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United States of America - GINI index

41.06
(points)
in 2013

Though United States of America GINI index fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1994 - 2013 period ending at 41.06 points in 2013.

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Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income or consumption expenditure among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

Date Value Change, %
2013 41.06 1.48 %
2010 40.46 -3.09 %
2007 41.75 2.78 %
2004 40.62 0.40 %
2000 40.46 -0.98 %
1997 40.86 1.26 %
1994 40.35 5.19 %
1991 38.36 1.67 %
1986 37.73