March 29, 2017

Distribution of Income Statistics

The top financial bracket in the US received 50.3% of the nation’s income in 2009. Within the top financial bracket, the top 5% received 21.7% of the nation’s income – about 1% more than in 2008, according to an annual population report [.pdf] released today. The pie chart below shows all 5 brackets according to the percent of income the bracket received in 2009.

The top 2 brackets received 73.5% of the nation's income.

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