On this page is a household income percentile calculator for the United States in 2021. Enter pre-tax (gross) household income between January and December 2020 to compare to household income percentiles in the full year. It's the newest data to this point in 2022.
Find the methodology in the United States average income, median income, and income percentile post.
Household Income Percentile Statistics in 2021
Below, see what the household income brackets looked like for the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, 95th, and 99th – top 1% – percentiles in 2021 vs. 2020:
What was the United States average household income?
In 2021, average household income in the United States was $96,955.04.
What was the United States median household income?
In 2021, median household income in the United States was $67,463.
How many US households made $100,000 or more in 2021?
In 2021, 33.5% of households or around 43,588,408 households made a six-figure income.
How many US households made $250,000 or More in 2021?
About 8,164,272 households or 6.28% of all US households made $250,000 or more in 2021.
What was the top 10% household income percentile in 2021?
The threshold to be in the top 10% of household incomes in 2021 in the United States was $201,052.
What was the top 5% household income percentile in 2021?
The threshold to be in the top 5% of household incomes in 2021 in the United States was $273,850
What is the top one percent household income in the US in 2021?
In 2021, the threshold for a household to be top 1% was $504,420 in earnings.
See our one percent in America article for more. Net worth is a better take on the one percent, although often one-percenter refers to income.
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Source and Methodology on the 2021 Household Income Percentile Calculator
Sarah Flood, Miriam King, Renae Rodgers, Steven Ruggles, J. Robert Warren and Michael Westberry. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Current Population Survey: Version 9.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2021. https://doi.org/10.18128/D030.V9.0
See the household income bracket article for details on methodology – but household is easier to screen for than individual income.
Want to see a past edition? Here are the archived household income calculators:
- 2020 US Household Income Calculator
- 2019 US Household Income Calculator
- 2018 US Household Income Calculator
- 2017 US Household Income Calculator
- 2016 US Household Income Calculator
More interestingly, we have the household income by year post. Try that one first (it does inflation adjustments for you).