Household income U.S. - comparison of the lowest quintile and top 5 percent 2018

The statistic shows the mean household income for the lowest quintile and the top 5 percent of workers in the United States from 1990 to 2018. In this period, the mean household income for the low-paid workers in the lowest quintile went from 13,391 U.S. dollars in 1990 to 13,775 U.S. dollars in 2018, while the mean income of the top 5 percent increased from 259,282 U.S. dollars to 416,520 U.S. dollars over the same period. The income for this period is based on the 2018 U.S. dollar value.

Mean household income for the lowest quintile and the top 5 percent from 1990 to 2018

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Income in 2018 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars. Beginning with 2010, standard errors were calculated using replicate weights.

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