- Lazaro Gamio
- Sep 13
The wealth distribution of American households
Why we're showing this to you: You can see the trends we've all heard about for years — more wealthy people, (slightly) more low-income people, and a shrinking middle class. The income data used here is adjusted for inflation to facilitate comparison.
Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios
The underlying data comes from a new Census Bureau release, which showed median household incomes rising for a second year in a row to $59k.