Poverty & Inequality Trend Data

How have poverty and inequality in the United States changed over time? Find out here! In collaboration with the Dataverse Network Project, we provide a simple-to-use graphing utility that makes it possible to explore these changes in detail, and to produce and download customized graphs and tables. More than 1,500 time series are available, and the data are updated regularly. The methodology and measures used in this project are described here.

Note: The graphing utility does not work properly with some versions of some browsers. If you're having trouble, please try Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

View Trend Data


Not ready to enter the utility, but want to learn about the data? Click here for information on available indicators, their sources, and other methodological details.

Data Log is available. Feedback about the data, the source and methodological information, and the graphing utility can be sent to cpi-dataverses@stanford.edu.