On this page we’ve estimated United States Household Income Brackets for 2018. This data is for households in the United States, for income earned between January and December of 2017. We include a table of every household income percentile for 2018 United States data including the top one percent. We also have research on individual […]
Earlier, we looked at the correlation of income and net worth for all American households in 2016. Now let’s take a higher resolution look at the correlation for well-off or upper middle class households. In 2016 in the United States, the correlation of net worth and income for households making $100,000 or more was .4967, […]
We present a Household Income Percentile Calculator for any age range on this page. For either Family Households or All Households, we’ll estimate the income percentile breakpoints for the age of the head of household, inclusive of your choice of ages. We have data for ages 18 to 80 and 85. For methodology and a […]
We present here a household income percentile calculator for the United States for 2017. Enter a household income and we’ll estimate which percentile it fell into, down to the closest .1%. The data was collected in the March 2017 ASEC, so incomes are for full-year January to December 2016. See more in our accompanying work […]
On this page we’ve estimated United States Household Income Brackets for 2017. This data is for all households in the United States, tracking income earned between January and December of 2016. We also include a table of every household income percentile for 2017 United States data. (See individual income brackets here). Selected United States Household […]
Today we’re going to delve into Income Equality, a topic which has been fresh in the American collective consciousness ever since the Great Recession ended. Gini Index If you click the above image, you’ll see a graph from the St. Louis Fed (Census Bureau Data) showing a measure known as the ‘Gini Index’ headed up […]
Weeks and links for the week – including an editor’s pick.
The number to keep your eye on, obviously is a $200,000 annual salary if you’re single and a $250,000 combined salary if you’re married. These, as you likely know, are the lines in the sand drawn by the current administration to determine who is ‘rich’ and who isn’t. Does the electorate agree? For the most part. A Marist poll showed that 55% of Americans believe that a household income over $250,000 means you are wealthy, while 45% disagreed.
How about this title in the Wall Street Journal? “Credit Cards Take From Poor, Give to the Rich” is the name, in reference to a Boston Federal Reserve Bank report on credit card reward programs. The paper says just that: credit card rewards programs and merchant fees for credit card usage are increasing the overall cost of goods for check and cash customers.