The median family income for all families in the U.S. fell 5% between 2010 and 2013, to $46,700 from $49,000, according to the Federal Reserve Board's latest triennial Survey of Consumer Finances.
Median incomes fell across all income distributions, except those in the 90th to 100th percentiles, whose median income rose 2% over that period to $223,200. Families in the 20th to 40th percentiles saw their median incomes fall the most (7%), to $30,400 in 2013 from $32,700 in 2010.
While the median income for all U.S. families fell 5%, the average rose 4% to $87,200. The increase was driven by gains among families in the largest income bracket. Those in the 90th to 100th percentiles saw their average incomes rise by 10% over the three-year period, to $397,500 from $361,500.