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Q: Income ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Income
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: mcvic-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 May 2006 19:19 PDT
Expires: 12 Jun 2006 19:19 PDT
Question ID: 728567
What percntage of Americans make $100,000 or more per year?  What
percent make over $200,000 per year?
Subject: Re: Income
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 13 May 2006 19:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

According to the most recent IRS analysis of income levels as reported
on income tax returns:
Individual Income Tax Returns, 2002

Figure F
Number of Returns, Adjusted Gross Income, Net Long-Term Capital Gains,
and Total Income Tax, by Size of Adjusted Gross Income

There were a total of 130.1 million tax returns filed in 2002.

Of these...

8.4 million reported income between $100,000 and $200,000


2.4 million reported incomes greater than $200,000

All told, then, 8.4 / 130.1 = 0.0646 = 6.46% of tax filers earned between $100-200K


2.4 / 130.1 = 0.0184 = 1.84% earned more than $200,000

I trust that's what you needed, but if there's anything more I can do
for you, just let me know.



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mcvic-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thank you -- this is exactly what I needed...  And I appreciate the quick reply!

Subject: Re: Income
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 15 May 2006 05:22 PDT
It is in fact great data, and perhaps the best data out there but it
doesn't answer the question as asked.  That data for the most part
answers the question "What percentage of American families have an
income greater than..." This is because most tax returns of married
couples are filed jointly.  This will show a much larger income than
if they had filed separately.

The percentage of Americans making over $100K and $200K is much lower
than suggested by this data.
Subject: Re: Income
From: frankcorrao-ga on 16 May 2006 10:18 PDT
I think the census might have information for indivuals, as is referenced here:

Accoridng to that, its 4.2% making 100K+ as of 2001.

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