The disparity is so great it is difficult to represent on single graph. Actually this graph isn t right either because the ssa truncates.
To comprehend it we must zoom over five orders magnitude.
Income distribution graph us. Note that it illustrates in one compact form the distribution of income median income the five income quintiles and the incomes of the top 10 5 and 2 of income earners. A gradual ramp for 99 of the population forming horizontal branch and a steep spike at top reacing beyond stratosphere. Yes the little bar on the left is everyone.
Household income distribution in the united states in 2019 published by statista research department jan 20 2021 in 2019 a little more than 53 percent of americans had an annual household income. The us income distribution does not look like a bell curve. That s because what the actual graph of the us income distribution is is this one.
There are any number of observations i could make about this chart. Distributions by generation are defined by birth year as follows. It is an l curve.
Silent and earlier born before 1946 baby boomer born 1946 1964 gen x born 1965 1980 and millennial born 1981 1996.