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Table RDI-3. Share of Aggregate Before and After Tax Income Received by Each Fifth and Top 5 Percent of Households: 1980 to 2001

(Households as of March of the following year. Shares based on grouped data. After tax income includes the earned income credit but excludes capital gains and capital losses. The following taxes are used to determine after tax income: Federal and state personal income taxes, federal retirement or FICA payroll taxes, and property taxes on own home.)

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                                                                Top         
                   Lowest  Second   Third  Fourth  Highest        5    Gini 
  Year              fifth   fifth   fifth   fifth    fifth  percent   ratio 
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  Before taxes                                                              
  2001                3.5     8.7    14.6    23.0     50.1     22.4   0.450 
  2000 29/            3.6     8.9    14.9    23.0     49.6     21.9   0.447 
  1999                3.6     8.9    14.9    23.2     49.4     21.5   0.445 
  1998                3.6     9.0    15.0    23.2     49.2     21.4   0.446 
  1997                3.6     8.9    15.0    23.2     49.4     21.7   0.448 
  1996                3.7     8.9    15.2    23.2     49.0     21.4   0.447 
  1995 25/            3.7     9.1    15.2    23.4     48.6     21.0   0.444 
  1994 24/            3.6     8.9    15.0    23.4     49.1     21.2   0.450 
  1993 23/            3.6     9.0    15.1    23.5     48.9     21.0   0.448 
  1992 22/            3.7     9.4    15.8    24.2     46.9     18.6   0.431 
  1991                3.8     9.6    15.9    24.2     46.5     18.1   0.425 
  1990 */             3.8     9.6    15.9    24.0     46.6     18.6   0.426 
  1989 */             3.8     9.5    15.8    24.0     46.8     18.9   0.429 
  1988                3.8     9.6    16.0    24.3     46.3     18.3   0.425 
  1987 21/            3.8     9.6    16.1    24.3     46.2     18.2   0.424 
  1986                3.8     9.7    16.2    24.3     46.1     18.0   0.407 
  1985 20/            3.9     9.8    16.2    24.4     45.6     17.6   0.406 
  1984 19/            4.0     9.9    16.3    24.6     45.2     17.1   0.406 
  1983 */             4.0     9.9    16.4    24.6     45.1     17.1   0.407 
  1982 */             4.0    10.0    16.5    24.5     45.0     17.0   0.406 
  1981                4.1    10.1    16.7    24.8     44.4     16.5   0.402 
  1980                4.2    10.2    16.8    24.8     44.1     16.5   0.399 
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   After taxes                                                              
  2001                4.4    10.4    16.3    24.0     44.9     18.2   0.403 
  2000 29/            4.5    10.5    16.5    24.1     44.4     17.8   0.398 
  1999                4.6    10.6    16.6    24.2     44.0     17.1   0.395 
  1998                4.5    10.6    16.5    24.1     44.3     17.4   0.398 
  1997                4.4    10.5    16.3    24.0     44.8     18.0   0.403 
  1996                4.5    10.5    16.3    24.0     44.7     17.9   0.402 
  1995 25/            4.5    10.5    16.4    23.9     44.6     17.9   0.401 
  1994 24/            4.4    10.4    16.3    23.9     45.1     18.1   0.407 
  1993 23/            4.3    10.4    16.3    24.0     45.0     18.1   0.407 
  1992 22/            4.4    10.6    16.8    24.5     43.6     16.5   0.393 
  1991                4.5    10.8    16.9    24.6     43.2     16.0   0.388 
  1990 */             4.5    10.8    16.9    24.3     43.5     16.5   0.390 
  1989 */             4.6    10.8    16.9    24.4     43.3     16.2   0.388 
  1988                4.5    10.9    17.1    24.6     42.9     15.8   0.384 
  1987 21/            4.5    10.9    17.2    24.8     42.5     15.4   0.382 
  1986                4.4    10.9    17.2    24.8     42.6     15.3   0.380 
  1985 20/            4.6    11.0    17.2    24.7     42.6     15.4   0.379 
  1984 19/            4.7    11.0    17.2    24.8     42.3     15.2   0.377 
  1983 */             4.7    11.1    17.4    24.8     42.1     15.0   0.375 
  1982 */             4.7    11.3    17.5    24.8     41.8     14.8   0.371 
  1981                4.9    11.5    17.8    25.0     40.9     14.2   0.362 
  1980                4.9    11.6    17.9    25.1     40.6     14.1   0.358 
 
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*/  Revised based on new IRS tax data.  For further details, see
P-60, No. 176-RD; P-23, Nos. 143 and 147.                       
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SOURCE: Current Population Survey, Annual Demographic Supplements                                   
                                                                                                    
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U.S. Department of Commerce                                                                         
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