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Income of middle-fifth households, actual and projected assuming growth equal to growth rate of overall average household income, 1979–2007

Note: Data are for comprehensive income.

Source: Authors' analysis of Congressional Budget Office (2010)

Updated August 22, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Underlying data are from the Congressional Budget Office Average Federal Taxes by Income Group, “Sources of Income for All Households, by Household Income Category, 1979 to 2007” [Excel spreadsheet]. Data for the middle fifth are shown as is and when applying the cumulative growth rate of the average income for all households.

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