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Average family income growth, by income group, 1947–2007

Note: Data are for money income.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Historical Income Tables (Tables F-2, F-3, and F-5)

Updated June 15, 2012

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Underlying data are from Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Historical Income Tables, Table F-3, “Mean Income Received by Each Fifth and Top 5 Percent of Families, All Races: 1966 to 2010.” Data are inflated to 2011 dollars using the CPI-U-RS.

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