Map & Data Resources

Back on top: new data show wealthy recovering more than others

Map & Data Resources | By Mike Alberti |

This chart visualizes the share of total income that goes to the constituent elements of the top 10 percent of families. In 2010, that top 10 percent as a whole received 47.9 percent of total income. The chart enables you to look at six pieces of the top 10 percent — including the top one-tenth of 1 percent and top one-hundredth of 1 percent — in the period from 1917 to 2010. 


 This visualization charts average income for bands up to 0.1 percent for the period from 1917 to 2010.

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