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From the great Planet Money bog at NPR comes this chart breaking down what Americans make annually:

Some takeaways: Almost one household out of every four (24.9 percent) makes less than $25,000 a year. About one in three households (30.1 percent) made between $50,000 and $100,000. One in five households (19.9 percent) made more than $100,000 a year.

The income part of the data excludes dividends, capital gains and income from real estate, like rent payments. The benefits part includes food stamps or subsidized housing. Many of these government subsidies are targeted at poorer households.

Click through to get a state-by-state breakdown.

Written by CBOWEN@GIE.NET

August 1st, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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