This map illustrates the variation by metropolitan area of income levels required to be in the top 1% of earners. While a U.S. household must earn greater than $380,000 to rank in the top 1% of all American households, a much higher income is required in most of California's coastal communities.
Map of the Month
Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.