Rising Income Inequality in the US


by Shane M. on May 12, 2014 | Views: 43 | Score: 0
Top Fifth of Income EarnersSecond Fifth of Income EarnersThird Fifth of Income EarnersFourth Fifth of Income EarnersBotttom Fifth of Income Earners
196743.624.217.310.84
197243.924.51710.44.1
19774424.816.910.24.2
19824524.516.5104
198746.224.316.19.63.8
199246.924.215.89.43.8
199749.423.2158.93.6
200249.723.314.88.83.5
200749.723.414.88.73.4
2012512314.48.33.2
Year
Percentage of Total US Income Held By Each Group
Sources: census.gov
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Shane M.
Shane M. on May 12, 2014 2:58 PM said:

This chart measures each income group's share of total US income over time. From 1967 to 2012, the top fifth of income earners have steadily increased their share of total income, at the expense of every other group, whose shares have dropped.