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Money Income in the United States: 1995 - Tables & Charts

  Table B-3.  Share of Aggregate Income Received by Each Fifth and Top 5 Percent of Households by Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder:
                         1967 to 1995

             (Households as of March of the following year.  Income in 1995 CPI-U adjusted dollars.  Data for the years 1974 through 1986 were revised
             in March 1996.  For further details, see note at end of table)
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                                            Upper limit of each fifth        Lower               Share of aggregate income
                                      ------------------------------------   limit ------------------------------------------------------
             Year and race                                                      of                                                   Top     Mean
                               Number                                        top 5                                                     5   income     Gini
                              (1,000)   Lowest   Second    Third   Fourth  percent   Lowest   Second    Third   Fourth  Highest  percent   (dol.)    ratio
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                ALL RACES

             1995 14/...       99,627  $14,400  $26,914  $42,002  $65,124 $113,000      3.7      9.1     15.2     23.3     48.7     21.0  $44,938    0.450  
             1994 13/...       98,990   13,806   25,914   41,236   64,622  112,933      3.6      8.9     15.0     23.4     49.1     21.2   44,355    0.456  
             1993 12/...       97,107   13,676   26,028   40,914   63,597  110,360      3.6      9.0     15.1     23.5     48.9     21.0   43,693    0.454  
             1992 11/...       96,426   13,687   26,222   41,169   63,010  107,560      3.8      9.4     15.8     24.2     46.9     18.6   42,190    0.434  
             1991.......       95,699   14,085   26,855   41,479   63,511  107,866      3.8      9.6     15.9     24.2     46.5     18.1   42,433    0.428  
             1990.......       94,312   14,575   27,591   42,210   64,371  110,479      3.9      9.6     15.9     24.0     46.6     18.6   43,613    0.428  
             1989.......       93,347   14,866   28,268   43,446   66,011  112,764      3.8      9.5     15.8     24.0     46.8     18.9   44,884    0.431  
             1988.......       92,830   14,663   27,697   43,164   65,176  110,326      3.8      9.6     16.0     24.3     46.3     18.3   43,822    0.427  
             1987 10/...       91,124   14,489   27,502   42,930   64,881  108,569      3.8      9.6     16.1     24.3     46.2     18.2   43,480    0.426  
             1986.......       89,479   14,403   27,508   42,487   64,130  108,774      3.9      9.7     16.2     24.5     45.7     17.5   42,771    0.425  
             1985 9/....       88,458   14,164   26,701   41,106   62,049  103,767      4.0      9.7     16.3     24.6     45.3     17.0   41,168    0.419  
             1984.......       86,789   14,081   26,261   40,346   61,019  102,074      4.1      9.9     16.4     24.7     44.9     16.5   40,284    0.415  
             1983 8/....       85,290   13,771   25,665   39,352   59,519   98,846      4.1     10.0     16.5     24.7     44.7     16.4   39,185    0.414  
             1982.......       83,918   13,582   25,522   39,152   58,457   97,413      4.1     10.1     16.6     24.7     44.5     16.2   38,752    0.412  
             1981.......       83,527   13,802   25,429   39,573   58,524   95,229      4.2     10.2     16.8     25.0     43.8     15.6   38,543    0.406  
             1980.......       82,368   13,992   26,110   40,017   58,701   95,366      4.3     10.3     16.9     24.9     43.7     15.8   39,004    0.403  
             1979 7/....       80,776   14,435   26,845   41,241   59,924   97,752      4.2     10.3     16.9     24.7     44.0     16.4   40,271    0.404  
             1978.......       77,330   14,414   27,093   40,970   59,662   96,118      4.3     10.3     16.9     24.8     43.7     16.2   40,030    0.402  
             1977.......       76,030   14,017   26,284   39,863   58,115   93,950      4.4     10.3     17.0     24.8     43.6     16.1   38,823    0.402  
             1976 6/....       74,142   14,057   25,998   39,570   56,937   90,778      4.4     10.4     17.1     24.8     43.3     16.0   38,285    0.398  
             1975 5/....       72,867   13,627   25,626   38,632   55,580   88,623      4.4     10.5     17.1     24.8     43.2     15.9   37,365    0.397  
             1974 5/ 4/.       71,163   14,456   26,704   39,348   57,122   91,278      4.4     10.6     17.1     24.7     43.1     15.9   38,449    0.395  
             1973.......       69,859   14,265   27,099   40,199   58,070   92,050      4.2     10.5     17.1     24.6     43.6     16.6   39,253    0.397  
             1972.......       68,251   13,901   26,773   39,576   56,635   91,165      4.1     10.5     17.1     24.5     43.9     17.0   38,738    0.401  
             1971 3/....       66,676   13,437   25,615   37,693   53,747   85,351      4.1     10.6     17.3     24.5     43.5     16.7   36,714    0.396  
             1970.......       64,374   13,605   26,067   37,919   54,100   85,529      4.1     10.8     17.4     24.5     43.3     16.6   36,904    0.394  
             1969.......       63,401   13,824   26,535   38,371   53,765   84,323      4.1     10.9     17.5     24.5     43.0     16.6   36,882    0.391  
             1968.......       61,805   13,433   25,467   36,503   51,290   80,242      4.2     11.1     17.5     24.4     42.8     16.6   35,412    0.388  
             1967 2/....       60,446   12,595   24,560   34,871   49,713   79,769      4.0     10.8     17.3     24.2     43.8     17.5   34,393    0.399  

                  WHITE
              
             1995.......       84,511  $15,480  $28,456  $43,900  $67,135 $116,894      4.0      9.3     15.3     23.3     48.1     20.7  $46,729    0.442  
             1994 13/...       83,737   15,098   27,765   43,085   66,839  116,286      3.8      9.2     15.1     23.2     48.6     21.1   46,310    0.448  
             1993 12/...       82,387   15,065   27,579   42,714   65,655  113,272      3.9      9.3     15.3     23.3     48.2     20.7   45,651    0.444  
             1992 11/...       81,795   15,207   27,915   43,113   65,175  110,059      4.1      9.7     15.9     24.1     46.2     18.4   44,095    0.423  
             1991.......       81,675   15,549   28,235   43,419   65,504  110,672      4.1      9.9     16.0     24.1     45.8     17.9   44,224    0.418  
             1990.......       80,968   16,087   29,151   44,004   66,435  113,455      4.2     10.0     16.0     23.9     46.0     18.3   45,373    0.419  
             1989.......       80,163   16,251   29,981   45,474   67,851  115,579      4.1      9.8     16.0     23.8     46.3     18.7   46,754    0.422  
             1988.......       79,734   16,179   29,652   45,117   67,080  112,980      4.1     10.0     16.2     24.1     45.6     18.0   45,692    0.416  
             1987 10/...       78,519   16,099   29,514   44,808   67,071  110,978      4.1     10.0     16.3     24.2     45.5     17.9   45,338    0.415  
             1986.......       77,284   15,896   29,160   44,446   66,287  111,589      4.1     10.1     16.4     24.3     45.1     17.2   44,552    0.415  
             1985 9/....       76,576   15,494   28,327   42,775   63,980  106,541      4.2     10.2     16.5     24.4     44.7     16.8   42,858    0.411  
             1984.......       75,328   15,341   27,885   42,126   62,799  104,662      4.3     10.3     16.6     24.6     44.2     16.2   41,946    0.405  
             1983 8/....       74,170   15,301   27,383   41,023   61,226  102,442      4.4     10.4     16.6     24.6     44.1     16.1   40,822    0.404  
             1982.......       73,182   14,985   27,140   40,676   60,558  100,115      4.4     10.4     16.8     24.6     43.9     15.9   40,349    0.403  
             1981.......       72,845   15,228   27,200   41,271   60,216   98,104      4.5     10.5     17.0     24.8     43.2     15.3   40,159    0.397  
             1980.......       71,872   15,370   27,804   41,676   60,293   97,699      4.5     10.6     17.1     24.7     43.1     15.5   40,578    0.394  
             1979 7/....       70,766   15,773   28,725   42,837   61,681  100,755      4.4     10.6     17.0     24.6     43.4     16.2   41,859    0.396  
             1978.......       68,028   15,750   28,448   42,875   61,073   99,116      4.5     10.6     17.1     24.6     43.2     16.1   41,514    0.394  
             1977.......       66,934   15,192   27,972   41,408   59,923   96,456      4.5     10.6     17.2     24.7     43.0     15.8   40,340    0.394  
             1976 6/....       65,353   15,271   27,617   41,051   58,528   93,133      4.6     10.7     17.3     24.7     42.8     15.9   39,757    0.391  
             1975 5/....       64,392   14,763   27,117   40,134   57,161   91,020      4.6     10.8     17.2     24.7     42.7     15.7   38,745    0.390  
             1974 5/ 4/.       62,984   15,469   28,363   41,022   58,728   93,813      4.6     11.0     17.2     24.6     42.6     15.7   39,874    0.387  
             1973.......       61,965   15,450   28,759   41,965   59,384   94,185      4.4     10.8     17.3     24.5     43.1     16.4   40,770    0.389  
             1972.......       60,618   15,144   28,194   41,189   58,351   93,362      4.3     10.8     17.2     24.3     43.4     16.8   40,245    0.393  
             1971 3/....       59,463   14,554   27,213   38,938   55,090   87,706      4.3     11.0     17.4     24.4     43.0     16.5   38,043    0.389  
             1970.......       57,575   14,753   27,676   39,141   55,351   87,477      4.2     11.1     17.5     24.3     42.9     16.5   38,196    0.387  
             1969.......       56,602   14,942   28,028   39,427   55,096   86,392      4.3     11.3     17.6     24.3     42.5     16.4   38,293    0.383  
             1968.......       55,394   14,553   26,983   37,987   52,552   81,657      4.4     11.4     17.6     24.3     42.3     16.5   36,685    0.381  
             1967 2/....       54,188   13,535   25,610   36,186   50,464   81,448      4.1     11.2     17.4     24.0     43.3     17.3   35,623    0.391  
  
                    BLACK

             1995.......       11,577   $8,400  $16,900  $28,689  $46,296  $79,831      3.2      8.2     14.8     24.2     49.6     20.2  $30,400    0.468  
             1994 13/...       11,655    7,767   16,244   27,581   47,040   83,055      3.0      7.9     14.3     24.3     50.5     20.1   30,088    0.477  
             1993 12/...       11,281    7,551   15,367   26,367   44,296   79,688      3.0      7.7     14.3     23.7     51.3     21.1   28,718    0.484  
             1992 11/...       11,269    7,115   14,955   26,385   43,765   76,463      3.1      7.8     14.7     24.8     49.7     19.1   27,645    0.470  
             1991.......       11,083    7,329   15,625   27,368   44,855   76,811      3.1      7.8     15.0     25.2     48.9     18.3   28,022    0.464  
             1990.......       10,671    7,528   16,012   27,985   45,592   80,765      3.1      7.9     15.0     25.1     49.0     18.5   28,934    0.464  
             1989.......       10,486    7,750   16,322   28,286   46,703   80,624      3.2      8.0     15.0     24.9     48.9     18.2   29,491    0.461  
             1988.......       10,561    7,653   15,459   27,306   46,466   79,421      3.3      7.7     14.6     24.7     49.7     18.7   28,956    0.468  
             1987 10/...       10,192    7,531   15,562   26,831   44,900   78,482      3.3      7.9     14.8     24.4     49.7     19.3   28,389    0.468  
             1986.......        9,922    7,359   15,679   27,166   45,157   77,481      3.2      8.0     15.0     25.1     48.8     18.2   28,133    0.464  
             1985 9/....        9,797    7,767   15,580   26,330   43,564   73,673      3.5      8.3     15.2     25.0     48.0     17.5   27,385    0.450  
             1984.......        9,480    7,639   14,961   25,144   36,963   72,489      3.6      8.4     15.0     24.7     48.3     17.4   26,352    0.450  
             1983 8/....        9,243    7,345   14,400   24,482   41,142   69,668      3.6      8.3     15.2     25.2     47.8     16.9   25,421    0.448  
             1982.......        8,916    7,446   14,754   24,843   40,005   65,015      3.6      8.6     15.3     25.5     47.0     16.9   25,103    0.442  
             1981.......        8,961    7,632   14,618   24,365   40,920   67,658      3.8      8.6     15.3     25.4     46.9     16.1   25,128    0.440  
             1980.......        8,847    7,813   15,170   24,999   40,979   68,874      3.7      8.7     15.4     25.3     46.9     16.6   25,869    0.439  
             1979 7/....        8,586    8,258   15,990   26,155   43,249   70,022      3.9      8.8     15.5     25.4     46.3     16.1   26,777    0.433  
             1978.......        8,066    8,372   16,030   27,093   42,898   71,450      4.0      8.7     15.6     25.3     46.4     16.3   27,154    0.431  
             1977.......        7,977    8,440   15,433   25,320   40,994   67,820      4.2      9.2     15.5     24.9     46.3     16.7   26,021    0.425  
             1976 6/....        7,776    8,556   15,497   25,785   41,051   66,707      4.3      9.2     15.8     25.5     45.2     15.7   25,903    0.421  
             1975 5/....        7,489    8,214   15,186   25,572   39,987   63,577      4.2      9.1     16.0     25.5     45.3     15.9   25,075    0.419  
             1974 5/ 4/.        7,263    8,592   16,039   25,573   39,642   64,014      4.2      9.4     16.2     25.2     45.0     15.7   25,432    0.414  
             1973.......        7,040    8,776   16,144   25,831   40,641   66,614      4.1      9.4     16.0     25.1     45.5     16.6   26,002    0.419  
             1972.......        6,809    8,430   15,830   25,314   40,503   64,530      3.9      9.2     15.8     24.9     46.2     16.9   25,747    0.427  
             1971 3/....        6,578    8,104   15,297   24,752   38,330   61,526      4.0      9.4     16.1     25.1     45.4     16.4   24,441    0.419  
             1970.......        6,180    7,841   15,794   25,056   38,753   62,908      3.7      9.3     16.3     25.2     45.5     16.4   24,949    0.422  
             1969.......        6,223    7,964   15,604   24,597   37,458   60,388      3.9      9.7     16.5     25.1     44.7     15.9   24,237    0.411  
             1968.......        5,870    8,004   15,034   23,507   36,382   58,211      4.0      9.8     16.3     25.1     44.9     15.9   23,406    0.412  
             1967 2/....        5,728    7,456   13,855   22,041   33,902   56,552      3.8      9.3     15.9     24.3     46.7     18.2   22,658    0.432  
  
               HISPANIC ORIGIN 1/
  
             1995.......        7,939  $10,000  $18,060  $28,900  $46,300  $80,300      3.8      8.9     14.8     23.3     49.3     20.8  $31,201    0.455  
             1994 13/...        7,735    9,999   18,613   29,853   47,779   84,581      3.7      8.7     14.8     23.3     49.6     21.0   32,477    0.459  
             1993 12/...        7,362   10,505   18,984   29,615   46,730   80,682      3.9      9.1     15.1     23.1     48.7     20.4   31,947    0.447  
             1992 11/...        7,153   10,428   19,335   30,201   47,491   80,545      4.0      9.4     15.7     24.1     46.9     18.1   31,308    0.430  
             1991.......        6,379   10,764   20,141   31,398   48,931   83,921      4.0      9.4     15.8     24.3     46.5     17.7   32,306    0.427  
             1990.......        6,220   11,175   20,406   31,757   48,973   84,199      4.0      9.5     15.9     24.3     46.3     17.9   32,616    0.425  
             1989.......        5,933   11,518   21,511   33,528   52,411   87,261      3.8      9.5     15.7     24.4     46.6     18.1   34,403    0.430  
             1988.......        5,910   10,584   20,354   32,232   50,056   85,218      3.7      9.3     15.6     24.2     47.2     19.0   33,485    0.437  
             1987 10/...        5,642   10,530   20,123   31,654   49,890   84,968      3.7      9.1     15.5     24.1     47.6     19.2   33,252    0.441  
             1986.......        5,418   10,846   20,023   31,982   50,125   83,317      4.0      9.5     15.9     24.8     15.8     16.5   32,222    0.424  
             1985 9/....        5,213   10,339   19,121   30,797   47,448   78,965      4.1      9.5     16.1     24.8     45.6     16.5   30,909    0.418  
             1984.......        4,883   10,294   19,508   31,524   47,314   77,969      3.9      9.5     16.2     25.0     45.3     16.6   30,992    0.420  
             1983 8/....        4,666    9,946   19,127   29,954   45,659   75,101      4.2      9.7     16.3     24.9     44.9     16.0   29,602    0.413  
             1982.......        4,085   10,400   19,130   29,853   45,473   74,086      4.2      9.6     16.2     24.7     45.3     16.7   29,861    0.417  
             1981.......        3,980   11,630   20,467   31,694   47,361   76,093      4.5     10.3     16.7     24.8     43.6     15.3   31,077    0.398  
             1980.......        3,906   11,403   20,236   31,150   47,227   76,330      4.4     10.2     16.4     24.9     44.1     16.0   30,876    0.405  
             1979 7/....        3,684   12,357   21,748   32,951   48,438   79,289      4.6     10.5     16.6     24.6     43.7     15.9   32,498    0.396  
             1978.......        3,291   12,192   21,900   32,288   47,592   74,446      4.7     10.7     16.9     24.9     42.8     15.4   31,478    0.385  
             1977.......        3,304   12,057   20,810   30,521   45,696   72,320      4.9     10.8     16.9     24.7     42.8     15.4   30,299    0.383  
             1976 6/....        3,081   10,853   19,689   29,782   44,175   67,156      4.7     10.5     16.9     25.1     42.8     15.2   29,012    0.387  
             1975 5/....        2,948   11,105   19,229   28,923   42,317   66,495      4.8     10.7     16.9     24.9     42.9     15.8   28,538    0.388  
             1974 5/ 4/.        2,897   12,445   20,998   31,147   44,634   70,768      5.2     10.9     17.2     24.7     42.0     15.1   30,295    0.376  
             1973.......        2,820   12,915   21,633   32,023   46,317   70,065      5.1     11.1     17.1     24.7     42.0     15.0   30,851    0.371  
             1972.......        2,698   12,587   21,298   30,631   42,703   67,619      5.3     11.2     17.2     24.0     42.3     16.2   30,013    0.373  
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             NOTE:  It appears that between the years 1974 and 1986 negative amounts were included in the aggregate.  These data were included in the  
                    aggregate.  These data were revised to maintain comparability with the majority of years where negative amounts were treated as zeros.

             NA  Not available.
             1/  Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
             2/  Implementation of a new March CPS processing system.
             3/  Implementation of 1970 census population controls.
             4/  Implementation of a new March CPS processing system.  Questionnaire expanded to ask eleven income questions.
             5/  These estimates were derived using pareto interpolation and may differ from published data which were derived using linear interpolation.
             6/  First year medians are derived using both pareto and linear interpolation.  Prior to this year all medians were derived using linear
                   interpolation.
             7/  Implementation of 1980 census population controls.  Questionnaire expanded to show 27 possible values from 51 possible sources of income.
             8/  Implementation of Hispanic population weighting controls.
             9/  Recording of amounts for earnings from longest job increased to $299,999.
             10/ Implementation of a new March CPS processing system.
             11/ Implementation of 1990 census population controls.
             12/ Data collection method changed from paper and pencil to computer-assisted interviewing.  In addition, the March 1994 income supplement was
                   revised to allow for the coding of different income amounts on selected questionnaire items.  Limits either increased or decreased in
                   the following categories:  earnings increased to $999,999; Social Security increased to $49,999; Supplemental Security Income and Public
                   Assistance increased to $24,999; Veterans' Benefits increased to $99,999; Child Support and Alimony decreased to $49,999.
             13/ Introduction of new 1990 census sample design.
             14/ Full implementation of the 1990 census-based sample design and metropolitan definitions, 7,000 household sample reduction, and revised rac


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 17, 2010