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Data Dictionary: ACS 2008 (3-Year Estimates)
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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Universe: Universe: Households
Variable Details
B19083. Gini Index of Income Inequality
Universe: Universe: Households
B19083001Gini Index
Percent base:
None - percentages not computed
Aggregation method:
Computed Index -- can not be aggregated -- No totals are displayed for this variable when multiple geographies are selected
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006-2008 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
Gini Index of Income Inequality
Negative incomes are converted to zero. The Gini index of income inequality measures the dispersion of the household income distribution. (For more information on the Gini index, see "Derived Measures.")