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# U.S. Household Incomes A Snapshot

U.S. Household Incomes A Snapshot . Date last updated : February 4, 2014. DataPost. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Education Group. Quick Start: Household (HH) Income in 2012. DataPost. Distribution of U.S. Household Income Total Money Income in 2012.

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## U.S. Household Incomes A Snapshot

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1. U.S. Household IncomesA Snapshot Date last updated: February 4, 2014 DataPost Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Education Group

2. Quick Start: Household (HH) Income in 2012 DataPost http://www.frbsf.org/education/teachers/datapost/index.html FRBSF Economic Education Group

3. Distribution of U.S. Household Income Total Money Income in 2012 2012 Median =\$51,017 2012 Mean = \$71,274 This group includes households reporting income greater than or equal to \$200K. HH Income categories in \$5,000 increments DataPost Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement & FRBSF Calculations http://www.frbsf.org/education/teachers/datapost/index.html FRBSF Economic Education Group

4. What are the Facts? • If you ignore the last group (incomes equal to or greater than \$200,000), how would you describe the shape of the household income distribution? (See slide 3) • What percentage of U.S. households earned between \$75,000 and \$79,999 per year in 2012? (See slide 3) • What was the dollar amount difference between median and mean (average) household income in 2012? (See slide 3) • What percentage of U.S. households earned less than \$51,017? What percentage earned greater than \$51,017? (See slides 2 or 3) • Why do you suppose household incomes of \$200,000 or greater are grouped together? • View an in-depth talk about income inequality on our • YouTube Channel DataPost http://www.frbsf.org/education/teachers/datapost/index.html FRBSF Economic Education Group

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