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America’s Income Highly Concentrated in Wealthiest Households

About one-third of U.S. disposable personal income is held by the top 10% of households, according to new statistics that measure how the nation’s personal income is distributed from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The statistics show that households in the top 10% of incomes accounted for 33.1% of the nation’s disposable personal income (personal income less taxes) in 2019. Households in the lowest 30% received 10.2% of after-tax income.