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Share of households late paying bills, by income group, 1989–2010

Income fifth Breakdown of top fifth
Bottom Second Middle Fourth 80th–<90th percentile Top 10%
1989 18.2% 12.2% 5.0% 5.9% 1.1% 2.4%
1998 12.9 12.3 10.0 5.9 3.9 1.6
2001 13.4 11.7 7.9 4.0 2.6 1.3
2007 15.1 11.5 8.3 4.1 2.1 0.2
2010 21.2 15.2 10.2 8.8 5.4 2.1
Change
1989–2007 -3.1 -0.7 3.3 -1.8 1.0 -2.2
2007–2010 6.1 3.7 1.9 4.7 3.3 1.9

Note: The table shows households with any payment past due 60 days or more.

Source: Bricker et al. (2012)

Updated August 22, 2012

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Data are from Bricker et al. (2012), Table 17.

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