Wealth distribution in the United States in 2010

This statistic shows the wealth distribution in the United States in 2010 based on family data. The distribution indicates that the lower-income 50 percent of the American population owned about 1.5 percent of the total wealth, while the 1 percent top-earners were in possession of about 34 percent of the wealth.

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Share of the population ranked by household incomeShare of total wealth
Lowest
10%
-0.7%
Lowest
20%
-0.7%
Lowest
30%
-0.5%
Lowest
40%
0%
Lowest
50%
1.2%
Lowest
60%
3.3%
Lowest
70%
7%
Top 20% 86.7%
Top 10% 74.4%
Top 5% 60.9%
Top 1% 34.1%
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