I thought it would be interesting to see what kind of income levels people have at various age groups.
The data is from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey. I got the data by using the filters through the American Factfinder site from the US Census.
First of all lets look at the data in table form:
|Under 25 Years:||25 to 44 years:||45 to 64 years:||65 years and over:|
|Less than $10,000||1,019,069||2,257,994||2,656,969||2,215,525|
|$10,000 to $14,999||477,356||1,451,826||1,691,596||2,520,269|
|$15,000 to $19,999||462,364||1,602,673||1,603,069||2,204,020|
|$20,000 to $24,999||459,794||1,921,244||1,794,719||2,001,240|
|$25,000 to $29,999||396,128||1,881,292||1,741,235||1,710,394|
|$30,000 to $34,999||392,408||2,158,380||1,913,734||1,524,636|
|$35,000 to $39,999||321,790||2,026,182||1,823,900||1,338,708|
|$40,000 to $44,999||294,946||2,121,549||1,953,569||1,196,639|
|$45,000 to $49,999||228,001||1,897,282||1,796,768||1,029,575|
|$50,000 to $59,999||371,996||3,683,259||3,599,049||1,717,431|
|$60,000 to $74,999||359,679||4,900,686||4,790,921||1,828,674|
|$75,000 to $99,999||255,610||5,797,667||6,182,749||1,779,189|
|$100,000 to $124,999||92,486||3,536,565||4,367,227||969,451|
|$125,000 to $149,999||37,225||1,800,822||2,580,735||536,609|
|$150,000 to $199,999||23,578||1,710,688||2,710,499||509,678|
|$200,000 or more||13,839||1,510,613||2,762,886||584,675|
Here's a graph showing the percentage breakdown of each income level (x-axis) per age group.
So for example you can see that there are a lot more people in the 45-64 age range (yellowish segment) in the higher income levels than there are people under 25 years (violet).
Heres another chart showing the data a little differently :
One last graphical view of the data:
This one is a bar graph for each age group with the individual columns of different color for each age group.