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Household Shares of Aggregate Income by Fifths of the Income Distribution: 1967-1998


                                Fifths                            Top
Year        Lowest    Second    Middle    Fourth  Highest   5 Percent

1998           3.6       9.0      15.0      23.2      49.2      21.4
1997           3.6       8.9      15.0      23.2      49.4      21.7
1996           3.7       9.0      15.1      23.3      49.0      21.4
1995           3.7       9.1      15.2      23.3      48.7      21.0
1994           3.6       8.9      15.0      23.4      49.1      21.2
1993           3.6       9.0      15.1      23.5      48.9      21.0

1992           3.8       9.4      15.8      24.2      46.9      18.6
1991           3.8       9.6      15.9      24.2      46.5      18.1
1990           3.9       9.6      15.9      24.0      46.6      18.6
1989           3.8       9.5      15.8      24.0      46.8      18.9
1988           3.8       9.6      16.0      24.3      46.3      18.3
1987           3.8       9.6      16.1      24.3      46.2      18.2
1986           3.9       9.7      16.2      24.5      45.7      17.5
1985           4.0       9.7      16.3      24.6      45.3      17.0
1984           4.1       9.9      16.4      24.7      44.9      16.5
1983           4.1      10.0      16.5      24.7      44.7      16.4
1982           4.1      10.1      16.6      24.7      44.5      16.2
1981           4.2      10.2      16.8      25.0      43.8      15.6
1980           4.3      10.3      16.9      24.9      43.7      15.8
1979           4.2      10.3      16.9      24.7      44.0      16.4
1978           4.3      10.3      16.9      24.8      43.7      16.2
1977           4.4      10.3      17.0      24.8      43.6      16.1
1976           4.4      10.4      17.1      24.8      43.3      16.0
1975           4.4      10.5      17.1      24.8      43.2      15.9
1974           4.4      10.6      17.1      24.7      43.1      15.9
1973           4.2      10.5      17.1      24.6      43.6      16.6
1972           4.1      10.5      17.1      24.5      43.9      17.0
1971           4.1      10.6      17.3      24.5      43.5      16.7
1970           4.1      10.8      17.4      24.5      43.3      16.6
1969           4.1      10.9      17.5      24.5      43.0      16.6
1968           4.2      11.1      17.5      24.4      42.8      16.6
1967           4.0      10.8      17.3      24.2      43.8      17.5

Note: Change in data collection methodology suggests pre-1993 and post-1992 
	estimates are not strictly comparable (A New Mode of Data Collection).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey, March 1968-1999

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