Income Inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Table 1: Household Income Inequality in the Bay Area, California and the United States, 2013

RegionGini CoefficientIncome RatioMedian Household IncomePoverty RateTop 5% Income Share
Bay Area48.717.9$76,21611.3%22.8%
United States48.116.4$52,25015.8%23.0%

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey, Summary File


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies; Marin Economic Consulting

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Income Ratio presents the ratio of average income of the highest-earning 20% of households to the average income of the lowest-earning 20%. Top 5% Income Share is the share of all total household income that is held by the top-earning 5% of households.

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