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Historical Income Distribution for All Households, 1979-2009 (2009 dollars)
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Source: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=458
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YearLowest QuintileSecond QuintileMiddle QuintileFourth QuintileHighest Quintile81st - 90th Percentiles 91st - 95th Percentiles96th - 99th PercentilesTop 1%All Quintiles
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1979$17,400$35,500$53,100$71,900$136,200$93,300$115,200$166,800$523,300$61,900
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1980$16,900$34,200$51,400$69,800$132,400$91,100$113,000$161,000$500,000$60,200
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1981$16,600$34,000$51,000$70,600$131,800$90,900$113,200$159,200$499,600$60,300
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1982$16,300$33,300$50,100$69,800$132,800$90,900$112,200$160,000$526,100$60,400
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1983$15,900$32,100$49,200$69,300$137,600$91,900$115,100$164,900$576,900$60,800
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1984$16,500$34,500$52,100$73,100$149,300$97,900$124,300$178,800$638,800$64,200
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1985$16,700$34,300$52,400$73,300$151,600$97,500$123,900$181,300$684,100$65,400
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1986$16,800$34,800$53,400$75,700$169,700$102,100$129,700$197,700$891,700$69,800
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1987$16,700$33,400$52,900$75,800$159,900$102,700$131,600$194,900$718,700$67,400
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1988$17,100$33,800$53,600$76,400$171,000$103,900$133,400$201,800$898,900$70,100
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1989$17,700$34,500$54,200$77,300$170,500$105,500$136,100$205,300$838,100$70,700
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1990$18,500$35,700$54,400$76,600$166,100$104,000$133,000$199,500$808,000$70,300
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1991$18,800$35,100$53,400$75,900$159,900$102,100$131,600$195,000$722,600$68,600
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1992$18,800$35,000$53,600$76,300$166,600$103,200$133,600$201,800$816,600$70,200
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1993$19,300$35,700$54,200$77,300$167,100$104,800$135,200$203,400$787,100$70,800
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1994$19,400$35,800$54,400$78,400$170,800$106,900$137,600$208,000$810,800$71,700
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1995$20,200$37,600$56,300$80,000$179,000$109,800$141,400$218,800$903,200$74,600
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1996$20,100$37,900$57,100$81,800$189,100$112,000$146,800$227,800$998,000$77,400
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1997$20,500$38,600$58,100$83,600$200,600$114,600$151,900$242,900$1,149,000$80,700
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1998$21,300$40,200$59,600$87,000$213,800$119,200$158,100$256,300$1,302,000$84,800
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1999$21,600$41,500$61,400$89,500$227,300$123,600$164,700$268,000$1,417,600$88,800
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2000$21,000$41,200$61,600$91,000$238,500$126,300$169,900$275,900$1,557,200$91,000
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2001$21,800$42,000$62,900$90,100$217,500$125,100$165,300$260,700$1,241,900$87,000
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2002$21,300$41,100$61,700$88,600$207,400$123,600$162,400$250,500$1,100,900$83,600
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2003$21,200$41,000$61,700$89,800$214,000$125,000$165,500$259,000$1,170,200$85,100
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2004$21,700$42,400$64,000$92,800$233,100$129,800$171,600$274,800$1,395,500$90,100
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2005$22,400$43,400$64,900$94,400$252,700$132,500$178,300$296,300$1,688,400$95,000
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2006$23,200$43,900$65,500$96,200$263,500$135,600$182,900$305,500$1,826,900$98,300
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2007$23,900$45,600$67,600$98,400$273,000$138,000$187,300$315,800$1,917,200$101,000
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2008$23,500$43,800$65,400$95,700$246,600$135,000$180,500$290,500$1,558,900$93,600
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2009$23,500$43,400$64,300$93,800$223,500$131,700$175,800$271,800$1,219,700$88,400
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Lowest QuintileSecond QuintileMiddle QuintileFourth QuintileHighest Quintile81st - 90th Percentiles 91st - 95th Percentiles96th - 99th PercentilesTop 1%
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35.06%22.25%21.09%30.46%64.10%41.16%52.60%62.95%133.08%
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