As you can see from the Household Net Worth Statistics charts below, the median value of household net worth for families has risen rapidly since 1989.
Here are the latest statistics available for average (mean) U.S. Net Worth Distribution Statistics by Age. You can see the trend over time in the first chart and view the raw numbers in the bottom chart.
I thought it would be interesting to see the breakdown of American net worth statistics by the different geographic regions. A couple overall trends stand out.
These are startling graphs. I knew wealth was concentrated at the top, but I guess I never knew just how much. These graphs visually confirm how each year the top 10 percent are gaining wealth more rapidly than the poor or middle class. The median net worth values show small improvement in the middle class but nothing in the bottom 25%.