Household Income Up $700 At Median, $9,900 At The Top


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The Census released its Annual Social and Economic Supplement yesterday. According to the new ASEC data, the per capita household income distribution in 2016 looked like this:

The median person has $23,866 of per capita household income, meaning that the income of their household divided by the number of people in their household equaled $23,866. At the 99th percentile, the same figure was $176,406.

Here is how things changed between 2015 and 2016:

The median person saw a per capita household income rise of $717. At the 99th percentile, it was $9,897.