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US Income Distribution

by Griffin_Nicoll, published

US Income Distribution by Griffin_Nicoll Oct 17, 2011

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United States Income distribution by household.

The #OCCUPYWALLSTREET (and other places) protests got me interested in looking up some real* income data, so I made a visualization. Each unit of height is $2000.

* Data from census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032011/hhinc/new06_000.htm

I used linear interpolation and the initial data only has 42 groupings, so these numbers aren't super accurate. It would be great if someone knew where some better data is. Data on net worth would also be interesting, but I'll save that for another day.

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Try doing this for wealth distribution instead of income ..... MODEL PRINT OUT OF RANGE

:p

reminds me of:
http://visualecon.wpengine.net...

The height is income, and each column represents a fixed percentage of the population arranged in order of income. You can think of this as what 49 households would make. If they represented the united states in total.

Hmm. What does each axis represent? Props for getting your data from a credible source!

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If you want to see how I got the messy numbers used in the scad file, take a look at the spreadsheet.

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CarryTheWhat on Oct 18, 2011 said:

Try doing this for wealth distribution instead of income ..... MODEL PRINT OUT OF RANGE

:p

reminds me of:
http://visualecon.wpengine.net...

cyrozap on Oct 18, 2011 said:

Hmm. What does each axis represent? Props for getting your data from a credible source!

Griffin_Nicoll on Oct 18, 2011 said:

The height is income, and each column represents a fixed percentage of the population arranged in order of income. You can think of this as what 49 households would make. If they represented the united states in total.

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