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Gini Indexes for Households


Summary: Gini coefficient (reflecting income inequality) by race and ethnicity

The Gini Coefficient (or Index) measures income inequality across the United States.  The coefficient ranges from 0 (perfect equality) to 1 (perfect inequality).  The coefficient is based on the Lorenz curve and perfectly equal income distribution.  

Geographic Coverage: U.S.

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1967 - 2018

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

New Database added:  Nov. 05, 2019 Estimated next update: Jan. 30, 2021

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2013(R) reflects is the portion of the CPS ASEC sample which received the redesigned income questions, approximately 30,000 addresses.
2017(R) reflects implementation of an updated CPS ASEC processing system.

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