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U.S. Gini Coefficient By Race/Ethnicity

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

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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: 1947 - 2019

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

New Database added:  Feb. 03, 2021 Estimated next update: Feb. 03, 2022

Please enter a race or ethnicity category.    Data are not available in all years due to changes in race category definitions.    All     CSV

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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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