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Table S4. Gini Ratios by State: 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999

(1969 not available for households)


Household Families
State 1999 1989 1979 1999 1989 1979 1969
  United States 0.463 0.445 0.415 0.434 0.414 (NA) 0.361
Alabama 0.475 0.458 0.427 0.435 0.418 0.385 0.393
Alaska 0.402 0.397 0.393 0.377 0.387 0.369 0.366
Arizona 0.450 0.439 0.399 0.429 0.413 0.365 0.363
Arkansas 0.458 0.450 0.428 0.422 0.405 0.389 0.404
California 0.475 0.441 0.408 0.458 0.422 0.372 0.357
Colorado 0.438 0.426 0.392 0.411 0.394 0.354 0.349
Connecticut 0.477 0.434 0.390 0.446 0.401 0.348 0.336
Delaware 0.429 0.411 0.396 0.398 0.363 0.361 0.346
District of Columbia 0.549 0.492 0.450 0.562 0.489 0.434 0.425
Florida 0.470 0.450 0.421 0.445 0.422 0.385 0.398
Georgia 0.461 0.446 0.421 0.437 0.417 0.387 0.381
Hawaii 0.434 0.408 0.390 0.401 0.381 0.365 0.353
Idaho 0.427 0.421 0.390 0.398 0.386 0.354 0.350
Illinois 0.456 0.440 0.396 0.425 0.407 0.352 0.342
Indiana 0.424 0.411 0.379 0.386 0.372 0.337 0.322
Iowa 0.418 0.412 0.390 0.376 0.368 0.344 0.347
Kansas 0.435 0.428 0.399 0.396 0.388 0.353 0.362
Kentucky 0.468 0.456 0.420 0.434 0.421 0.385 0.392
Louisiana 0.483 0.476 0.438 0.453 0.446 0.400 0.403
Maine 0.434 0.414 0.382 0.396 0.373 0.342 0.328
Maryland 0.434 0.410 0.385 0.407 0.384 0.352 0.349
Massachusetts 0.463 0.428 0.398 0.425 0.387 0.350 0.334
Michigan 0.440 0.429 0.389 0.406 0.395 0.350 0.329
Minnesota 0.426 0.418 0.391 0.387 0.379 0.346 0.346
Mississippi 0.478 0.475 0.440 0.446 0.435 0.401 0.427
Missouri 0.449 0.438 0.408 0.413 0.400 0.362 0.369
Montana 0.436 0.421 0.395 0.399 0.379 0.351 0.349
Nebraska 0.424 0.414 0.396 0.384 0.375 0.351 0.355
Nevada 0.436 0.420 0.387 0.411 0.386 0.350 0.332
New Hampshire 0.414 0.387 0.372 0.377 0.344 0.330 0.317
New Jersey 0.460 0.431 0.393 0.430 0.395 0.354 0.341
New Mexico 0.460 0.448 0.415 0.438 0.431 0.383 0.389
New York 0.499 0.467 0.419 0.472 0.434 0.378 0.369
North Carolina 0.452 0.430 0.403 0.421 0.394 0.365 0.372
North Dakota 0.429 0.409 0.397 0.383 0.379 0.358 0.369
Ohio 0.441 0.427 0.385 0.404 0.390 0.340 0.331
Oklahoma 0.455 0.445 0.419 0.420 0.412 0.376 0.387
Oregon 0.438 0.421 0.394 0.408 0.390 0.353 0.345
Pennsylvania 0.452 0.435 0.391 0.413 0.396 0.345 0.334
Rhode Island 0.457 0.420 0.397 0.416 0.377 0.347 0.341
South Carolina 0.454 0.428 0.406 0.423 0.396 0.369 0.375
South Dakota 0.434 0.394 0.409 0.397 0.381 0.370 0.386
Tennessee 0.465 0.451 0.418 0.431 0.414 0.381 0.390
Texas 0.470 0.457 0.415 0.449 0.434 0.379 0.380
Utah 0.410 0.395 0.371 0.386 0.369 0.337 0.330
Vermont 0.423 0.385 0.386 0.388 0.367 0.349 0.341
Virginia 0.449 0.425 0.399 0.423 0.398 0.368 0.379
Washington 0.436 0.414 0.388 0.406 0.378 0.346 0.335
West Virginia 0.468 0.448 0.406 0.429 0.406 0.363 0.371
Wisconsin 0.413 0.402 0.381 0.372 0.365 0.335 0.326
Wyoming 0.428 0.395 0.372 0.386 0.392 0.330 0.340

SOURCE: 1970, 1980, and 1990 Censuses of Population
Statistics Branch/HHES Division
U.S. Census Bureau
Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C. 20233-8500
(301)763-3242


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 16, 2010