U.S. Household Incomes: A Snapshot

Learn about the U.S. household income distribution as a jumping-off point for understanding income inequality.

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Additional DataPost slides on income inequality:
Median Household Income: Life in the Middle
Income Inequality: Measuring the Gap


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