This graph shows annual income levels at certain percentiles from 1913 to 2010 with or without capital gains.
- Compare two series by selecting the appropriate variables in the menu found below the graph.
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This compares the incomes of the bottom 90% with those of the top 10%. To make other comparisons, click on the graphic.
Data taken from table 4.8 in the 12th edition of The State of Working America. See table notes here. Income values are in terms of 2010 dollars. Zero values indicate no available data for that particular year. Data were downloaded and compiled by Pat Maher. Data updated in 2014 by Harry Maher. Graphing software written and designed by Emircan Uysaler and Kim Spasaro.