The Chart Below Shows the Number of Households in the US by Their Annual Income

Lilie King
Written by Lilie

Scored a 7 twice in the writing test

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Born and raised in Canada

September 8, 2023

The chart below shows the number of households in the US by their annual income in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Number of US households (in millions), by annual income

the chart below shows the number of households in the US by their annual income

Sample Essay

The chart classifies US households into five income brackets for 2007, 2011, and 2015.

Overall, income distribution among US households displayed similar patterns in these three years, with significantly more households in both the highest and the two lowest income brackets than either of the two middle-income brackets.

In both 2007 and 2015, the largest category consisted of households earning at least $100,000, reaching approximately 30 million and 33 million households, respectively. The two second-largest groups in 2007 and 2015 were those earning under $25,000 and those earning between $25,000 and $49,999. They both consistently comprised 25 to 28 million households.

However, 2011 saw a different trend, as the two lowest income ranges each contained a greater number of households than the highest range. In that year, 28–30 million households made either below $25,000 or $25,000–$49,999, while around 27 million households had a minimum income of $100,000.

Those falling into the two middle-income brackets remained the smallest groups in all three years, with around 20 million households consistently having a yearly income of $50,000 to $74,999, and roughly 15 million households making $75,000 to $99,999. (198 Words)

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  1. Hi, thanks a lot for your sample answer which helps me practice.
    I think there is a mistake in the 3rd paragraph, the two second-largest groups in 2007 and 2015 were both those earning under $25,000.
    *correction: $25,000 to $49,999

    1. Hi, I think you misread that sentence. It talks about TWO groups: the TWO second-largest groups, not the single second-largest group.

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