United States Household income or consumption by percentage share
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 30% (2007 est.)
Definition: Data on household income or consumption come from household surveys, the results adjusted for household size. Nations use different standards and procedures in collecting and adjusting the data. Surveys based on income will normally show a more unequal distribution than surveys based on consumption. The quality of surveys is improving with time, yet caution is still necessary in making inter-country comparisons.
Source: CIA World Factbook