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Figure 1
Income Share by Income Group

Percent
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
1989 15.79 53.47 30.74
1992 17.17 56.65 26.18
1995 17.64 53.68 28.68
1998 16.22 52.69 31.09
2001 15.25 50.53 34.21
2004 15.91 52.48 31.61
2007 14.70 48.18 37.12
2010 15.59 50.63 33.78
2013 14.40 48.99 36.61

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 2
Mean Income by Income Group

Inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars (thousands)
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
1989 23.2 86.9 463.7
1992 22.3 81.8 346.5
1995 23.3 83.1 388.6
1998 24.7 89.0 475.0
2001 27.2 100.2 614.7
2004 27.7 101.7 565.0
2007 27.7 101.8 704.3
2010 26.2 94.7 568.6
2013 25.1 94.9 639.1

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 3
Net Worth Share by Net Worth Group

Percent
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
1989 3.02 43.17 53.81
1992 3.33 42.28 54.38
1995 3.59 40.55 55.86
1998 3.01 39.87 57.12
2001 2.80 39.75 57.45
2004 2.54 40.05 57.41
2007 2.50 37.08 60.41
2010 1.15 37.79 61.07
2013 1.05 35.68 63.27

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 4
Mean Net Worth for Bottom 50% Net Worth Group

Inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars (thousands)
  Mean Net Worth
(Bottom 50%)
1989 20.3
1992 20.2
1995 23.1
1998 24.4
2001 29.2
2004 28.2
2007 31.4
2010 12.3
2013 11.3

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 5
Mean Net Worth by Net Worth Group

Inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars (thousands)
  Mean Net Worth
(Next 45%)
Mean Net Worth
(Top 5%)
1989 322.8 3,619.2
1992 284.9 3,298.1
1995 290.1 3,597.9
1998 358.2 4,622.6
2001 461.0 5,996.8
2004 493.2 6,380.6
2007 516.1 7,570.1
2010 448.9 6,535.8
2013 423.8 6,795.6

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 6
Home Equity (Among Homeowners) by Net Worth Group

Percent change
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
2007 to 2013 -61 -29 -20
2013 to June 2014* 54 13 8

* Based on staff projections  Return to table

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 7
Share of All Financial Assets by Net Worth Group

Percent
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
1989 3.5 42.2 54.3
1992 3.4 43.1 53.5
1995 3.6 39.0 57.4
1998 3.1 39.0 57.9
2001 2.6 39.9 57.5
2004 2.5 39.8 57.7
2007 2.8 37.6 59.6
2010 2.2 36.4 61.4
2013 1.9 35.6 62.5

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 8
Median Net Worth for Families with Children in the Household by Net Worth Group

Inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars (thousands)
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
2007 12.8 344.0 3,473.5
2013 7.9 229.4 3,206.8

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 9
Share of 4-Year-Olds Enrolled in Publicly Funded Pre-K

Percent
  State Funded Pre-K (NIEER) Head Start Funded Enrollment (OHS) Total
2002 14 13 27
2003 16 13 29
2004 17 13 30
2005 17 13 30
2006 20 13 33
2007 22 13 35
2008 24 12 36
2009 25 12 37
2010 27 13 40
2011 28 13 41
2012 28 13 41
2013 28 13 41

Sources: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014 Kids Count Data Book, www.aecf.org/resources/the-2014-kids-count-data-book/ Leaving the Board;
U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, www.census.gov/cps/data/;
National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool 2013, www.nieer.org/sites/nieer/files/yearbook2013.pdf;
Office of Head Start, Head Start Program Facts Fiscal Year 2013, https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/data/factsheets/2013-hs-program-factsheet.html.


 

Figure 10
Ratio of Mean Education Debt to Mean Income
(for Families with Education Debt) by Net Worth Group

Percent
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
1995 26 11 8
2013 58 23 8

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 11
Business Holdings and Values in 2013 by Net Worth Group

Left panel
Percentage of Households with Any Business Wealth

  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
Percentage 3.1 13.6 51.9

Right panel
Mean Business Wealth Among Business Owners

Dollars (thousands)
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
Mean Wealth 19.3 198.7 3,921.4

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances


 

Figure 12
Inheritance Receipt and Values in 2013 by Net Worth Group

Left panel
Percent of Households that Have Ever Received an Inheritance

  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
Percent 11.8 29.2 48.9

Right panel
Mean Inheritance for Families with Inheritances

Dollars (thousands)
  Bottom 50% Next 45% Top 5%
Mean Inheritance 68.3 183.1 1,130.2

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Survey of Consumer Finances

Last update: October 17, 2014