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 for households 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 - 2021

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2022, September 21). U.S. Gini Coefficient By Race/Ethnicity.
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Derived From: U.S. Bureau of the Census

New Database added:  Sep. 21, 2022 Estimated next update: Sep. 21, 2023

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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Free users may access only the most recent year's data.

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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