Wealth gap between U.S. upper- and middle-income households 1983-2013

This statistic shows the median net worth of upper-income families as a multiple of middle-income families in the United States from 1983 to 2013. The income relation has increased from 3.4 in 1983 to 6.6 in 2013, indicating that the wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families has increased drastically over time.

Median net worth of upper-income families as a multiple of middle-income families' net worth in the United States from 1983 to 2013

Proportion of upper-income families' net worth
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Sources

Release date

December 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1983 to 2013

Supplementary notes

Further information regarding the methodology can be found following the provided weblink. A snapshot regarding the categorization of who is middle income and who is upper income can be found here.

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