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Household Income Limits by Percentile: 1967-1998 (Figures in 1998 Dollars)


        Income Limit by Percentile                                           Ratios of Selected Percentiles
Year         P10     P20     P50     P80     P90     P95   P95/20  P95/50  P90/10  P90/50  P80/20  P80/50  P50/10  P10/50  P20/50

1998       9,700  16,116  38,885  75,000 101,300 132,199     8.20    3.40   10.44    2.61    4.65    1.93    4.01    0.25    0.41
1997       9,359  15,640  37,581  72,614  99,183 128,521     8.22    3.42   10.60    2.64    4.64    1.93    4.02    0.25    0.42
1996       9,256  15,342  36,872  70,659  95,629 124,187     8.09    3.37   10.33    2.59    4.61    1.92    3.98    0.25    0.42
1995       9,279  15,402  36,446  69,654  93,799 120,860     7.85    3.32   10.11    2.57    4.52    1.91    3.93    0.25    0.42
1994       8,830  14,767  35,486  69,117  93,360 120,788     8.18    3.40   10.57    2.63    4.68    1.95    4.02    0.25    0.42
1993       8,670  14,627  35,241  68,020  92,206 118,036     8.07    3.35   10.64    2.62    4.65    1.93    4.06    0.25    0.42

1992       8,725  14,639  35,593  67,392  90,620 115,041     7.86    3.23   10.39    2.55    4.60    1.89    4.08    0.25    0.41
1991       8,882  15,065  36,054  67,929  90,814 115,369     7.66    3.20   10.22    2.52    4.51    1.88    4.06    0.25    0.42
1990       9,129  15,589  37,343  68,848  92,412 118,163     7.58    3.16   10.12    2.47    4.42    1.84    4.09    0.24    0.42
1989       9,465  15,900  37,997  70,603  94,585 120,607     7.59    3.17    9.99    2.49    4.44    1.86    4.01    0.25    0.42
1988       9,044  15,683  37,512  69,710  92,316 117,999     7.52    3.15   10.21    2.46    4.45    1.86    4.15    0.24    0.42
1987       8,867  15,496  37,394  69,394  91,006 116,120     7.49    3.11   10.26    2.43    4.48    1.86    4.22    0.24    0.41
1986       8,897  15,405  37,027  68,591  89,754 116,340     7.55    3.14   10.09    2.42    4.45    1.85    4.16    0.24    0.42
1985       8,933  15,149  35,778  66,365  86,587 110,984     7.33    3.10    9.69    2.42    4.38    1.85    4.01    0.25    0.42
1984       8,938  15,061  35,165  65,263  85,391 109,174     7.25    3.10    9.55    2.43    4.33    1.86    3.93    0.25    0.43
1983       8,603  14,729  34,179  63,658  82,670 105,721     7.18    3.09    9.61    2.42    4.32    1.86    3.97    0.25    0.43
1982       8,629  14,527  34,392  62,523  81,846 104,189     7.17    3.03    9.48    2.38    4.30    1.82    3.99    0.25    0.42
1981       8,792  14,762  34,507  62,595  81,057 101,852     6.90    2.95    9.22    2.35    4.24    1.81    3.92    0.25    0.43
1980       8,913  14,965  35,076  62,784  81,005 101,999     6.82    2.91    9.09    2.31    4.20    1.79    3.94    0.25    0.43
1979       9,042  15,439  36,259  64,092  82,687 104,551     6.77    2.88    9.14    2.28    4.15    1.77    4.01    0.25    0.43
1978       9,222  15,416  36,377  63,811  82,104 102,804     6.67    2.83    8.90    2.26    4.14    1.75    3.94    0.25    0.42
1977       9,032  14,992  35,004  62,157  78,947 100,485     6.70    2.87    8.74    2.26    4.15    1.78    3.88    0.26    0.43
1976       8,929  15,035  34,812  60,897  77,658  97,092     6.46    2.79    8.70    2.23    4.05    1.75    3.90    0.26    0.43
1975       8,875  14,574  34,224  59,446  75,699  94,787     6.50    2.77    8.53    2.21    4.08    1.74    3.86    0.26    0.43
1974       9,130  15,461  35,166  61,095  78,293  97,627     6.31    2.78    8.58    2.23    3.95    1.74    3.85    0.26    0.44
1973       9,076  15,257  36,302  62,109  79,428  98,453     6.45    2.71    8.75    2.19    4.07    1.71    4.00    0.25    0.42
1972       8,660  14,868  35,599  60,574  77,833  97,506     6.56    2.74    8.99    2.19    4.07    1.70    4.11    0.24    0.42
1971       8,124  14,371  34,143  57,485  73,747  91,288     6.35    2.67    9.08    2.16    4.00    1.68    4.20    0.24    0.42
1970       7,996  14,552  34,471  57,863  73,709  91,477     6.29    2.65    9.22    2.14    3.98    1.68    4.31    0.23    0.42
1969       8,175  14,786  34,706  57,505  72,961  90,188     6.10    2.60    8.93    2.10    3.89    1.66    4.25    0.24    0.43
1968       7,973  14,367  33,478  54,858  69,178  85,824     5.97    2.56    8.68    2.07    3.82    1.64    4.20    0.24    0.43
1967       7,324  13,471  32,075  53,170  67,539  85,317     6.33    2.66    9.22    2.11    3.95    1.66    4.38    0.23    0.42

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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