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December 13, 2010

Did you ever wonder just where you fit in among all income-earning Americans?

Update 20 September 2013: Before going any further, please note that we've posted a newer version of this tool based on the most recently available data! Go here to find out more!

2009 Cumulative Income Distribution for the United States for Individuals Age 15+

Well, wonder no more! Our latest tool will tell you exactly where you rank among all Americans, or rather, the 211,254,000 Americans over the age of 15 who earned money in 2009, which we worked out using U.S. Census data and modeling the distribution using ZunZun's 2D Function Finder.

Just enter your annual income into the tool below, and we'll give you a good idea of where you rank, or would have back in 2009. One last quick note - our model tops out with the lowest 2.35% and highest 0.13% of U.S. income earners and bottoms out with the lowest incomes, so entering very low or very high incomes will produce static results1....

Update 22 September 2011: Before you go any further, we also have the newest U.S. income distribution data through all of 2010 for both individuals and households - just follow the links! (The tool below is based on income data for 2009, not 2010!)

Annual Income Data
Input Data Values
Your Annual Income (Total Money Income)
Your Income Percentile Ranking
Calculated Results Values
Your Income Percentile
Approximate Number of Americans Who Earn Your Income or Less
Approximate Number of Americans Who Earn More Than You

And now you know, within about 135 U.S. dollars of income 1, where you fit into the American income spectrum!

Not an American?

If you don't work in the United States, you can still find out where you might rank by income in the U.S., but you'll need to convert your income into equivalent U.S. dollars. We recommend using XE's Universal Currency Converter to do that math before you enter your equivalent income in U.S. dollars in our tool above.

1 Update 20 December 2010: We tweaked our income distribution model to better capture the lowest end of the U.S. income spectrum!

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