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Table RDI-7. Share of Aggregate Income Received by Each Fifth of Households, by Selected Definition of Income: 1979 to 2003

(Households as of March of the following year)

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  Characteristics                      2003       2002       2001     2000 30/  1999 26/29/

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  All Households (thous.)             112,000    111,278    109,297    108,209      106,434



  INCOME BEFORE TAXES:

  1. Money income excluding

  capital gains (current

  official measure)

  --Lowest quintile                       3.4        3.4        3.5        3.6          3.7

  --Second quintile                       8.8        8.8        8.8        9.0          8.9

  --Third quintile                       14.7       14.9       14.5       14.8         15.2

  --Fourth quintile                      23.3       23.2       23.1       22.9         23.0

  --Highest quintile                     49.8       49.6       50.1       49.8         49.4



  2. Definition 1 less

  government transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       0.8        0.9        1.1        1.1          1.2

  --Second quintile                       7.2        7.4        7.4        7.6          7.4

  --Third quintile                       14.8       14.9       14.8       14.6         14.8

  --Fourth quintile                      24.0       23.9       23.7       24.1         24.2

  --Highest quintile                     53.1       52.8       53.1       52.6         52.4



  3. Definition 2 plus capital

  gains (losses)

  --Lowest quintile                       0.9        1.0        1.0        1.1          1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.6        7.4        6.9        7.1          7.0

  --Third quintile                       14.2       14.8       13.7       13.9         13.8

  --Fourth quintile                      24.4       24.0       22.4       22.3         22.7

  --Highest quintile                     52.9       52.8       56.0       55.7         55.3



  4. Definition 3 plus health

  insurance supplements to

  wage or salary income

  --Lowest quintile                       0.9        0.9        0.9        1.1          1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.3        7.4        6.9        7.1          7.0

  --Third quintile                       14.7       14.7       13.7       13.8         14.0

  --Fourth quintile                      24.5       24.5       22.8       22.8         23.0

  --Highest quintile                     52.7       52.5       55.6       55.3         54.9



  INCOME AFTER TAXES:

  5. Definition 4 less social

  security payroll taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       0.9        0.9        1.0        1.0          1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.2        7.4        6.8        7.0          7.0

  --Third quintile                       14.7       14.7       13.6       13.7         13.8

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       24.2       22.6       22.6         22.7

  --Highest quintile                     52.9       52.7       56.0       55.7         55.4



  6. Definition 5 less federal

  income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        1.1        1.1        1.2          1.3

  --Second quintile                       8.0        8.1        7.7        7.8          7.8

  --Third quintile                       15.7       15.6       14.8       14.9         15.0

  --Fourth quintile                      25.3       25.1       23.8       23.7         23.8

  --Highest quintile                     50.1       50.1       52.6       52.3         52.1



  7. Definition 6 plus the

  earned income credit

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        1.1        1.2        1.3          1.3

  --Second quintile                       8.2        8.4        7.9        8.1          8.1

  --Third quintile                       15.7       15.6       14.8       14.9         15.0

  --Fourth quintile                      25.2       25.0       23.7       23.7         23.7

  --Highest quintile                     49.8       49.9       52.4       52.1         51.8



  8. Definition 7 less

  state income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.2        1.3          1.4

  --Second quintile                       8.4        8.6        8.1        8.3          8.3

  --Third quintile                       15.9       15.8       15.0       15.1         15.2

  --Fourth quintile                      25.4       25.1       23.9       23.9         24.0

  --Highest quintile                     49.3       49.4       51.7       51.4         51.1



  9. Definition 8 plus

  nonmeans-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       3.6        3.8        3.7        3.8          3.8

  --Second quintile                       9.9       10.0        9.5        9.6          9.7

  --Third quintile                       16.1       16.0       15.3       15.3         15.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       24.0       22.9       22.9         23.1

  --Highest quintile                     46.1       46.2       48.6       48.4         48.0



  10. Definition 9 plus medicare

  --Lowest quintile                       3.8        4.0        3.9        4.0          4.0

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.5       10.0       10.1         10.2

  --Third quintile                       16.4       16.4       15.6       15.7         15.7

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       23.9       22.8       22.7         22.9

  --Highest quintile                     45.2       45.3       47.7       47.5         47.1



  11. Definition 10 plus

  regular-price school lunches

  --Lowest quintile                       3.8        4.0        3.9        4.0          4.0

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.5       10.0       10.1         10.2

  --Third quintile                       16.4       16.4       15.6       15.7         15.7

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       23.9       22.8       22.7         22.9

  --Highest quintile                     45.2       45.3       47.7       47.5         47.1



  12. Definition 11 plus

  means-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.2        4.3        4.2        4.3          4.4

  --Second quintile                      10.5       10.5       10.1       10.2         10.3

  --Third quintile                       16.4       16.4       15.6       15.6         15.7

  --Fourth quintile                      24.1       23.8       22.7       22.6         22.8

  --Highest quintile                     44.9       45.1       47.4       47.3         46.9



  13. Definition 12 plus medicaid

  --Lowest quintile                       4.2        4.3        4.2        4.4          4.4

  --Second quintile                      10.6       10.7       10.3       10.3         10.3

  --Third quintile                       16.4       16.4       15.7       15.7         15.7

  --Fourth quintile                      24.1       23.8       22.7       22.6         22.8

  --Highest quintile                     44.6       44.8       47.1       47.1         46.7



  14. Definition 13 plus

  other means-tested government

  noncash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.5        4.6        4.5        4.6          4.7

  --Second quintile                      10.7       10.8       10.3       10.3         10.4

  --Third quintile                       16.4       16.3       15.7       15.7         15.7

  --Fourth quintile                      24.0       23.7       22.6       22.6         22.6

  --Highest quintile                     44.4       44.6       46.9       46.9         46.5



  15. Definition 14 plus

  net imputed return on

  equity in own home

  --Lowest quintile                       4.7        4.8        4.7        4.8          4.8

  --Second quintile                      10.8       10.9       10.4       10.5         10.5

  --Third quintile                       16.4       16.4       15.7       15.7         15.8

  --Fourth quintile                      24.0       23.7       22.6       22.7         22.8

  --Highest quintile                     44.1       44.2       46.5       46.3         46.0



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  Characteristics                      1998       1997       1996     1995 25/   1994 24/

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  All Households (thous.)             103,874    102,528    101,018     99,627     98,990



  INCOME BEFORE TAXES:

  1. Money income excluding

  capital gains (current

  official measure)

  --Lowest quintile                       3.6        3.6        3.7        3.7        3.6

  --Second quintile                       9.2        8.9        8.9        9.1        9.1

  --Third quintile                       14.9       15.1       15.2       15.2       15.1

  --Fourth quintile                      23.3       23.0       23.2       23.4       23.1

  --Highest quintile                     49.0       49.3       49.0       48.6       49.1



  2. Definition 1 less

  government transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        0.9        1.0        1.0        0.8

  --Second quintile                       7.6        7.6        7.5        7.3        7.2

  --Third quintile                       15.0       14.7       14.9       15.2       14.8

  --Fourth quintile                      24.1       24.0       24.4       24.4       24.8

  --Highest quintile                     52.3       52.7       52.2       52.2       52.3



  3. Definition 2 plus capital

  gains (losses)

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        0.9        1.0        0.9        0.8

  --Second quintile                       7.3        7.2        7.2        7.2        7.0

  --Third quintile                       14.1       14.1       14.3       14.6       14.4

  --Fourth quintile                      23.2       23.4       23.5       23.8       24.0

  --Highest quintile                     54.4       54.3       54.0       53.4       53.8



  4. Definition 3 plus health

  insurance supplements to

  wage or salary income

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        0.9        0.9        0.9        0.8

  --Second quintile                       7.1        7.1        7.2        7.2        6.9

  --Third quintile                       14.2       14.4       14.5       14.7       14.7

  --Fourth quintile                      23.4       23.6       23.9       24.2       24.2

  --Highest quintile                     54.1       54.0       53.4       52.9       53.4



  INCOME AFTER TAXES:

  5. Definition 4 less social

  security payroll taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        0.9        0.9        0.9        0.8

  --Second quintile                       7.1        7.1        7.1        7.1        6.9

  --Third quintile                       14.1       14.3       14.5       14.7       14.5

  --Fourth quintile                      23.2       23.4       23.7       24.0       24.0

  --Highest quintile                     54.5       54.4       53.8       53.3       53.8



  6. Definition 5 less federal

  income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.2        1.0        1.1        1.0        0.9

  --Second quintile                       8.0        7.8        7.9        7.9        7.7

  --Third quintile                       15.2       15.3       15.4       15.6       15.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       24.4       24.7       24.9       24.9

  --Highest quintile                     51.4       51.5       50.9       50.5       51.1



  7. Definition 6 plus the

  earned income credit

  --Lowest quintile                       1.2        1.1        1.1        1.1        0.9

  --Second quintile                       8.2        8.1        8.2        8.2        7.8

  --Third quintile                       15.2       15.3       15.4       15.6       15.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       24.3       24.6       24.8       24.8

  --Highest quintile                     51.2       51.2       50.6       50.3       51.0



  8. Definition 7 less

  state income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.3        1.2        1.2        1.1        1.0

  --Second quintile                       8.4        8.3        8.4        8.4        8.0

  --Third quintile                       15.5       15.5       15.7       15.9       15.7

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       24.4       24.6       24.9       24.9

  --Highest quintile                     50.5       50.6       50.1       49.7       50.4



  9. Definition 8 plus

  nonmeans-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       3.7        3.7        3.7        3.7        3.5

  --Second quintile                       9.8        9.8        9.9       10.0        9.8

  --Third quintile                       15.7       15.7       15.8       16.1       15.9

  --Fourth quintile                      23.3       23.5       23.8       23.8       24.0

  --Highest quintile                     47.4       47.3       46.8       46.4       46.9



  10. Definition 9 plus medicare

  --Lowest quintile                       4.0        3.9        3.9        3.9        3.6

  --Second quintile                      10.3       10.4       10.5       10.6       10.4

  --Third quintile                       15.9       16.0       16.3       16.3       16.3

  --Fourth quintile                      23.3       23.3       23.4       23.6       23.7

  --Highest quintile                     46.5       46.4       46.0       45.5       46.0



  11. Definition 10 plus

  regular-price school lunches

  --Lowest quintile                       4.0        3.9        3.9        3.9        3.6

  --Second quintile                      10.3       10.4       10.5       10.6       10.4

  --Third quintile                       16.0       16.0       16.3       16.3       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      23.2       23.3       23.5       23.6       23.7

  --Highest quintile                     46.5       46.4       45.9       45.5       46.0



  12. Definition 11 plus

  means-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.3        4.3        4.4        4.5        4.2

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.4       10.5       10.6       10.4

  --Third quintile                       15.9       16.0       16.2       16.3       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      23.1       23.1       23.4       23.5       23.5

  --Highest quintile                     46.2       46.1       45.5       45.1       45.6



  13. Definition 12 plus medicaid

  --Lowest quintile                       4.4        4.4        4.5        4.6        4.3

  --Second quintile                      10.5       10.5       10.7       10.7       10.6

  --Third quintile                       16.0       16.0       16.2       16.4       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      23.1       23.1       23.3       23.5       23.5

  --Highest quintile                     46.0       45.9       45.3       44.8       45.4



  14. Definition 13 plus

  other means-tested government

  noncash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.7        4.8        4.9        5.0        4.8

  --Second quintile                      10.6       10.6       10.8       10.8       10.6

  --Third quintile                       16.0       16.0       16.2       16.3       16.1

  --Fourth quintile                      23.0       23.0       23.2       23.3       23.4

  --Highest quintile                     45.8       45.6       45.0       44.5       45.1



  15. Definition 14 plus

  net imputed return on

  equity in own home

  --Lowest quintile                       4.9        5.0        5.1        5.2        5.0

  --Second quintile                      10.7       10.7       10.8       11.0       10.7

  --Third quintile                       16.0       16.1       16.2       16.3       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      23.0       23.1       23.3       23.4       23.4

  --Highest quintile                     45.4       45.2       44.6       44.1       44.8



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  Characteristics                    1993 23/   1992 22/     1991       1990       1989

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  All Households (thous.)              97,107     96,426     95,669     94,312     93,347



  INCOME BEFORE TAXES:

  1. Money income excluding

  capital gains (current

  official measure)

  --Lowest quintile                       3.5        3.8        3.8        3.9        3.9

  --Second quintile                       9.1        9.4        9.5        9.6        9.4

  --Third quintile                       15.1       15.7       16.0       16.0       16.1

  --Fourth quintile                      23.7       24.3       24.2       24.1       23.7

  --Highest quintile                     48.6       46.9       46.5       46.4       46.8



  2. Definition 1 less

  government transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       0.9        1.0        1.1        1.2        1.2

  --Second quintile                       7.3        7.8        8.0        8.3        8.4

  --Third quintile                       14.9       15.7       15.9       15.7       15.6

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       25.2       25.3       25.0       25.0

  --Highest quintile                     52.6       50.4       49.6       49.7       49.8



  3. Definition 2 plus capital

  gains (losses)

  --Lowest quintile                       0.9        0.9        1.1        1.2        1.2

  --Second quintile                       7.1        7.6        7.8        8.1        8.1

  --Third quintile                       14.6       15.4       15.6       15.5       15.1

  --Fourth quintile                      24.0       24.8       24.8       24.7       24.3

  --Highest quintile                     53.5       51.3       50.6       50.5       51.3



  4. Definition 3 plus health

  insurance supplements to

  wage or salary income

  --Lowest quintile                       0.8        0.9        1.1        1.1        1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.0        7.4        7.7        8.0        7.9

  --Third quintile                       14.7       15.4       15.5       15.6       15.5

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       25.2       25.2       24.9       24.5

  --Highest quintile                     53.1       51.1       50.6       50.3       51.0



  INCOME AFTER TAXES:

  5. Definition 4 less social

  security payroll taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       0.8        0.9        1.0        1.1        1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.0        7.4        7.7        8.0        7.8

  --Third quintile                       14.5       15.4       15.4       15.5       15.3

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       25.0       25.0       24.7       24.4

  --Highest quintile                     53.5       51.3       50.9       50.7       51.3



  6. Definition 5 less federal

  income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        1.1        1.2        1.3        1.3

  --Second quintile                       7.7        8.1        8.3        8.6        8.5

  --Third quintile                       15.5       16.0       16.2       16.3       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      25.0       25.6       25.7       25.3       25.0

  --Highest quintile                     50.9       49.2       48.6       48.5       49.0



  7. Definition 6 plus the

  earned income credit

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        1.1        1.2        1.3        1.3

  --Second quintile                       7.8        8.3        8.4        8.7        8.6

  --Third quintile                       15.5       16.1       16.2       16.3       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      24.9       25.5       25.7       25.3       24.9

  --Highest quintile                     50.7       49.0       48.4       48.4       48.9



  8. Definition 7 less

  state income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        1.1        1.3        1.4        1.4

  --Second quintile                       8.1        8.4        8.7        8.9        8.8

  --Third quintile                       15.7       16.3       16.3       16.5       16.3

  --Fourth quintile                      25.1       25.5       25.7       25.3       25.0

  --Highest quintile                     50.2       48.6       48.0       47.9       48.5



  9. Definition 8 plus

  nonmeans-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       3.4        3.6        3.7        3.7        3.8

  --Second quintile                       9.8       10.2       10.4       10.5       10.4

  --Third quintile                       16.0       16.5       16.6       16.6       16.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.1       24.5       24.6       24.4       24.1

  --Highest quintile                     46.7       45.2       44.7       44.9       45.4



  10. Definition 9 plus medicare

  --Lowest quintile                       3.6        3.7        3.8        3.9        4.0

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.7       10.9       10.9       10.8

  --Third quintile                       16.3       16.9       16.8       16.8       16.6

  --Fourth quintile                      23.9       24.4       24.5       24.3       23.9

  --Highest quintile                     45.9       44.3       44.0       44.1       44.8



  11. Definition 10 plus

  regular-price school lunches

  --Lowest quintile                       3.6        3.7        3.8        3.9        4.0

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.7       10.9       10.9       10.8

  --Third quintile                       16.3       16.8       16.8       16.8       16.5

  --Fourth quintile                      23.9       24.5       24.5       24.3       23.9

  --Highest quintile                     45.9       44.3       44.0       44.1       44.8



  12. Definition 11 plus

  means-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.2        4.4        4.5        4.6        4.6

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.8       11.0       10.9       10.8

  --Third quintile                       16.2       16.8       16.7       16.7       16.6

  --Fourth quintile                      23.8       24.3       24.2       24.1       23.7

  --Highest quintile                     45.4       43.8       43.6       43.7       44.4



  13. Definition 12 plus medicaid

  --Lowest quintile                       4.3        4.4        4.6        4.7        4.7

  --Second quintile                      10.6       10.9       11.0       11.1       10.9

  --Third quintile                       16.2       16.8       16.8       16.6       16.6

  --Fourth quintile                      23.8       24.2       24.2       24.1       23.6

  --Highest quintile                     45.2       43.7       43.4       43.6       44.3



  14. Definition 13 plus

  other means-tested government

  noncash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.8        4.9        5.0        5.1        5.1

  --Second quintile                      10.7       11.0       11.1       11.2       10.9

  --Third quintile                       16.1       16.7       16.7       16.5       16.5

  --Fourth quintile                      23.6       24.0       24.0       23.9       23.5

  --Highest quintile                     44.8       43.3       43.1       43.3       44.0



  15. Definition 14 plus

  net imputed return on

  equity in own home

  --Lowest quintile                       4.9        5.1        5.1        5.2        5.2

  --Second quintile                      10.7       11.0       11.1       11.1       11.0

  --Third quintile                       16.2       16.6       16.7       16.6       16.3

  --Fourth quintile                      23.6       23.9       23.9       23.8       23.6

  --Highest quintile                     44.6       43.3       43.1       43.3       43.9



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  Characteristics                      1988     1987 21/     1986     1985 20/   1984 19/

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  All Households (thous.)              92,830     91,124     89,479     88,458     86,789



  INCOME BEFORE TAXES:

  1. Money income excluding

  capital gains (current

  official measure)

  --Lowest quintile                       3.8        3.8        3.8        3.9        4.0

  --Second quintile                       9.6        9.8        9.7        9.9        9.9

  --Third quintile                       16.0       15.7       16.4       16.1       16.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.5       24.6       24.0       24.5       24.7

  --Highest quintile                     46.0       46.1       46.1       45.6       45.1



  2. Definition 1 less

  government transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.1        1.1        1.1

  --Second quintile                       8.1        8.0        8.2        8.4        8.4

  --Third quintile                       16.1       16.4       16.0       16.1       16.2

  --Fourth quintile                      25.4       25.3       25.6       25.6       26.1

  --Highest quintile                     49.3       49.2       49.2       48.9       48.1



  3. Definition 2 plus capital

  gains (losses)

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.0        1.0        1.1

  --Second quintile                       8.0        8.0        7.6        8.1        8.3

  --Third quintile                       15.4       15.7       15.1       15.5       15.9

  --Fourth quintile                      25.0       24.6       23.8       25.0       25.3

  --Highest quintile                     50.6       50.7       52.6       50.3       49.4



  4. Definition 3 plus health

  insurance supplements to

  wage or salary income

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.0        1.0        1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.8        7.9        7.6        8.0        8.2

  --Third quintile                       15.7       15.6       15.0       15.8       16.0

  --Fourth quintile                      24.9       25.0       24.1       25.1       25.3

  --Highest quintile                     50.5       50.4       52.3       50.1       49.4



  INCOME AFTER TAXES:

  5. Definition 4 less social

  security payroll taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.0        1.1        1.1

  --Second quintile                       7.9        7.9        7.6        8.0        8.1

  --Third quintile                       15.5       15.6       14.8       15.7       15.9

  --Fourth quintile                      24.7       24.8       23.9       24.9       25.2

  --Highest quintile                     50.9       50.7       52.7       50.4       49.6



  6. Definition 5 less federal

  income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.2        1.2        1.1        1.2        1.2

  --Second quintile                       8.6        8.6        8.2        8.7        8.8

  --Third quintile                       16.3       16.4       15.5       16.3       16.5

  --Fourth quintile                      25.4       25.6       24.3       25.4       25.7

  --Highest quintile                     48.6       48.1       50.8       48.4       47.7



  7. Definition 6 plus the

  earned income credit

  --Lowest quintile                       1.3        1.2        1.1        1.2        1.2

  --Second quintile                       8.7        8.7        8.3        8.7        8.9

  --Third quintile                       16.2       16.4       15.5       16.3       16.5

  --Fourth quintile                      25.4       25.6       24.3       25.4       25.6

  --Highest quintile                     48.5       48.1       50.8       48.4       47.7



  8. Definition 7 less

  state income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.3        1.3        1.2        1.2        1.3

  --Second quintile                       8.9        8.9        8.4        8.9        9.1

  --Third quintile                       16.5       16.5       15.8       16.4       16.8

  --Fourth quintile                      25.4       25.7       24.3       25.5       25.5

  --Highest quintile                     47.9       47.6       50.3       47.9       47.3



  9. Definition 8 plus

  nonmeans-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       3.7        3.7        3.5        3.7        3.7

  --Second quintile                      10.4       10.4       10.0       10.4       10.6

  --Third quintile                       16.6       16.7       16.0       16.7       16.8

  --Fourth quintile                      24.4       24.6       23.4       24.3       24.6

  --Highest quintile                     44.9       44.6       47.2       44.9       44.2



  10. Definition 9 plus medicare

  --Lowest quintile                       3.9        3.9        3.6        3.9        3.9

  --Second quintile                      10.9       10.9       10.4       10.8       10.9

  --Third quintile                       16.8       16.8       16.2       16.7       17.0

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       24.4       23.3       24.4       24.4

  --Highest quintile                     44.2       43.9       46.5       44.3       43.7



  11. Definition 10 plus

  regular-price school lunches

  --Lowest quintile                       3.9        3.9        3.6        3.9        3.9

  --Second quintile                      10.9       10.9       10.4       10.8       11.0

  --Third quintile                       16.8       16.9       16.2       16.7       17.0

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       24.4       23.3       24.4       24.4

  --Highest quintile                     44.2       43.9       46.5       44.3       43.7



  12. Definition 11 plus

  means-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.5        4.5        4.2        4.5        4.7

  --Second quintile                      10.9       10.9       10.4       10.8       11.0

  --Third quintile                       16.7       16.8       16.1       16.6       16.9

  --Fourth quintile                      24.0       24.2       23.1       24.2       24.2

  --Highest quintile                     43.9       43.5       46.1       43.9       43.3



  13. Definition 12 plus medicaid

  --Lowest quintile                       4.6        4.5        4.3        4.6        4.7

  --Second quintile                      11.0       11.0       10.5       10.9       11.0

  --Third quintile                       16.7       16.9       16.1       16.6       16.9

  --Fourth quintile                      23.9       24.1       23.1       24.1       24.2

  --Highest quintile                     43.8       43.4       46.0       43.7       43.2



  14. Definition 13 plus

  other means-tested government

  noncash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       5.0        5.0        4.7        5.1        5.2

  --Second quintile                      11.0       11.1       10.6       11.0       11.1

  --Third quintile                       16.6       16.8       16.1       16.6       16.8

  --Fourth quintile                      23.8       24.0       23.0       24.0       24.0

  --Highest quintile                     43.5       43.1       45.7       43.4       42.9



  15. Definition 14 plus

  net imputed return on

  equity in own home

  --Lowest quintile                       5.1        5.2        4.9        5.2        5.3

  --Second quintile                      11.1       11.1       10.5       11.1       11.3

  --Third quintile                       16.6       16.7       16.1       16.7       16.8

  --Fourth quintile                      23.7       23.9       23.0       23.7       24.0

  --Highest quintile                     43.5       43.1       45.5       43.3       42.5



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  Characteristics                      1983       1982       1981       1980     1979 18/

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  All Households (thous.)              85,290     83,918     83,527     82,368     80,776



  INCOME BEFORE TAXES:

  1. Money income excluding

  capital gains (current

  official measure)

  --Lowest quintile                       4.0        4.0        4.1        4.1        4.2

  --Second quintile                      10.0       10.1       10.3       10.4       10.2

  --Third quintile                       16.6       16.4       16.5       16.6       17.2

  --Fourth quintile                      24.4       24.7       24.9       24.8       24.3

  --Highest quintile                     45.1       44.8       44.3       44.0       44.1



  2. Definition 1 less

  government transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        1.0        1.0        1.1        1.1

  --Second quintile                       8.3        8.3        8.3        8.6        8.7

  --Third quintile                       16.3       16.1       16.5       17.1       17.0

  --Fourth quintile                      25.8       26.3       26.5       25.9       26.0

  --Highest quintile                     48.6       48.3       47.7       47.2       47.2



  3. Definition 2 plus capital

  gains (losses)

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        0.9        1.0        1.1        1.2

  --Second quintile                       8.2        8.1        8.3        8.4        8.4

  --Third quintile                       15.9       16.2       16.5       16.7       16.8

  --Fourth quintile                      25.3       25.5       25.8       25.8       25.5

  --Highest quintile                     49.6       49.3       48.4       48.0       48.2



  4. Definition 3 plus health

  insurance supplements to

  wage or salary income

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        0.9        1.0        1.0        1.1

  --Second quintile                       8.2        8.1        8.3        8.4        8.5

  --Third quintile                       16.0       16.0       16.5       16.6       16.8

  --Fourth quintile                      25.4       25.7       26.0       25.9       25.8

  --Highest quintile                     49.4       49.2       48.3       48.0       47.7



  INCOME AFTER TAXES:

  5. Definition 4 less social

  security payroll taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.0        0.9        1.0        1.0        1.1

  --Second quintile                       8.1        8.1        8.2        8.3        8.5

  --Third quintile                       15.9       16.1       16.5       16.5       16.5

  --Fourth quintile                      25.5       25.4       25.7       25.8       25.7

  --Highest quintile                     49.5       49.5       48.6       48.3       48.2



  6. Definition 5 less federal

  income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.1        1.2        1.3

  --Second quintile                       8.8        8.9        9.2        9.3        9.5

  --Third quintile                       16.6       16.9       17.3       17.4       17.1

  --Fourth quintile                      25.8       25.9       26.1       26.2       26.3

  --Highest quintile                     47.6       47.1       46.3       45.9       45.8



  7. Definition 6 plus the

  earned income credit

  --Lowest quintile                       1.1        1.1        1.2        1.2        1.3

  --Second quintile                       8.9        9.0        9.2        9.3        9.6

  --Third quintile                       16.6       16.9       17.3       17.3       17.1

  --Fourth quintile                      25.8       25.9       26.1       26.2       26.3

  --Highest quintile                     47.6       47.1       46.2       45.9       45.8



  8. Definition 7 less

  state income taxes

  --Lowest quintile                       1.2        1.1        1.2        1.2        1.3

  --Second quintile                       9.0        9.2        9.4        9.5        9.7

  --Third quintile                       16.8       17.1       17.4       17.7       17.2

  --Fourth quintile                      25.9       26.0       26.5       26.1       26.5

  --Highest quintile                     47.1       46.6       45.5       45.3       45.3



  9. Definition 8 plus

  nonmeans-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       3.8        3.9        4.0        4.0        4.0

  --Second quintile                      10.7       11.0       11.1       11.2       11.3

  --Third quintile                       17.0       17.0       17.5       17.4       17.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.7       25.0       24.9       25.2       24.9

  --Highest quintile                     43.8       43.2       42.5       42.1       42.4



  10. Definition 9 plus medicare

  --Lowest quintile                       3.9        4.0        4.2        4.3        4.3

  --Second quintile                      11.1       11.3       11.5       11.5       11.6

  --Third quintile                       17.1       17.2       17.5       17.6       17.6

  --Fourth quintile                      24.6       24.8       24.9       24.9       24.7

  --Highest quintile                     43.3       42.7       41.9       41.7       41.9



  11. Definition 10 plus

  regular-price school lunches

  --Lowest quintile                       3.9        4.0        4.2        4.3        4.3

  --Second quintile                      11.1       11.3       11.5       11.5       11.6

  --Third quintile                       17.1       17.2       17.5       17.6       17.6

  --Fourth quintile                      24.6       24.8       24.9       24.9       24.7

  --Highest quintile                     43.3       42.7       41.9       41.7       41.9



  12. Definition 11 plus

  means-tested government

  cash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       4.7        4.8        4.9        4.9        5.0

  --Second quintile                      11.0       11.4       11.6       11.6       11.6

  --Third quintile                       17.0       17.0       17.3       17.4       17.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.4       24.6       24.8       24.7       24.5

  --Highest quintile                     42.9       42.3       41.4       41.3       41.5



  13. Definition 12 plus medicaid

  --Lowest quintile                       4.7        4.9        5.0        5.0        5.0

  --Second quintile                      11.2       11.4       11.7       11.7       11.6

  --Third quintile                       17.0       17.0       17.3       17.5       17.5

  --Fourth quintile                      24.3       24.5       24.7       24.7       24.5

  --Highest quintile                     42.8       42.2       41.3       41.1       41.3



  14. Definition 13 plus

  other means-tested government

  noncash transfers

  --Lowest quintile                       5.2        5.3        5.3        5.4        5.3

  --Second quintile                      11.3       11.6       11.8       11.8       11.8

  --Third quintile                       16.9       17.0       17.2       17.4       17.4

  --Fourth quintile                      24.1       24.3       24.6       24.6       24.4

  --Highest quintile                     42.5       41.8       41.0       40.8       41.1



  15. Definition 14 plus

  net imputed return on

  equity in own home

  --Lowest quintile                       5.2        5.4        5.6        5.6        5.5

  --Second quintile                      11.6       11.8       12.1       12.1       12.2

  --Third quintile                       17.0       17.3       17.3       17.4       17.2

  --Fourth quintile                      24.2       24.1       24.5       24.5       24.3

  --Highest quintile                     42.0       41.4       40.6       40.3       40.7

 

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SOURCE:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements

                                                                                              

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Income Surveys Branch                                                                         

Housing & Household Economic Statistics Division                                              

U.S. Census Bureau                                                                            

U.S. Department of Commerce                                                                   

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 12, 2012