Income inequality is growing in the United States. This is a broad trend that affects communities very differently, so I broke it down by cities in the Bay Area to make it more approachable.
Data from the 2000 Census and 2014 American Community Survey enables a picture to be painted of both absolute household income distributions and its changing shape over time.
Note: Inflation suggests that incomes should skew towards higher brackets, but inflation alone would skew the charts more evenly. Data is not published separately between $100-125k and $125-150k, so those buckets are combined.
Thanks for reading. Let me know if you have any comments or questions. See you in a couple weeks.
Thanks to Brian Smith and Tony Grue for their help with this post.