The Distribution of Household Income, 2015

Shares of Income Before and After Transfers and Taxes, by Income Group, 2015

In 2015, average household income before accounting for means-tested transfers and federal taxes was $20,000 for the lowest quintile and $292,000 for the highest quintile. After transfers and taxes, those averages were $33,000 and $215,000.

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